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
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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