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Daily Archives: 12/12/2010

Tokyo Police Club’s sophomore effort, Champ, didn’t wow me as much as I had hoped it would.  Despite a maturation of sound I still missed the days of Your English is Good and Nature of the Experiment.  Remix group Punches have taken the fun track Favorite Colour and reworked it into undeniable indie-bliss.  Without touching much of Monk’s original great vocals Punches have redecorated the instrumentation with bouncy piano and fluttering synths.  The end result is a great reinterpretation of the song and helps recapture a lot of the energy that made me fall in love with TPC in the first place.  Stream and download below.


Here is the video for the most recent Jay-Z sampling single off The Radio Dept.’s recent album, Clinging to a Scheme.  The band’s most recent EP is named after this track, and can be streamed here.  Nothing too special here, a bunch of overlaying camera shots with a guy walking around a run down neighborhood.  The song is still great though.

via Will



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