To kick off summer, and the 4th of July Weekend in a big way, EV2BK wants to introduce our Bangin Beach and BBQ Playlist 2010!
Over the next few days and weeks, we will add to the list, so keep checking back, but here’s a taste to whet your appetite and get some ideas percolating for your weekend BBQ jam selection.
#1) La Roux – In For The Kill:
To get things started right, we chose La Roux . La Roux has made major inroads into the US mainstream over the last year, and their hit single Bulletproof has been everywhere, even topping the UK charts in 2009. They will start a tour tomorrow that kicks off at RockWerchter2010. Other acts there will include The XX, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Phoenix, and many more. It sounds like a killer show, but unfortunately Werchter is a Belgian province near Brussles and it kicks off tomorrow so… no RockWerchter for you. La Roux has no NYC stops planned for the summer (the closest they’ll be is D.C.), so we’ll have to enjoy the tracks poolside instead. If this video doesn’t get you in the mood for the summertime heat (and inspire some awesome dance moves) then nothing will.
#2) Smashing Pumpkins – 1979:
Classic chilled out summer jam from 2005 by Smashing Pumpkins. Far better than this recent Passion Pit remix of “Tonight, Tonight,” let’s be real.
#3) Yeasayer – Madder Red:
We were sad to miss Yeasayer’s recent show as part of The Beach @ Governor’s Island summer concert series, but hear it was a blast. We’re sticking with their first release All Hour Cymbals as the band’s best work so far, but 2010’s Odd Blood definitely branches out into more danceable territory. Bump “Madder Red” to start the engine for your weekend road trip.
#4) The-Dream – Trilogy:
The-Dream is making some serious moves in the acting department with his video for “Trilogy” which includes songs from his pulsating third album Love King, which dropped yesterday. He opens the video with “Yamaha” for the first 4-minutes or so, where he is accompanied by the 2010 version of Robert Palmer’s girls and sounds a little like Prince. For the last 10 minutes (yes this is a long one) during “Nikki Pt. 2″ and “Abyss,” he stars in his own short film, complete with a dramatic narrative, one leading lady, and some creative camera work.
#5) The Morning Benders – Promises:
The Morning Benders have been included in heavy rotation in our offices ever since the foursome’s LP Big Echo came out earlier this year. Have you been listening to Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest for too long? Take it out. Put in Big Echo. Dance more than you used to and thank us later.