Monday, April 28, 2008

Where's The Vodka?














Lifelike



These are not bangers. These are not banglodies. These songs are sweet stabs of italo-disco-electro-funk. These songs and remixes are Lifelike, they are songs for electro cats to chill to. If you listen to way too much dance music, like us here at Fake Tattoos, then these song will be a certain sort of respite from the banger overload of the blogworld. I listen to Lifelike when I drive my spaceship around Sector Y, when I make love to your ghost, and when the world collapses and reveals icy streaks of light that hypnotize you and your heart until it all seems so...Lifelike.

So Electric

In My Car

Epic Last Song (Lifelike Remix)

Happy Therapy (Lifelike Remix)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I Hear You Now...



I Hear You Now

P.S.
Fake Tattoos Loves You.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Black Rose Bunny Circles



I was crawling through my garden when a black rose opened up and inside was a rabbit made of circles and wire. I asked him "What do you need?" shaking my snow covered fist at him, "Guitars interlocked to inform me of space and time" he said with his eyes aglow inside of a moon inside of a sun inside of my favorite songs mixed together in a 15 minute mini love letter to the world and to everyone who reads Fake Tattoos. Please download this and enjoy it through your ears. It is made to please, nothing more does it intend to do, this is not challenging, this is euphoric, this is Black Rose Bunny Circles.

1. Six Organs Of Admittance - Saint Cloudd
2. Shugo Tokumaru - Mushina
3. Felt - Crystal Ball
4. The Verlaines - Joed Out
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - A Baby For Pree
6. Television - Days

Black Rose Bunny Circles

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Stone Roses



Spring is here, and this should be your anthem. One of the greatest albums ever made, reminds everyone of sun, fun, and romance!!!!

One Starfox's top 3 favorite albums!!!

From AMG:
Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain's "Madchester" scene -- an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance culture -- it's rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made the Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating them as if they were the same beast. Equally important was the Roses' cool, detached arrogance, which was personified by Ian Brown's nonchalant vocals. Brown's effortless malevolence is brought to life with songs that equal both his sentiments and his voice -- "I Wanna Be Adored," with its creeping bassline and waves of cool guitar hooks, doesn't demand adoration, it just expects it. Similarly, Brown can claim "I Am the Resurrection" and lie back, as if there were no room for debate. But the key to The Stone Roses is John Squire's layers of simple, exceedingly catchy hooks and how the rhythm section of Reni and Mani always imply dance rhythms without overtly going into the disco. On "She Bangs the Drums" and "Elephant Stone," the hooks wind into the rhythm inseparably -- the '60s hooks and the rolling beats manage to convey the colorful, neo-psychedelic world of acid house. Squire's riffs are bright and catchy, recalling the British Invasion while suggesting the future with their phased, echoey effects. The Stone Roses was a two-fold revolution -- it brought dance music to an audience that was previously obsessed with droning guitars, while it revived the concept of classic pop songwriting, and the repercussions of its achievement could be heard throughout the '90s, even if the Stone Roses could never achieve this level of achievement again.

The Stone Roses Debut Album (Self Titled)
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow



Felt was a band from the 80s. They worshipped Television. They created songs that made everyone remember America, even though they were from England. Listen to this music and pretend you are from the 70s, wearing jeans and a leather jacket, smoking on a NYC side street, staring at a gang of blondes singing Friction as loud as they can while tagging up the walls with CBGB. Good ol' days. This is some of the best shit.

Here are my favorite songs from their 1984 debut, The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories.

Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
Crystal Ball
Whirlpool Vision of Shame

Watch as guitar lines slip and slide between each-other creating absolute diamond memories in the sky of your eyes.

He Always Sends Us The Craziest Shit!

EVERYONE's FAV DISCOTEXAS MOONMAN

You Know What Day It Is.







You Will Eventually Die. Fact.



