CSS Reveal Cover, Tracklist, and Title for Upcoming Third LP

Now that CSS have finished making the rounds on their co-headlining tour with Sleigh Bells, it’s back to the business that got them there.  The Brazilian dance rock outfit will release La Liberación (cover art above) on August 22nd, at the peak of the Summer season — as if they weren;t the cause for enough perspiration already.  The album will feature cuts like “I Love You” and “Fuck Everything,” so don’t think you know what to expect.  La Liberación also features collaborations from Ratatat, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and Mike Garson (the guy who played piano on David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane”).  Check back for the eventual preview track.

La Liberación Tracklisting:

I Love You
Hits me like A Rock
City Grrrl
Echo of love
You Could Have It All
La Liberación
Partners In Crime
Ruby Eyes
Rhythm To The Rebels
Red Alert
Fuck Everything

Lollapalooza Announces Lineup


Lollapalooza celebrates it’s 20th year this summer and the names on the bill are more exciting than ever. Remember when this fest used to tour and it was awful? Yea, who wishes it was a touring event again…us. Lollapalooza will take place August 5th-7th in Chicago’s Grant Park. The lineup includes acts from all over the indie spectrum from headliners Girl Talk, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, The Drums, Ratatat, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, The Mountain Goats and more! Learn more about the lineup HERE.

Hyetal Reworks Ratatat’s “Neckbrace”

Get ready to break yo neck.  Well, not really, it just feels like the right thing to say when confronted with a Hyetal Remix of Ratatat’s “Neckbrace” off LP4.  The track has everything you’ve come to know and expect from a remix: glitchy-ness, odd sounds, and an overall taste of another artist reinterpreting an original style by blending in some of their own.

Hyetal mostly abandons the scat found in the original song, but utilizes the bubbly, croaking sounds that occupy the furthermost corners of your head room.  Interestingly enough, the original track didn’t incorporate much of Ratatat’s signature whining electro-guitar sound, but Hyetal throws it in probably out of respect for his source of inspiration. 

The track decelerates to lay room for a build up, and the hotel elevator muzak that brings you back to the beat collects everything for a head-bobbing, albeit not neck-breaking, finish.  Listen up below.

Ratatat – “Neckbrace (Hyetal Remix)” by azabalegui