Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Halloween

Want a good Halloween soundtrack for October 31? Just loop this one song:

Like Sugar - PopCast 40 now available


Like Sugar PopCast #40 is now available. See above for the track-list.
This is so very late. I think #39 went up at the end of June 2012. #41 is coming much sooner, as I have a lot I want to play.
Download the hour-long .mp3 file here.

Saint Etienne announce remix collection


Saint Etienne wrote: "We've now gathered together as many of our favourite mixes that will fit onto 4 CD's - from Foxbase Alpha right up until London Conversations - and packaged them into a beautiful DVD sized hardback book. The 4 disc set also gives you access to download a further 10 mixes that we just couldn't squeeze in.
For those of you on a more focussed trip, there's a cream-of-the-crop 2CD set available too.
So get your best dancing shoes and pay homage to art of the remix with our best known songs transformed into floor-fillers and club classics."

The compilation is titled Casino Classics and can be ordered here (the 4 disc). Same link has a full track listing.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Junica related synthpop project

Junica posted this today, and I thought I'd re-post. A generous offering of fine synthpop! It's too good to be free. My favorite track is "Siren".

"Here you can download an album I made in late 2009 with my good friend Ale Cohen. Our band is called Psychic Powers. It's free too. Or you can pay if you like :)"

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Synthpop for your Saturday

Some Desperate Glory is a Synthpop and Electro band out of San Francisco, California. Their favorite bands are Depeche Mode, Erasure, and the Pet Shop Boys. That's pretty obvious from their music. Find more material for free download at:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Twin Cabins

It's mid-October and it's 94 out. No air-conditioning in my studio, so the fans are on full-blast. These are not bonfire-scented Autumn days. I was looking through a free local weekly called the Reader and came across a small article about an area musician. You can read it here.
I decided to check his work out and after a few songs, I thought it was worth sharing here on the blog. I feel bad about not featuring more local music, but I am too lazy to search them out. Also, there are other bloggers that do nothing but post local music and show information. I don't even read those myself, so perhaps I am just not finding a reason to promote San Diego-based music.My world is much bigger with the Internet.
Why the author uses the term "chillwave" is beyond me. I have never labeled anything with that term. I am with the artist, Nacho CaƱo: this is dreampop.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Making Marks - Ticket Machine SKWBN remix

 Johan Hedberg, of Swedish indie legends Suburban Kids With Biblical Names (Labrador Records) has remixed the a-side of Making Mark's Ticket Machine single, out on 7" vinyl on Monday the 15th of October. Johan describes it as "sample based laid-back". Be sure to check out the label: Fika Recordings.
Making Marks - Ticket Machine (Johan Hedberg remix) from Fika Recordings on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


♫Dreamy one I heard last night on (thanks TripSeven):

♫I know I post a lot of Azure Blue related tracks, but I love their work!

♫Pains + covering Magnetic Fields? Gotta love it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Slow by Pontoons

"Slow" is the first full-length album release from Pontoons, a New York City-based indie band. Recorded over a two-year period, the album’s 10 tracks include the driving single “Antidote,” which was released and featured here earlier this year. "Slow" was released on October 1, 2012.


Here are a few more I thought I'd share:

♫Some Dreampop:

♫A little Synthpop:

♫And some Depeche Mode Covers / Remixes:

Letting Up Despite Great Faults

This is essential listening. Letting Up Despite Great Faults (Facebook, Twitter) "Untogether" album is out this week!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Darkest Dreams" by Grey Gardens


More focus on this blog coming soon. I am DJing tonight, so I will leave you with little gem I came across today (thank-you Skatterbrain!)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Another Blog Fades Away

I have been taking some time off social media. I haven't been checking my usual blogs, so it came as a late, sad surprise to read that It's A Trap is over. You can read the farewell post here. I am bummed out, as that was a major source of great music for me. A to the point "I like this" or "not my cup of tea" kind of blog. Thanks for the great music!