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Month: July 2010

Mystery Jets – Serotonin

Flash a Hungry Smile Serotonin Brit prog / psychedelia band Mystery Jets have recently released their album Serotonin, the follow up to their 2008 album Twenty One.  This album is full of catchy synth pop songs about heart ache / break and general unfortunate events.  Clear winners on the album are the released Flash a Hungry Smile and title track Serotonin.  They seem to be reviving the sound that Duran Duran left back in the day; and in no way is that a bad thing.  A solid entry to their growing catalog of albums. Check out Serotonin.

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These United States – What Lasts

The Great River Lucky enough to have scored an advanced release of These United States’ new album, which came as a surprise to me when up until recently I had not heard them.  Their new album, What Lasts, was written last summer after songwriter Jesse Elliott’s near death experience on Lake Michigan.  Befallen by this experience the album takes a decidedly darker, more heavy hearted turn. As with the other albums they have written, there is a fantastic blend of folk, country. southern infused rock and even a tad of exploratory psychedelic.  Their single,  The Great River, features the country…

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Summer Sounds – Mixtape

So I’m headed to Cape Cod this weekend, and I put together a playlist for the drive down.  Just songs that are all together a sound of summer and a sound of good moods, enjoy. Playlist includes: Kid Cudi – Up Up and Away Sonny & the Sunsets – Too Young to Burn Jukebox the Ghost – Good Day Neon Trees – Animal Wavves – King of the Beach Kid Cudi, Bethany Cosentino, Rostam of VC – All Summer B.o.B (ft Rivers Cuomo) – Magic The Films – Good Day Tennis – Marathon Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks…

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Broken Social Scene – Meet Me in the Basement (video)

Pretty awesome that this is a fan made band approved video, although anonymously created, it must be a big thrill for the creator to have this going around. The fan-made, band-approved, found-footage video for Forgiveness Rock Record‘s epic “Meet Me in the Basement” looks like a visual analog for his worldview. Made as a response to the recent riot-filled G20 Summit in the band’s hometown of Toronto, the clip slices together storm-trooper footage from that event along with a flashes of what could be interpreted as “distractions”: Justin Bieber, violent video games, Lady Gaga, Obama girl. It’s pretty intense.

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Kingsley Flood – Kitchen Sessions

Cul De Sac Cathedral Walls Roll of the Dice Last night I spent an evening with boston band Kingsley Flood, for a live recording session with Kitchen Sessions.  The venue for recording is really unique, stepping out on to a flat roof up in the trees, overlooking the city was really captivating. But the magic truly happens when this band starts playing.  With their true ‘Americana’ sound, they capture the spirit of roots music formed and merged from folk country, rock & roll and blues styles. Don’t forget to check back Kitchen Sessions for the live video recording. Check out…

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Banned (By the Man)

Banned (By the Man) Releasing their second track from upcoming release Let it Sway which releases August  17th, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin captures a fun sing-along pop song complete with hand waving and head bobbing. Be sure to check out Banned (By the Man) and Sink / Let it Sway.  Then on August 17th, pick up your copy of Let it Sway.

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Chief – Night & Day

I’ve been enamored of this song since I posted the mp3 for  Night and Day a month ago. Also don’t sleep on their other track that they’ve released,  Your Direction is fantastic. Stay on the lookout for their debut full-length Modern Rituals, it’s out August 17 courtesy of Domino; or check back here I’m sure I’ll end up reminding everyone.

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