Friendly Fires' "Skeleton Boy" Video

friendly-firesWith Halloween just three days away, I figured that now would be a great time to show some love to Friendly Fires and their hit single “Skeleton Boy.” The track is off of their self-titled debut album, which was released in late 2008. It’s a great song with an even cooler music video. For all of you up here in Boston, Friendly Fires is playing at Paradise on December 4th, so be sure to check ‘em out.

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Animal Collective, Neighbours, and Devendra Banhart Remix Phoenix

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It’s been a good past two weeks for Phoenix. First they performed on The Tonight Show, then they were featured in a Cadillac commercial, and finally they were remixed by Friendly Fires. Now, two new Phoenix remixes have surfaced. The first is by Neighbours and avant-folk singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart, while the second is by none other than Animal Collective.

The combination of Neighbours and Devendra Banhart put a unique spin on their edit of “Rome,” and manage to turn it into something sadder than the original song. You’re definitely not going to want include this in your workout playlist. Animal Collective’s remix, however, sounds exactly like what one of their songs should sound like - twangy, echoy, and downright weird. There are tons of fade-ins, fade-outs, and looping. It definitely has more liveliness than the remix of “Rome.” Check ‘em out.

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