another musical meandering

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blackhollies1. The Black Hollies – Gloomy Monday Morning

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badveins2. Bad Veins – Gold and Warm

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totalbabeband3. Total Babe – Bearbones

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latest listenings – i’m a dork

stakk1. Stakk Money – Dorkin’

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“I know, I’m as dorky as it gets. I get so much brain, it don’t even make sense!”

toyo2. Toro Y Moi – Blessa

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Chaz Bundick has been creating music influenced by Daft Punk and Animal Collective in Columbia, SC since 2001. He’s due to release two albums in 2010 which I may very well be interested in. One is “a dreamy, indie electronic affair” and the other is “a jumpy, garage-influenced indie pop effort that nodded to Saturday Looks Good to Me and Guided by Voices” according to allmusic.com.

Kolander3. Solander – Looking for Gold

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Solander is an indie folk band from Sweden who slowly and softly engage you in a melodic symphony of strings in “Looking for Gold.”

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glad this week is over mix

This week has been a long one. Work has been OK with a few exceptions. We have had plenty of activities this week though including Cooper Young Night Out Tuesday, dinner at my mom’s Wednesday, dinner at the Schadt’s Thursday, and finally a babysitter and a party to go to Friday. I’m ready for this week to end. I hope you enjoy these few songs.

jookabox1. Jookabox – You Cried Me

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I like the fast paced folkish strumming and howling.

knigsof2. Kings of Convenience – Mrs. Cold

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This is a laid back song that I really needed today after a couple of mishaps.

jc3. Jesus Christ (The Indie Band) – Is This Really What You Want

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First of all, I love the name of the band. Second, the dialog is classic. It makes me smile. Is that bad? And then it’s sad.

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latest listening on hump day

These are three songs that caught my eye a while ago and unfortunately I’m just now getting around to posting them. And yes, I promise this is my last Thao Nguyen song. At least for a while.

munk1. Munk – Back Down (Cut Copy Jackmaster Remix)

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You may have already heard of Munk who were big in Europe and New York for providing the soundtrack for fashion shows, gallery openings, and underground dance parties in the 2000s. Since then, they have pumped out a lot of music. I’m looking forward to listening to a bit more of them. In fact, I think I’ll do that now.

blackstar2. Black Star – Definition

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The name of this group is actually just the artists that contributed to the album Black Star Mos Def, Black Star, Talib Kweli. They tried to pull the hip hop community back together after the feuds between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. I remember Talib was a small blip on my radar when Vanderbilt booked him for a show. All of the members have been more successful as solo artists.

thao23. Thao Nguyen – Know Better Learn Faster

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How much Thao is too much Thao? I don’t know. I’ve gotten the album “We Brave Bee Stings and All” and it’s really good. I suggest you check it out as well.

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more thao in this latest listening

I’m thinking I should get their CD. This doesn’t happen too often, but I notice it when I put many songs from a single artist on these latest listening posts like school of seven bells. That being said, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

thao21. Thao Nguyen – Bag of Hammers

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This song is upbeat indie pop/rock with a “matter of fact” sound. Thao has been writing and playing music since she was 12 in her mother’s laundromat and it shows. I really should listen to the whole CD.

nutrition2. Nutrition On Tape – Fire Dog Wax Apple

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I like this song because Nutrition on Tape manages to keep a common flow despite using many various electronic sounds.

volcanochoir3. VolcanoChoir – Island, IS

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This band reminds me of Coldplay. Parachutes with a slightly more electronic feel. The fabric of the song is maintained by the constant electronic sounds. This relaxes me since I know that the song will most likely stay within these confines.

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a few songs that caught my eye over the last week or two

These are a couple of the tunes I’ve been enjoying the last few days. Let me know what you think in the comments.

boatband1. Boat – Name Tossers

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juliepeel2. Julie Peel – Unfold

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With this one, be prepared for a slower song. Female vocals as you could probably guess from my previous songs.

cassius3. Cassius – Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes

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Dance. This is the type of song you could lose yourself in.

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