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Check out video for Dr. Dog’s Shadow People

Check out Dr. Dog’s new video for his single, ‘Shadow People’ off his most recent released album, “Shame, Shame.” Buy Shame, Shame For more Dr. Dog: Website |  Twitter |  Facebook |  Myspace |

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Stars – The Five Ghosts and a Giveaway!

Wasted Daylight

Stars’ newest album, The Five Ghosts, brings the expected narrative of romantic tragedy as one would expect, with songs titled as ‘Dead Hearts’ and ‘I Died So I Could Haunt You,’ and their usual, down-tempo melodramatic new wave sound.  The album is a bit more glum than some of the previous efforts, but tracks such as  Wasted Daylight bring the album to a height that complements the more gloomy tracks on the album.  Despite what might seem like a drawback to the album has some interesting moments and lyrically and vocally are really well done.

To top this off, I’m giving away a pair of tickets to see Stars with Wild Nothing and a meet-and-greet with the band here in Boston at the House of Blues on September 23rd.  You can enter by leaving a comment, RT this tweet, or leaving a comment on the facebook page.  I’ll pick a winner next monday

Buy Five Ghosts

For more information on Stars:
Website |  Twitter |  Facebook |  Myspace

Stars will be touring The Five Ghosts, this fall with Wild Nothing.

Upcoming Shows:

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The Vaccines – If You Wanna

If You Wanna (Demo) Check out the Vaccines’ demo track If You Wanna, a foot stompin’ feel good track.  Not really too much information on the band in general, but it doesn’t take long to realize how much you are going to like this track. via (wawstsf)

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Artist Watch: Patrick Park

Blackbird through the Dark Singer Songwriter Patrick Park has been writing songs since he was a kid in Colorado.  His most recent album, Come What Will is a haunting melancholy folk album with some beautiful moments in writing & vocals.  Park’s voice is a melancholy, Elliott Smith-like heartbreaking sound, steered in a more traditional folk style. His album, Come What Will, released back in April 2010 was produced by Dave Trumfio (Built to Spill, Wilco.)  Untethered to a label at the time, Park expressed an interesting and creative method of recording songs immediately after writing them, keeping them fresh, even a…

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Check out: Fistful of Mercy

Fistful of Mercy Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison) will release their debut album As I Call You Down on October 5th on Harrison’s own Hot Records.  The eponymous track, Fistful of Mercy, is a melancholy acoustic track sung with a deep emotionality, and complete with sweeping harmonies. Fistful of Mercy will offer their fans a free download of the self titled song, “Fistful of Mercy” from their website in exchange for an email sign up or tweet about the release of the album.  See www.FistfulofMercy.com/download for details. The band will also be touring for this album, November 9  Seattle, WA Showbox November 11…

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Album Review: Jukebox the Ghost’s Everything Under the Sun

Summer Sun
Empire
Hold it In

Jukebox the Ghost is a is a Washington, D.C.-born, Philadelphia-based three-piece  The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums) whom are purveyors of fine indie-rock / piano-pop.  My first experience with their music came at the hands of a cover they did of Jenny Owen Youngs Last Person.  From there, I was intrigued and bought their debut 2008 album, Let Live and Let Ghosts.  The album was chock full of fun tracks, Hold it In being one that really jumped out at me.  The lyrics were fun, and lighthearted; the music was catchy and poppy.  It all seemed bubbly and fun, without going overboard.

Fast forward to this week, and Jukebox the Ghost’s sophomore album, Everything Under the Sun, was released.  When I first listened to the album,  I was skeptical because of how much I enjoyed Let Live and Let Ghosts.  After a few listens (10) I can certainly say this album is full of goodness.  Its high spirited, fun loving, and a whole bunch of other positive 2 word descriptors.  If you’ve followed along, you’ve heard their first released track Empire, what I’d call one of the best pop songs out there right now, the vocals sparkle, the song is incredibly catchy, and I think it’d be hard to find a better pop song out there right now.  The melancholy, Summer Sun is actually one of my favorite tracks on this album.  It begins in a melancholy, near ballad-like mood; builds to near anthemic levels.  Even with this epic sounding build, it still comes across sweet and shows a growth on a musical level; after extensive touring and 2 years between albums this band is showing they have what it takes to make intelligent, insightful, and catchy music.

Buy Everything Under the Sun

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Sufjan Stevens’ Too Much

Too Much Sufjan Stevens has been a busy bee lately, dropping an EP a few weeks ago, releasing another single from his forthcoming album the Age of Adz, and now yet another single from the previously mentioned album.  Check out Too Much, and get ready for the much anticipated Sufjan Stevens’ album the Age of Adz which will be released October 12th.

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new Morcheeba video ‘Blood Like Lemonade’

Check out the new video for Morcheeba’s ‘Blood Like Lemonade.’  The video is directed by Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project, Bones, Numb3rs, CSI Miami) and stars Robert Forster (Jackie Browne, Heroes).

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