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Monday, August 9, 2010

Today's Quick Mention:  4 years!  As of today, that's how long this site has been up on the interwebs.  I've had a lot of fun.  Hopefully you have too.  Now, let's get back to the music.

I'm actually packing up and moving this week (update your address database, PR people!), so I didn't really have any time to assemble anything other than a normal posting of five tracks.  Enjoy.

:Makeup Monsters - Rude Romantique:  This song is kind of all over the place in its presentation (I hear a little ska/reggae, The Strokes and more), but I think that's what I like most about it.  After all, most bands do good to just pull off one particular sound.  I have no idea if this duo have an album out now/soon, so you're on your own when it comes to getting your hands on something official.

:Eyes Lips Eyes - Tickle:
  I like it when an artist tries a different approach for releasing their music, so Eyes Lips Eyes' free monthly single series was an immediate attention grabber for me.  Although, their gloriously upbeat sound and cheesy lyrics didn't exactly hurt their chances of getting a mention around here.  Do yourself a favor and keep an eye out for the next release.

:Lissie - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover):
  I didn't have time to dig through the huge amount of content that the net churned out in response to Lady Gaga's supposedly awesome set at Lollapalooza, but I did happen across this simplistic take on one of her monster singles.  I really dig it.  Lissie has a new album (this song isn't on it) titled Catching A Tiger that's due August 17 on Fat Possum.

:Ducktails - Hamilton Road:  With just the right amount of haze, a breezy pace and a somewhat ridiculous amount of charm, I think it's safe to say that this song is absolutely perfect for the summer.  Also, I believe I'm finally ready to start digging Matthew Mondanile's work as Ducktails.  Woodsist Records will release Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics at some point later this year.

:Clean Equations - Buried Translations:  If you're feeling impatient today then I would recommend waiting until tomorrow or something to check out this slow burning piece of melodic pop.  Otherwise, grab a good pair of headphones and get on with trying out this well crafted beast!  Peoples/Variables will be fully available for your listening pleasure on August 31 via State Capital Records.

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