"Endangered Song" - Portugal. The Man
"We played the vinyl about a dozen times to break in the grooves, each time it was played the sound quality got better."
Read our first post on the Endangered Song here.
Portugal. The Man's latest project is what they are calling the Endangered Song, a collaboration with The Smithsonian Zoo to raise awareness for the endangered Sumatran tiger. As there are 400 Sumatran tigers left on Earth, 400 copies of this degradable one-song record were made and given away and will go extinct unless they are reproduced. Read more here.
If anyone has found the song digitally posted, please let us know!
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"The Secret (feat. Reggie Watts)" - Shit Robot
"Scarlett Groove (feat. Saint Saviour)" - Maribou State
An absolute must-hear by Maribou State, “Scarlette Groove”, from their 2012 EP of the same name. The vocals on this song are just excellent.
"Do That Dance (feat. Nancy Whang)" - Shit Robot
Shit Robot will be releasing their second LP with DFA Records on March 17, We Got a Love,titled after the Reggie Watts collab released last year (a track on our overlooked list). The album features many more collabs that we’re excited about, including “Do That Dance”. Preorder it on iTunes.
"Spectre" - Tycho
"Follow Me" - Illitry
"27 Club (feat. Keith Buckley)" - letlive.
letlive. kicks off their Renditions of The Blackest Beautiful with guest vocals from Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) on the track “27 Club”. Pay particular attention to the bridge, reinvented by Buckley.
This mural features art by BOOOOOOOM! creator Jeff Hamada, Andrea Wan, Wu Yue, and Yoskay Yamamoto. A quick look at each artist’s work will reveal who painted what. The mural was painted as part of Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Some great art was contributed—be sure to browse the posts on that page.
The Chariot recently finished their farewell tour. I made the effort to see them in Seattle on this tour and this video pretty much sums it up. It features a cover of the song “Speak” by Karina Mia and the new melodies capture the feel of the original while still making it a whole new song.
It’s no secret that we’re excited about Phantogram's latest, Voices, so here’s a mellower track from the album, but just as solid. The album drops February 18. Listen to "Fall in Love" and "Nothing But Trouble".
"Birth in Reverse" - St. Vincent
Even though "Prince Johnny" is easily the best track St. Vincent has released from her/their upcoming self-titled album, “Birth in Reverse” is the only one available as an mp3 so far. To be honest, it’s hard to get excited about any new St. Vincent since that one riff in "Cruel". Here’s the download widget:
"Night Fantasy" - Umberto
Broken Age is the new game from Double Fine and the visuals are absolutely perfect. The record-breaking Kickstarter campaign for this game hit nearly $3-million more than their original goal. Not sure how the game plays—not since the 90s have I played an adventure game of this style, if it’s what I think it is—but I have a feeling the beautifully drawn visuals and the story would make up for any lackluster game-play.