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David Vandervelde Summer Time Hits

Checkin Out My Baby David Vandervelde is putting out a new EP Summer Time Hits due 8/3 on Secretly Canadian.  If you’ve been following Vandervelde at all, which you should, he’s put out two fantastic albums, The Moonstation House Band and Waiting for the Sunrise.  The tracks for the upcoming Summer Time Hits were released as digital singles and are now being pressed onto 12″ vinyl. Checkin Out My Baby, is the first track on the EP; its wildly fuzzy, totally rockin, and totally belongs up high in your list of top party jams.  Learn How to Hang, teaches us…

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Jukebox the Ghost covers Donna Lewis’ I Love You Always Forever

I Love You Always Forever I saw Jukebox the Ghost a few months ago, and they had played this cover.  The only thing I could do was tell people that it happened.  There was no substance to what could only be assumed as a silly lie.  Well, here’s a recording of them covering Donna Lewis’ song. http://www.jukeboxtheghost.com/

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Built by Animals Corporate Syndrome EP

Teenage Rampage

Built by Animals is a rock trio based in Brooklyn, New York. Their music draws comparisons to Vampire Weekend, the Strokes and the Unicorns; to which I’d agree with.  Their EP, Corporate Syndrome is loosely a concept album chronicling the growth of someone from high school through the corporate arena.  Although I’m not sure the concept works, the songs do.  Teenage Rampage, is a party song that is quite catchy and you’ll find yourself really enjoying bobbing your head to it; the jangly guitars and the mild afro beat stylings, speak to a reminiscence of  Vampire Weekend’s A-Punk.

The EP is totally solid and worth a listen, so go out and Buy their EP, Corporate Syndrome here.

After the break check the video for Return to the Power Kingdom.

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California Breezes with Sonny & the Sunsets

Death Cream Too Young to Burn Sonny & the Sunsets’ beachy songs bring back to the time of early 60’s pop.  They have this real throw back style that marries the sounds of the Beach Boys with the Moldy Peaches. Check out Too Young to Burn, a pure summer chill jam, and Death Cream and see for yourself.  If you like them, why not buy an album that’s perfect for those slow sunny days on the beach. If you are feeling really adventurous, you can download their recent daytrotter session here. http://www.myspace.com/sonnythesunsets

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Readymade Breakup making its way…

Hear it now:   Inside All Along Last week I was given a chance to check out one of my favorite bands’ newest (unmastered) album. Untitled as of yet, but just known as LP3, I dug in excited to hear what the guys from Readymade Breakup had come up with.  It had been two years since I had met them, received their fantastic album Alive on the Vine, and I was obviously thrilled to hear some more of their sound. I met Paul, and the guys of Readymade back in 2008 when they were touring prior to the release of…

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The Swell Season – Feeling the Pull [LIVE]

The Swell Season is made up of guitarist Glen Hansard and pianist Marketa Irglova.  If you haven’t seen the movie, Once, which they were in, I’d definitely recommend it.  Further than the music, these two have a fantastic sound together, and will be making their way to Newport Folk Festival next weekend. They recently recorded a track for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, covering Candi Staton’s Young Hearts Run Free.  Check out their version of Young Hearts Run Free here. Check out the rest of this live session: The Swell Season Live at Spinner.com, 2009 01. Low Rising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9gnsF… 02. Fantasy Man…

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