a direct hit. “sweet disposition”…now with extra sweetener!

Another one straight from the mailbag! By now, it’s safe to say that you all have heard the glorious sounds of the Temper Trap and their single Sweet Disposition. Allow me to present a pretty luscious remix done by Brooklyn’s own Alan Wilkis. A little less fist-pumping and a little more booty-shaking is the order of the day here. What I like so much about this remix is that it retains the integrity of the song. The original progression of the song including lyrics remains the same, Alan simply does a fine job of fitting the original into some newer and sharper threads. Recommended!

Don’t forget! The Temper Trap is playing CMJ this year as part of the Blue Showers Showcase w/ Golden Slivers, Mumford & Sons and Goldhawks at the Music Hall of Williamsburg 22 October! The debut record Conditions is out tomorrow via Glassnote!

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“Sweet Disposition” (Alan Wilkis Remix)


i willingly fall into the temper trap…

so stay there
cause i’ll be coming over
and while our blood’s still young
it’s so young, it runs
and won’t stop til it’s over
won’t stop to surrender”

So if you’ve been an avid reader of my quaint blog, you’ll note that I am quite a fan of big, rousing choruses. Nothing makes a song a smash in my eyes without the big chorus payoff. It’s what you we as listeners and music obsessives live for! I should also add that I am also a big fan of shimmering guitars. You see I am very picky with guitars. Too often you find yourself wading through a bunch of background noise in an attempt to hear the melody in a song. With all the music readily available at our fingertips, who’s got the time? I sure don’t. With this said, I bring you The Temper Trap.

This, above, is the new single Sweet Disposition taken from the London via Melbourne quartet’s debut record Conditions (Infectious) just recently released in the UK ten days ago. Simply put, this is a beautiful song in all it’s anthemic glory. The shiny guitar provided by Lorenzo Sillito that sounds very reminiscent of the Edge, Johnny Marr or a Charlie Burchill (Simple Mnds),  the build-up to the chorus and a pristine vocal that simply soars above the song itself delivered by Dougy Mandagi.

I’ve said it in previous posts and I’ll say it again. 2009 has shaped up to be an absolutely outstanding year thus far with new bands making their mark. The Temper Trap are making their way to the top of the list. Now about a US release…they’re signed to Glassnote here. I’m waiting.

“Sweet Disposition”, by The Temper Trap, taken from the Infectious release, “Conditions”