South of the Border, East of my Car.
Franz Ferdinand’s remix album Blood is freaking spectacular. It’s nine self-remixed tracks from the band, from the album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. "Die on the Floor" is the remixed "Can’t Stop Feeling" and is close to being my favourite track from Blood. The remixed version of “Ulysses” might be the best though. “Die on the Floor” is very dance/electronic/dub while still retaining the alt/rock musicality of the original song. Dark yet electrifying—my kind of music.
Bonus: Vince Clarke’s remix of “No You Girls" from the extended album. (I will listen to anything if Vince Clarke has remixed it.)
1) This video is weird. 2) This song is not in English. 3) Listen anyway.
"La Vida Mejor" is happy in a Smiths sort of way. Cheerful tune, yet the lyrics aren’t as merry as they seem. The music around 2:40 makes me want to dance with my hands.
"¿Cómo no voy a llorar si tú te vas no te haré falta?"
"Coming Home" ~ Kaiser Chiefs
Education, Education, Education & War, released yesterday, is the Kaiser Chiefs’ newest album. When I first streamed the album a week ago, I described it as “typical Kaiser Chiefs, yet it’s not a stale, recycled sound. Kaiser Chiefs meet Interpol, Pulp, and the Flaming Lips (especially the last track).” So, basically, it’s pretty good. I’m also a big fan of Bill Nighy reading the poem between the last two songs.