DATE: April 27th, 2012
Remember World’s End Press? It’s been too long since we’ve heard something new from these guys. After releasing two singles, “Only The Brave” and “Golden Child”, along with the EP “Faithful” back in 2010, Melbourne’s World’s End Press return with their new single, “Second Day Uptown”, which was produced by Dan Whitford of Cut Copy. A infectious catchy song about “living in the city, assimilating and forgetting who you used to be.” Keep an eye out for their debut album due out later this year.
The single drops “Second Day Uptown” on April 30th via Liberation Music.
DATE: March 19th, 2012
“Feels Like” is another infectious pop song from Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning solo EP “Lover Motion”, out today on Cutters Records. It feels like summer all over again. The five-track EP also features the lead single “I Can’t Stay” (watch the video here), the beautiful track “Mistaken Images” and two moody instrumentals “Night Dunes” and “Bullet Island”. You can stream the whole thing here.
DATE: February 10th, 2012
Back in December, we featured Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning infectious summer tune “I Can’t Stay”, and now the single gets a video, directed by Krozm. “I Can’t Stay” is the first taste from Ben Browning’s solo EP “Lover Motion”, which drops on March 19th on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records. The single comes with two energetic remixes by Cutters’ own Knightlife and DFA’s Juan Maclean. You can stream both remixes here.
The Rapture will finally drop the remix EP for their latest single “Sail Away” on January 17th via DFA Records. The EP features reworks by the like of Cut Copy (oh, yes!), Aeroplane, and Cosmic Kids and you can now stream the whole thing above. In case you missed it, watch the clip for “Sail Away” here, their first official video in five years.
DATE: December 30th, 2011
Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis
La.Ga.Sta. offered its services to many weary travellers once more this year. By “following rivers” they drove “through the green” and found themselves in “English Riviera” only to come back again to our station for another refill.
Taking a Friday drive down this year’s memory lane, we think back on our numerous stops including among others:
Our after-hours, absolutely wicked dj set in the VIP room of Melt! Festival. We might have missed Cut Copy’s performance but we certainly had a blast. Shout out to T.E.E.D., Azari & III, Metronomy, Siriusmo, and Planningtorock for their stunning gigs.
The 15-track La.Ga.Sta. Summer Compilation 2011 with lots of exclusives released in August and downloaded by more than 15.000 vroomers in less than a month. Thank you guys!
Dancing ‘till we dropped with the Can You Relate? team at their super cool parties in Thessaloniki together with The Magician, Shit Robot, Villa, Moullinex, In Flagranti, Acid Washed, and Stopmakingme.
A huge thanks coming out to all of you who filled up our inbox with tons of tunes and mixes, wish we could post them all. Keep them coming.
It’s always such a great pleasure sharing sounds, words and feelings with all the people we love. We don’t really like making lists since we always forget to include everything we loved through the year. But, by popular demand, our pit stop crew tried to bring the Best of 2011 lists (albums, tracks, remixes, EP’s, video) based on what we played most on our car stereo. It was certainly an amazing year with great releases that gave this station the “gas” it needed to carry on driving. Check out our lists below in no particular order. We don’t have winners or losers in this race only drivers that finally make it to the finish line.
This is the 2011 sound of La.Ga.Sta. Vroooommm!
La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 20 Albums of 2011
Metronomy – The English Riviera [Because Music]
Tiger & Woods – Through The Green [Running Back]
Washed Out – Within And Without [Sub Pop]
Azari & III – Azari & III [Loose Lips]
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther/Matador]
The Rapture – In the Grace Of Your Love [DFA Records]
Siriusmo – Mosaik [Monkeytown]
Discodeine – Discodeine [Dirty]
Cut Copy – Zonoscope [Modular]
Rimer London – Rimer London [Magnetron]
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost! [DFA Records]
Yuksek – Living On The Edge Of Time [Polydor]
Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven [Acéphale]
Cults – Cults [Columbia]
Canyons – Keep Your Dreams [Modular]
Com Truise – Galactic Melt [Ghostly International]
6th Borough Project – One Night In The Borough [Delusions Of Grandeur]
Beni – House Of Beni [Modular]
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [Codek]
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves [Domino Records]
Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning dropped today his solo single “I Can’t Stay” on Cutters Records. A catchy, summery tune, which “opens with an almost calypso guitar lead, before opening up into bouncing bass driven club-pop”. The single comes with two energetic remixes by Cutters’ own Knightlife and DFA’s Juan Maclean. “I Can’t Stay” is the first taste from Browning’s forthcoming EP, expected to be released early next year. Fill it up!
DATE: November 16th, 2011
The Rapture just released a new video for their second single “Sail Away”, their first official video in five years. The “Sail Away” remix EP is due out in December, and features reworks by Cut Copy, Aeroplane and Cosmic Kids.
Check out this nice seven-minute cover of Cut Copy’s single “Where I’m Going” from Lotus Plaza, the solo project of Deerhunter’s guitarist Lockett Pundt. This cover is available now on limited-edition 7″ vinyl with a b-side of Architecture In Helsinki’s take on “Need You Now”. Buy here.
Cut Copy work their magic on this great remix of Death Cab For Cutie’s track “Doors Unlocked And Open”. This remix is taken from Death Cab for Cutie’s “Keys And Codes” Remix EP, which drops on November 22 via Atlantic. The EP features seven reworked tracks from their album “Codes and Keys”, which was released back in May. Play it loud!
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