Song of the Day

Song of the Day: PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder

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A big congratulations to one Polly Jean Harvey for her Mercury Prize victory on Monday. I had originally picked Adele to win in my prediction post but also noted ” It’d be a nice story to have Polly Jean win, given her work rate and maturation as a writer in the past decade” and that statement remains completely true. Let England Shake was a fantastic album and deserving of all the accolades it has been receiving. She is the first two time winner, which is quite surprising, not in the aspect that she has won twice, but in the aspect that no other band has won twice before.

Striking while the iron is hot, PJ Harvey will be releasing an Itunes session (people do that nowadays) next Tuesday and will feature these songs, which are a mix of new and old

1. Let England Shake
2. The Words That Maketh Murder
3. The Last Living Rose
4. Written On The Forehead
5. Angelene
6. C’Mon Billy
7. Down By The Water

Should be pretty good, I think you can buy it on itunes or something. Anyways, one of the songs on this track and on the Mercury Prize winning album Let England Shake is The Words That Maketh Murder. It’s doesn’t paint a pretty picture on violence, but it sounds so pleasant. Check it out.

Song of the Day: New Young Pony Club – We Want To

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Toronto – London electro pop act New Young Pony Club came out with their sophomore album last year. It was called The Optimist and came on the heels of the mega popular debut record Fantastic Playroom, an album that featured two of the better songs of 2007 – Ice Cream Shop and The Bomb. The album didn’t do as well as expected, but the band did have a few good tracks off that record, including this romper called We Want to. A dance track with an easy to remember chorus and a typical too cool for school bass line, We Want To is a great way to start off your short work week. Check it out.

Download the song here, or stream it below.

Still Got It Song of the Day: Erasure – When I Start To (Break It All Down)

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London synthpop band Erasure has been around for twenty five years and fourteen records so to say they know how to pen a pretty song could be considered an understatement. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke has been making catchy music for over two decades now and if this track, off their new record Tomorrow’s World is any indication, they are not about to stop. Simply put, “When I Start to (Break it all down)” is going to be an anthem. This song is what a comeback single should be. The lyrics are inspiring and triumphant and the hook is big – really big. The production is slick and Andy Bell sounds pretty good for an old man.

Amazing song in every sense, check it out.

Remix Song of the Day: The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Buffetlibre remix)

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Frequent readers of this blog should know about our love affair with the DJ’s of Buffet Libre. The duo seem to do no wrong when it comes to selecting top notch tracks and making them better with a few tweaks here and there. “How Deep Is Your Love?” is the first track released off Brooklyn disco-funk-rock outfit The Rapture who are FINALLY back with a new album after a five year break. In The Grace Of Your Love is out September 6th and this remix takes the already good original track, adds a little more beat and a backing synth line and really drives home the disco house vibe of the track. It’s pretty amazing, download or stream it and you will be pleased.

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