This week, we found out the valuable lesson that Mahatma Gandhi was dead wrong. If you want to stand up for your political and religious beliefs, you should forego fasting and chow down on genetically altered chicken breasts.
When we weren’t politicizing meat between two buns, Americans were glued to the tape-delayed Olympics that NBC predictably messed up from start to assumed finish. A highlight was certainly the cinematically great pre-game ceremonies, which featured the best rock music England has to offer. You can stream the 86 song official Olympic playlist at your leisure.
The 50 best songs of July were voted on, and if I do say so myself, it’s the greatest new music playlist on the internet.
There was new indie rock leaking everywhere this week, including new stuff from Bloc Party, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, and The xx. Thanks artists for keeping me in business one more week.
Tomorrowland was last weekendland in Belgium, featuring 400 of the world’s best DJs. You can stream banging full sets by Skrillex, Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Chuckie, Alesso, Martin Solveig, Carl Cox, and The Bloody Beetroots.
New Albums & Mixtapes:
Yeasayer – Fragrant World
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
Domo Genesis & Alchemist – No Idols
New featured MP3s:
Gauntlet Hair – “Righteous Black”
Zedd – “Spectrum” (3LAU Remix)
Rebelution – “Sky is the Limit” (Manic Focus Remix)
Adventure Club – “Retro City” + “Need Your Love (Candyland Remix)
Bon Iver – “Perth” (Teen Daze Remix)
Alabama Shakes Live Concert
DJ Burnout’s Summer Trap Mix
10 new MP3s that didn’t make the cut but must be listened to immediately:
Beautiful Lou & Himanshu (of Das Racist) – Running Thru The Jungle
The Weeknd – High for This (Ellie Goulding Cover)(Bassjakt Remix)
Flosstradamus BANNED Trap Mix
Little Talks (The Knocks Remix) – Of Monsters & Men
Mashup-Germany – The Reggae Veldt
Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)
Kap Slap – Nothing Inside Molly (ft. The Wanted, Sander Van Doorn, Cedric Gervais)
Azealia Banks – 212 (Wicked Awesome Remix)
Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me (Stiletto Remix)
Miike Snow – The Wave (Flight Facilities Mix)
Best Music Videos Of The Week:
TNGHT – “Buggin”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Feistodon – A Commotion
Passion Pit – Constant Conversations
Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me ft. Big Sean*
*This is included for the sole reason that the Biebz gets royally beat up by Michael Madson at the climax. What better way to end the week than that? Gandhi, in his newfound reverse wisdom and gluttony, would be proud.