electronica

Kavinsky - Outrun

I was going to post about Random Access Memories, but I'm sure some of you are already sick of it– briefly, I love it. While this post isn't about Daft Punk, it is in the same vein. 

Kavinsky's Outrun is also an awesome electronic masterpiece. It screams 80s and embodies the Ferarri Testerosa. It could also be a soundtrack to a sweet 80s film like The Wraith. Most likely this album will be famous for the track "Nightcall" which was featured in the movie Drive (a must see).

At any rate, download this album straight away. You'll have it on repeat for a few weeks, and then again in a few months.  As of this post, Amazon has the full album for just 6 bucks.

The Faint - Danse Macabre

Amazingly, iTunes has it a bit cheaper.

So I'm pretty sure I was in my tiny studio apartment in college and I remember watching some MTV show where Moby was hosting. The only thing worth remembering about the above scenario is how awesome The Faint's "Agenda Suicide" video was.  I also think that The Faint was my first foray out of mainstream music.  

Apparently last Tuesday was The Faint's 2nd studio album 10 year anniversary, so they re-released it, remastered and added a few extra tracks from other projects.  While the original album was awesome in its entirety, I was particularly excited that "Take Me to the Hospital" was added to this album.  The Faint's Danse Macabre, especially with the additional tracks, is an essential album to own.

And check out the video that got me hooked on The Faint.  Thanks Moby!

Digitalism - I Love You Dude

I Love You, Dude
$9.49
V2 / Cooperative Music USA / Downtown Records

Yup. I'm behind. Suck it. However, I've got a pretty fantastic album.  I had forgotten about it from when it was released last year, but it really is a great album from beginning to end. I listened to it from beginning to end a few times last week, and so should you.

I had heard Digitalism's "Pogo" a quite a while back and was looking forward to a new album and I wasn't disappointed. If you like electronic music, you should also love Digitalism's I Love You Dude. While there really isn't anything fancy about the album, it does have a great range of diverse electronic tracks and offers something for even the pickiest electronica lovers.

Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye

So This Is Goodbye
$9.90
Domino Recording Co.

Yes, I do love my metal. Always have. However, I have a softer side, a side that loves to groove and chill. That is exactly what Junior Boys bring to the table. I found So This is Goodbye several years back (KEXP radio I believe) and I love this album.  Perfect for work, perfect for just relaxing or a small gathering with friends.  Junior boys have a very minimalistic electronic sound that just grooves right along. The vocals are just as soft and offer a fantastic melody to the soundbed.  Another album that is fantastic from beginning to end. A must-have for anyone electronica lovers.  I also love that cover. Not sure what it is, but it looks pretty rad.  Favorite tracks from the album: