Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being members of Talking Heads. Chris recently asked Todd Webb (aka Seamonster) to try his hand at remixing their seminal track “Genius of Love”. The original hit song has been sampled by numerous artists over the years, and Seamonster’s take on it is pretty dang brilliant.
Added bonus: Here’s the remix that Meanest Man Contest did of the track!
Yalls is on fire. The prolific and talented artist recently dropped a new EP and has been keeping quite busy while prepping his new LP which we hope to share with you later this year. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the awesome stuff he’s doing, but this will get you started:
- Doing a DJ set for Matthew Dear and James & Evander tomorrow (Wednesday May 22nd) at The Mezzanine in SF.
- Dropping some knowledge on PORTALS in their Silk Screens series where he describes the making of his “Remember” track.
- Remixing a new track by Churches.
You can still grab a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7” right here on Gold Robot Records.
The fantastic New Goth Gypsies 7” drops today, it features new tracks by RUMTUM and Catamaran. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies and pressed on mustard yellow wax. The digital version also includes reciprocal re-workings by each artist. Order it now for only $5 and instantly receive an MP3 download of all the tracks.
"RUMTUM creates pulsing, blunt beats seguing in and out of movements. Catamaran takes a more overcast path but also more direct in it’s melody, as if you played a Joy Division single while it was being melted into certain death."
- Weekly Tape Deck
"Catamaran’s music is firmly rooted in the pop persuasion, but his penchant for deep bass lines and electronic flourishes ensure that his infectious melodies won’t soon be forgotten."
- Tiny Waves
"The outcome, as you’d imagine, is infested with mellow tribal overtones and enough summertime vibes to last you until next summer."
The digital version of Seamonster’s upcoming (and excellent) Baldessari full-length includes a mini-collection of remixes by the likes of Yalls, Roman Ruins, Monster Rally, DJP&MrT, and the multitalented Eric Steuer. You might recognize him as half of Meanest Man Contest, half of Not the 1s, or as any number of his other gigs. Check out his remix of “Adeline” below, and grab a copy of the limited edition 12” while you still can.
(photo credit: mecredis)
The next 12” on Gold Robot Records is the lovely Baldessari LP by Seamonster, which drops physically on September 11th as a limited edition pressing on easter yellow vinyl (seen above!). The digital version, out today, also features some amazing remixes by Eric Steuer, Yalls, Roman Ruins, Monster Rally, and DJP & MrT. The good folks over at Smoke Don’t Smoke dropped Monster Rally’s remix of “Parasol” today in celebration of the digital release. Listen to it below:
Pre-order the 12” now and get an immediate download of the full album plus remixes, it’s limited to only 250 copies.