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Portland, OR seems to be churning out quality indie bands like it’s going out of style, and Portugal. the Man stands apart from most. PTM has been showcasing their developing eclectic style since 2004. Their psychedelic influenced sound hints strongly towards the result of some serious drug experimentation early on, and I can’t say I’m too surprised. Their front man John Baldwin Gourley grew up in a technologically isolated log cabin in Alaska, where drug taking, music making, and dog sledding (in that order) were probably the extent of the activities to be involved in.

PTM is one of the few active bands that I’ve been following since they started putting out music, which really changes how you look at new releases. You have something to compare to. Something that you’ve attached yourself to in the past that makes you even more critical than someone who newly discovers them. Being a part of a band’s evolution of sound gives you a real special connection. Their experimental vibe on past albums has transformed from a “whoa, who spiked my lemonade with LSD” take on their first effort It’s Complicated Being A Wizard to a more rocky and developed jam band style in Church Mouth and The Satanic Satanist. Their whole journey has brought them to a middle ground of near perfection on their sixth studio album In the Mountain In the Cloud.

It didn’t take much longer than my first run through to realize how appropriately titled the album was. You’ll find yourself in the mountain as you listen to the rocky tracks like “So American” and “Got It All,” only to be hoisted up by “Senseless” and laid gently in the cloud with “All Your Light” and “Share With Me the Sun.” The closing song “Sleep Forever” is one of my favorites, but it is almost too suggestive towards an end of sorts. Let’s hope not! The album’s orchestral and gospel feel seam together in such a mastered way that I feel would surely secure this piece in the top albums of 2011.

They’re playing a free show in LA for everyone who supported their album which is SURE to be a ton of fun. Album release shows are the best! I know Witler is going to be making her way over there, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can get my work done and do the same. Check out the details on the show here and be sure to grab the album when you get the chance!

TRACKLIST

1. So American
2. Floating (Time Isn’t Working My Side)
3. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)
4. Senseless
5. Head Is a Flame (Cool With It)
6. You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)
7. Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
8. All Your Light (Times Like These)
9. Once Was One
10. Share With Me The Sun
11. Sleep Forever

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YOLO Mentions bring attention to special
songs featured in that week’s YOLO List. Get the latest list here!

Portland, OR seems to be churning out quality indie bands like it’s going out of style, and Portugal. the Man stands apart from most. PTM has been showcasing their developing eclectic style since 2004. Their psychedelic influenced sound hints strongly towards the result of some serious drug experimentation early on, and I can’t say I’m too surprised. Their front man John Baldwin Gourley grew up in a technologically isolated log cabin in Alaska, where drug taking, music making, and dog sledding (in that order) were probably the extent of the activities to be involved in.

PTM is one of the few active bands that I’ve been following since they started putting out music, which really changes how you look at new releases. You have something to compare to. Something that you’ve attached yourself to in the past that makes you even more critical than someone who newly discovers them. Being a part of a band’s evolution of sound gives you a real special connection. Their experimental vibe on past albums has transformed from a “whoa, who spiked my lemonade with LSD” take on their first effort It’s Complicated Being A Wizard to a more rocky and developed jam band style in Church Mouth and The Satanic Satanist. Their whole journey has brought them to a middle ground of near perfection on their sixth studio album In the Mountain In the Cloud.

It didn’t take much longer than my first run through to realize how appropriately titled the album was. You’ll find yourself in the mountain as you listen to the rocky tracks like “So American” and “Got It All,” only to be hoisted up by “Senseless” and laid gently in the cloud with “All Your Light” and “Share With Me the Sun.” The closing song “Sleep Forever” is one of my favorites, but it is almost too suggestive towards an end of sorts. Let’s hope not! The album’s orchestral and gospel feel seam together in such a mastered way that I feel would surely secure this piece in the top albums of 2011.

They’re playing a free show in LA for everyone who supported their album which is SURE to be a ton of fun. Album release shows are the best! I know Witler is going to be making her way over there, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can get my work done and do the same. Check out the details on the show here and be sure to grab the album when you get the chance!

TRACKLIST

1. So American
2. Floating (Time Isn’t Working My Side)
3. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)
4. Senseless
5. Head Is a Flame (Cool With It)
6. You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)
7. Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
8. All Your Light (Times Like These)
9. Once Was One
10. Share With Me The Sun
11. Sleep Forever


12FV

Hello friends! So much good new music this week, and I’m happy to say that it’s more in the indie and rock realm. There’s always a fresh flow of electronic music coming through, so I get a major positive mood change when I listen to a solid new album. I’m speaking mainly about Portugal. The Man, who have their seventh studio album being released on the 19th. In support of this release, they are playing a “free” intimate show for anyone that shows proof of purchase of their album. $10 show? Pretty reasonable. Spaces are limited! More details here. The album is probably my favorite of theirs yet. So cool to see a bands sound develop through the years and PTM have come together real nicely. Anyhow, here’s #52. Threw up a couple off the PTM cd that I really like, some other essential indie rock jams, and the necessary electronic bangers. DILLON FRANCIS IS THE FUTURE!

