End your Monday with music from two guys who probably look at themselves in the mirror a lot: Well-dressed indie-popper Casper Bangs, and D.C. Don Juan, whom you probably know through his ode to self-love, “Lookie Looky.”
Casper Bangs, the latest project of the Hard Tomorrows’ Rob Pierangeli, dropped a new Spirit Animal remix of “Always On,” from his excellent 2009 EP (pay what you want for it here). The remix is robotic and discursive; it allows the chorus to achieve pop catharsis before tearing it down in the verse. At the 2-minute mark a horn fanfare enters the fray—-whether Spirit Animal sourced it from, like, a DJ Drama cut or a Sousa march (or both), God only knows.
I had a quick chat with D.C. Don Juan in January, and he asked me to mention his Twitter account; I did, and here it is again. Twit-Tape 2: ConGraduation is his second mixtape inspired by the microblogging service, and you can download it for free here. On first listen, the mixtape doesn’t match the ADD connotations of its title: Even at 21 tracks, it’s actually a fairly focused collection of party raps. Undoubtedly, Postal Service apologists will be wrestling for years with their feelings about Don Juan’s freestyle over Owl City‘s “Fireflies.”
(Juanian request: Follow me on Twitter!)