Presidential Debate Mix

This isn’t a political blog but just for the heck of it I thought I’d throw my two cents in on the democratic presidential debate tonight. And hey here’s some music too! Dennis Kucinich– I am proud to call Denis Kucinich my myspace friend. I love Kucinich, I think he’s by far the best candidate, or at least has the best ideas… maybe he’s too liberal (and short?) to get elected. That said, people seem to like him, I watched the debate at an Obama […]

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The Slackers

I moved to Brooklyn a couple weeks ago so it’s about time I showed some blog love for a Brooklyn band. And since I have yet to find a job what better band than the Slackers? I think one of the most interesting Slackers albums is 2003’s Close My Eyes. More than typical party-ska Close My Eyes was written about the bands reaction to 9/11 and the events that followed. MP3: The Slackers- Real WarMP3: The Slackers- Axes Buy:InsoundAmazon

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Blanks 77 Haiku

A little haiku about the NJ punk band, Blanks 77: Parties and moshpitsCatchy tunes, you’ll sing alongPogo, my friend, DANCE! MP3s: Blanks 77 – Long Paper Blanks 77 – Radio Hits Blanks 77 – New Orleans Blanks 77 – Little Girl Blue Buy: Radical Records

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Radio Silence

No music today folks. Today, June 26th is a National Day of Silence for internet radio and the Housewives are showing solidarity. “On March 2, 2007 the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which oversees sound recording royalties paid by Internet radio services, increased Internet radio’s royalty burden between 300 and 1200 percent and thereby jeopardized the industry’s future. At the request of the Recording Industry Association of America, the CRB ignored the fact that Internet radio royalties were already double what satellite radio pays, and multiplied […]

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Luna

A friend lent me Luna’s album Rendezvous a couple of hours ago and I already have a burning desire to tell the world about it. I don’t know how I missed this band before, they’ve been around since 1991. Anyway I highly recommend Rendezvous, singer Dean Wareham’s voice is a nice complement to the jittery music and the lyrics are simple and beautiful. Buy:InsoundAmazon

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I’m A Fucked Up Dancer, But My Moods Are SWINGING!

Greatest. Album. Title. Ever. Which is appropriate that the band I Against I would be really creative with their album name on account their band name is stolen from a Bad Brains song (a hella good song). Anyways, back in their heyday, I Against I hailed from Holland, and never really caught on over here in the States (I’ve read it’s because of their “Dutch” sound, but I have no clue what the fuck that even means. I didn’t know they were from Holland for […]

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John Vanderslice

Vanderslice, go ahead, say it out loud, Vanderslice! What a great name. To be honest I get kind of bored by his recorded work but I’ve seen him open for the Mountain Goats at a few shows and each time his energy and showmanship have astounded me. TinyMixTapes has a fantastic interview with Mr. Vanderslice up where he discusses, among other things, the new ease of finding music. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, I really don’t take the time I […]

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Adem

Adem Ilhan is most well known as the bass player for Fridge but beginning in 2003 he began recording indie/folk under the name Adem releasing Homesongs in 2004 and Love and Other Planets last year. Although some track have quite a bit of instrumentation they still have a sparse beauty. His crooning reminds me of Kid A era Radiohead, especially the song Crashlander. MP3: Adem- Launch YourselfMP3: Adem- Crashlander Buy:InsoundAmazon

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Bambi’s Dilemma

silverunity: It’s no big surprise that we housewives love Melt Banana, although I never thought I’d be saying this… Melt Banana is punk rock as all hell, and Bambi’s Dilemma proves it. Bambi’s Dilemma, which Melt Banana released last month, was under fire from longtime fans, saying that it wasn’t experimental enough, and some even went as far to call it poppy. While I wouldn’t go as far to call it “poppy” (the chord progressions and experimental nature of the songs are still too damn […]

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Spoon

I like Spoon’s new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga like I like the rest of Spoon’s albums, in small doses. It’s really great catchy music and Brit Daniel’s crisp voice is the perfect complement to the tightly orchestrated parts. The problem is by the end of the album it all starts to sound the same, there’s not a lot of variation. That being said, I do have a few favorites (below) and if you’re gonna stick with one sound this is a pretty damn […]

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