Newdust Picks : Best of 2013 :: #11 thru #20

Newdust Picks: Best of 2013 - Part 4
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Mixtape No. 18 :: The Remixtape


  1. Washed Out :: New Theory (RAC Remix)
  2. Alpine :: Hands (Goldroom Remix)
  3. Foals :: Late Night (Koreless Remix)
  4. Geographer :: Blinders (Jackals Remix)
  5. Vampire Weekend :: Horchata (GMGN Remix)
  6. Bloc Party :: Tulips (Menotaur Shock Remix)
  7. Ok Go :: All Is Not Lost (Serious Business Remix)

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Naive Thieves – Le Sheik Rhat EP

Le Sheik Rhat is the latest from four-piece surf-pop rock outfit Naive Thieves, a stellar EP that somehow managed to dodge my radar for almost a year now. Great guitar licks, soft, tasty beats, and killer melodies are jam-packed into this six track EP, making for one heck of a listen. Swing over to their bandcamp to purchase a digital or hard copy.

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Vampire Weekend – Giving up the Gun (Video)

Feb 20th, 2010 : by :: Tags: ,
Fantastic video for Vampire Weekend‘s song “Giving Up the Gun” directed by the Malloy Bros.  Includes an epic tennis match featuring Jake Gylenahall, a Jonas brother, Lil’ Jon, the RZA and more!  Plus, slow… motion… enjoy!
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Foreign Born remix by Rostam Batmanglij

I can’t get enough of this remix by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend.  The auto-tune, the filters, the reverb, the drums… its great.  To be honest, I heard “Early Warnings” about a year ago and I am embarrassed to say it didn’t stick with me.  Alas, I have come around and this is one of those remixes that makes you like the original song even more.  If you like the style of the guys in Vampire Weekend you will like Foreign Born.  It is catchy, sincere, and damn good.  Check out their album Person to Person on Secretly Canadian.  Enjoy!

PS: Check out the video for “Early Warnings” HERE. And if you are in DC they are coming to DC9 on March 14th.  Tickets HERE.

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Song: Early Warnings (Boys Like Us Remix).mp3

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Song: Early Warnings.mp3 Artist: Foreign Born Album: Person to Person
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Grooveshark, Vampire Weekend – Run

Jan 8th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Recently, I was at a party and someone was using grooveshark as the source for music. If you haven’t used it yet, this site is pretty awesome. It’s like twitter met pandora and had a lovechild that grew up to be better than both of them. This is just more evidence that pretty soon it’s going to be weird to own physical copies of music.
I also wanted to point out that the Vampire Weekend CD, is releasing in 4 days. There are listening parties happening all over the country, and I went to one last night in Chicago. “Run” is one of my favorite tracks. Overall, this album is easily going to be one of the best of 2010.

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Artist: Vampire Weekend
Song: Run.mp3
Album: Contra
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Vampire Weekend – Cousins

Nov 27th, 2009 : by :: Tags: ,

Vampire Weekend is getting closer to releasing their well-anticipated album, “Contra.” Earlier, I posted a track they released titled “Horchata.” This video for “Cousins,” builds upon that and gives just a little more insight into what to expect from their new album. As always with Vampire Weekend, the song is quite catchy. Unfortunately, they didn’t release the track to download. The video is very playful and simple; I think it’s the most fun anyone can have in an alley way of New York. I am really looking forward for the album to be released, January just can’t come soon enough.

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