So Get Your Party On. My only real advice to you is Pick Your Poison. Or you can get your life Remixed. It is the only way you can deal with the STRESS

Paramount



A lot of the music we like is found on french blogs. I found this song forty six years ago while stranded on an island, it was in a bottle with a note attached:

One listens a lot of pieces. To every day, leaving for the work, to the school, while there returning, while eating little imports. To there to think, among all the songs that one listens, rare are the one that distract me of my task or of my thoughts or of funny homeless person that wanders on the sidewalk next to me. But the songs exist that demand our total attention and that do in to go out that one thinks about all in measure of this song. One looks at the others and one says that them they do not know to which not at all my ears enjoy in this moment or, they would like that them to be enough cool to listen a good songs as that. And well this is the song case that I present you this afternoon. A perfect song, as this afternoon. A song that competes with the hardest bangers, without for as much to be rough or unruly to a fault. A sample of true instruments, without a forbidding filter, a simple build-up with a big kick of house. The song kind that kills all in softness. DJ DLG is responsible of this masterpiece. His EP Here à Rock is available on Beatport, and deserves your some dollars.

DJ DLG - Paramount

One listens to a lot of pieces, not many are paramounts. Is house coming back?

52 Card Pick Up


Are you falling apart? Do you need some songs to glue you together? These songs will be gentle hands of a stranger. They will love you back into sanity. Sanity = Love?

This is a duo from Tokyo who make "experimental music using max/msp and multiple recordings of voices and just intonation electric gutars. They are influenced by impressionism especially Debussy, contemporary music, jazz, and bossanova" Whoaaa whatever right? WRONG. This song is so sweet it makes me melt into a puddle of calm and understanding. You could punch me in the face and then play this song, it would be cooooooool.
Hula Hooper - Light

Alaska In Winter is Brendan Bethancourt from New Mexico. He makes electronic music with mash ups of Balkan Folk (lol?), I know what you are thinking: Yeah but we have beirut...
That is why I am posting (one of the five tracks on his debut) that features Zach Condon himself. The track also features some epic bass stabs, washy cymbals and other spine stingingly sweet electronic flourishes (is that a vocoder at the end!? First balkan folk track with Vocoder!?!).
Alaska in Winter - Close Your Eyes: We Are Blind (Featuring Beirut)

This is an oldie (meaning not super fresh and moist like most of the Fake Tats offerings) from my main man Andrew Bird. Probably my favorite gem off of his latest album.
Andrew Bird - Heretics

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Final Harry Potter Theme.

A risky move.
The director and producers have called for a new Harry Potter theme.
Produced by The Bloody Beetroots.

Spell casted beats.
 Violins struck by broom and wands.
Italian electro funk rock meets magic.



Bringing Back Da Funk.


That Daft Punk love banger that came out on Valentine's day was not by our favorite robots!
It was by up and comer Louis La Roche.

He'll make your tastebuds tingle for Discovery.







Thursday, April 17, 2008

VUVUVUVUVUVU with Ya Boyz MSTRKRFT



"The song was inadvertently named by Xavier [de Rosnay] from Justice. While we were traveling around together, he was describing the kind of music that they make and the kind of music we make. He says the music they make is [imitates] 'PRPRPRPR TISH, PRPRPRPRPR TISH' and the music we make is 'VUVUVU' in this funny Parisian accent.

So when we were making that song we were like, 'Fuck, there isn't a more 'VUVUVU' sounding track in existence!'"

I present you:
VUVUVU

That is not the only MSTRKRFT masterpeice, of course not. I am going to do it big the Fake Tats way and lace you all with some incredibly dope songs that MSTRKRFT have been banging out over the last month. So much fire, you might get burned.

ALL I DO IS PARTY HAHAHAHAHAHAH, SO FUCKING BOUNCE.
Bounce Featuring N.O.R.E.

Yo, if you party all day then you just gotta stay fly. What better way than with some MSTRKRFT vuvu synths.
Stay Fly (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Damn, these track alone are enough to keep a party bumping for at least two weeks. Here is MSTRKRFT tearing apart Kylie, a track you should all have by now but I am posting anyway.
Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Sorry, I am Calling In Sick...AGAIN



I thought we had enough Calling In Sick. I was so wrong. Fun Punch is a good song, it has a nice melody. Calling In Sick take the drums from Justice's Klaxon remix and add some more distortion, some more bounce to the already dope Fun Punch. Calling In Sick is from Australia, so are the Bagraiders. Aussie Vs Aussie = Delicious.

