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Kodaline – All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

By Will Oliver, December 20th 2012


Kodaline’s “All I Want” is one of my favorite songs of 2012. LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” is one of my favorite songs of all-time (and it may very well be #1). So when I saw that Kodaline covered “All My Friends”, I was quite pleased.

It’s not a gashing eruption epic as the original is, but rather a more somber version that captures and rides off the emotional sentiment of the James Murphy classic.

Take a listen below. It’s off their new High Hopes EP, which is due next March 10.

Damn, Palma Violets nail this performance of “Best Of Friends” on Later… with Jools Holland. Has all the energy and attitude that makes the song great. Can’t wait until these lads come stateside. It’s going to be a wild show, that’s for sure.

The band has announced that their debut album is due out in the UK on February 25. Don’t know if that means anything for the U.S. but either way, our ears will be getting a whole album from this exciting band rather soon.

Watch the performance below.


The latest single in the 2012 Adult Swim Single Series comes from Flying Lotus. It’s called “Between Friends” and features Earl Sweatshirt & a character named Captain Murphy.

It definitely captures that feeling you have when you’re watching Adult Swim late at night. Earl Sweatshirt & Mr. Murphy fit the song like a glove.

[mp3]: Flying Lotus – Between Friends (feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy)

Check out an interview that AS did with FlyLo below.
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Brooklyn up-and-comers Friends have finally announced the details of their debut album. It’s titled Manifest! and will be released via Fat Possum on June 5.

After releasing two stunning singles last year (“I’m His Girl” and “Friend Crush”), the band is finally going to give us an album worth of dance worthy jams. The album features 12 tracks recorded at Strange Weather studios between last summer/this spring. The band self produced it.

The first taste of the album is the awesome “Mind Control”. It’s a funky song that features elements of disco and dance that really radiates with a New York City nightlife sound.

They are playing Bowery Ballroom on July 7. Hope to see you there.

[Band To Watch]: Friends

By Will Oliver, October 31st 2011

Brooklyn-based band Friends have caught my attention with their new single “I’m His Girl”. It’s a bit of indie funk, with an attitude. Friends give you that and more on the single which is infectious to the bone. It’s the type of music that won’t leave your head. Next thing you know, everyone will be asking you what exactly your bumping, and you can proudly tell them it’s Friends. This band just gives off this feeling of “cool” that makes it easy to see why they are so likeable.

The “I’m His Girl” 7″ single is released tomorrow, but you can stream it below (Stream b-side “My Boo” over at the bands site:
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The Beets – Friends Of Friends

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2011

We already heard “Doing As I Do” from The Beets upcoming LP, Let The Poison Out. “Friends Of Friends” is the latest track to be shared.

It may only be a minute and a half long, but it makes use of every second. Packing in sweet hooks over jangly guitar riffs resulting in a happy song that surely deserves another spin.

Surely you have the time.

[mp3]: The Beets – Friends Of Friends

Let The Poison Out drops October 24 via Hardly Art.

[mp3]: Forbidden Friends – Tiny Hands

By Will Oliver, February 8th 2011

Forbidden Friends is the solo project of Hutch Harris, lead singer of The Thermals. He is releasing his debut 7″ single “Tiny Hands” on March 15th via Kill Rock Stars. It’s backed with the b-side, “For You”

“Tiny Hands” sounds like a looser version of The Thermals. Seems like he is just trying to have fun and make some music that he probably couldn’t under The Thermals name.

It’s available as a free mp3. Grab it below:

[mp3]: Forbidden Friends – Tiny Hands

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