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Song of the Day
[Song of the Day] RATATAT - "Cream On Chrome"

[Song of the Day] RATATAT – “Cream On Chrome”

RATATAT “CREAM ON CHROME” Five years later…RATATAT has blessed us with a new track, “Cream on Chrome.” It’s a good day.
[Song of the Day] Big Scary - "Why Hip Hop Sucks in '13"

[Song of the Day] Big Scary – “Why Hip Hop Sucks in ’13”

BIG SCARY “WHY HIP HOP SUCKS IN ’13” Apparently this week is an Australian takeover. Day two goes to Melbourne duo Big Scary. The song I chose is off their 2013 release Not Art, although I recommend Twin River EP as well. Enjoy.
[Song of the Day] Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love"

[Song of the Day] Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love” “Multi-Love Checked into my heart and trashed it like a hotel room Who is your God? Where is she? She wants to bury me in Austin under Uchiko. She don’t want to be a man or a woman She wants to be your love” The song of the day today goes...
[Song of the Day] Maui - "Slide In"

[Song of the Day] Maui – “Slide In”

MAUI “SLIDE IN” You’d expect the sound to be some sort of tall can wielding,  lo-fi garage rock. Nothing wrong with that of course, but after listening to London four-piece, Maui‘s latest single “Slide In,” you get more of an Arctic Monkeys / Deerhunter vibe with drugged up, guitar laden melodies. Definitely worth a listen. Enjoy.
[Song of the Day] Cloud Control - Dojo Rising

[Song of the Day] Cloud Control – Dojo Rising

CLOUD CONTROL “DOJO RISING” Just found the Australian indie pop band Cloud Control, and they’ve been a huge part of my life since they entered it a few hours ago. The entire album is great, but if I had to choose one track, it would be “Dojo Rising.” Here are a few more selects from their...
[Song of the Day] Jessica Pratt - "Back, Baby"

[Song of the Day] Jessica Pratt – “Back, Baby”

Jessica Pratt “Back, Baby” Last night Jessica Pratt played in Portland and now all I want is to become a bioluminescent unicorn just like her. This song was my favorite thing that happened and she played it just after thanking some friends in the audience for putting up with her during her heavy Modest Mouse/henna hair...
[Song of the Day] Lia Ices - "Thousand Eyes"

[Song of the Day] Lia Ices – “Thousand Eyes”

“Thousand Eyes” is off Lia Ices September 2014 album Ices, the follow-up to her wonderful 2011 Grown Unknown. I enjoy Grown Unknown more than Ices, but Lia Kessel still produces several great songs this time out, “Thousand Eyes” being one of them. You can find Lia Ices albums through her Website or Jagjaguwar and follow...
[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams - "Rip Van Winkle"

[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle”

“Rip Van Winkle” and “Into a Dream” are both off Shannon and the Clams 2013 album Dreams in the Rat House. I missed this when it first came out last year, but have been blasting sunny beach music loud to scare away the gloomy weather and found these songs in the process. They’ve had no...
[Song of the Day] The Abigails - "Twenty Nine"

[Song of the Day] The Abigails – “Twenty Nine”

I don’t think I could do a better job of placing The Abigails in a certain genera than they did themselves with “Drunken Nylon String Twang.” “Twenty Nine” is off their 2014 album Tundra which can be found on their Bandcamp or through Burger Records. “Black Hell” and “The Waiting Game” are both off Songs...
[Song of the Day] Chinawoman - "What Was Said"

[Song of the Day] Chinawoman – “What Was Said”

“What Was Said” is off Chinawoman’s self-released 2014 album Let’s Part in Style, available through her Bandcamp or Website. I’ve also included a few of my favorites off older releases (“Lifetime In One Night“/”To Be With Others”/”Kiss In Taksim Square“), because they are too weird, dark, and good not to include. In addition to Bandcamp...
[Song of the Day] Alaska In Winter - " Close Your Eyes - We Are Blind (Feat. Zach Condon)"

[Song of the Day] Alaska In Winter – ” Close Your Eyes – We Are Blind (Feat. Zach Condon)”

This isn’t a new song, but I heard it for the first time the other day while perusing around for some Beirut songs. Alaska In Winter wasn’t someone I was aware of when he was releasing music, which is a shame since it appears he no longer is. Fortunately he still wants to share the...
[Song of the Day] Juniore - "La Fin Du Monde"/"Christine"/"Dans Le Noir"

[Song of the Day] Juniore – “La Fin Du Monde”/”Christine”/”Dans Le Noir”

I have zero idea about what the lyrics in Juniore’s songs are about, but I have a difficult time picking up lyrics in languages I actually do understand, so it matters little. What does matter is the voice, that of Anna Jean, and the melody, both of which are sublime. The Bandcamp page for “Christine”/”Dans...