Electro/dance group LaRoux are releasing a download only special “Gold” edition of their debut album. The release will be out on Amazon and Itunes on February 8th and will collect the best remixes and b-sides from “LaRoux.”
The tracklist is:
1. In For The Kill (Feat. Kanye West)
2. Finally My Saviour
3. Under My Thumb
4. I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
5. In For The Kill (Skream’s Lets Get Ravey Remix)
6. Quicksand (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
7. Bulletproof (Zinc Remix)
8. Tigerlily (Demo)
9. Bulletproof (Intimate Session at Abbey Road, Acoustic)
Whoever does fact checking at the Grammy organization should be fired IMMEDIATELY! I’ve only quickly skimmed the list of nominees and I’ve noted 3 really obvious mistakes. 1. LaRoux, whose track “In For The Kill” is nominated for best dance song at the 2011 Grammys, was released in 2009. 2. Florence and the Machine, nominated for 2011 Best New Artist also released their debut album in 2009. I’m pretty sure every award that Lady Gaga is nominated for is also in the wrong year because her “Fame Monster” EP was also released in 2009. That brings us to mistake number 3 (cue the Culture Club song)… Lady Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” is an EP and it’s being nominated for Album of the Year! Who came up with this list?! And so many of my friends in the music industry are out of work! It’s time for a revolution.
I love LaRoux! They have delectable dance songs and they are always fun to see in concert. I was fortunate enough to attend a very intimate last minute free gig at the Renaissance Hotel in New York on November 16, 2010. I mentioned the show in a previous post and it was excellent! In fact, I’d love it if LaRoux released an EP with the chilled out versions of their songs (fingers crossed!) Prior to hearing totally different versions of “In For The Kill,” “I’m Not Your Toy” and “Bulletproof,” I met LaRoux’ lead singer Elly Jackson. She was being pulled away by the people with her to not stop, but she made a point to stop and greet me! Love that! In addition to taking the above photo, she also signed 2 cd covers as well as a photo I took of her at her first New York gig! It was at that point that the people she was with paid me a compliment on the cool photo. Thanks again to Elly Jackson for being so cool and for making such great music. Really looking forward to LaRoux’ next album, which is supposed to be sonically different than their debut. Can’t wait!
I proved today that Twitter is not entirely useless! [Side note, you can follow me at According2g, if you are interested]. LaRoux announced via Twitter that they’d be doing an intimate performance at the Renaissance Hotel in New York in the afternoon of November 16, 2010 and I was front row (as always) to catch all the action. I met LaRoux’ lead singer Elly Jackson prior to the show and she was extremely nice (more on that to come, so stay tuned). The lobby of the Renaissance Hotel was turned into a lounge setting and LaRoux performed a 4 song acoustic set. I’d estimate that less than 50 people were there so in addition to getting to hear different versions of LaRoux’ songs, the setting was extremely intimate! Apparently the show is being broadcast in Times Square later today and will probably surface on the internet shortly thereafter. The band opened and closed with a nice chill-out version of “In For The Kill.” Next was a smooth version of “I’m Not Your Toy.” Elly Jackson sang “Bulletproof” with just her on guitar (which was really cool) and the band closed like they opened, with “In For The Kill.” They asked if we would not video the show, but you know me – between having selective hearing and not wanting to disappoint my beloved readers, I had no choice – so stay tuned for a video of “Bulletproof” in the next few days. LaRoux is playing New York’s Terminal 5 on November 17, 2010.
LaRoux fans, today is your lucky day! Dancehall duo Major Lazer has created a free mixtape featuring Elly Jackson and her band LaRoux entitled “LazerProof,” a spin on LaRoux’ worldwide smash “Bulletproof” and it’s available for free download when you click here.
The track list is:
01 Bulletproof (Nacey Remix) [ft. Matt Hemerlein]
02 Colourless Artibella
03 I’m Not Your Lemonade + Heroes ‘N’ Villains Remix [ft. Gucci Mane]
04 Independent Kill [ft. Candi Redd]
05 Keep It Fascinating
06 Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
07 In 4 the Kill Pon De Skream [ft. Drake]
08 Houstatlantavegas Pains
09 Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) [ft. Rusko]
10 Can’t Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11 Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) [ft. Amanda Blank]
12 Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13 I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) [ft. Opal]
14 Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) [ft. Gyptian]