Raging Contagion

Raging Contagion

Raging Contagion

Music so good it will make you sick!

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GL – Runner

May 8, 2015

Sounds similar to: Toro Y Moi, Ronika, HAERTS

 

GL – the perfect soundtrack to your 80’s fantasies of driving down a dark road in a fast futuristic-looking car as if you were in a movie and on your way to confront your foe, your face a stony look of determination and a steely glare as you gaze into the horizon ahead. Ok, maybe that’s MY dream, but this is the car I’d drive, in case you were wondering and all…

Nary do any of their songs stray from the formula of epic electro pop glowing synth dance realm, and I’m totally ok with that. This Melbourne duo has several other Dr. Whuzzerface approved tracks too that you should enjoy. I would recommend starting with “What Happened To Us” as an appetizer.

 

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Christine and The Queens – Saint Claude

May 8, 2015

And we back!

Christine & The Queens are going to start hitting the music scene like a tidal wave soon, so get your fill now before their incredible music gets overplayed.

I imagine that she embodies Michael Jackson, if he was a french and a woman that is. This song certainly hooked me withing just the first few seconds. Enjoy!

Thumpers – Unkinder (A Tougher Love)

January 3, 2014

Sounds similar to: Swiss Lips, Black Light Dinner Party, HAERTS

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

HAPPY LA-DI-DA NEW YEAR!!

What better way to start the year afresh than with a killer tune that you absolutely have no idea what the lyrics are going for but you still can’t get the beat or melody out of your head. If that’s how you like it, then you are in luck my friend because this song is the doozie to get your head bobbing in true pigeon-esque fashion.

“Unkinder” is mostly focused on the amped up drums,  group singing, delayed buzzes, and bounteous “oooooooo’s” and “ah’s (you should check out their unplugged version of it). Actually, listening to this song really makes me ache for drum set…but that’s a sad story for another time. The heavy drums really seem to play on the UK bands name though, eh? I can only imagine that the topic of the song revolves around the obstacles a relationship goes through to build “A Tougher Love”.  But seriously, let me know what you think about this? I’m totally digging on it.

Cheers!

Flash/Lights – Scarves

December 13, 2013

Sounds similar to: Phantogram, Passion Pit, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

I’m going to continue with the winter-themed songs with todays treat. With all this onslaught of cold weather most of the US has been having, I figured some of you might want a bit of a break so here, try on this “scarf”, it’ll warm you up with the suggestion “we should get away, the sand and the sun to press against my face”. I can feel the balmy breezes now (don’t get me wrong, I am LOVING this cold weather! I may live in one of the warmest places in the world, but I do have quite a collection of cold weather outwear attire. *shrug*). Seeing as how this group hails from Denver though, I may understand why they may express this sentiment.

Now, if I were to make up a song right now with the music equipment just sitting at the foot of my bed, the result would sound almost exactly like this song, leading me to wonder why I am NOT making up tunes right now. Beside that point, I am digging the almost Beach Boy tone he takes on in the chorus, it really completes the escapism feel.

Enjoy and HAPPY FRIDAY!

Starsystem – Our Love

October 10, 2013

Sounds Similar To: Rooney, MGMT, Gorillaz

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

This is a bit of a Throwback Thursday! Rising from the ashes of the former surfer Cali rock band Rooney comes the sure-to-be shooting comet STARSYSTEM. That’s right folks, the delectable Robert Schwartzman is up to new toe-tapping tunes. This particular song from their EP “Pleasure District”, which was just released this week, is going to be the money maker.  Comin’ at you with 90’s rap-esque beats and keyboards, joined with disco funk bass and back-up vocals is a songs that I can picture myself skate-dancing to. Hello flashbacks to SKATELAND!!

Oh Land – Pyromaniac

September 26, 2013

Sounds Similar To: Sia, Charli XCX, Dragonette

Whuzzerface here, WISHING I WERE OH LAND!!

