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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cheat Sheet #23 2011

Not a lot of explanation this week, but lots of music. Been gone at the beach and now heading out to Disney - Boss! Most of these tracks are older (2 weeks) but all are still worth a listen. Also seems to be a very subdued overall sound - I guess summer is coming to an end and we are getting ready for the cold days ahead. My wife thinks it is going to be an early fall.

Hooded Fang - Den of Love
Canucks with a nice little sound, has that 60's slow dance guitar to kick it off.
New album Tosta Mista is out now.
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St Vincent - Surgeon source Turntable Kitchen
Beautiful slow jam, looking forward the album. big ups for the funky/proggy break down at the end.
New album Strange Mercy out on Sept. 13
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M83 - Midnight City source Everybody Taste
Its got a tasty beat with lots of squeaks, but you can't really dance to it. Great cool layered sound and has a laser shooting in the middle.
New album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is out on Oct. 18
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Girls - Vomit source Buzz Bands
More slow jams. Very drawn out and sounds great.
Album Father, Son, and Holy Ghost out on Sept. 13
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I Break Horses - Winter Beats source Off the Radar
 Fantastic dreamy synth pop sound. If you like the M83 then this should also hit the spot.
Album Hearts is out now
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Neon Indian - Polish Girl source Unnecessary Umlaut
Neon Indian - Fallout source Gorilla Vs Bear
I'm a little disappointed with both of these tracks, we'll see about the album
New album Era Extrana out on Sept. 13
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Come On Baby Cover Me #7 2011

This edition of covers brings us tributes to Nirvana and The Strokes:

Stereogum has put together a tribute to the The Strokes - This Is It. Pick up the whole album for free here.

The Morning Benders - Last Night
Real Estate - Barely Legal
Peter, Bjorn, and John - Is This It

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind Spin magazine has brought together some great covers of the album. Get the whole album for free here.

Meat Puppets - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Butch Walker and the Black Widows - In Bloom

Bonus: Robyn - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Coldplay) source Cause = Time
Robyn turns the new Coldplay single into a stunner!