YOLO52

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Portugal. The Man – All Your Light (Times Like These) (Indie/Psych Rock)
Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever (Indie/Psych Rock)
Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix) (Moombahton)
Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix) (Electronic)
Small Black – Kings of Animals (Chillwave)
The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be (Rock)
The Kooks – Gap (Rock)
Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (SebastiAn Remix) (Electronic)
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii Sweeder Dreams Mix) (House)

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12FV

Hello friends! So much good new music this week, and I’m happy to say that it’s more in the indie and rock realm. There’s always a fresh flow of electronic music coming through, so I get a major positive mood change when I listen to a solid new album. I’m speaking mainly about Portugal. The Man, who have their seventh studio album being released on the 19th. In support of this release, they are playing a “free” intimate show for anyone that shows proof of purchase of their album. $10 show? Pretty reasonable. Spaces are limited! More details here. The album is probably my favorite of theirs yet. So cool to see a bands sound develop through the years and PTM have come together real nicely. Anyhow, here’s #52. Threw up a couple off the PTM cd that I really like, some other essential indie rock jams, and the necessary electronic bangers. DILLON FRANCIS IS THE FUTURE!

YOLO52

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Portugal. The Man – All Your Light (Times Like These) (Indie/Psych Rock)
Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever (Indie/Psych Rock)
Timetakers – She Blows (Whistle Tune) (Dillon Francis Remix) (Moombahton)
Pendulum – The Island (Madeon Remix) (Electronic)
Small Black – Kings of Animals (Chillwave)
The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be (Rock)
The Kooks – Gap (Rock)
Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (SebastiAn Remix) (Electronic)
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii Sweeder Dreams Mix) (House)

I was trying to do homework until I “accidentally” went on Facebook and saw this song posted. I love when accidents prove to be good things, because I’m blasting this at levels right now. Calvin Harris‘s new single “Feel So Close” is coming out with an all star lineup of remixes by the likes of Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis and Nero. The others have some pretty damn big shoes to fill, because the bar has been set. Nero proves once again their dominance in the realm of melodic dubstep that maintains its hard hitting status. This song does all the right things. A build up and drop to get lost in, filled with slamming bass on top of Calvin Harris’s oh so desirable vocals. The combination couldn’t have come together more beautifully. A masterpiece in its own right. I’m losing my patience waiting for these remixes to drop on Aug 21 (Preorder here).

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Nero Remix)

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I was trying to do homework until I “accidentally” went on Facebook and saw this song posted. I love when accidents prove to be good things, because I’m blasting this at levels right now. Calvin Harris‘s new single “Feel So Close” is coming out with an all star lineup of remixes by the likes of Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis and Nero. The others have some pretty damn big shoes to fill, because the bar has been set. Nero proves once again their dominance in the realm of melodic dubstep that maintains its hard hitting status. This song does all the right things. A build up and drop to get lost in, filled with slamming bass on top of Calvin Harris’s oh so desirable vocals. The combination couldn’t have come together more beautifully. A masterpiece in its own right. I’m losing my patience waiting for these remixes to drop on Aug 21 (Preorder here).

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Nero Remix)

Seemed to have missed this one over the weekend, but the point is it’s finally lodged safely in my library. I’m just glad to be rocking out to this and it’s not even too late for McDonald’s breakfast yet. I don’t have much else to say that I haven’t already said in the first post I did about this song when it got ripped off Radio 1. There’s no denying how oddly catch this song is, but I just know they can do way better. Which is why I’m excited for the album! This is definitely gonna hold me off for a little while. Maybe one more remix or something before HARD Summer? PLEASE

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Original Mix)

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Seemed to have missed this one over the weekend, but the point is it’s finally lodged safely in my library. I’m just glad to be rocking out to this and it’s not even too late for McDonald’s breakfast yet. I don’t have much else to say that I haven’t already said in the first post I did about this song when it got ripped off Radio 1. There’s no denying how oddly catch this song is, but I just know they can do way better. Which is why I’m excited for the album! This is definitely gonna hold me off for a little while. Maybe one more remix or something before HARD Summer? PLEASE

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Original Mix)


12FV

Happy Sunday friends. On my way back from a real Vegas trip so I can start studying for my midterm tomorrow…..all good though. Whatever I get on this test will be worth it. Got to see Morgan Page at Rain night club in the Palms. Probably one of the coolest clubs I’ve been to. They had straight up cirque du soleil performers hanging off the cieling, robots on stilts doing the robot, pyrotechnics that were a bit much because of how hot it was, and the standard LED light wall. Definitely way better than Marquee which is supposedly the best club on the strip. Pretty overrated if you ask me, but I could be biased because they kicked me out for having too much fun. Anyway here’s #51. Got some fresh tunes for you all this week. Enjoy!

