Mexican Institute of Sound Throws A Carnaval

I love a great band name, and I love it even better when a band more than lives up to it. Here is a glorious blend of modern and traditional musics, seamlessly rendered by a tight group with a hot horn section.

Mexican Institute of Sound
“Carnaval” (download mp3)
from “Suave Patria – EP”
(Nacional Records)
“Carnaval” (play)
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Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love (live)”

Here’s a killer live version of that phat hit from 1981, “Genius of Love” by the Tom Tom Club. For those of you who don’t, Tom Tom Club is Tina and Chris from the Talking Heads. This song has been sampled so many times from Grandmaster Flash to Mariah Carey.

Tom Tom Club
“Genius of Love (live)” (download mp3)
from “Genius of Live”
(NACIONAL RECORDS)
Genius of Love (live) (play)

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Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love (live)”

Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love (live)” (play)

One of the biggest, greatest, most brilliant crossover giant-ass radio format-obliterating hits of the 1980s, was the Tom Tom Club‘s “Genius of Love.” Today I present a killer live version from the brand spanking new “Genius of Live” collection, which features some gr8 Tom Tom Club live cuts on one disc, and another CD with nothing but remixes of this iconic and essentially perfect song. My Superfan cup runneth over. Epic find.

Tom Tom Club
“Genius of Love (live)” (mp3)
from “Genius of Live”
(NACIONAL RECORDS)

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Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love,” Geniusly Live!

Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love (live)” mp3

One of the biggest, greatest, most brilliant crossover giant-ass radio format-obliterating hits of the 1980s, was the Tom Tom Club‘s “Genius of Love.” Today I present a killer live version from the brand spanking new “Genius of Live” collection, which features some gr8  Tom Tom Club live cuts on one disc, and another CD with nothing but remixes of this iconic and essentially perfect song. My Superfan cup runneth over. Epic find.

Tom Tom Club
“Genius of Love (live)” (mp3)
from “Genius of Live”
(NACIONAL RECORDS)

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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ triumphant return

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – “Contrabando de Amor”

Not that they ever went away, but Los Fabulosos Cadillacs just released their first studio album in ten years, and it is gr8. “Contrabando de Amor” is the lead off single, and it is an undeniable smash. Truly anthemic, joyous, fun, passionate, tight, unpretentious.. let’s see, did I leave anything out? Oh and glorious! K? SuperFan approved, hit it up.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
“Contrabando de Amor” (mp3)
from “El Arte de la Elegancia de LFC”
(Nacional Records)

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The Pinker Tones’ Million Colour Revolution

The Pinker Tones – “TMCR Grand Finale”

The Pinker Tones represent the state of the party art in Barcelona, hipness capital of Spain. Filtering a huge range of influences, they expectorate shiny globules of innovative pop glee. Also known as Professor Manso and Mr Furia, longtime vets on their thriving local scene, the PT’s now make their irreverently joyful music available to the world via Interweb. They have several promotracks up, and honestly, I had a hard time picking one to post today, as they’re all brilliant and each one is unique in its own way. Their new album is “Wild Animals” and I must see them live in their natural habitat soon. Here’s the finale from “The Million Colour Revolution” ~ enjoy!

The Pinker Tones
“TMCR Grand Finale” (mp3)
from “The Million Colour Revolution”
(Nacional Records)

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