6 posts categorized "i blame coco"

08/25/2010

I Blame Coco - Quicker (new video!)

As mentioned earlier this month, I Blame Coco, the similarly-voiced spawn of her poppa Sting, is releasing her third official single, Quicker, on September 27. And now there's a video to preface the upcoming cut. Get ready for more husky hoooo-ahs and a lot of piano tinkling in this new track. Beaston-approved!

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Coco's announced a string of tour dates in anticipation of debut album, The Constant, which sees a proper release on October 4. Those cities and stops are as below. All Brit-based. Bummer.

 

Oct 13 - Bristol Thekla

Oct 14 - Sheffield Union

Oct 15 - Oxford Academy 2

Oct 16 - Coventry Kasbah

Oct 18 - Glasgow King Tuts

Oct 19 - Leeds University

Oct 20 - London Scala

Oct 26 - Manchester Academy 3

Oct 27 - Liverpool O2 Academy 2

Oct 28 - Newcastle Other Room

Nov 1 - Nottingham Bodega

Nov 2 - Birmingham Academy 2

Nov 3 - Brighton Ballroom

 

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mp3: I Blame Coco - Quicker

 

 

08/04/2010

I Blame Coco: Third Official Single Release Date and Debut Album News

One of 2010’s undisputed rising stars is I Blame Coco, thanks to a festival season full of storming slots at the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Wireless, Latitude and Secret Garden Party. She's still got Bestival to go, after which she'll round out the summer with the release of her new single, Quicker, which comes from her debut album, The Constant, due out October 4.

 

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Meshing Coco’s varied musical influences perfectly and pulsing with the vintage urgency of the Hacienda dancefloor, the innovative hard-edged disco hit, Quicker, more than explains why I Blame Coco is one of this year’s most unique new acts. At 19 years old, Sumner’s lyrics, vocals and multi-stranded sonic explorations hint at a kind of emotional maturity and depth which outclasses her contemporaries. Produced by one half of the acclaimed Wild Geese Dan Foat, alongside his production partner Nathan Boddy, Quicker comes with a host of hi-octane remixes from Rack & Ruin, Brad Holland and Milk and Sugar. (via)

 

Following on from the acclaimed singles Caesar and Selfmachine, as well as the limited edition version of Neil Young/St Etienne’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, the single looks set to follow Coco’s previous releases into the hearts and minds of the tasteful pop fans. The single will be released in the UK on September 27 via Island, with her debut album, The Constant, set for a proper outing on October 4.

 

Sample the single and mixes after you glance through the album's track list. Here's the art, too.

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Self Machine
In Spirit Golden
Quicker
Turn Your Back On Love
Please Rewind
Summer Rain
Playwright Fate
The Constant
Party Bag
No Smile
Caesar (featuring Robyn)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
It's About To Get Worse

 

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I Blame Coco - Quicker (sampler)

 

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06/08/2010

I Blame Coco - Self Machine (new video!)

Enamored, enraptured, enhtusiastic...shall we go on? These are the things I feel when listening to the smoky tones pouring forth from I Blame Coco. Ever since first catching wind of her last year, I've been on a mission to get as much of her music in my ears as possible. She's the daughter of Sting, she's worked with Robyn and Teddybears, and basically, she should just be my pal and we'll high five each other and be rad beasts every day. Oh, and she's got a new video. Commence the awesome.

   

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Self Machine is a song you can fall in love with upon first listen. In an odd twist, I'd heard La Roux's remix of the track prior to the original, and that's what set my swoon-fest for the song in motion. It was lush, quiet, soft and introspective, then out burst the official single, and POW! it's an up-tempo winner with a driving beat and a terrific acrobatic arrangement.

 

The newly-released video for Self Machine can be viewed below. The single comes out July 12 with remixes from the aforementioned redhead and Sub Focus. Pre-orders taken here.

  

Loving all of it...all of it...all of it.

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mp3: I Blame Coco - Self Machine

mp3: I Blame Coco - Please Rewind

 


06/07/2010

Beastly Bits #90

In actuality, today's installment should be called "Beastly Bites". Why, you ask? Hung out with some cool kids on Friday night, but nor before getting bit by a dog in their office. Don't believe me? Proof steez. All good though...nothing but love for you...and a lawsuit pending. #jokes #jokes #noseriously #jokes

 

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Here's a pun: sink your teeth into these bits. LOL, I kill me.

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Daft Punk, Ian Brown, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, Ciara and David Beckham hang out at the Star Wars cantina for a new adidas Originals ad. link

 

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable, 40, was found dead earlier this morning. link

 

I played I Blame Coco's new single, Self Machine, on East Village Radio this past Friday. More on that later, but in the meantime, you can download Chew Fu's Robotix Fix of the jam below.

 

I think this is the first time I've been serviced an Ani DiFranco remix. It's awesome, it's courtesy of Voodoo Farm, and it's free below. Also, watch the video. link

 

Our pals at Hard Candy Music got video of Kylie Minogue previewing Aphrodite tracks at NYC's Splash. link

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mp3: I Blame Coco - Self Machine (Chew Fu Robotix Fix)

mp3: Ani DiFranco - Back Back Back (Voodoo Farm Remix)

 


04/23/2010

I Blame Coco - Self Machine (La Roux Remix)

Just a little something to kick your weekend off on the right (and left, and hopefully dancing) foot! Here in Beastonia, we love I Blame Coco. We also are die-hard Annie Mac fans. So in tuning to the iconic UK DJ and radio-show host's Friday program earlier today, we got all abuzz when she premiered this tune.

 

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Here's what you need to know. I Blame Coco's new single is called Self Machine. It is awesome and you can stream a bit of the original here.

 

La Roux has remixed the song and taken it from dancier to dreamier and it's been on repeat here for most of our afternoon. Perfect summer sidewalker!

 

Yep, it's a rip. Deal...you'll still love it.

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mp3: I Blame Coco - Self Machine (La Roux Remix)

 

01/19/2010

I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar [Miike Snow and Diplo Remixes]

We're just going to burn through this one super quickly like whoa...if there are no complaints, then let's wage and rage.

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Diplo goes militantly minimal while Miike Snow warps sounds through large tubes in either's take on Caesar, a fantastic track by one of our "Beasts to Watch in 2010", I Blame Coco featuring Robyn. Grab 'em now.

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mp3: I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar (Miike Snow Remix)

mp3: I Blame Coco (featuring Robyn) - Caesar (Diplo Remix)

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