Archive for December, 2008

Hands Up’s 2008 in Review

Posted in 1 on December 30, 2008 by Ben Badio

Waldo Faldo and Hands Up Orlando Present

2008 Music: The Year in Review

BEST INDIE ALBUMS OF 2008:

5. Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke

4. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3. Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

2. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

1. Does it Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

MOST DISAPPOINTING INDIE ALBUMS OF 2008

3. Hot Chip – Made in the Dark (Sorry Pat…)

2. of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping

1. Bloc Party – Intimacy

BEST HIP-HOP ALBUMS OF 2008

5. Ludacris – Theatre of the Mind

4. Wale – A Mixtape About Nothing

3. N.E.R.D – Seeing Sounds

2. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

1. The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale

WORST HIP-HOP ALBUMS OF 2008

3. Akon – Freedom

2. T-Pain – Thr33 Ringz

1. Kanye West – 808s and Heartbreak

MOST BANGABLE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2008

Ladyhawke

2008 ARTIST WORTH BARFING ON

Tyga

PSEUDO-INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Katie “I used to sing gospel, but now I kiss girls” Perry

ARTIST LEAST LIKELY TO EVER RELEASE AN ALBUM, PAST PRESENT OR FUTURE

Uffie

WHERE WAS THE ALBUM I WAS PROMISED IN 2008? AWARD

MSTRKRFT

I’ll let Pat handle the BANGERS. Pictures and tracks coming soon. I’m too lazy to complete this right now.

Fuck Older Women Safe!

Posted in alt sluts, american apparel, banger, bangers with tags , , , , on December 25, 2008 by Patrick

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Hell yeah!  I don’t know about Ben and Jon but I’m pretty proud that this blog gets hits from people searching for “fuck older women safe in orlando.com,” “finger banger,” and “orlando sluts.”

Anywaysss like Ben said, there’s barely anything worth blogging about right now. But, I do like these three songs. Merry altmas!

Panther – Black Baby Disco Club (Copy Remix)

Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Winter Gloves- Someone Great (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

Music sucks, everything else is just ok…

Posted in 1 on December 24, 2008 by Ben Badio

So I’m sure the 4 people left who still read this blog are wondering:

“Does the Hands Up Blog still exist?”
“Where are my Psuedo-Indie Artists and my Alt Bangers?”
“Does Jon Swan plan on ever talking shit about any other trend I happen to be into?
“How come non of their posts show up on Hype Machine?”

Answers to all of those questions are sure to come. Don’t worry. The Hands Up Blog is here to stay! If there’s ever a post hiatus, don’t blame it on Pat, Jon and I. Blame it on the fact that music sucks right now, and everything else is just “ok.” This is what I can best compare the music of late 2008 to:

Fun for the whole family!

I wish Ladyhawke would wipe her make-up on my shirt.

Posted in Good Shit, Indie, Indie Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2008 by Ben Badio

***I went broke for a short time and had to cancel my Mediafire Pro account, but now that I’ve got it back ALL SONGS (should) PLAY.***

Has Orlando heard of Ladyhawke? I’m honestly not sure. So…

Meet Ladyhawke

I Ladyhawke to thrash her hair in my direction

I want Ladyhawke to thrash her hair in my direction

If Pat Benatar and Madonna adopted a child in 1988, then spent the next 20 years fucking each other right in front of her face, they’d have raised one fucked up,extremely traumatized kid. But that kid would listen to Ladyhawke, and you should too. Fuck CSS, Fuck the Ting Tings, Ladyhawke’s self-title LP is the best female vocalist-involved album of 2008. Here’s some free shit:

Dusk Til Dawn

Dusk Til Dawn is my favorite track on the album, and it will probably become Ladyhawke’s biggest hit to date. Expect this song to be loved and cherished by 60 to 70 percent of Orlando’s fixie-bike riding population. Expect that percentage to hike for a short period, then drop after some random franchise restaurant decides to use the song in their advertising.

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore

This song represents that Pat Benetar/Stevie Nicks side of Ladyhawke, but don’t expect a Chromeo-esque retro revival. She has a style that smells like ’88 but sounds like ’08.

Shake it up girl

Posted in alt sluts, Auto-Tune, banger, bangers, DJs, Good Shit, new shit(?) with tags , , , on December 2, 2008 by Patrick

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Ok. So, I should be finishing up a paper right now but I really had to post these tracks (especially Treasure Finger’s new Banger).

Some old, some new. Enjoy

Little Boots – Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Stanton Warriors & The Beatnuts – Shake It Up

We Have Band – Hear It In the Cans (DIY Version)