YOLO51

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Washed Out – Amor Fati (Indie/Chill)
Metronomy – The Bay (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework) (Electro Rock)
Sia – Breathe Me (Butch Clancy Remix) (ChillStep)
Chromeo – When The Night Falls (Breakbot Remix) (Funk)
The Phantom’s Revenge – Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai (House)
Excision & Liquid Stranger – Get To The Point (Oblivion Remix) (Filthy Dub)
James Yuill – This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) (House)
SebastiAn – Organia (Electronic)
Oh Land – Sun of a Gun (Electro Pop)

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12FV

Happy Sunday friends. On my way back from a real Vegas trip so I can start studying for my midterm tomorrow…..all good though. Whatever I get on this test will be worth it. Got to see Morgan Page at Rain night club in the Palms. Probably one of the coolest clubs I’ve been to. They had straight up cirque du soleil performers hanging off the cieling, robots on stilts doing the robot, pyrotechnics that were a bit much because of how hot it was, and the standard LED light wall. Definitely way better than Marquee which is supposedly the best club on the strip. Pretty overrated if you ask me, but I could be biased because they kicked me out for having too much fun. Anyway here’s #51. Got some fresh tunes for you all this week. Enjoy!

YOLO51

^click for whole list

Washed Out – Amor Fati (Indie/Chill)
Metronomy – The Bay (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework) (Electro Rock)
Sia – Breathe Me (Butch Clancy Remix) (ChillStep)
Chromeo – When The Night Falls (Breakbot Remix) (Funk)
The Phantom’s Revenge – Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai (House)
Excision & Liquid Stranger – Get To The Point (Oblivion Remix) (Filthy Dub)
James Yuill – This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit) (House)
SebastiAn – Organia (Electronic)
Oh Land – Sun of a Gun (Electro Pop)

It’s 4 AM. I can’t seem to find the means to sleep. I’m just too excited for this weekend and I’m really pumped on this release. Foster the People gave out yet another remix of “Pumped Up Kicks” on their facebook. I know we’re up to our neck in remixes of these guys, especially of this song, but this one is just as good and unique as any. I’m proud to say that another artist from my hometown is finally getting recognized for their talents. Jason Suwito of Irvine, Ca has been involved with many musical endeavors and seems to have found his niche in Polaris At Noon. Gave “Pumped Up Kids” a poppy rework and turned it into a dance fiends dream. Give it a gooooooo

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Polaris At Noon Remix)

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It’s 4 AM. I can’t seem to find the means to sleep. I’m just too excited for this weekend and I’m really pumped on this release. Foster the People gave out yet another remix of “Pumped Up Kicks” on their facebook. I know we’re up to our neck in remixes of these guys, especially of this song, but this one is just as good and unique as any. I’m proud to say that another artist from my hometown is finally getting recognized for their talents. Jason Suwito of Irvine, Ca has been involved with many musical endeavors and seems to have found his niche in Polaris At Noon. Gave “Pumped Up Kids” a poppy rework and turned it into a dance fiends dream. Give it a gooooooo

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Polaris At Noon Remix)

They left us without the recording of Swedish House Mafia‘s live set from EDC this year…arguably the best set of the weekend. Fortunately for us, NartNoside took the hit and recorded the whole set with a pretty great quality camera! Reminds me of when I recorded all of Soulwax’s set from HARD Summer 2010. The only thing with that was the battery ran out right at the end without saving any of the video. 45 minutes of taking turns holding the camera went to waste. Now that set is a pleasant memory shared only by the people who were there. Haha this is cool though! Dig it. Download it. Share it.

NartNoside pres. Swedish House Mafia: Full EDC Set from Edison Tran on Vimeo.

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They left us without the recording of Swedish House Mafia‘s live set from EDC this year…arguably the best set of the weekend. Fortunately for us, NartNoside took the hit and recorded the whole set with a pretty great quality camera! Reminds me of when I recorded all of Soulwax’s set from HARD Summer 2010. The only thing with that was the battery ran out right at the end without saving any of the video. 45 minutes of taking turns holding the camera went to waste. Now that set is a pleasant memory shared only by the people who were there. Haha this is cool though! Dig it. Download it. Share it.

NartNoside pres. Swedish House Mafia: Full EDC Set from Edison Tran on Vimeo.