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MP3: !!!



"Yadnus"
(Insound)
Another great track from !!!'s new album Myth Takes.

See also:
HOBBY BOX: MP3: !!!: "Heart of Hearts"

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posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | [permalink]


TOP 20 TIMBALAND-PRODUCED SINGLES



As you might imagine this list of Timbaland's greatest productions includes hits by Missy Elliott, Aaliyah and Justin Timberlake. See what other artists have been lucky enough to benefit from his beat-making talents.

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posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: LOW



"Breaker"
(Sub Pop)
Low makes it look easy. They are one of those rare bands that are able to maintain a strong identity while constantly surprising listeners with new sounds. Drums and Guns, the latest link in the band's controlled evolution, will be released in March.

See also:
chairkickers.com

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posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: AIR



"Once Upon a Time"
(Toolshed)
The French duo of Nicolas Godin and JB Dunckel are back with a new album on March 6 that features gorgeously glowing electonic pop tracks like this one. Pocket Symphony just might be the album that meets the brilliance of their groundbreaking Moon Safari.

See also:
pocket-symphony.com
myspace.com/intairnet
astralwerks.com

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posted on Monday, February 26, 2007 | [permalink]


TOP 100 ROCK & ROLL SINGLES OF ALL TIME: #8



8. "California Dreamin'" / The Mamas and the Papas
John and Michelle Philips capture a longing for sunny California days during a harsh New York winter on this definitive Mamas and the Papas hit. The hauntingly somber harmonies are still startingly beautiful today, even after hearing it a thousand times on film and television as a primary nostalgia-inducing song for the '60s.

See also:
#100 - #81
#80 - #61
#60 - #41
#40 - #21
#20 | #19 | #18 | #17 | #16
#15 | #14 | #13 | #12 | #11
#10 | #9

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posted on Saturday, February 24, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: BLONDE REDHEAD



"23"
(Beggars)
Out April 10th, Blonde Redhead is back with a new album called 23. Here's the title track, a lushly layered song featuring Kazu Makino's gorgeous stratospheric vocals.

See also:
blonde-redhead.com

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posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: LET'S GO SAILING



"Icicles"
(LetsGoSailingMusic.com)
Former Irving member Shana Levy attempts to be cute on this faux children's folk song from her new album The Chaos in Order. I think I'm ready for naptime.

See also:
letsgosailingmusic.com

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posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: MY TEENAGE STRIDE



"To Live and Die In the Airport Lounge"
"Terror Bends"
(Team Clermont)
With nods to 80s new wave and 90s alternapop, NYC's Jedediah Smith -- the soul behind My Teenage Stride -- concocts these sugary tunes that appear on his third album Ears Like Golden Bats (available Feb. 27).

See also:
myteenagestride.com
myspace.com/myteenagestride

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posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: THOMAS LUNCH



"Tator Tots and Robots"
"Fire Puppy"
(Fanatic)
Thomas Lunch's high energy indie pop incorparates everything from hard rock guitars to minimalist electronic beats to fun (at times, goofy) lyrics. His debut full-length Diagrams without Instructions is available Feb. 27.

See also:
hifialliance.com
myspace.com/thomaslunchrox

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posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: RJD2



"Beyond the Beyond"
"Get It"
(Beggars)
Perhaps it's not a surprise that post-Def-Jux RJD2 is not quite as constrained to hip-hop as he was on 2002's Dead Ringer. These two tracks from his upcoming album The Third Hand shows that he's even more of a brilliant genre masher than we knew.

See also:
rjd2site.com
myspace.com/rjd2

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posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: CASSETTES WON'T LISTEN



"Fuck and Run"
(Dope Lotus)
Jason Drake of Cassettes Won't Listen covers the Liz Phair Exile in Guyville favorite. A deliciously fun remake that's quite different than the original, but doesn't obliterate it.

See also:
cassetteswontlisten.com
myspace.com/cassetteswontlisten

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posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND



"Golden Star (Alias Remix)"
"Freak Out (Gold Chains Remix)"
(Asthmatic Kitty)
My Brightest Diamond's Bring Me the Workhorse receives a dancefloor makeover on their upcoming remix album Tear It Down, available March 6.

See also:
mybrightestdiamond.com
myspace.com/mybrightestdiamond

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posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 | [permalink]


TOP 100 ROCK & ROLL SINGLES OF ALL TIME: #9



9. "River Deep, Mountain High" / Ike & Tina Turner
Despite Ike's name being listed in the credits for the song, it's really all about Tina -- and Phil Spector's dazzling pop orchestration, of course. Tina's performance effortlessly balances pure innocence and raw soul, all backed by Spector's lush arrangements. It's one of those rare shout-it-to-the-sky love songs that (call me a sap) captures that sweet emotion.

See also:
#100 - #81
#80 - #61
#60 - #41
#40 - #21
#20 | #19 | #18 | #17 | #16
#15 | #14 | #13 | #12 | #11
#10

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posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: ANTIBALAS



"I.C.E."
(Anti-)
Indie rock producer John McEntire (Stereolab, Tortoise) combined creative talents with renowned Brooklyn-based afrobeat orchestra Antibalas on this unique blend of world music and post-rock. I'm prepared to be fully impressed when the album, Security, comes out on March 6.

