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PS22 Covers Ariel Pink February 3, 2011

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And just because I am on a roll with my bloggin, I thought I’d do a post about my favorite little public school choir. I can’t get enough of these kids or their flipping AMAZING teacher! Can’t wait to see them perform at the Oscars.

Here they are covering one of my favorite new bands Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. This is “Round and Round” and it makes my heart happy.


Phoenix to release remix album October 1, 2009

Filed under: Covers,Music,Music News — bethstephenson84 @ 11:40 am
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atm-phoenixLooks like everyone is jumping on the Phoenix bandwagon these days. And I really can’t blame them because Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has been one of the best releases of the year. And to capitalize on all of this musical flattery, the band has decided to release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2CD set out October 19 which will feature an album solely comprised of WAP remixed tracks.  As I mentioned earlier, Devendra Barnhart released his version of “Rome”, and Animal Collective recently released their take on “Love Like A Sunset” which you can check out here.

Here’s the line-up:

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection):

01 Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)
02 Fences (The Soft Pack Remix)
03 1901 Bo Flex’d (Passion Pit Remix)
04 Lasso (2 Door Cinema Club Remix)
05 Fences (25 Hrs a Day Remix)
06 1901 (L’aiglon Remix)
07 Love Like a Sunset (Turzi Remix)
08 Fences (Boombass Remix)
09 Lisztomania (A Fight For Love – 25 Hrs a Day Remix)
10 Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
11 Armistice (YACHT Remix)
12 Girlfriend (Young Fathers Remix)
13 Fences (Chairlift Remix)
14 Rome (Neighbours with Devendra Banhart Remix)
15 Love Like a Sunset (Animal Collective Remix – Deakin’s Jam)

I think I’m most excited about the Passion Pit and Chairlift remixes.


Devendra Barnhart Does Phoenix September 28, 2009

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Phoenix the band, that is. DevendraBanhart

For me, the verdict is still out on Devendra Barnhart. I know the critics fell all over themselves praising  his 2007 release Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, and I appreciate his exploration into different cultures through that album, but I’m just not totally sold on the hippy-commune music he is peddling. And I also don’t know how I feel about this “freak folk” genre he is supposedly leading.   What I do think  is that he is  nothing short of amazing on this cover of one of my favorite songs from Phoenix’s recent release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

Banhart said:

“We LOVE and have LOVED Phoenix sinceAlphabetical, and have wanted to do more than just ogle at their awesomeness for quite some time. With the release of their luminaryWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix we got the chance to un-floccinaucinihilipilificate our dreams and with awesome, oceanic glee, we took Rome for a ride…”

So check out Barnhart’s cover of “Rome” here.