In its original incarnation, Electric Guest’s “The Bait” is a swinging, commercial-friendly, Gnarls Barkley-meets-West Side Story pop single, but this remix by Shlohmo flips it big time. Here, the track’s suspended deep underwater, pulled down into newly woozy and thick instrumentation and strapped to a crisp and skittery beat. It’s as slinky and authoritative and […]

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The first edition of the Valentine’s Day Mixtape (crafted way back in 2006) was the very first mixtape ever posted here on ATG, and it’s taken many different forms ever since. As my music interests–and personal relationships–have evolved since then, so too have the mixes. The twee innocence of the first mix (see: The Postal […]

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LA-based Electric Guest released its debut album, Mondo, today. The duo, composed of Asa Taccone (younger brother of the Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone) and Matthew “Cornbread” Compton, met shortly after both had moved to LA a few years back. Compton knew some of Taccone’s housemates, and after Taccone invited him to play bass and drums […]

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The last time ATG covered Electric Guest, one of our loyal readers left us with a simple request: “More please?” Given that we’re in the business of making our readers happy, we (and the Los Angeles duo) have obliged. The band has just released a new video for their single  “American Daydream,” structured as a […]

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[youtube yBZgHVXGyBg 557 313] It’s the ninth day of 2012, you’re feeling a little down because you’ve already broken at least one of your four resolutions. You’re at your desk and you’re dragging a little bit with a full work week ahead of you. I feel your pain. But I have the antidote and it […]

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