ONE STEP BEYOND: Fischerspooner & Animal Collective Ticket Giveaway

It’s that time again New Yorkers! This Friday night (Jan 8th) there is another One Step Beyond party thrown by FADER… this time with Animal Collective & Fischerspooner! How hot is that? We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and tweet the following message:

@hardcandymusic I want to win tickets to rock out at the One Step Beyond Party with Fischerspooner & Animal Collective!

Contest closes at 7pm on Jan 7th so get tweeting!

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA: 2000 Miles (The Pretenders Cover)

Natalie Imbruglia has covered one of my favorite songs – 2000 Miles by The Pretenders. It’s a Christmassy one, but I listen to The Pretenders one year round haha! Anyway, I quite enjoy her version, but no-one sings it like Chrissie! You can hear it on her MySpace or download at it her websiteCamille

2000 Miles (The Pretenders Cover)

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR: New Album & Bittersweet First Single News

It’s been a couple of years since we have had a new album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, though we have had the fabulous Heartbreak Make Me a Dancer single which was a collaboration with the Freemasons to tide us over. Today we got the news that Sophie’s new single from her forthcoming album (due in April) is called Bittersweet and is another collaboration with the Freemasons (those guys just fit so well together!) Sophie tweeted this about the song:

‘The new single’s about when you can’t resist something that you know is bad for you. a guilty pleasure. like watching celebrity big brother’

I can’t wait to hear her new stuff! While we wait here is a song that never gets old – Murder on the DancefloorCamille

ROISIN MURPHY: Momma’s Place

Update: Hear the full clear version at Roisin’s MySpace or Facebook page

Matt & I just lost our shit and posted about this at the same time haha a quick merge was in order!

Matt’s Post

A top favorite artist of mine, the queen of making the craziest costumes work with so much class, is Roisin Murphy. (sorry Lady Gaga, we know you took it from Ro!). Grace Jones, Bjork…such true icons of fashion. I’m loving the photo for Momma’s Place, her new single. It features a photo of her pregnant, yet stunningly Victorian-ish (or something like that!). Glad i’m not the only one not diggin’ the typeface though!- Matt

Thanks to MuuMuse for finding the full masterpiece. I haven’t been excited for a track this much in a long time, god damn she’s a god! Very important…listen to the lyrics! Listen to the instrumentation…this is pure intelligent pop.

‘so you think you know it all, but that’s just the arrogance of youth….I used to think I knew it all…could play the game but not get played…but then the fall…you think you invented being bad.’

Camille’s Post…

I am seriously over the moon tonight listening to Roisin Murphy’s new single Momma’s Place due in just two weeks time. This is totally ringing my bell!

I quite agree with MuuMuse (Thanks for the heads up Brad!) that it calls to mind various 90′s artists like Corona, 2 Unlimited… and most importantly CULTURE BEAT, don’t you hear Mr. Vain mixed with a bit of SNAP Rhythm Is a Dancer? yet it’s more modern and totally Roisin… God I love this woman, I can’t believe she’s brought back this classic style of music on this track! I’m kinda getting getting the feeling she’s gonna top the masterpiece that was the Overpowered album.. did I just say that?? I just set the bar real high! Cannot Wait!

Tracklist (courtesy of Roisin Murphy Blog)

1 Momma’s Place
2 Momma’s Place (Bongo Boys Remix)
3 Momma’s Place (Kanji Kinetic Remix)
4 Momma’s Place (Shake Aletti Remix)
5 Momma’s Place (Heavy Feet’s Heavy What Remix)