Sunday Mixtape v.5

March 21, 2010

Finally, spring is starting to show itself in this town.  The buds are peeping out and for some reason the grass looks a little bit greener.  I am starting to appreciate what the season of spring represents.  New beginnings and new discoveries.  A chance to start over and hopefully get it right.  Something I think all of us have faced at one point in time in our lives.

Here are the sounds filling my Sunday. 

Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk

Unkle – Natural Selection

Phantogram – When I’m Small

Glasvegas – Geraldine

Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed

Frou Frou – Let Go

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

The Whitest Boy Alive – Gravity



Here We Go Magic

March 20, 2010

Oh my what a pleasant surprise!  Checked the inbox tonight and was delightfully greeted with Here We Go Magic’s new single Collector!  This is the first single off their new album Pigeons which is due to be released the 8th of May.  This single does not disappoint.  It’s a great bouncy, happy-go-lucky single.  Cannot wait to hear the rest of the album!

Here We Go Magic – Collector

James Yuill

March 17, 2010

So this St. Patrick’s Day I have decided to refrain from my usual shannanigans and behave.  I decided it was just best to stay in.  I did however at lunch have a Smithwick’s to toast this great saint of boozing.  So since I have decided to stay in for the evening and I did what I usually do when I have free time, look for new music.  With doing this I feel like I have hit the jackpot tonight.  This fine evenings discovery is British singer/songwriter James Yuill.


James brings a brilliant balance of acoustics and electronics.  He manages to use beats for the backbone and then layer his meloncholy guitars and vocals upon them.  It’s brilliant.  It’s “folktronica”?  Maybe.  Either way it definetly hit the spot.  James is also in good company as far as it goes for label mates.  His new album Turning Down Water For Air is on Moshi Moshi Records.  This label has also signed great artist such as Hot Chip, Lykke Li, Bloc Party, and Friendly Fires.  Give James a shot.  I’m pretty sure you will appreciate him as much as I do.

James Yuill – Left Handed Girl

James Yuill – This Sweet Love

James Yuill – No Pins Allowed



March 17, 2010

So, yesterday I posted about the Broken Bells.  Well holy shit, the “Web Sheriff” got on my ass hardcore.  They asked me to remove certian items from the post, which I did immediatly.  Well I guess that was not good enough for the “Sheriff” of the wild, wild internet.  I log on to my blog this morning and they contacted WordPress as well.  In doing so WordPress puts a freeze on my account.  So I email WordPress and asked them what was up.  They responded very quickly, which is a big thumbs up for WordPress, and told me that they removed certian items and that all my functions have been restored to normal.

I guess the problem that I have with this whole thing is that I did what the “Sheriff” asked me to do quickly.  I complied to what their client was asking me to do.  They do not want me to publish their music without their permission.  I fucking get it.  Although I do think that it was somewhat of a wanker move to complain to WordPress when I complied with their request.  Fucking “Sheriff”!  Do I get to write a complaint to them and tell them not to look at this blog.  Doubt it.

Now that I got that off my chest, on to what matters most, the music.

Former members of the former band Protocol have united to bring us The Bang Bang Club.  This new synth-pop duo from the UK first reminded me of Empire of the Sun.  Upon second and third lesson I realized that they are not even in the same realm.  This is pop genius.  It is one of the most perfectly crafted songs that I have heard in awhile.  Better yet it is as happy as Richard Simmons surrounded by large people and spandex.  It will definetly make you wanna shake your shit.  Spandex or not.

The Bang Bang Club – Chemistry


Broken Bells

March 16, 2010

The Shins frontman James Mercer and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, have released a new album under the name of Broken Bells.  Not gonna say a whole lot about this album because it speaks for itself.  Give it a listen and I’m sure you will become a fan just as I did.  Here is two tracks for you to savor.  I also posted the first single The High Road in a previous entry.  Check it here.



Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside (link removed upon request)


Broken Bells – Vaporize(link removed upon request)


Sunday Mixtape v.4

March 14, 2010



Wow!  The past couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind.  Hence the pic above.  Right?!?  Even though my life has had the rug pulled out from under it I have still somehow managed to find some new tunes for you readers and followers of Camels and Crown.  Staying true to my style of posting, I will present you with what I have been listening to and I hope you enjoy these new tracks.  Actually this time most of them are quite new.

Elvis Perkins in Dearland – Shampoo

Pure Ecstasy – Voices

We Were Promised Jetpacks – It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning

Broken Bells – The High Road(link removed upon request)

Voodoo Farm – Bangers and Cash

MGMT – Flash Delirium

Tesla Boy – Electric Lady

Penguin Prison – Something I’m Not

One Life Stand

March 12, 2010

This is a really great song by Hot Chip.  I am sure that most of you have heard this one by now.  I am posting this song because it really hit home for me.  Not gonna get into all the details, but this one song really expresses how I feel about my special someone.


Hot Chip – One Life Stand