May 25th, 2009

Passion Pit “The Reeling”

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They play this song on Sirius XMU all the time and I dig it.  Walked into Newbury Comics the other day and they had it out on the new releases shelf for 5.99 on CD.  Easiest decision I made all week.
Passion Pit – The Reeling

May 22nd, 2009

Animal Collective “Summertime Clothes”

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Awesome track, perfect for the start of summer.
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes

May 21st, 2009

Empire of the Sun “Walking on a Dream”

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New entry in the contest for most authentically ’80’s sounding song of new millennium.

May 20th, 2009

Bon Iver “Blood Bank”

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Off the follow up EP to last year’s break out hit album “For Emma, Forever Ago”

May 19th, 2009

Fleet Foxes “Mykonos”

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Many critics top album of 2008, Fleet Foxes’ debut was a breath of fresh air with naturalist lyrics and harmonies that were reminiscent of artists like Crosby Stills Nash & Young.  This was just officially released as a single, and their performance of it on SNL a few months back was an instant classic.

May 18th, 2009

Fever Ray “When I Grow Up” (D. Lissvik Remix)

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Remix of lead single from solo debut of Fever Ray, better known as Karin Dreijer Andersson, singer for the group The Knife.  Fun reggae beat, much different from the original.  Sounds a lot like a Santigold record, in a good way.

May 15th, 2009

Cold War Kids “Tell Me in the Morning”

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The new album was pretty disappointing and had me throwing the first album on.  Forgot how much I loved this song.  My favorite non-single from the album.

May 14th, 2009

Crystal Castles “Vanished”

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Best song of their self titled debut.

May 13th, 2009

The Horrors “Sea Within A Sea”

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Awesome new track from The Horrors aka Mr. Peaches Geldof and company (I know, it’s low). It’s the final song on their new album Primary Colours, itself a triumph, which finds them reinvented as modern shoegazers with a style very similar to My Bloody Valentine et al. Clocking in at over 7 minutes, [...]

May 12th, 2009

Franz Ferdinand “Live Alone”

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Gets stuck in my head more than any other song on the album.