YOLO List: Week 11

Credit: Jason Shindler

While summer tours and events come to an end, autumn brings us the last music packed months of the year. Monster massive, HARD Haunted mansion(omfg), Smokeout Festival, Lovevolution (oh wait..), TAO .. and way too much more. I saw SPOON for free the other day at sold out Palladium (courtesy of FYF Fest). Absolutely beautiful last-minute show. I saw them at Coachella, but nothing beats seeing a band that everyone is there to see together at a more intimate venue. Much like when I see Bassnectar at the Wiltern this Saturday. COME WITH! Tickets are $30 here.

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Delightful Mention!

Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello
Just as I started fiending some new, catchy, dancy, upbeat electro my brother Amir senses my despair and sends me this A+ track. Martin Solveig (born Martin Picandet) is a french DJ/producer who collabbed with Dragonette to birth this ridiculously catchy track. Dragonette is a 3 piece new wave/synth pop band from Canada. One of those bands with a girl singer with a really pretty voice that’s perfect for throwing on electro beats and remixing. I was introduced to them, because Midnight Juggernauts remixed one of their older tracks (included it as a bonus below). Been at the top of my playlists for years. Definitely haven’t been able to stop busting out “Hello” so enjoy.
Dragonette – I Get Around (Midnight Juggernaughts Remix)

Artists: Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP
Now I know this isn’t an unfamiliar set of names. Their single “We Speak No Americano” has topped the charts in countries all over the world. The Jersey Shore fags even made a video with it. And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve heard it on 102.7 as well. I’ll cut the bitterness. I’m happy for these guys, and they definitely deserve the exposure. Creativity like this definitely needs to be heard. Yolanda Be Cool is a DJ duo from Australia consisting of Sylvester Martinez and Johnson Peterson. DCUP, also a DJ/producer from Australia, throws down on some tracks with YBC. I’m thinkin’ they should just combine forces under the Yolanda Be Cool name…on account of the fact that it’s a bad ass name. The name is a reference to the film “Pulp Fiction”, where the character Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson) shouts “Yolanda be cool” to a female armed robber named Yolanda. I LOVE Quentin Tarantino movies, so extra points for them. Their “Afro Nuts” song is a funky ass, disco’d out masterpiece for your listening pleasure. These guys are good.

Artist: Deerhunter
This isn’t the first time I’ve thrown Deerhunter on one of the YOLO lists. But if you didn’t like it before, give them one more chance with these tracks. Their new album Halcyon Digest was released last week and, thanks to my friend Amir (damn two Amir’s this week), it’s all I’ve been listening to. It’s an indie fans dream. Deerhunter is a four piece indie rock band from Atlanta, GA. They usually stick to a more ambient sound with Bradford Cox’s (solo project: Atlas Sound) dream like voice taking you away. More on the mellow side. On Halcyon Digest, they stick to their ambient sound but take it to a more up-beat level. Lots of really dancy songs accompanied by their classicly psychadelic, mellow treats. This album is necessary for anyone with ears.