After weeks of rumours and wild conjectures, Baltimore duo Beach House are finally sharing a first taste of their fourth studio album, Bloom, due for release on May 11th via Mistletone Records/Inertia. Expectations are pretty high for this new LP, especially after the success of the duo’s 2010 album, Teen Dream, which spawned a few memorable singles and remixes.
Beach House – Norway (Martin Vidal Listen To Disco Remix)
Beach House - Zebra ( Them Jeans Drum Edit)
Beach House’s new single “Myth” was recorded in late 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. The song’s spiraling guitars and gentle drums provide a velvet lining for Victoria’s warm vocals.
Beach House - Myth
The album that will follow in May was largely designed on the road, during two years of tour. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, with Chris Coady as co-producer.
Find Beach House on Facebook and buy the music on
Masked London post-dubstep producer SBTRKT (Aaron Jerome in real life) had a massive 2011, but his career actually started long before this sudden wave of success. He began his DJ career at Plastic People in London and started sharing his music back in 2009, slowly building a loyal fan-base that has followed him all the way to the release of his impeccable self-titled album last year.
The track SBTRKT shared a couple of weeks ago turns out to be one of his early unreleased compositions. “Atomic Peace” was first included in STRKT’s sets back in 2009 but the song was never released due to sample clearance issues (it uses a sample from Múm’s “Flow Not So Fast Old Mountain Radio”). After a long delay, it is finally available for fans to enjoy! Stream it above and don’t forget to check out the remix by Hannes Fischer just below…
SBTRKT - Atomic Peace (Hannes Fischer Edit)
Want some more? Listen to Them Jeans’ wonderful remix of the pretty anthemic “Hold On” or chill out to the sound of SBTRTK’s collaboration with Little Dragon “Wildfire”.
SBTRKT - Wildfire (Ft. Little Dragon)
SBTRKT - Hold On (Them Jeans Remix)
Check out SBTRKT’s official site for more info and tour dates or show him some love on Facebook. Buy the music on
Hailing from Baltimore, Beach House is Victoria Legrand (vocals, organ) and Alex Scally (guitar, keyboards), who are joined by Daniel J Franz and Graham when performing on stage.
Since its formation in 2005, the duo has released three albums: Beach House (2006), Devotion (2008) and Teen Dream (2010). Blending Victoria Legrand’s delicate vocals with an expansive dream pop sound, Teen Dream has been hailed as one of the best albums of 2010. Very carefully and thoughtfully put together, Beach House’s songs are dream pop at its best. Their slow-paced melodies and eerie vocals combine to create vivid magical soundscapes.
No wonder this music has been a source of inspiration for many DJs and producers who have released incredible remixes that enhance the best qualities of Beach House’s original songs… umstrum||music has selected some of the most noteworthy remixes and you can find them just below:
Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo (Tropic Thunder Remix)
Beach House - White Moon (JAQUES remix)
Beach House - Zebra ( Them Jeans Drum Edit)
If you like what you hear and you want more, click HERE or visit Beach House on MySpace. Of course you can purchase all their albums and EPs on
It’s been about a month now since We Have Band released their critically acclaimed debut album WHB but I still got it stuck on repeat on my iPod, so I thought: what the heck, let’s post about them again and share the love.
If you haven’t heard of We Have Band yet, they are a do-it-yourself trio, with Darren Bancroft on vocals, drums and sampler, Dede W-P on vocals, percussion and sampler and Thomas W-P on vocals, guitar, bass and programming, Their debut album, simply titled WHB, was released on April 5th and it shows the band’s sound has grown into a more serious kind of alternative electro rock.
We Have Band – Honeytrap (Le Matos Remix)
We Have Band – Oh! (Andrew Friendly Remix)
We Have Band – Honeytrap (Them Jeans Remix)
You can stream We Have Band’s music on MySpace and believe me it is worth checking out! Be sure to check out their tour dates too, as they are currently on tour across Europe. You can buy WHB with a couple of bonus tracks on
Following the release of their highly successful last studio album, It’s Blitz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been riding a seemingly endless wave of success and they have become a mainstay of every electro music blog. New remixes of their songs have been popping up left and right every second day, making it hard to keep pace…
Now that the buzz has somehow eased off, it’s high time we dived into this ocean of (mostly very good) remixes to extract the very best!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life (Professor Purple Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life (The Dirty Tees Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock (Them Jeans Acoustic Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (Diplo's Optimo Remix)
The band was formed in New York City in the late summer of 2000 by Karen O (vocals), Nick Zinner (guitar, keyboards) and Brian Chase (drums). Their music melds genres ranging from new wave to art punk and garage rock using heavy guitars, synthetic sounds and screaming vocals.
To get more info, music and tour dates, check out the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on MySpace. You can also purchase their albums on