Fun Punch (Calling In Sick Remix)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Twinkly Destruction = Banglody



Everything is exploding and blood is falling all around you while it changes form and switches istelf in a quick second to blow up beautifull in your eyes overtaking them and using twinkles and blings to seduce your mind. Your mind expands and then shrinks and then explodes and then implodes and then realizes that Fake Tats is the fucking double idientity. Bangers. Melody. Banglody.


I have wanted to post this banglody for awhile. Calling In Sick tears things apart while they stun you and cradles your strawberry mangled body in their scorpion arms. Scorpion arms made of gummy lifesavers electrified.
Calling In Sick - Cali Games

Designer Drugs shapes banglodies for the consumption of the audibly crippled. If you can not hear, if you live inside of a hole filled with sponges that soak up the sound of synths and sixteenths, these banglodies will still penetrate. I once played this song in Hong Kong, around 20 B.C. and it exploded the population and that is why China is purple.
Les Gens Pour Ce QUils Sont (Designer Drugs Remix)

Computer Club likes to remix New Order. We all know New Order has melody. New Order does not bang. Like New Order? Want them to bang? New Order got banglodied.
Bizarre Love Triangle (Computer Club Cover)

Midnight Juggernauts make melodic bangers on their own terms. They also remix things that were prevoiusly just melodic, or had a little bang to them, but didn't really have constant explosions. Sebastian Tellier is addicted to sex, this Midnight Juggernauts rework of his song Divine makes it seem like he is addicted to rape.
Divine (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)

SebastiAn doesn't know what the word banger means, he doesn't know what the word melody means, he doesn't speak any language, his mind is a computer, his body is a forever evolving android made of sulfar and nicotine. He made this song.
If You Fail We All Fail (SebastiAn Remix)

FUCKING BONUS BANGLODY BY MSTRKRFT

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow



Felt was a band from the 80s. They worshipped Television. They created songs that made everyone remember America, even though they were from England. Listen to this music and pretend you are from the 70s, wearing jeans and a leather jacket, smoking on a NYC side street, staring at a gang of blondes singing Friction as loud as they can while tagging up the walls with CBGB. Good ol' days. This is some of the best shit.

Here are my favorite songs from their 1984 debut, The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories.

Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
Crystal Ball
Whirlpool Vision of Shame

Watch as guitar lines slip and slide between each-other creating absolute diamond memories in the sky of your eyes.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Motor - Momy - Army.

He still wants you to shut the fuck up.


They all seem to be in their final form, especially Motor.


Here you go kids...


 Have fun with your Jack White-infested industrial French robot malfunctioning, cd skipping, abrasive fuel from the future extracted from the liquified metal on the side of Oceanic Flight 815, upon impact into Ben's kingdom.


Not something to be fooled around with, joked about, or even listened to.


He did it again.














*******UPDATED FOR ALL OF YOU FIENDS*******


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sexuality - Sebastien Tellier.


The best to way to throw down.


Sexy Space Shit For Your Whip



I got some new goodies for all my people with the tattoos that fade. Ranging from funky space house to wildly energetic dance punk.

First off, my favorite banger of the month (besides Momie of course), comes from our man Foamo from Spain. He remixes primary one to sound like a trip to god's basement where a robot in disguise finally breaks out his good shit and the crowd goes crazy. Music for your jeep and for 2morow's friday night.
Hold Me Down (Foamo Remix)

That wasn't hype enough for you? If your ears can take more of that wobbly synth sound that makes you feel electric all over then check out this mix from Fake Tats fave The Shoes. They take Wiley's Wearing My Rolex and throw it in a black hole. It comes out looking like a giant snake on fire and ready to BOUNCE.
Wearing My Rolex (The Shoes Remix)

Do you want more? If this track doesn't satiate your desire for audio energy then I give up. If Matt & Kim were crazy and more obsessed with Synths is what Shy Child sounds like to me.
Astronaut

