We are bringing back New Year’s Eve

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Listen, please stop. We don’t want to hear it anymore. We know New Year’s Eve sucks. The night has taken such a beating recently it might as well be a new movie directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Well we here are Sloane are sick of the name calling and complaining. We tire of hearing how people plan to wait in horrifyingly long lines. We don’t care how much you are spending to rent out a floor at that pricey hotel. We certainly don’t care to hear how much that glass of champagne cost you. All we care about is bringing New Year’s Eve back and there is only one way to do it: Dancing.

Gulp down your fourteen dollar bud light, burn that old Christmas Tree and in the immortal words of Taio Cruz, “light it up, like it’s dynamite.”  Here are some kicka#@ beats that will get your through NYE 2010. Bring it on 2011.

MP3: The Knocks: Dancing with the DJ

MP3: Bag Raiders: Sunlight

Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette: Hello

SR’s Top 30 Albums of 2010 (15-1)

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So here we are, left to reflect on another year gone by. We should feel blessed at the end of a year that gave us some pretty scrumtrulescent tunes. Whether it was Arcade Fire continuing their genius-crafting or the re-birth of Kanye, music once again refused to let us down. In a year where so many things went wrong, it is comforting to find solace in music from old friends and new upstarts. So without further fuss, here is Sloane Ranger’s Best Of for 2010. Buy. Listen. Repeat.

SR’s Top 30 Albums Of 2010 (30-16)

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This year brought thrills and chills and in-between Kanye West destroying the whole concept of Twitter and things coming out of Katy Perry’s chest region there was some truly awesome music released. We here at Sloane Headquarters hope we contributed to your enjoyment of all the new music that graced your eardrums in 2010. So take some time out of your day, put your awkwardly wrapped Christmas gifts aside, grab a glass (or seven) of eggnog and join us in recapping our favorite releases of the year. Below is the first installment of Sloane’s best albums, more later.

I Love Sincerely Yours

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The Sincerely Yours record label just keeps churning out hits, and most of them seemingly wacky but lovely covers by the Swedish powerhouses jj and CEO. The snow is falling in Boston, but you will be warmed be CEO’s wavy, charming cover of Beyonce’s Halo. To add to that jj have officially released a trailer (sort of) for their Kills mixtape due out on the 24th. I already posted a video of jj covering the Dream, but more hits will be on this mixtape including a cover of Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind”  It’s a good day. Check out the Halo cover and Kills trailer after the jump.

Passion Pit: Sleepyhead (Le Chev Remix)

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Tis the time for Christmas parties. If the mistletoe and cheese platters aren’t getting your guests pumped up enough, try this Le Chev remix of Passion Pit’s “Sleepyehead.” Sloane Ranger guaranteed to melt the faces off of your guests. Not enough Passion Pit love? Well check out their remix of Dan Black’s “Symphonies” below as well.

MP3: Passion Pit: Sleepyhead (Le Chev Remix)

MP3: Dan Black: Symphonies (Passion Pit Remix)

Feist: Look At What The Light Did Now

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Feist has a new documentary DVD out. I’m sure many of you already know this. The film recounts the making of her Grammy nominated album The Reminder (Cherry Tree) and it’s ensuing tour, while highlighting the collaborators who helped bring the project together.

Being a little slow on the up take, it took me a little while to realize that she grabbed the title of her new film from a song by the highly underrated folk outfit Little Wings (aka Kyle Field). “Look At What The Light Did Now” has been a personal favorite ever since hearing it in Chris Malloy’s 2004 surf film, A Brokedown Meoldy (check out the clip here). As expected, Feist nails the cover of the melodic folk tune on the her DVD’s bonus disc. Download both versions below and watch a trailer for the documentary after the jump.

MP3: Feist: Look At What The Light Did Now

MP3: Little Wings: Look At What The Light Did Now