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Beastly Bits #114

Today's a big one, eh? Yeah, yeah it is, and I could not be more excited...




...because Belly of the Beast on EVR starts tonight. Premiere, launch, beginnings, etc...RADNESS! But first, a full day of music. And bits... 


Ana Tijoux's 1977 is the free iTunes single of the week. We already loved it once, but now we can dig it some more, and you can too. Go get it here.


Donate to ASPCA and Tokyo Police Club will toss you the video and two remixes of Wait Up (Boots of Danger) from RAC and DOM. link


Foals announce a MySpace secret show...in Australia. link


Hercules & Love Affair give some music recommendations to Dazed before hitting London's Lovebox Festival this weekend. link


Couple of new and old fixers that II think you might like to own. They are below. They are awesome.


mp3: Ne-Yo (featuring Lady Gaga) - Beautiful Monster (Craig Vanity Mix)

mp3: Crystal Fighters - In The Summer (SRC Remix)

mp3: Peaches - Billionaire (Drums of Death Remix)



Ana Tijoux's Second Album, 1977, Out in US Now

Born in Lille, France to a French mother and a Chilean father while in political exile during Pinochet's dictatorship, Ana Tijoux first gained popularity as the female MC of the hip-hop group Makiza during the late nineties. After crossing over to mainstream Latin pop in 06 thanks to a collaboration with Juliete Venegas, Tijoux released her debut individual album...and now 4 years later, today she has debuted 1977, her second solo offering.



While 1977 was released in Chile last October, today marks the album's official offering here in the States. A stunning compilation of traditional beats and arrangements prove this latest work true to her rap roots, an homage to the "golden age of hip-hop", and largely auto-biographical, exploring mature themes from her own life, from the death of a close friend to having a creative crises, from friendship to bad luck, amongst others. 


The album is simple and straight to the point, largely being emphasized by her leaving behind strict singing and concentrating on rap, both in Spanish and French.


Lead single, 1977, is a prime example of everything we love about Tijoux: emphatic, quiet and striking all the right emotional chords. Watch the video below and buy the album here.



mp3: Ana Tijoux - 1977


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