Auditory Pleasures // #29

With festival season well under way here’s my look at some of the latest and greatest tracks to soundtrack our Summer.

The Sandwitches sound more 1950’s than 2010 in their latest track ‘Stardust’, but it’s a sound that they’ve made their own in today’s world where its usually the more the better. The track is taken from the bands limited 12″ Duck Duck Goose! and is a stripped down acoustic number which highlights the beautiful vocals.

The SandwitchesStardust

Passion Pit show their electo-pop credentials by taking Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Tonight Tonight’ and truly making it their own. The cover, which forms part of Levis’ Pioneer Sessions, is less produced than most of their usual work and shows that behind all the electro soundings lies a great band.

Passion PitTonight Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins cover)

The Roots managed to snag the eerie vocals of Joanna Newsom for their latest album Dear God 2.0. ‘Right On’ mixes the soul-funk beats The Roots are known for with Newsom’s vocals together harmoniously for a sound which works much better than you may expect.

The Roots – Right On (Feat. Joanna Newsom & STS)

Remix veterans Soulwax take on LCD Soundsystem’s ‘You Wanted A Hit’ and give the track a heavy hitting grind of a beat throughout. At over 7 minutes long it’s good to see Soulwax can still take a track and make it sound as fresh as ever.

LCD SoundsystemYou Wanted A Hit (Soulwax Remix)