Here are the 20 most popular tracks on New Music United this week.
1. Motor feat. Martin Gore is a four months old track that is still not officially released. This radio rip has been an underground hit in the blogosphere all summer and now it’s back on number one for some reason.
2. Everybody hates the first blog single from the Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration, but it still manages to make the top of the chart. Music fans are curious people. Personally, I think don’t think it’s that bad.
3. Manic Street Preachers is an exclusive NMU stream and keeps a strong presence top ten on the chart.
4. Giana Factory, Mikael Simpson (three blog singles on NMU), Kristina Renée, Laust Sonne (three blog singles on NMU) and Darkness Falls are extremely popular Danish artists on NMU.
5. Modern English, Anal Cunt (R.I.P.), The Stooges (sic!) and Roxy Music are all “rediscovered tracks” mingling with all the new releases.
6. Is Tropical, S.C.U.M. and Koudlam (a contender for single of the year!) are official “NMU darlings”.
Oh, and the Flaming Lips blog single is six hours long!
The theme for the new Scandinavian TV series “Bron/Broen” (The Bridge) from the Danish band Choir of Young Believers is destined to become a massive hit in the region. And well deservedly so, because it is a really, really good song.
Balearic flavoured remix of the song originally lifted from American songwriter Kurt Vile’s brillant 2011-album “Smoke Ring For My Halo”. The remix is by DJ/producers Rødsten and Jesper Rummenigge, both from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mark Pritchard is an electronic music producer and DJ from Sydney, Australia. Born in Yeovil, United Kingdom, he has released music on the labels Warp Records, Hyperdub, Dedicated and Sonar Kollektiv amongst others. He has collaborated and released under numerous monikers since 1992 including Harmonic 313, Africa Hitech (with Steve Spacek), Global Communication (with Tom Middleton), Troubleman, Reload, Link, Harmonic 33 (with Dave Brinkworth), Pulusha (with Kirsty Hawkshaw, formerly of Opus III) and a recent collaboration with Om’mas Keith of Sa-Ra. Pritchard has produced a wide scope of genres with the acclaimed Global Communication album 76:14 of 1994 – which was included in The Guardian’s list of “1000 albums to hear before you die” – a foray into downtempo, ambient electronica, in contrast to the 2008 release as Harmonic 313′s When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence on Warp Records that features Detroit hip-hop influenced electronica.
The Stooges is the self-titled debut of the rock band The Stooges. It was released in August 1969 and peaked at number 106 on the Billboard album charts. Two songs, “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and “1969″, were released as singles. It is widely considered as one of the best proto punk albums. With Ron Asheton’s walls of distortion, and distorted wah wah solos, textures and power chord riffs it is also considered to have had an impact on hard rock. Lyrically Iggy Pop’s lyrics are minimalistic and the tracks “Ann” and “We Will Fall” are clearly influenced by Jim Morrison who he has stated as his primary influence and the track “Ann” bears resemblance to The Doors song “The Crystal Ship”.
“Ricochet days”, the band’s third studio album, does greatly benefit from a slightly streamlined sound, better production, and dancier rhythms. Adding a string quartet and other classical instruments, it even sounds a bit experimental and ambitious. While “Ricochet days” lacks an absolutely catchy hit single like “I melt with you” and the punk edge of the previous two albums, it will ultimately prove the most satisfying Modern English effort. [Source]
Following the release of their debut album Native To on Kitsuné in June, IS TROPICAL are back with their new single “Lies”. After the phenomenal success of “The Greeks” videoclip, this time they asked Jonathan Leder one of the founder of the best erotic & luxury magazine on earth, Jacques, to work on their new video. An amazing cocktail of pole dance, vultures, lust and sexiness. [Source]
Here are the 20 most popular tracks on New Music United this week!
1. Pakistan is number one!
2. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are represented twice! (No, wait, The Beatles three times!)
3. Track 1, 5, 11 and 17 are (great) cover versions.
4. Kristina Renée (one NMU blog single), Laust Sonne (three NMU blog singles) and Mikael Simpson (three NMU blog singles) are extremely popular Danish artists on New Music United.
5. Lanterns On The Lake, Ghost and Man Without Country are “NMU darlings”.
6. Number 19 is the full, new (and utterly brilliant!) new album from Nick Lowe.
A collection of 10 songs recorded by Nirvana in a reggae style, the album is the brainchild of Prince Fatty, aka Mike Pelanconi and the Mutant Hi-Fi, aka Nick Coplowe, and it features the vocal talents of Little Roy, one of the great singers from Jamaican music’s classic era in the 1960s and ’70s, who cut tunes with Studio One, Matador, Prince Buster and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. [Source]