Raging Contagion

Raging Contagion

Raging Contagion

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KIMBRA WEEK!! Kimbra – Settle Down (Penguin Prison Remix)

May 22, 2012 2 Comments

This song is rated: 2 Pills – intermediate musicologist level

Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here!

For any of you that have been blasting Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” back to back for days on end, you need to be introduced to the other half of that brilliant song, her name is KIMBRA. Remember it.  In honor of her album “Vows” being released tomorrow in the US (I ordered the Australian release months ago and love it to bits and pieces!), we are hosting KIMBRA WEEK on Raging Contagion. Every day, and I mean each and every day, we will highlight one of her epic tracks for you to fall in love with, as we have.

We already sorta introduced her to you when we had last months “Warrior” collab she did with A-Track and Mark Foster. Todays track is how I came to find her on my radar in the first place. The brilliant Penguin Prison remixed her song “Settle Down” and disco-fied it a few years back. It is an unsubtle proposition to the object of her desire that she wants to settle down, have a child named “Nebraska Jones”, and then she battles it out with “the other woman”, all in the matter of 1 song. And for being so pint-sized, Kimbra has vocal chords that seem as if they’re always on over-drive.  Without further ado, here’s our first tidbit for Kimbra Week!

P.S. Check out the original music video link below, there are burning porcelain dolls in it!

“Settle Down” music video

Amazon – Kimbra “Vows” Album

Kimbra on Wikipedia

Gotye – Learnalilgivinanlovin

April 2, 2012 2 Comments

This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry level music for novices

 

Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here!

I hope you all got a hint that yesterdays BabyMetal post was somewhat of an April Fools joke, right? (Although I must confess, when they switch over to the rap part, they were totally adorable!) That being said, I would like to introduce to you the first OFFICIAL music post of Raging Contagion. I was gretting all weekend about what would be the best foot to start off on and was so overwhelmed I finally just hit “Random” on my favorites playlist and what came up was so perfect, I can only attribute it to divine inspiration.

With a song like this in your arsenal, however, you can conquer AN-Y-THING (including those awful Mondays we just had to face)! The artist Gotye (pronounced “Go-tee-ayh”) has been a hot item recently from his oh-so-brilliant song “Somebody That I Used To Know” which was covered by, and succinctly went YouTube viral, Walk Off The Earth. “Learnalilgivinanlovin” from the album Like Drawing Blood is totally opposite of “Somebody”.

The song starts off with a motown drum intro combined with harmonized “oohs/aahs” (I can just imagine the backup dancers for this!), layering in tambourines, horns and then gets into the good stuff. This song is about learning how to give, how to love, and how to live. Don’t wait to play this and make sure to turn it up, it will get you moving!