Archive for August, 2010

The Cheapskate: The Greatest Summer 2010 DIY Mixtape (Side 2)

We continue with our mega DIY double summer mixtape, with the Side 2 of the first volume, which has a more indie pop flavour, beginning with dance-pop favourites Cut Copy and including summer highlights by Of Montreal; Jens Lekman; Blonde Redhead; etc.

If you missed Side 1, you can get it here.

Full tracklist, after the jump Read the rest of this entry »

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Kings Of The Beach Wavves Top Once Again The Loop.

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Getting their second number one in a matter of weeks, Wavves head the loop with the surftastic title track of their second album ‘King Of The Beach’, one our summer season’s favourites.

Among the week’s entries Kanye West Feat. Beyoncé; Matthew Dear; No Age and an obscure old gem by Italian Roberto Cacciapagglia under the moniker Ann Steel .

You can check the loop in full here.

An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can also be heard @ our hype machine page.

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Listen To The Return Of Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is back with a new 8 track EP named ‘All Delighted People’, based on two different versions of the title track, which somehow echoes the spirit of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic ‘The Sounds Of Silence’. There are also rumours about a new full lenght arriving soon, now that The States’ project seems to be parked.

“All Delighted People” can be purchased at Steven’s bandcamp page and you can listen to it in full using the widget below.

<a href="http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/album/all-delighted-people-ep">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>

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The Cheapskate: The Greatest Summer 2010 DIY Mixtape (SIDE 1)

The Cheapskate has been on summer leave and on returning we’ve found so much quality free material piled up, that we are doing a ‘Summer wrap-up special’ to compile it all; Beginning with the free tracks that have been made available during all this months.

To include them all, we have created our own improvised DIY double mixtape. We’ll provide a suggested tracklist and links to all songs in four different posts –one per side-, and all you have to do is download and add them in your collection.

The tracklist for SIDE 1, which begins with queen of summer herself Bethany Cosentino and her band Best Coast, after the jump Read the rest of this entry »

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Arcade Fire Brings A Touch Of Rococo To The Loop

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As it has happened in most charts around the world, Arcade Fire tops our loop again with ‘Rococo’, one of the many standout tracks from their widely acclaimed third opus ‘The Suburbs’.

New Tracks From Robyn Feat. Snoop Dogg; How To Dress Well; Salem and Animal Collective –taken from their brand new DVD ‘Oddsac’- enter our selection this week.

You can check the loop in full here.

An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can also be heard @ our hype machine page.

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Robyn Previews ‘Body Parts II’

We already know the rather excellent ‘Hang With Me’ and her second collaboration with Snoop Dogg ‘U Should Have Known’ has also leaked online> But Robyn is proving this year, while her growing fanbase eagerly awaits the second instalment of ‘Body Parts 2’, that she is a master of unveiling her work in small doses by releasing now this preview of some of the tracks included in the second offering of the EP trilogy of EPS she’s releasing through 2010.

First Impression is that this second volume is better than the first one and is likely to leave everyone wanting to complete the set. With ‘Dancing On My Own’ still conquering the airwaves everywhere, a tour back to back with R&B diva Kelis in the States is also helping bringing Robyn back to pop’s A-list.

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Deerhunter Goes ‘Revival’

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Bradford Cox’s unstoppable creative streak – this time back with Deerhunter – has earned him the top position in our loop this week with ‘Revival’, the first taster of the band’s forthcoming fourth album ‘Halcyon Digest’.

New entries this week include tracks by Wavves; Dominican rising stars Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios; Swedish twee songwriter Jens Lekman and a recovered vintage recording by Lauryn Hill.

You can check the loop in full here.

An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can also be heard @ our hype machine page.

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Robyn Hangs Back On Top

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Robyn is back on top of the loop with the preview track for the second instalment of her Body Parts EP trilogy. ‘Hang With Me’ is another surefire smash that will join the Swedish’s seemingly endless string of hits.

Entries this week include new songs by Arcade Fire; Menomena; Cut Copy and Grinderman, among many others.

You can check the loop in full here.

An extended selection of our current favourite tracks can also be heard @ our hype machine page.

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