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Rad Music // Brothertiger – “Hold the Line”

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Is chillwave still a thing? If it is this song is sooooooo chillwave.

I’ve always been fond of Brothertiger and his ethereal sounds. His newest song that is actually an old song is a hard one to stop listening to once you’ve heard it. The synth melody of the song makes it feel like a journey, a journey filled with lots of basking in the rays of the sun. This song is definitely a goodie to keep the warm summer vibes flowing.

If you’re into high quality sounds, you can download the WAV file directly from the Soundcloud player below, or grab the MP3 if you don’t like to get WAVy.


Brothertiger – “Hold The Line” [mp3 download]

Brothertiger // [website][soundcloud][bandcamp][facebook][twitter]

 

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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July 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

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The Two Raddest Albums of 2012

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My attention span for music is pretty short these days so I don’t do much listening to complete albums other than a select few that really get me going. Hence the following short list of rad albums from the past year.     Let us begin.

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1: Breakbot – By Your Side

Breakbot is a smooth operator: that’s I like about him so much. His music has a likable funk that is utterly irresistible. Breakbot and his signature sound have been making waves in the blogosphere for years with various EPs, singles, and remixes but By Your Side is his debut full length album. While I was a initially disappointed by the over use of vocals and inclusion of previously released singles, I got over it and have fully embraced the radness of this album. I prefer Irfane’s vocals over Ruckazoid’s, but truly, from the start to finish this album is a joy. Breakbot’s production is second to none and his ability to write corny love songs that seem like they were written in the 70s keep me coming back in a way that make classic rock songs always listenable. My favorite tracks are “A Mile Away” and “Another Dawn.” Don’t miss out the radness this album will bring to your music collection.

Buy By Your Side // iTunes // Beatport // Amazon

 

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2: Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind

I’ve been infatuated with Kindness ever since my ears were blessed with the bass line of “Gee Up” (yes I know the song is from 2009, but I just heard it last year). And just look at the dreamy hunk pictured above and tell me you wouldn’t want him serenading you with his funky pop prowess. This album is so good I actually took the time to do a rare track-by-track, semi-serious breakdown of the whole thing – read it here. I mean, that truly is a measure of this album’s radness. You know what else helps? Kindness makes really good music videos – there’s music videos for “Gee Up,” “Cyan,” “House,” and “That’s Alright” and they’re all fun, adorable, ironic, oh they’re just fucking rad! And seriously, “House”song of the year of 2012 for me. You can’t really place Kindness in a standard genre but do know they get  my official approval of being quite rad.

Buy World, You Need a Change of Mind //  iTunes // Amazon // Female Energy Records

 

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

February 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Rad Music // The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

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So, have you heard? The Strokes are coming out with a new album! Isn’t that rad? It’s called Comedown Machine and it’s going to be released on March 26 of this year. Oh, and even more. They put out a new song last last Friday. It’s called “One Way Trigger” and you can give it a listen below and download it for free right from their website!


The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

A lot of people complain when The Strokes don’t sound like they did on their first two albums, but personally, I don’t give a hoot. Miss that old sound? The go listen to Is This It and Room on Fire and shut your pie hole! Bands and the music they make are like people: they evolve man.

One Way Trigger” is refreshingly new and has a lot of sounds that aren’t typically associated with The Strokes; Julian’s high pitched falsetto will make you wonder if it is actually him singing and the synths will bring about thoughts of the 80s. While I accept the new sounds with open arms, “One Way Trigger” doesn’t shy away from what The Strokes do best: guitars and lyrics.

The dueling Megaman guitars the come in around the minute and a half mark are to die for. They sound particularly spectacular with headphones as you can really feel their dueling nature. I hope Comedown Machine is packed with these guitars. I also love the chorus. The fact that Julian is telling me to “find a dog” really puts a smile on my face. And come on, “Find a dream; shut it down.” Perfect inspirational lyrics.

When The Strokes make music is it always a magical moment and “One Way Trigger” is no exception. I can’t wait for Comedown Machine!

You can pre-order the album here which will give you instant download access* to the first real single off Comedown Machine, “All The Time,” which should be out in the coming weeks of February.

Get excited boys and girls: The Strokes are back!

Be Rad. Enjoy.

*when it’s released, that is

Written by theberad

February 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

Rad Music // 80s Stallone

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If I still talked to certain people I used to go to high school with, I would probably apologize on being such a hater of the 80s sounds I was too ignorant to appreciate at the time – cause now, I love me some 80s synths.

Enter 80s Stallone.

If you’re in the mood to feel like you’re floating through an 80s montage, you need to listen to some 80s Stallone. With such a campy, over the top name such as 80s Stallone, you’d think the quality of the songs this guy would produce would be lacking: this is not the case. Mostly instrumentals, the songs truly transport you to a different place. The sounds may be overwhelming but just let them take a hold of you. You might want to dance. Or you may just sit in awe. Either way, 80s Stallone makes some good tunes I always come back to when I need to be put in a good mood.

80s Stallone – “Paradise Alley”

80s Stallone – “I Don’t Know”

80s Stallone – “Beach”

80s StalloneSoundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook // Twitter

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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January 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

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Rad Music // Late Nite Tuff Guy

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Late Nite Tuff Guy Cam Bianchetti // photo: Joel Johnston // via RA

Late Nite Tuff Guy is the pseudonym of (legendary?) Australian producer Cam Bianchetti. He produces disco edits of dance floor hits of times long gone. The best way to describe his music is easy listening disco. His edits will make you yearn for discothèque memories you’ll never have but have always wanted; they’re soft and melodic but will surely induce a head bob or foot tap. Most of his edits clock in around the seven or eight minute mark so it’s easy to get lost in all of his tunes. Like myself, LNTG is admittedly a Jackson fan;  two of my favorite’s of his are from J5 and Michael.

Here are three of my favorite jams.

Out On The Floor – Late Nite Tuff Guy

Dance Shout – Late Nite Tuff Guy

One Nite In A Disco – Late Nite Tuff Guy

Late Nite Tuff Guy has a large archive of disco edits to peruse:  so much music. Head over to his Soundcloud and try not to get overwhelmed with all his his tracks. He’s even got a new Chaka Khan edit available for download, which most his edits aren’t.

Be Rad. Enjoy. 

Written by theberad

January 15, 2013 at 9:51 am