See also:
antibalas.com

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posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: THE GO FIND



"Dictionary"
(Toolshed)
Frontman Dieter Sermeus construct mellow indie pop songs like this mid-Tempo tune that sounds a bit like a Postal Service outtake. The Go Find's latest CD Stars on the Wall lands in stores on April 24.

See also:
thegofind.com
morrmusic.com

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posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: FIELD MUSIC



"Working to Work"
(Insound)
British experimental indie pop trio Field Music's Tones of Town is one of the year's highest rated albums. Their angular songwriting is unconventional but always a treat for the ears, on this track and throughout the entire CD.

See also:
field-music.co.uk
myspace.com/fieldmusic
memphis-industries.com

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posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | [permalink]


VIDEO PICKS: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, M.I.A, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Check out these music videos that have recently popped up on YouTube.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
"North American Scum"


M.I.A.
"Bird Flu"


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
"What Goes Around..."


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posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: FULTON LIGHTS



"Thank God for the Evening News"
"Fire in the Palm of My Hand"
(FultonLights.com)
Brooklyn's Fulton Lights, aka Andrew Spencer Goldman (formerly of Maestro Echoplex), releases a series of urban lullabies on the self-titled release, in stores March 6.

See also:
androideatsrecords.com
catbirdrecords.com

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posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: THE VEILS



"Advice for Young Mothers to Be"
(World's Fair)
Oft compared to crooning singer/songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Morrissey, New-Zealand-via-London band The Veils look to take their timelessly cool sound stateside with their album Nux Vomica, out April 4.

See also:
theveils.com
myspace.com/theveils

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posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 | [permalink]


TOP 100 ROCK & ROLL SINGLES OF ALL TIME: #10



10. "Paint It, Black" / Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards helmed this dark, sexy 1966 #1 hit, but it was sitar-rocking Brian Jones and the Klezmer style keyboard of Bill Wyman that really makes the song a standout favorite.

Apologies to anyone who might have been following this countdown. (Anyone? Anyone?) It's been two months since I revealed #11, I know.

See also:
#100 - #81
#80 - #61
#60 - #41
#40 - #21
#20 | #19 | #18 | #17 | #16
#15 | #14 | #13 | #12 | #11

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posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: PAGE FRANCE



"Mr. Violin and Dancing Bear"
(Spin)
Page France has hardly been ignored by the blog world over last couple of years, but they certainly haven't exploded to stardom like other bands have either. This track from their upcoming ...and the Family Telephone kind of pops out at you like a child jumping up and down for attention. The big difference is that I'd probably be annoyed by a needy little kid, but Page France, well, I'm finding hard not to love.

See also:
www.pagefrance.net
www.myspace.com/pagefrance

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posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: THE BLOW



"Hock It (YACHT Remix)"
(Team YACHT)
The success of The Blow's fall release Paper Television has prompted the re-release of the duo's debut EP Poor Aim: Love Songs. The CD will include six new remixes, including this one mixed by Blow member Jona Bechtolt himself.

See also:
www.theblow.us
www.krecs.com

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posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 | [permalink]

THE LARRY PAGE HALL OF FAME: PRINCE, THE CLASH & MORE



Hall of Fame - Gold Inductees
Hall of Fame - Silver Inductees
Hall of Fame - Bronze Inductees
So, I recently realized that it has been nearly a year-and-a-half since I last added any artists to The LARRY Page Hall of Fame -- my opinion of who should really be inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The latest roster of inductees includes some of many favorite artists who began their careers in the late 70s and early 80s. The new class brings the Hall of Fame to a total of 60 artists.

February 2007 Inductee
Black Sabbath
Blondie
The Clash
Elvis Costello
Joy Division
Kraftwerk
The Police
Prince
R.E.M.
Patti Smith

Hardly a controversial list, but I should note that Joy Division and Kraftwerk are not currently members of Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 | [permalink]


MP3: THE MAKES NICE



"Candy Wrapper"
"California Sun"
(Fanatic)
Using retro freakbeats and catchy harmonies, San Francisco's The Makes Nice are a fountain power pop. Their record Candy Wrapper and Twelve Other Songs will be in stores Tuesday on Frenetic.

See also:
www.myspace.com/themakesnice
www.freneticrecords.com/makesnice

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posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 | [permalink]

MP3: MACROMANTICS



"Scorch"
(Kill Rock Stars)
If you're not completely sick of white girl rappers from overseas, give the Macromantics (aka Romy Hoffman) a chance. The Aussie balances the attitude of Lady Sovereign and the cutesyness of Lily Allen on this track from her just-release self-titled CD.

See also:
www.macromantics.com
www.myspace.com/macromantics

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posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 | [permalink]

EVE SAMPLES THE WHITE STRIPES



At Thursday's Miss Sixty fashion week after party Eve performed about half a dozen hits like "Satisfaction" and "Let Me Blow Your Mind". She also gave us a taste of a track from her new CD, currently scheduled for May release, which featured the familiar riff from The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army". She really only spat for about 25 seconds and oddly sounded like something that could have easily been on The Eminem Show. We'll see if Jack White can help out the oft-collaborating rapper remain one of the only successful females in the business.

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posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 | [permalink]


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