The Up-Turn Presents: Summer Vol. 1

At The Up-Turn, we believe summer is the greatest time of the year, so great that we put together a mix just for it.  Here is the soundtrack to our summer of 2010, enjoy. (Tracklist after the jump) DOWNLOAD SUMMER VOL. 1

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Kid Cudi – Erase This (Feat. Kanye West)

This is just a radio rip, but it is pretty telling.  Kid Cudi is obviously trying really hard to step out of his box (the entire rap genre) with his new album, and thats cool and all, but instead of trying something new, at least in this song, he is making a style of music that has already been done …

tccarr14Kid Cudi – Erase This (Feat. Kanye West)

Nick Diamonds Covers Iggy Pop

For the latest edition of Our Show With Elliot Arronow Nick Diamonds of Islands covers Success by Stooges frontman Iggy Pop.  Diamond gives a committed performance and does justice to Iggy’s original.  It is more impressive when you think of how Diamond usually sings his songs. Versatile indeed. -PK

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Best Coast – Boyfriend

Here’s the opening track for California surf rock band Best Coast’s upcoming debut album Crazy For You.  Best coast have been consistently delivering summery, nostalgic songs since they first came on to the scene.  I am wondering how much variety their debut will actually have, but I am sure it will produce a few great tracks no matter what. -TC …

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Download: Salem- King Night

With my first listen I was instantly hooked on Salem and the genre they supposedly created called “witch-house.”  I became aware of witch-house awhile ago but I turned to blisscore instead thinking that it would become the more legitimate genre.  King Night has converted me.  Bone dry drum machines and haunting sythns create the fragile skeleton of the song, the …

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Video: Animal Collective- Guys Eyes

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.953151&w=425&h=350&fv=] Animal Collective are not always associated with a california surfer/skater scene. However for their video for Guys Eyes Geologist works for a surf shop (Mollusk Surf Shop). The video is mostly grainy shots of surfing and skating which actually goes well with their warped take on Beach Boys harmonies.  Even over a year after it’s release this MPP …

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Video: Harlem- Someday Soon

Armed with nothing more than an old video camera, Harlem have created a fun and fitting video for their stand-out Hippies track Someday Soon.  After a listen to the album this video and the bands actions will come as no surprise.  The video shows them smoking, spraying graffiti and hitting pinatas in cemeteries.  The band certainly had fun making the …

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