Seriously, the Danish singer Oh Land is so pretty and adorable, it’s not fair. Her mother is an opera singer, her father an organist, and she was in the Royal Dutch Ballet until a spinal fracture ended that career and made her rediscover her true calling.  Obviously, she can’t help winning a genetic lottery with being beautiful, graceful and creative so I don’t hate her for it. But seriously though, I want her hair color(s).

This song is bound to be one of her biggest tracks from her new album “Wishbone”, which just came out two days ago, the same time that she kicked off her US tour for the next month. This poppy song retells of a volatile relationship, the girl calling herself a “pyromaniac” and the guy being her “perfect match and spark”.

If you find yourself liking this song, you’ll probably also appreciate her older songs like “Son of A Gun” or “White Nights” (there are many good remixes too).

ENJOY!

Stepdad – My Leather

May 20, 2013

Sounds similar to: Ghost Beach, Superhumanoids, MNDR

 

Maybe it’s because Phoenix Comicon is this upcoming weekend, but I have video games on the brain. Which is especially funny since the beginning of this song sounds to me like the 8-bit Nintendo version of what a silent film organ would be.  So just imagine Charlie Chaplin doing it trademark “waddle-walk” while your ears get a load of a song about a Trampire. Here’s a “bite” of the lyrics:

She’s got style
she rips it off my back and puts it on her coat hook
She won’t smile
you’d best avert your eyes and not give her a second look
Things she wants
not a companion but some pages in her journal
Things go wrong
we started equal but it got way too paternal
 
She wants a coat made of my leather, and my fur, and my nails
She’s always cold despite the weather, she needs sun, she’s so pale
You think she’s had enough, it’s not enough, she always wants more
She always wants more of my leather, and my fur, and my nails.
 

Yup, that’s exactly what a Trampire does: lures a guy in and drains him of life, money and whatever else she wants until he’s nothing but a bag of bones, AND THEN she wants that too! Think women like that don’t exist? Think again. They’re out there so be careful.

In the meantime, have fun with this and hopefully I’ll see y’alls at Comicon!

Boyz Noize – This Is What You Want

April 25, 2013

Sounds Similar To: Chromeo, JUSTICE, Röyksopp

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

I know they say that if you tell your birthday wish after you blow out candles, it won’t come true, but I don’t care – I WANNA BE A SUPER-something!  Hero/woman/rad/smash/shuttle/8, doesn’t matter, just super at something. What luck then that my ears would pick up on this song in crowded New York City and compel me to shout to my sister “I must know what this song is…Give me your smartphone!!!”  Lo and behold, this song not only sounds super, the plot of the video centers on a regular man, surrounded by supers. (Whenever I walk into a singles even, that is how I feel.)

So you say you want super music? Then that is what you’ll get.  ENJOY!!

Birthday Ticket Giveaway Winner Is…..

April 18, 2013

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

The time has finally come for the resolution to the big question: “Who won the Birthday Ticket Giveaway??”  Well, the drawing pool was actually a lot larger than I expected it to be so the competition was fierce.

I printed every entrants name and put the rolled up slip into a very cute jockey cap.

The Hat

I then enlist the help of my ridiculously-good-looking assistant, C-Low-To-The-Ground. He, being an unbiased party, drew out the following name:

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CONGRATULATIONS ASHLEY LAMB!!

I’m still waiting to hear back from her on which concert she chooses, but I think we may hold another one of these very soon, so don’t give up and thank you thank you thank you for your support!

Vance Joy – Riptide

April 5, 2013

Sounds Similar To: Of Monsters & Men, The Lumineers, Jack Johnson

Hi there, Whuzzerface here,

I had about 5 other songs queued and drafted up (I know, I was shocked that I was planning ahead too!) but the moment I heard this song, I knew it was destined to end up on here, and soon. This song has all the sincerity and sound of a live performance, probably mostly due to the slightly out of tune ukelele, but there’s also a richness which envelopes you as the chorus sweeps in.

Aussie Vance Joy will be tearing up the charts with this song, just like a riptide. A song like this is group sing-a-long type tune that will have you envisioning the beautiful coast line waters and breezes in no time flat. So soak up some relaxing music and have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE TICKET GIVEAWAY THIS MONTH!!

Ukelele’s aren’t chew toys.