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Word has it this duo met from a Craigslist ad. Now I bet you’ll be surprised of that fact when you listen. An indie rock group looking for a drummer—Craigslist, I’d expect; but this tasty concoction of classic spy film score, 50’s cha-cha, 60’s pop and modern electronica surprises. It’s the type of music you swear you’ve heard before; the production well-crafted by beatmaker Kiran Shahani, formerly of the Supreme Beings of Leisure. I’ll warn you in advance: this album will draw the passion-poised lover out of you.

Bossa nova evolved for the jet-set socialite.
Bitter Sweet – Dirty Laundry (track 1 on the Aurgasm Summer Soundtrack)
Bitter Sweet – Heaven
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20 Responses to “Bitter:Sweet”

  1. Jake :

    Bitter:Sweet! Finally, music I am familiar with. Excellent song choices, Paul. It’s hard not to get addicted to their wonderful sound and awesome lyrics, particularly their song ‘The Mating Game’ for me.

  2. Anonymous :

    It almost has a ‘tango’ feel to it, along the lines of Gotan Project.


  3. k :

    dirty laundry is great. thx for this paul nice tip.


  4. DaCold :

    Guess is it me, or did i hear the melody from Dirty Laundry somewhere before?

  5. ndavies :

    “It’s the type of music you swear you’ve heard before”

    “Guess is it me, or did i hear the melody from Dirty Laundry somewhere before?”

    I don’t know where the sample came from originally, but you might have heard it in Blu Cantrell ft. Sean Paul – Breathe.

  6. Ray :

    Awesome tracks, Paul, as always.

    DaCold, maybe you’re thinking about “What’s the Difference” by Dr. Dre — I believe featuring the same bouncing horn track. Or is there another song you’re thinking of?

  7. Roland :

    I first heard of these guys from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Definitely check out that set if you like what you hear. Keep up the good work, Paul!

  8. draegyn :

    i have been listening to the morgan page remix of this and it is amazing. love it.

  9. Laety :

    I like it a lot. I also liked his work with Supreme Being of Leisure, only the first album though…the 2nd one was too disco for me.

  10. corey denis :

    hey, I just saw them at bumbershoot. sweet show.

    also, this is corey from IODA Promonet – give me a shout if you have any feedback, bitter: sweet is in our catalog :)

  11. Anonymous :

    Who needs to pay for music when you got blogs like Aurgasm tossing you just the most fabbo music in the world (though I will find a way to tithe this artist for sure).

    Wow, good find.

    And PS – This gets me in good with the wife because she like Supreme Beings of Leisure, and this obviously relates/relatable.


    cHUCk dA fONk (

  12. Paul Irish :

    I didn’t mention this but…
    Bitter:Sweet’s “The Mating Game” will be featured in the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy and will air on September 21st to 30 million viewers. The tracks “The Mating Game” and “Heaven” will also be featured in Nip/Tuck, scheduled to air on September 26th.

  13. LoanGuru :

    This is a great Blog… I love Grey’s Anatomy will keep an ear out for “The Mating Game” Sorry can’t get into Nip/Tuck though.

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    TG, USA

  14. simulacra :

    my ears are doing backflips in the proverbial rain over this. thank you!

  15. Anonymous :

    The Grey’s thing was a mix-up. It’s actually on-air Sept. 28… a week after the premier. It should be hot though. I heard them last night in on Nip/Tuck, and it made the scene.

  16. Jessica :

    Nice post, I love these guys! I actually did a post on them recently too! (Check it out if you get a chance at: Femme Chill

  17. sookietex :

    mmmm,nice. i’m a nip/tuck fan and heard bitter:sweet for the first time on the shari noble ep. just delicious. i am bookmarking your site pronto,thank you paul.

  18. Anonymous :

    Dirty Laundry is superb. Thanks. You’ve done it again, dude.

  19. Ami :

    Hi Paul,

    I only know their song The Mating Game from the TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy”, thank you for sharing other songs by them. Both songs are incredibly good. I love them. So again, thank you …

    ~ from Ami, Indonesia

  20. david achon II :

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