The Fredhead Weekend 10!

Every Friday, Fred Hystere sends a note to fans of the site and streams 10 of his favorite songs…aaaaaand then he takes off his pants on camera and makes up a dance to each song.

25 March 2011

Hey, everyone!  I hope you’ve had as wonderful of a week as I have. There’s no better feeling in the world than feeling like you’re ‘in the zone’ so to speak; especially when it comes to doing something you love. This week, I was in the zone all week and really enjoyed creating all of the material for the site. It was one of those weeks where the words sort of wrote themselves and there’s no better feeling.

A feeling that could rival that amazing in the zone feeling would have to be reading a review of your writing by someone that loves it. Such was the case when I came across a review of Fred Hystere on a website called Gay Demons (Yes, it’s a gay porn site..and no, I don’t give a shit). The editor of the site named me his ‘Editor’s Pick’ one day this week, and the subsequent review that followed was probably the most flattering thing anyone’s ever written about me.

If you’re like me, the older you get the less you care about whether or not people find your body to be sexy, and the more you care about people thinking your mind is sexy. And that’s exactly how that review made me feel. When you put yourself out there as much as I do every day on this site and have the feeling that someone gets you, the feeling is indescribable. I sent a thank you note to the Editor of Gay Demons and in it I said something that has been my motto in 2011: Validation is the greatest motivator. Reading his comments have made me more pumped than ever to write, write, write!

The traffic on the site has been doubling consistently every week, and I couldn’t do it without the help of sites like Gay Demons, sharing their love of Fred Hystere with their readers. So, please, if you read something on the site that you like enough to share with your friends, do it! Every retweet on Twitter, sharing of an article on Facebook, and seal of approval on your site counts. As always, I will continue to reward you with the best music, both new and old, Daily Dickheads galore, and my amusing musings about everyday life.

This week’s Fredhead Weekend 10 has no specific theme. Every one of these songs deserves your attention. Some are super cheesy, but all are good fun.

Thanks again for all of your support, have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

Nakedly Yours,

Fred Hystere

 

1. Yma Ronsi ‘Jane Doe’

 

2. Bright Light Bright Light ‘Love Part II’

 

3. Let Em Riot ‘Tell Me (Remix by The Bear)’

 

4. Villa Cola ‘Until The End Of Time’

 

5. The Human League ‘Never Let Me Go’

 

6. The Shoes ‘Cover Your Eyes’

 

7. Mirrors ‘Ways To An End’

 

8. Le Corps Mince de Francoise ‘Ghandi’

 

9. The Glass ‘Four Four Letter’

 

10. Nicole Scherzinger ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’

 

 

The Hotness: Teeel, Uh Huh Her, Computer Magic

The Hotness is your daily look at 3 new songs that are amazing, essential, and are sure to make you horny. Ok, the last part isn’t necessarily true. But if you don’t like at least one of these three songs, you need to check 1) Your testosterone levels 2) Your estrogen levels 3) Your hearing.

Teeel is the recording moniker of New Jersey-based solo artist, Jim Smith. To say I’ve been obsessed with Teeel’s debut album, Amulet, would be an understatement. He describes his sound as hypnotic soft-vocal, synthpop, which I’d say is pretty spot-on. Appropriately all of Teeel’s music is made in a 10 x 10 teal painted room and sites the 80s new wave movement as one of his major influences. Difficult to pick a favorite song on Amulet but, being the huge New Order fan that I am, I’m going to have to go with Galilean Moons. You M.U.S.T. check it out below.

*Teeel’s debut album, Amulet, is out now on Moongadget

http://teeelmusic.com/

 

Uh Huh Her are the (incredibly gorgeous) duo of Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey. You may remember Leisha as one half of 90s alt-rockers, The Murmers, and/or from the hit Showtime show, The L Word. Leisha has worked with artists as varied as Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Kelly Osbourne, and Adam Lambert, to name of a few. A few years ago these two electro-pop goddesses graced the world with 2009’s Common Reaction and, in a few months, will release its follow up, Nocturnal. 1st single Never The Same is THE BEST song Uh Huh Her have ever released and quite possibly my favorite song of 2011, thus far. You can grab a free download of the song below.

*Look for Uh Huh Her’s new album to be released sometime this spring

http://www.uhhuhher.com/

 

Computer Magic is a Brooklyn-based new wave orgasm that sounds like the lovechild of early New Order if the band had been fronted by a woman. That woman is Danz, and she is set to release her new EP, Electronic Fences, this Tuesday.  Electronic Fences was my soundtrack to this past weekend, and I had it on repeat as I cleaned the house. I rarely dance in public, but in private I love grabbing the nearest mop to dance with. In my book, any music that is dance-with-mop-inducingly-amazing is also known as The Hotness. I’m pretty sure many of you will be all over the title track from Electronic Fences, and you can hear it below.

