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Topic: Acid House Kings
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OKS MPFree vol. 1

Free! Legal! Awesome!

So, we have a new site. It hosts MP3s. In celebration, here’s some totally free and legal MP3s, totally hosted by us. We're gonna start posting a bunch more mp3s as part of OKS, so get your iPods ready.

OKGPick!Generationals – “Trust” OKS faves Generationals return with a blast of giddy indie-pop-rock that reminds of Bishop Allen and Backyard Tire Fire. The melody (“My friend/O-li-vi-a-a-a)  will be stuck your head for hours.

Empress Hotel – “Bells Ring.” Oohs, ahs, plodding bass and infectious melodies. Get yr fill of charming indie-pop here.
 
Acid House Kings – “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?” Not actually acid house, this Swedish trio plays timeless pop songs that sound equal parts ‘50s, ‘70s and ‘80s without being pigeonholed anywhere. You will smile.

Acrylics – “Nightwatch” Somewhere between the dreamy Beach House and the cold Portishead lies Acrylics.

Midnight Juggernauts decided it would be a good idea to have all their friends remix the same song, so here’s five remixes of “Lara VS The Savage Pack.” The original hyperkinetic electro-pop song, which you can hear here, is jam-packed with synths, beats, riffs and choirs (leaving a lot to remix).

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (LOL Boys Remix)" –This herky-jerky slow jam might have the same chords, but that’s about all that remains the same. This is a rewrite, not a remix.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Das Moth Remix)"
– Chillwave is so hot right now.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Kisses Remix)" – '80s dance remix, complete with pad synths and terrible/wonderful drum machines.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Electric 6 Remix)" – Nintendo sounds, mega bass and unabashed disco strings. What’s not to like? This is the best remix, as well as the one that does best justice to the song.

"Lara Vs The Savage Pack (Plastic Plates Remix)" – Turns it into a full-fledged disco song, to be fit into the mix next to Duck Sauce’s “Barbara Streisand.” Yeah, you know you love that song.

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by Stephen Carradini 01.24.2011 3 years ago
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Spring is coming!

So here's some free music.

So, it’s only February, but it’s 70 degrees out there. Spring is here or coming here. Snow is gone or getting gone. SXSW is not here, but coming (there, actually).

In short, the hibernating is ending, and people are dropping tons of music on me, which I am about to unload on you guys in the form of a mixtape. Remember when it used to be illegal to post MP3s on blogs? Now people ask me to do it. Time moves fast.

The OKS “Fake Springs Suck, So Here’s to Hoping It’s Real” Mix (click title to download full mix as a 155mb .zip)
1.    “Wolves and Bells” — Storms. This icy acoustic track is a good place to start, as we move from winter to spring.
2.    “I Can Be One” — Luke Rathborne. Melancholic beauty, like opening your eyes after sleeping ...
3.    “Colossus” — Lightning Bolt. …and then you distort your guitar, cause ‘getting out of bed sucks.
4.    “Heart Attack” — Lovett. Frantic rock ’n’ roll.
5.    “Kim Kardashian” — Rocky Business. Infectious dance track from the first band to get a second MP3 on OKS. Also has a culture-skewing video that begs for a Chuck Klosterman analysis.
6.    “Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix)” — US Royalty. Caribbean-ized and dance-floor ready, you’d never guess that this used to be a pastoral folk tune.
7.    “Would You Say Stop?” — Acid House Kings. No, I wouldn’t.
8.    “The Kite” — The Sound of Growing Up. Judging by the sneering vocals and pop-punk approach to the piano, these kids have a ways to go.
9.    “Fugefat” — The Octopus Project. The most optimistic instrumental band ever.
10. “Last Night at the Jetty” — Panda Bear. Never been a big Animal Collective fan, but this lucid, optimistic jam from the AC member screams spring.
11. “Secret Serf” — Tape Deck Mountain. Chillwave to ease back on a green, green hillside to.

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by Stephen Carradini 02.18.2011 3 years ago
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