Chain Gang of 1974 – “Stop”
Welcome to the modern day version of “Name That Tune.” Except in this day and age, it’s “Name that Sample”. I find myself getting quite obsessed with trying to figure out the classic tracks these fancy new electronic artists are layering into their music. It’s a fun game I like to play with myself and the debut album from Kamtin Mohager’s Chain Gang of 1974, called White Guts, has given me lots of good fodder to keep me busy this summer. I’m very smitten with this album and his clear obsession for 70s/80s music that is prevalently sprinkled throughout the record. Listening to it is both a treasure hunt and a flashback. It’s just good fun up, down and all around.
So now I bring my fun mind game to you with The OCMD’s Name That Sample contest for the track “Stop”. The first reader to correctly name the artist and song that Mohager is sampling in this track will win this free Chain Gang of 1974 t-shirt. Go!
Fawk. I’m just going to lay here in my pretty little skirt until it’s all over. Can someone come get me when it’s done? Thank you.
the OCMD Mixtape: “S.P.L.A.T.”
- Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young to Burn”
- Ty Segall – “So Alone”
- King Khan & The BBQ Show – “Invisible Girl”
- The Pharmacy – “Coldest Morning Light”
- The Peelies – “Them”
- Malachai – “How Long”
- Jeff the Brotherhood – “Heavy Damage”
- Tame Impala – “Make Up Your Mind”
- Geographer – “Original Sin”
- The Radio Dept. – “Domestic Scene”
- Future Islands – “Inch of Dust”
5 Reasons Why Caribou Rules
- Daniel Snaith. He’s a genius and a drummer.
- It’s REAL electronic music made with musicians, not machines.
- Drummer Brad Weber is badass.
- Drums, drums and more drums.
- Their proclivity for minor keys, dual drumming and off beat cymbal patterns.
I love you, Caribou.
Another amazing up and coming band from So Cal.
Ridiculous and fantastic all at the same time. I love you, Jeff the Brotherhood. I want to marry you and Ty Segall. A trio made in heaven.
Artist: The Dig
Album: “Electric Toys”
For Fans Of: The Strokes, The Walkmen
Featured Track: “You’re Already Gone”
This may be the first time you’ve heard of The Dig but it definitely won’t be the last. Mark my words, these guys are going to be huge. The debut LP from the NY-based quartet is good, really good. One of my favorites for 2010 so far. Suffice it to say, I really dig The Dig. The similarities to other well-known NY bands like The Strokes and The Walkmen are obvious. They have a straightforward rock and roll sound with a pop sensibility. And man can these guys play their instruments. Just take a look at the video a recent live session and see for yourself. Reportedly all grads from the Berklee School of Music, they clearly take their craft seriously, as do others. Check them out tonight at Bottom of the Hill!