*Computer Magic’s new EP, Electronic Fences, will be self-released 14 March

http://thecomputermagic.com/

 

1. Teeel ‘Galilean Moons’

 

2. Uh Huh Her ‘Never The Same’ (FREE DOWNLOAD)

 

3. Computer Magic ‘Electronic Fences’

The Hotness: Fredrika Stahl, Rainbow Arabia, Telekinesis

The Hotness is your daily look at 3 new songs that are amazing, essential, and are sure to make you horny. Ok, the last part isn’t necessarily true. But if you don’t like at least one of these three songs, you need to check 1) Your testosterone levels 2) Your estrogen levels 3) Your hearing.

Fredrika Stahl is a Swedish solo artist based in France that makes some of the most addictively beautiful music you’ll hear all year. What is it about Sweden’s ability to consistently churn out quality artists? Her sound is a definitely pop, but with elements of jazz and even baroque sprinkled in throughout every song she writes. She reminds me of a jazzier Regina Spektor, at times, and for some reason also reminds me of a 60s song called Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin, too. I’m totally addicted right now to every song on Fredrika’s third album, Sweep Me Away, but my favorite song is called M.O.S.W.

*Sweep Me Away is out now on Sony/Columbia France

http://www.fredrikastahl.com/

Rainbow Arabia are a Los Angeles-based husband/wife duo consisting of singer Tiffany Preston and keyboardist Danny Preston. Together they have crafted one of the most exciting albums I have heard all year, called Boys and Diamonds. Their sound is full of everything from world music beats to tribal sounds to electro and dance..Boys and Diamonds is the kind of album that I’ve been wishing Bjork would make for YEARS! They’re also on one of my favorite labels, Kompakt! Take a listen to the albums first single, Without You, below.

*Boys and Diamonds is out now on Kompakt

http://manimalvinyl.com/rainbow_arabia.php

Telekinesis is the recording moniker of Seattle-based solo artist, Michael Benjamin Lerner. His 2nd album, 12 Desperate Straight Lines was just released last month on Merge Records and it is a hot piece of work, full of energy and full of hooks. A good friend sent me their album recently and it’s been the perfect pick me up for the last few mornings. My favorite song is called Please Ask For Help and you can listen to it below.

*12 Desperate Straight Lines is out now on Merge Records.

http://www.mergerecords.com/artists/telekinesis

 

1. Fredrika Stahl ‘M.O.S.W.’

 

2. Rainbow Arabia ‘Without You’

 

3. Telekinesis ‘Please Ask For Help’

 

The Hotness: Art vs Science, RüFüS, Tony Christie/Roisin Murphy

The Hotness is your daily look at 3 new songs that are amazing, essential, and are sure to make you horny. Ok, the last part isn’t necessarily true. But if you don’t like at least one of these three songs, you need to check 1) Your testosterone levels 2) Your estrogen levels 3) Your hearing.

Art vs Science are yet another 3-piece dance punk band from Australia. They toured the UK last year in support of both La Roux and Groove Armada. I’m new to the band, but have been all over their sound, which reminds me a bit of fellow Aussies, The Presets. They just released their debut album, The Experiment, on Kobalt Records and it’s the perfect album to pump-you-the-fuck-up during one of those days where you keep nodding off at your desk. Check out my favorite track (and lead single off The Experiment) ‘Finally See Our Way’.

http://artvsscience.net/

RüFüS are a dance trio based in (you guessed it!) Australia, that describe their sound as ‘dancefolkpopindielectronica.’ They’ve just released their debut EP entitled RüFüS EP overseas and are poised for a big 2011. My favorite song on the EP is entitled We Left and it’s another perfect song for my ‘daydream collection’. I’m not sure if their EP is available yet here in the US, but keep an eye open for these guys as I think we’ll be hearing a lot from them this year.

http://soundcloud.com/rufussounds

Tony Christie must live in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This guy has been churning out sugary-sweet, cheesetastic filth for the better part of 40 years in the UK. His new single features one of my absolute favorite artists of all-time, Roisin Murphy, and barely passes the vomit test. In fact the song has turned into a bit of a guilty pleasure..However, if it were anyone other than Roisin, I’d have tossed the song in the bin looooooong ago. 7 Hills can be found on Tony Christie’s new album, ‘Now Is The Time!’ (Please note: The exclamation point is part of the album’s title and should, in no way, be viewed as a sign of my excitement towards the release of the new Tony Christie album).

http://www.tonychristie.com/

 

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