Archive | June, 2012

New Music: Vacationer – Gone

27 Jun

One word:  Vacationer

Who? An east coast band (NYC based) you are going to want to start listening to

What? Gone, the album which dropped earlier this year

Why you should listen? Want to go on a vacation without actually going on one?  This is the band.  As their website states “If you could go anywhere,” do it as you listen to this harmonious and soothing washed out sound.  It’s like sunshine on a rainy day, brings a smile to your face and lets you daydream. And if you live in the land of sunshine, keep smiling!

A reason you’ll be excited? Really, vacation and daydream aren’t enough?  Well if you take the throwback style of Little Joy and made it more instrumental, voila!

Why I’m excited: I’ve been craving some mellow good tunes to just relax to.  May have just found that!

If you like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Neon Indian; harmonies have been compared as “Beach Boys-esque”

Final thoughts: This sound is not for everyone but if you are willing to give Vacationer a chance, I’m sure this band will come around on you and help you dream about that vacation to St. Barts or chilling in the backyard on your own little vacation from the real world.

Advertisement Summer Playlist Vol.I

25 Jun

The first full week of summer is here and to help celebrate I give you the Summer Playlist Vol.I.  To make this playlist available via Spotify I had had to kick out a few tracks (for now) but I hope you enjoy this little soundtrack to begin summer with.

Click HERE to access the playlist.

Baywood –  “I Can Breathe Again”

Jukebox The Ghost –  “Somebody”

White Arrows – “I Can Go”

Theme Park – “Wax”

San Cisco – “Awkward”

Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”

Jump Jump Dance Dance – “Do It For Love”

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk

Between Borders – “Free”

Satchel Grande – “Put Up A Fuss”

Gentlemen Hall – “All Our Love”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – “Untie My Shoelaces”

King Charles ft. Mumford & Sons – “The Brightest Lights

Vintage Trouble – “You Better Believe It”

John Mayer – “Queen of California”

The Lumineers – “Big Parade”

Dawes – “If I Wanted Someone”

Bag of Toys – “Eternal Optimist”

The Dirty Heads – “Spread To Thin

Donavon Frankenreiter – “Shine”




WOW – Now Playing: Madeon – Minimix (Annie Mac Radio 1)

24 Jun

WOW, the boy wonder does it again! Check out Madeon’s five minute minimix he put together for Annie Mac of Radio 1. Stellar stuff, and if you’re trying to figure it out, here is the track listing as well.

Madeon – Shuriken
The Beatles – A Day In The Life
M83 – Intro
Surkin – Ultra Light
Groove Armada – Look Me In The Eye Sister
Madeon – Icarus (Minimix Edit)
Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
The M Machine – Immigrants
Daft Punk – Outlands
Julian Perreta – Wonder Why (DatA Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix)
Phonat – Set Me Free
Justice – New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
Skrillex ft. The Doors – Breaking A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
Yuksek – Extraball
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
Oliver – Dirty Talk
Sebastian – Greel
Anoraak – Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)
Martin Solveig – C’est La Vie
BWO – Sunshine In The Rain
Knife Party – Tourniquet
Para One – Wake Me Up
Feed Me ft. Gemini – Whiskers
Michael Gray – The Weekend
ABC – The Look Of Love
Woodkid – Iron
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
Pendulum – Hold Your Colour
Chic – Stage Fright
La Roux – In For The Kill (Danger Ocean Remix)
Dirtyloud – Needle
Black Kids – Boyfriend (The Twelves Remix)
Kanye West – All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi
Justice – Let There Be Light
Sub Focus – Rock It
Kill The Noise – Talk To Me
Capsule – More More More
Justice – Helix
Kavinsky – Nightcall
Madeon – For You
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Porter Robinson – Say My Name
Muse – Hysteria
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Mix)
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Zedd – Slam The Door
Volta Bureau – Alley Cat
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
Wolfgang Gartner – Flexx
The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go
Justice & Simian – Never Be Alone
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Rihanna – Russian Roulette
Clock Opera – Once And For All
The Paradise – In Love With You
Clock Opera – Belongings
Madeon – Finale
Lifelike & Kris Menace – Discopolis
Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
Queen – We Will Rock You
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Yelle – La Musique
Metronomy – The Look (Camo & Krooked Remix)
Danger – 3h11
Nari & Milani – Atom
Unicorn Kid – Lion Hat
Daft Punk – Short Circuit
Yuksek – On A Train
Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way (Penguin Prison Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
The Killers – Bones
Russ Chimes – Back 2 You
Madeon – Icarus (Original Mix)
Chic – You Are Beautiful
Perfume – Take Off
Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Animal Rights
Frankmusik – Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)
Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica
Daft Punk – Revolution 909
Calvin Harris – The Rain
Mylo – In My Arms
Kanye West – Power
The Killers – This Is Your Life
Kanye West ft. Jay Z – H.A.M
Green Day – Are We The Waiting
The Killers – A Dustland Fairytale
Green Day – 21 Guns
The Clash – London Calling
Alphabeat – What Is Happening