Have you been looking for those crazy rave tracks that build up and up and up until they explode on top of the globe and form a giant ice pyramid that contains the secrets to the Island? Well look no further, Zombie Nation has remixed The Presets newest single: This Boy's In Love. It's an epic track that builds itself up over its 8 minutes with more of that wobbly synth sound that is this post's trademark.
This Boy's In Love (Zombie Nation Remix)

I feel like I'm in outer-space right now. What is more appropriate for this occasion than some dusted space disco? Check out my main man Altair Nouveau who is getting love all over the blogsphere with his future retro moon sound.
Space Fortress

Whew! While some think there is no such thing as 2 much ghetto noise funk, we here at Fake Tats always think there is some room for those nice non-exploding tracks that just put you in a mellow mood. After all of these intergalactic attacks I'm leaving y'all with Sweden's very own The Tough Alliance's new track. A mellow, poppy number that echoes throughout Sector Y's airways during the after hours. There is nothing you can do to stop this one from touching your heart. Don't you feel lucky?
Lucky

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ed Rec Vol. III Teaser

1. Mr. Oizo - Yves [0:00]
2. Busy P - To Protect And Entertain (Feat. Murs) [0:22]
3. Mr. Flash - Over The Top [0:39]
4. SebastiAn - Dog [3:39]
5. Uffie - Robot Oeuf [1:34]
6. Justice - Stress (Auto Remix) [2:26]
7. Mr. Oizo - Minuteman's Pulse [4:49]
8. DJ Medhi (we met him) - Pocket Piano [8:36]
9. Krazy Baldhead - No Cow, No Pow [5:43]
10. DSL - Find Me In The World [9:24]
11. Feadz - Back It Up (Feat. Spank Rock) [7:40]
12. So Me (yeah him 2) - Decalcomania [6:34]


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Songs About Bones



Pepi Ginsberg - In My BonesYour crush from 11 years old. She sits on a swing set with her eyes half open, peering through your mother's ruby red telescope and wishing you would come back.

Man Man - WhalebonesThe moon rises over a ghost town while the bleeding body of the last gambler struts around his old saloon, crying tears made of old card tricks that never worked and gripping his revolver that is so confused with his heart.

Giant Skyflower - Bitter Wild Rabbit Builds The Bone
A majestic strum laced with shimmering sitar that coalesces into a sing along from an angel who's skin as been shed to revel its diamond bones that glow into the night, creating a massive mirror to reflect the thousands of burning candles that are alive in your eyes.

Perfect.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mr. Gaspar You Fool

Mr. Gaspar is so confused about his identity, he just got this surgery and no one really wants to hang out cuz he keeps on forgetting his Shivadas. One day he will make you trip.
Mr. Gaspar's Late Night Disco Funk Jam

Someone please tell Mr. Gaspar that he is not in the city yet...but still on Echo Beach.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Grum... KJ"





It's the soundtrack to Grum's spring hibernation!  He's been kind enough to send us the super special advance dreamdisk from the prophecy-making section of his brain, right below the part where memories are lost and found.


1. GRUM - "Whoah"
2. SIDECHAINS - "Bassnova"
3. DJ DLG - "Paramount (Roger Seventytwo RMX)
4. DAFT PUNK - "Voyager (REVOLTE RMX)
5. GRUM - "Love Disco"
6. SHAZAM - "Pool Party"
7. THOMAS BANGALTER - "Falling in Love"
8. YELLE - "Ce Jeu (Fisk RMX)
9. REVOLTE - "Ironical Sexism (GRUM RMX)"
10. CHIC - "Le Freak"
11. GRUM - "Mexico"
12. T.E.D.D. - "Sneak"
13. ARMAND BAN HELDEN - "You Don't Know Me (GRUM RMX)"
14. EDWIN VAN CLEEF - "The Rise of the Idiots"
15. GRUM - "Go Back"
16. GRUM - "Catch Your Breath"
17. FELIX DA HOUSECAT - "Radio (SHINICHI OSAWA RMX)
18. GRUM - "Heartbeat"
19. LIFELIKE - "So Electric"
20. ANORAAK - "Nightdrive With You"