At the tail end of last year we were lucky enough to give you the first chance to hear a wonderful track by Conveyor called “Mukraker.” Now that the track has had plenty of time to sink in, why not completely forget everything you knew about it and take in the Mesita remix of it? In a style akin to a track by Axel Wilner (The Field), Mesita’s James Cooley has taken snippets of vocals and melody and stitched them together to create a flowing and insistent reworking. It actually sounds nothing much like the original, but goshdarnit, does it sound fresh and wonderful! Check it out below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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