The year is almost wrapped, the votes have been tallied and here’s the list of winners from URB’s annual Readers Poll. So what did we learn from this look back at 2010?
If you’ve heard one HEALTH’s studio albums, or ever seen one of their live shows, you know that the band isn’t afraid of noise. This noise generally comes in the form of walls of effected guitar sounds and fast, almost aggressive, drumming, but the quartet also has an affinity for electronic music — specifically in the form of the remix. Hence, their 2008 album, Disco, which featured curated remixes of songs off their 2007 self-titled debut, and now Disco2 – the same take on the 2009 full-length Get Color, and out on June 22. URB recently talked to guitarist Jupiter Keyes about the ideas behind the album, and why these remixes work so damn well. …MORE
You might have heard a snippet of this remix in the Vitamin Water ad, and of course, someone was going to get it online. Yes, drink our drink and you too can throw your hands up in the air to widespread applause and rock the party. Honestly, who can resist the heavenly harmonic moment when the chorus kicks in?
I always liked Run DMC/Aerosmith’s version of “Walk This Way.” It gave me a sense of hope that this world could live in harmony….eh, it just sounded great.
Kid Cudi, MGMT and Ratatat have all come together to make a new track to please all of your internet curiosities. “Pursuit of Happiness” is the third release from Kid Cudi’s album, Man on the Moon: End of Day and features vocals from MGMT and production from Ratatat.
The track, which perfectly blends the guitar distortion from Ratatat, the slow and heavy flows of Kid Cudi and optimistic vocals of MGMT, all come together and form the perfect dichotomy of indie synths and hip hop break beats.
And the video doesn’t stop there with hip hop’s ability to deal with conflict and indie’s ability to maintain anonymity (although you can totally tell it’s Ratatat playing along in the video).
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