Archive for May 22nd, 2007

May 22, 2007

CSS – Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above (Re-Issue 12″ EP)

Warner WEA418T: 14th May 2007
Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above (Original / Simian Mobile Disco Remix / Hot Chip Remix / Calvin Harris Remix)
“Come back, I’ll warm you up, make me breakfast, I’ll make it up, you are so talented, I’m in love, let’s make love and listen to death from above”

This four-track EP couldn’t be more achingly cool if it came emersed in Liquid-Nitrogen. Not only does it feature CSS’ ubiquitous ode to ‘Death From Above 1979’ but it’s also been remixed by three of the hottest properties in electronic music, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip and Calvin Harris.

You already know the original version, with it’s Knight-Rider meets eerie B-movie Sci-fi in Disco heaven sound. The ‘Simian Mobile Disco Remix’ is a slice of fidgety electronic freakery and the ‘Calvin Harris Remix’ is a retro-tastic Robo-Funk delight. Best of all is the ‘Hot Chip Remix’, which is like some weird extra-terrestrial siren-call inviting earthlings to a giant intergalactic party.

You can buy the EP from Rough Trade or HMV.

Click here to watch the video for ‘Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above’ on YouTube.

Here are two brilliant remixes from the first time ‘Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above’ was released on Sub Pop Records:

CSS – Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above (Diplo Remix) mp3
CSS – Let’s Make Love & Listen To Death From Above (Spank Rock Remix) mp3

CSS Website / CSS MySpace / Simian Mobile Disco MySpace
Hot Chip MySpace
/ Calvin Harris MySpace

May 22, 2007

THE WALLBANGERS – Kick The Drugs (7″ EP)

Bang! Records BANG21: 14th May 2007
1. Kick The Drugs
“If I smoke Weed I get neurotic, Alcohol turns me psychotic, Heroin’s just a narcotic, S-S-S-Speed makes me despotic, if you’re on Crack-Cocaine you’re goin’ outta your brain, you’ve gotta pull the plug, you’ve gotta kick the drugs!”
2. Sex Appeal
“He had that look that all the magazines just love, he was splashed across the pages, they couldn’t get enough, and I hate to mention it, but all of this will pass”
3. The World Keeps Spinning Around
“The rivers seethe and boil, the oceans turn to oil, volcanoes all implode, the sky can now explode”
4. Love Assassin
“If you want me to take you home and nurse you on my knee, you better understand I’m on a killin’ spree”

The ‘Kick The Drugs’ EP comes from Mick Harvey (Of The Bad Seeds fame) and The Wallbangers and is the kind of raw Garage-Rock that The Stooges should still be making.  ‘Kick The Drugs’ has a searing riff that’s a little bit Heavy-Metal, a little bit ‘Live & Let Die’ and the best drugs related rant since Queens Of The Stone Age‘s ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’.  When Mick’s howling voice comes in you’ll have a massive grin on your face, you’ll probably be making the sign of the devil and I’ve come to the conclusion that this record cannot be played loud enough… go on try!

The other three songs are almost as dark and thrilling as the A-side.  ‘Sex Appeal’ recalls ‘Shake Appeal’ in title, tone and maniacal fuzzed-out brilliance.  ‘The World Keeps Spinning Around’ is an apocalyptic dusty-desert love song and ‘Love Assassin’ is a sleazy Jon Spencer Psyche-Rocker.  As far as I know, this EP is a one off, I hope that’s not true but I’ll treasure these thirteen minutes anyway.

You can buy the EP by visiting Bang! Records, HMV or Rough Trade.

Mick Harvey – Everything Is Fixed mp3

The Wallbangers MySpace / Mick Harvey MySpace / Bang! Records Website