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New Music: “Sky” – Sweet Cambodia

Florida’s Sweet Cambodia brings the warm vibe of The Sunshine State to their newest single, “Sky”.  The funky track is full of a collage of musical sounds: slap-bass, guitars that alternate between psychedelic pop and reggae and rock beats. The … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Under the Pressure” – The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs’ “Under the Pressure” is one of those songs that sounds best during a late night drive. Its warm and layered texture captures the heat of a late summer evening when the humid night air is actually … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Windfall” – Son Volt

For years, my older brother always believed that Son Volt was the better Uncle Tupelo offshoot than Wilco. While I certainly don’t believe that to be the case (and I’m pretty sure that most people agree with me), Son Volt’s … Continue reading

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New Music: “Your Eyes” – The Blondies

There’s a a bit of pop classicism in The Blondies’ latest single “Your Eyes”. “Pop” in this sense being more of The Beatle-esque variety than what’s currently on the popular radio.  The songwriting here is sharp and crisp, a perfect … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Come Home” – James

To most American audiences, James is mostly known for their 1993 hit single, “Laid”.  The folk-pop strum of that song isn’t exactly entirely representative of the rest of the Manchester group’s catalogue. For what it’s worth, I’m convinced that the … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “It’s O.K.” – Dead Moon

Portland’s Dead Moon are probably best remembered for their DIY attitude, Lo-fi sound and style of punk rock infused with elements of country, led by the husband and wife team of singer guitarist Fred Cole and bassist Toody Cole. One … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Combination of the Two” – Big Brother and the Holding Company

The obvious standout here is Janis Joplin who sounds completely unhinged. Like Dylan, Joplin proved you don’t have to sound pretty for it to mean something or move the listener. There’s more passion in her wild ad-libs and screams here … Continue reading

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New Music: “Meditate” – The Slovaks

  The Slovaks’ latest single “Meditate” is a fiery burst of garage rock. It’s loud, brash and unapologetically so. Basically, a sound that is a direct contrast to the definition of the word meditate. It’s the kind of song you’ll … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Fortune Teller” – Various Artists

Allen Toussaint’s “Fortune Teller” (written under the name Naomi Neville) tells the story of a young man who goes to a fortune teller and is happy to be told by the fortunes teller, that that next woman he sees will … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Rising Down” – The Roots

Rising Down is probably The Roots’ most intense album. It’s an album filled with dense layers, dark beats and plenty of thoughtful lyrics about the state of the world circa 2008. The title track kicks things off appropriately with a … Continue reading

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