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Dance Card: New Order “Ceremony”

We shot this dance card on the last day of winter in Boulder, Colorado. So long snow…HELLO hot pink ray bans! And “Ceremony” is one of my favorite songs of all time, and it will forever and always remind me of the chilly winters I spent in Boulder.

Sidenote/interesting factoid: Did you know that “Ceremony” is actually a Joy Division song? It was written before Ian Curtis passed away, and before the band changed their name to New Order.

dance cards are for lovers,

c+m

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Dance Card: King Khan and the Shrines “Bite My Tongue”

I just made a new mix CD, and this was the first song on the mix. It’s such a good starter, like an Awesome Blossom from Chili’s. And yes, I know with the beauty of Spotify, I don’t really need to make mix cds anymore– but I love writing and decorating the covers. Sorry spotify, I love my arts and crafts.

King Khan and the Shrines are a garage rock band from Berlin, known for their incredible stage antics, costumes and soul inferno dancing. This new song started to appear online in January in anticipation of a new split 7″ with Mikal Cronin which was released today.

I’m so glad to be hearing new music from this band! Dear King Khan and the Shrines: Please make more tunes, we’re hungry for new music. Taylor Swift just isn’t cutting it anymore.

Your friends,

C+M

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Dance Card: Girls “Honey Bunny”

“Honey Bunny” is the most upbeat and buoyant track off of the new Girls record Father, Son, Holy Ghost. And despite the self deprecating lyrics, this song is a danceable feast, don’t you agree? I wonder what lead singer Christopher Owens is doing for the holidays. Do you think he’ll make a nice holiday ham and read Christmas stories to his nieces and nephews?

We shot this dance card about 2 months ago, before the snow crept in and took over the city. It’s shot right outside the Performing Arts Center in Denver. Is it just me or is the grass ridiculously green. How many tickets to the LION KING musical did they have to sell to pay for that pristine lawn?

Dance cards are for lovers,

C+M

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Dance Card: Weekend “Coma Summer”

Very excited that Weekend’s debut Record is out this month. You can buy it online, listen to it on Spotify or be legit and buy the LP from Slumberland Records.

This noise rock trio reminds me of early Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy mixed with My Bloody Valentine and Joy Division. It’s somehow romantic but completely bleak, kind of like the month of November. Like that Sunday in November when you were bored and walked to the Science Building to dance it out and then head home to make apple cider.

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Dance Card: The Drums “Forever and Ever, Amen”

This is the fist Dance Card we ever did. Downtown Denver Library, I love you. Sorry I still have Patti Smiths Autobiography checked out. I will return it….eventually. I mean if you let dancing like this happen in your library, how strict are you on paying fines?

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Dance Card: Ben L’Oncle Soul “Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes Cover)

Ben l’Oncle Soul is a French soul singer. That’s right: French. Soul. Singer. Hello!!! (Insert swoons from the ladies around the world here.) If you like retro soul and funk with a modern feel, check out his debut record! Every song is a gem, and sometimes the record will play on repeat 5 times before I decide to switch to something else. The record is only available as an import cd right now (super $$$), but you can listen to the album and his first EP on Spotify.

Ben L’Oncle Soul (real name Benjamin Duterde) got his start singing in the Fitiavana Gospel Choir, his work with the Gospel choir led him to a solo recording deal with the French division of Motown Records. He released the Soul Wash EP in 2009 and then 6 months later he made his full-length debut with the the self titled Ben l’Oncle Soul. His first single off the debut record is a cover of the White Stripes classic, Seven Nation Army.

Who do I speak to about putting together a tour with Jamie Lidell and Ben L’Oncle Soul? That would be a dream come true, right?

For more info go to: Myspace.com/oncleben

And thanks to my friend Wendy, for introducing me to his music. She’s the coolest girl in school, and is a genius when it comes to music.

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Dance Card: The Vaccines “If You Wanna”

The Window Seat :: Dance Card :: The Vaccines from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

This jam by The Vaccines is summer 2011– hence Christy’s killer tan in the video…kidding. She hasn’t had a tan since the 9th grade (when she discovered The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees).

This Dance Card was shot at one of our favorite spots in Denver, The Empire Building. The artwork on the garage door was done by Dave Choe and Sam Flores who visited Denver in 2008 for the Democratic National Convention. Pretty cool right?

And The Vaccines…infectious pop songs that clock in at around 2 minutes a song. Their music is good for dancing, driving the getaway car, cleaning the mansion, roughing up the bad guys, dancing and more dancing. The Vaccines did a show with the Arctic Monkeys in May, and although they were the openers, we believe these young lads stole the show. Their debut record What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? is out now.

Dance Cards are for lovers.

-C+M

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Dance Card: Givers “Up Up Up”

dance card :: givers “up up up” from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

Umm…serious summer 2011 theme song potential anyone? I know what you’re thinking, “But Christy what about that killer Nicki Minaj song Super Bass?” TO that I say,

“This one is for the boys with the booming system
Top down, AC with the cooling system
When he come up in the club, he be blazin’ up
Got stacks on deck like he savin’ up”

Both songs have potential for Summer Song 2011. My advice would be to have Nicki Minaj and Givers record a summer mashup called Super Bass goes Up Up Up. Right?????

Dance Cards are for lovers.

-C+M

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Dance Card: Rubblebucket “Silly Fathers”

dance card :: rubble bucket “silly fathers” from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

Why can’t I stop listening to this song?

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Dance Card: Middle Brother

dance card :: middle brother “me me me” from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

I cannot stop listening to this album! I rolled down my windows today for the first time this year, and Middle Brother was playing on my ipod. I’ve decided it’s the perfect soundtrack to the beginning of summer. Especially the first song on the record, Blue Eyes.

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