New Jams For Your Playlist: Kimya Dawson, Body Language & More

This post is brought to you by one of my gayest gay baby pictures from 1987:

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Sub Swara’s remix of CREEP’s “You (ft. Nina Sky)” is hottt!

Carter Tanton (Tulsa/Lower Dens’ newest addition) sounds a bit Billy Corgan-ish in his single, “Horrorscope“, taken from his upcoming solo album, Freeclouds. For shits and giggles, here’s a second download, “Murderous Joy” – which I really like a lot.

Listen to the multi-genre-spanning new album from Body Language in its entirety over at NPR. It’s a little Vampire Weekend*, mostly Little Dragon – but all awesome (*I am not a Vampire Weekend fan, but stylistically, there are some similarities).

Kimya Dawson’s latest album drops tomorrow and the following single, “Driving Driving Driving” is a painfully fantastic look at parenthood and how terrifying the already-scary world becomes when you need to worry about the future after you’re gone.

(Direct Download)

Also hot, this video from New Look. Not only is it graphically cool but the song, “Nap On The Bow” is gorgeousness to chill to in any makeshift lounge setting:

New Look: Nap On the Bow on

Dark, Sultry and Danceable: Anxiety in an MP3

There is something to be said about a song that can at once be dark and foreboding while also seductive. The single, “Pretend“, from electronic artist Emika gets an orchestral revamping of epic proportions by The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble.

The original tune is, if you can imagine, even darker – and almost a bit industrial. Both versions give me “the good kind” of anxiety. Grab a free download of the new version here. Check out the original here: 


BBFE’s album, Mr. Machine, comes out in the US on October 25th and they’re tour hits Chicago that very same night at one of my favorite venues, The Empty Bottle, where tickets are cheap, bands are incredible and there is a photobooth.
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

Chilled Out Groove from Groove Armada ft. Bryan Ferry

Wow, this is not what I’m used to when I think of “Groove Armada” but “Shameless” is packing some chilled out heat.

The track appears on the upcoming Tummy Touch Records Compilation: Fully Bearded (November 8th) which celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Brooklyn-based record label.

Fully Bearded Cover Art

Full tracklist:

Bing Ji Ling: Everybody Dub – A collaboration with Tommy Guerrero from the singer / guitarist with Phenomenal Handclap Band.

Bud Bongo: Dub One – Tim’s first ever commercially released dub mix, from 1994.

Circuits: Dubbing At Dawn – Indie hopefuls from 2007 who imploded after their one and only tour of Japan.

Dawn Landes: Love Dubbed – A cover of Margo Guryan’s 1968 proto-psyche rarity.

Groove Armada feat Bryan Ferry: Shameless Dub* – A complete re-work of the stand out song from their last album, Black Light.

Little Barrie: Dub It Over – Tummy Touch will be taking care of the US release of the Nottingham blues rock trio’s new album.*

New Young Pony Club: Dub Cherie* – Once signed to Tummy Touch as Organic Audio, NYPC have since taken the pop world by storm.

Phenomenal Handclap Band: Following Dub* – A moody interpretation of the first single from PHB’s brand new album, Form And Control, which is released in Jan 2012.

Sargasso Trio: Dub The Saxlingham One* – From Tummy Touch’s sister “folk” label, Boy Scout Recordings, comes Norwich’s own electro samba band.

Striplight: No Dub No Entry – as featured on DFA’s “Not Wave” compilation.

Tom Vek: Aint Dubbin’ My Goodbyes – commissioned by Island Records for Tom’s ground breaking debut album but never released.*

Zook: Slinky Dub* – two ex members of 2 Tone Records’ The Higsons get the Love Lee treatment.

*previously unreleased track