To The Maxx

let’s pretend you never touched the sugar

Hello world here is some news:

I made a music video for the song “Little Girl” by Robert Francis.
I’ll let you know when it’s been put up online.

I choreographed and danced in the music video for the song “Electric Feel” by MGMT. Should be finished in three weeks or so. Here is a preview of some dance moves you may or may not see in the video:

Next up is a music video for Sunny Levine who is coincidentally playing his live solo debut next week. If you are in or around los angeles, do come to the show. not only is sunny’s music great, but he’s playing with a totally sick backing band AND the rest of the bill is rounded out by tothemaxxx favorites Tornado Rider and Hello Stranger.

Tuesday, April 29, 8PM @ The Air Conditioned Supper Club
625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA
$10, 21 and up

And then there’s also this little future mix I made for the future month of May!

(48:49/192 kbps/67.1 MB)

1. M83 “Kim & Jessie” The new record, Saturdays = Youth, is way good… way melodramatic… way Tears For Fears. I love the wanky solid state guitar stuff late in the song.

2. Jay Reatard “Always Wanting More” from the upcoming third installment of his 7′ series on Matador. This song gets me really pumped up about life and about this current influx of new Jay Reatard songs.

3. The Clique “Superman” I heard this song at a bar and was fascinated by it, but didn’t know how to track it down. Then a few days later an mp3 of the song surfaced on the great Iron Leg. How fortuitous.

4. Voxhaul Broadcast “When The Wives Come Home” Saw these guys a few months back at their Spaceland residency having heard nothing and I was thoroughly impressed. Looking forward to checking them out again.

5. No Age “Teen Creeps” from the forthcoming Nouns. I’m embarrassed that I still haven’t seen these guys, since they play in town with crazy frequency. Great chord progression in the second part of the song (chorus?).

6. Ladytron “Kletva” from the forthcoming Velocifero. Nice jam with a steadily building intensity. It’s a cover of a Bulgarian rock song from the 70s. I kind of lost interest in this band but I’m digging this so I’ll have to spend more time with this album.

7. Don Cavalli “New Hollywood Babylon” A strange little ditty by a French bluesman signed to Everloving Records.

8. Coconut Records “Nighttiming” (RAC Mix) Another classy remix by André Anjos. Nice retooling of Jason Schwartzman’s danciest number.

9. The Kills “Last Day of Magic” I know I posted a track by The Kills on my last mix, but at that point I hadn’t spent much time with the record. This song has since emerged for me as a standout.

10. Abe Vigoda “Animal Ghosts” Another Los Angeles band who play at the Smell a lot. Topical noise vibe, sorta Animal Collectiveish.

11. Cut Copy “Feel The Love” I posted this song a la carte last time, but wanted to include it in here because each maxx mixx needs at least one song with synthesizer arpeggios. Solid gold.

and then…

12. MGMT “Metanoia” starts at the mix’s 35 minute mark and continues for nearly 14 minutes. This is the sprawling B-side to “Time To Pretend”: proggy, overindulgent, completely bonkers and utterly fantastic. They’ve recently been playing a condensed version of it live, but this is the whole wet mess in its unshaven glory.


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