December 2010

Weekly mp3 #137: Houses - Soak It Up

Houses promo pic

May as well end the year with one of the songs I listened to most this year. Grab it from Lefse Records, their label.

Weekly mp3 #136: Rhoda - New Farmer (feat. Mia Doi Todd)

Mia Doi Todd promo pic

Stream and/or download this from L.A. Record or dublab.

A very pretty folk song with a nice meandering arrangement. This note from the songwriter (one of them? not the singer...) is probably all you need by way of description:

Weekly mp3 #135: Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Caribou Mix)

Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet

Posted on XLR8R in June.

One of the year's big alt-radio faves here in Wellington. The remix retains the original's wordless, looping female vox and rollicking drums but cranks out a massive bassline and some lurching, James Holden-fancying synths. It's big and bolshy and good fun.

Weekly mp3 #134: Gemma Hayes - Out Of Our Hands (feat. Kevin Shields)

Promo pic of Gemma Hayes

Get from RCRDLBL if you like or use the streamer below.