Electric Saturdays : Cut Copy, Junior Boys

Mar 27th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , , , ,

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Artist: Cut Copy (remix by Chromeo)
Song: Future (Chromeo Remix).mp3
Album: Future

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Artist: Junior Boys
Song: Hazel.mp3
Album: Begone Dull Care
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Jake Troth :: Material Things Video

Mar 25th, 2010 : by :: Tags: ,

“Material Things” is the latest single by Jake Troth. It’s about the love of the world he grew up watching on television. The ridiculously expensive and lavish lives of those people he always wanted to be. It’s unbelievably catchy and will without a doubt be stuck in your head for the remainder of the day. Click here to buy it on iTunes.
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Hooray For Earth – Momo EP

Mar 24th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,

So I literally just found out about these guys, and this song is pretty kick ass so I thought I’d lend your ears in it’s direction. Hooray For Earth just got signed to Dovecote Records and are re-releasing their 5-track Momo EP on June 1st through their new home label. The EP was originally only offered digitally, but Dovecote will give it to us in all the pleasing shapes and forms we could hope for (via digital download, CD, and an enticing special edition clear vinyl), along with the addition of a sixth track, “Rolling/Nectarine”. Definitely an artist worth checking out.

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Artist: Hooray For Earth
Album: Momo EP
Song: Surrounded By Your Friends.mp3

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The Ruby Suns & Toro y Moi at Black Cat Tonight (3/24)

Mar 24th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Newdust and Co. will be headed to Black Cat tonight (3/24) to check out New Zealand’s The Ruby Suns play with newdust faves Toro y Moi.  I hear good things about both bands’ live show and I am encouraged by both band’s latest releases.  Check back later for a review of the show. PS: Not in DC?  Check out the rest of their tour here at Toro y Moi’s blog.
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Freelance Whales :: Ghosting Acoustic Performance @ SXSW

Mar 24th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,
I can’t get enough of Freelance Whales right now. These guys just finished up at SXSW and I’m sure they left a lasting impression on anyone who was lucky enough to see them. Here’s an acoustic performance of “Ghosting,” a song from their latest album Weathervanes. This was part of NPR Music‘s Tiny SXSW Concert series. As always, their acoustic performances are great!
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The Like – Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

Mar 23rd, 2010 : by ::

I just recently gave this album another listen just for old times sake, so I thought I’d share some of the lesser known tracks with you, my brethren and sistren in this great blogosphere of which we reside. The Like‘s Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? has a lot of nostalgia packed into it for me, I saw these lovely gals open for Kings of Leon a few years back before they became the biggest band in the world at the beloved Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, TX (may it rest in peace). This was their first full-length album, and they’ve since replaced some of the members of the original group (pictured above) and have released some new material since then but I haven’t given any of it a fair listen. Interestingly enough, the founding mothers of The Like were all daughters of seasoned music industry veterans, so they were sort of a shoe in from the beginning. But I think it’s safe to say they were good enough to have made it without their father’s help, but I’ll let you decide.

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Artist: The Like
Album: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
Song: Under The Paving Stones.mp3

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Song: Mrs. Actually.mp3
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Working For A Nuclear Free City – Businessmen & Ghosts


In light of my favorite TV show’s return last night, AMC’s Breaking Bad, here’s a couple songs from a band featured on its pilot episode: Manchester, England’s foursome Working For A Nuclear Free City. The song, “Dead Fingers Talking” played during the first of many meth cooking scenes (***) in the series, and is track 3 on their 29-track album Businessmen & Ghosts. I love this album from start to finish. It’s got so many different sounds– straight up bluesy rock ‘n roll tracks mixed in with drony, distorted shoegaze ones… Definitely an album worth picking up! I paired “Dead Fingers Talking” with “Apron Strings” to show the diversity of the album’s sounds.

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Artist: Working For A Nuclear Free City
Song: Dead Fingers Talking.mp3
Album: Businessmen & Ghosts

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Artist: Working For A Nuclear Free City
Song: Apron Strings.mp3
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