New Music: King Charles – LoveBlood

22 Jun

Two words: King Charles

Who? A rising singer-songwriter from London (to note – he is already a big deal in London)

What?  His debut album, LoveBlood (released May 8)

Why you should listen? Because he’s awesome and this classically trained singer-songwriter brings a bunch of sounds including some island vibes blended into indie, folk-pop

A reason you’ll be excited?  He got Mumford & Sons to sing on the track below

Why I’m excited: I believe I have found my album of the summer; yet another rising star from across the pond and he is very diverse in his music from track to track but makes it work. Just listen to the title track below too.

If you like: Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Dry The River, Theme Park, Little Comets and obviously Mumford & Sons

Final thoughts: Hop on the train now because soon enough, everyone in the States will know King Charles and you just may be bowing to him

Now Playing: White Arrows – Dry Land Is Not A Myth

21 Jun

Been lagging a bit on posts this week but have no fear, back and ready to rock.  Lately I’ve been really digging White Arrows and this week, their debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was released and one you need to get on asap.  What’s really cool about this album, RAC produced it! Yup!  So take the LA kids with the remix geniuses and what you get is an explosive album of nonstop party tracks that will certainly be on your soundtrack of the summer.

Head over to Spotify and listen to their album.


AUDIO up from on The Lyons Den, June 17 on 91.5 KUNV

19 Jun

Here it is, the audio from my time spent with George Lyons, Mongo and Erik Kabik this past Sunday, June 17 on The Lyons Den airing on 91.5 KUNV.

I can’t thank the guys enough for bringing me on to chat Bonnaroo and to listen to some new music.  Give a listen below to hear the full interview as well as music from the Alabama Shakes (Live from Bonnaroo), DAWES, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Dispatch, Black Star, Electric Guest, Charles Bradley and GROUPLOVE.  I just wish we had time for more!  Perhaps next time.

Hope you enjoy!

News: @WalkTheMoonband Self Titled Album Drops Today!

19 Jun

I couldn’t be more excited today for the fellas of Walk The Moon as they release their self titled debut album on RCA Records. Having had the pleasure of meeting the guys, interviewing them and seeing them in concert at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and here in Las Vegas I feel like I’ve kind of been along for the ride a little. I’m beyond stoked that they are now getting heavy airplay, being tabbed by MTV as a Push artist, adding them to the songs of the summer (for a second year in a row) and more. These guys are still ascending and it’s one of those things that just makes me smile; plus I think everyone should be digging their music and right in time for summer it’s perfect tunes to enjoy three months of sunshine. Added bonus, tune in to David Letterman tonight where the guys will be the special music act.

Track listing
1.) Quesadilla
2.) Lisa Baby
3.) Next In Line
4.) Anna Sun
5.) Tightrope
6.) Jenny
7.) Shiver Shiver
8.) Lions
9.) Iscariot
10.) Fixin’
11.) I Can Lift A Car

Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney!

18 Jun

Happy 70th birthday to the legend, Sir Paul McCartney!  Still out there rocking and rolling, and let’s hope this doesn’t stop anytime soon!

Real quick – in a past life I interacted with celebrities on a weekly basis and never got star struck except for one time, with Sir Paul McCartney himself. It was the opening of LOVE at the Mirage Las Vegas and I guess I just view him as bigger than life so for me it was interacting with a person who is not only celebrated around the world but someone who connects with people of all ages.

New Music: Passion Pit – “Take A Walk” (Music Video)

18 Jun

If you’re like me and excited about Passion Pit’s new album Gossamer, check out this new video for “Take A Walk” off the upcoming LP.  The new album drops July 24 and if you are heading to festivals check them out at Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival and Outside Lands.

Now Playing: Jimmy Fallon & The Roots w/Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” (w/Classroom Instruments)

17 Jun

I love The Roots and I love Jimmy Fallon so naturally any music collaboration they dream up I am all about. Even with shenanigans like this, recording “Call Me Maybe” with it girl of the moment, Carly Rae Jepsen. The Late Night-ers used grade school instruments for this rendition and I have to say, it’s pretty amazing (how’s 3.3 million views in under 10 days?!). Just look at the facial reactions from The Roots (especially Black Thought), this is priceless. Once again Jimmy Fallon, take a bow – the Late Night King of today!