On July 27th, Melbourne trio Clubfeet will drop their debut album, Gold On Gold on Plant Music. The album received stellar reviews across the board, and I must say that after only a few full listens, I am completely hooked. Riddled with dark synth- laced hooks and delicate layered vocals, Clubfeet evoke honest emotion without taking themselves too seriously. They also rock the fuck out the glockenspiel (which pretty much sold me from

Russ Chimes does a number on Mark Ronson‘s long awaited single “Bang Bang Bang”, transforming the synthed-out retro tune into a certifiable dance floor hit.  “Bang Bang Bang” will be included on Ronson‘s upcoming LP, Record Collection, out this September. Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang (Russ Chimes Remix) by Russ Chimes

I’ve lived in DC my entire life and I can confidently say that last week’s heat wave was epically unbearable. It was a perfect storm of humidity and temperature that made even the most seasoned DC summer vet burrow next to the AC with a cold crantini brew. It’s times like those that one needs to step back and appreciate historical importance of Ace of Base’s 90’s classic cover “Cruel

Fool’s Gold deliver a new level of swagger to Local Native‘s “Wide Eyes”, incorporating Oakland MC Aristotle Pop A Bottle in their latest remix. What more can I say about these guys? They are easily one of the most remixed bands of 2010 and have yet to reach that uncomfortable level of over-exposure. Local Natives – Wide Eyes (Fool’s Gold Remix feat. Aristotle Pop A Bottle (mp3)

Broken Bells, brainchild of Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and James Mercer (The Shins), emerged on the scene with full force in 2010. Their self-titled debut album pushed art-pop to new boundaries, integrating whimsical melodies, analog-synth, and hip-hop influenced beats into 10 unique and highly accessible tracks. Peep their latest video for “The Ghost Inside” below. Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside (mp3) Broken Bells – The Mall & Misery (mp3)