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As Tall As Lions – “Circles”

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As Tall As Lions – “Circles”

cleaner than the prior live version, the first single “Circles” offers a glance into As Tall As Lions 3rd Studio LP dropping August 18. the band also has an additional track titled “In Case of Rapture” which explores some great instrumental ideas, only available on their myspace. you can’t take it with you is one of our most anticipated releases of the year, stay tuned..

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rating: 8.7

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07-30-09

Ladyfingers – “Tell Me Again”

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Ladyfingers – “Tell Me Again”

a true independent artist that radiates personality. the alter-ego of adam weiner delivers “tell me again” with the soul and conviction of his rockabilly, soul and folk predecessors. all while embracing his unique cabaret motif

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rating: 7.8
brown74

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07-29-09

Winston Audio – “Hey Ann”

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Winston Audio -“Hey Ann”

YYYEs. The Red Rhythm is the debut full-length from atlanta’s Winston Audio. and slaves to rhythm they are on “hey ann”. mr writer why don’t you tell us like it really is???

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rating: 9.3
brown94

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07-29-09

Ryan Leslie – “All My Love”

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Ryan Leslie – “All My Love”

can the former mr. cassie really sing? haha, don’t look at us to decide. but we can dig “all my love’s” killer chorus/prechorus hooks & head-nod worthy rhythms. anyone else hear some morrissey influence in the “even if i don’t have all your trust” line?

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rating: 7.3

brown7

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07-28-09

Ty Segall – “Standing at the Station”

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Ty Segall – “Standing at the Station”

could this be……rock and roll???

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rating: 7.7

brown7

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07-28-09

Frightened Rabbit – “The Modern Leper”

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Frightened Rabbit -“The Modern Leper”

a beautiful and abstract story about how addicting, shameful and twisted love can get. or so that’s my take on “the modern leper”. either way, the song is epic and the vocal tone and arrangements are pretty incredible. from The Midnight Organ Fight, a stand out track from scottish folksters Frightened Rabbit.

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rating: 7.5
brown73

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07-27-09

The Most Serene Republic – “Catharsis Boo”

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The Most Serene Republic -“Catharsis Boo”

off their latest …And the Ever Expanding Universe, “catharsis boo” amiably mixes counter-melodies, harmonies and syncopated layers of traditionalesque instrumentation in less-traditional ways. and while sooo many others don’t, these canucks actually justify all 7 pieces of their band.. they’d make a mean hockey team my friends

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rating: 7.5
brown71

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07-27-09

Those Darlins – “Snaggle Tooth Mama”

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Those Darlins – “Snaggle Tooth Mama”

an ode to snaggle tooth’s everywhere. you know who you are. my college roommate had a bad case of the snaggle tooth girlfriend. said it hurt like hell. from their June self-titled release, those darlins sound is unapologetic

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rating: 7.5
brown72

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07-26-09

Superjail – Time Police 1

channel surfing at 3am the other night yielded this on adult swim. of course, i was like.. what the fuck?! the war scene at 5 minute-ish blew my mind. shit like this is why making weed legal could only make sense. governator you know what we’re on about. just think we can get out of debt = and be high doing it. second season, Augenblick Studios where you at?? must. have. more!!

UPDATE: So CARTOON NETWORK removed the orginal episode from YouTube, so here’s the scene I was talking about set to Lacrimosa.

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SuperJail (C) Augenblick Studios, [adult swim]

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07-26-09

B3SCI MIXTAPES: Midsummer Slow Dance Mix

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01. Stanley Turrentine – “Journey Into Melody”
02. Sonny Rollins – “Where Are You”
03. Dexter Gordon – “I’m a Fool to Want You”
04. Lee Morgan – “Melancholee”
05. Hank Mobley – “Fin de L’Affaire”
06. Lucky Thompson – “I Forgot to Remember”
07. Serge Chaloff – “What’s New”
08. Miles Davis – “Blue in Green”
09. Blue Mitchell – “Park Avenue Petite”
10. Wayne Shorter – “Lady Day”

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07-25-09

Commentary: “Addiction to Oil”

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i hear the phrase “addiction to oil” more or less constantly. whether its on broadcast news, or in newspapers, or from this dickbag and all the time i think, wait, what? “addiction to oil”? what the fuck does that even mean? really. what does “addiction to oil” mean? i mean do i just NEED to INJECT some of that light sweet crude into my wanting forearm vein? i mean do i need that? do i just need a shot of that oil shit to my system? do i need a hit? it’s like seriously if i don’t get a hit of this oil i’m gonna get some SERIOUS oil withdrawal fits. i got the need for speed, crackers. and the speed i need is that texas tea, that black gold, baby. inject that fucker.

ok anyway, now that i’ve got my hit, i pause to reflect on what “addiction to oil” means? i mean where does such a stupid notion even come from? ok, right now, how does a good slice of the american population get around? right, driving gas-powered cars. and in many cases why is that? oh yeah! cause that’s really the only efficient way many workers can get to their jobs and i don’t know earn incomes so they can do basic shit like eat and shelter themselves! ok, great. but why the oil? well that’s what goes in their cars. and? well can many workers afford alternatives? …you know electric cars, hybrids, mopeds, space cars? well, not really. ok, fucker, what about public transporation, i mean that’s more energy efficient? oh yeah! but in most cases (outside of new york and chicago) is public transportation really efficient enough?

so what’s really going on here? my guess is this is just another exercise in bringing down a bummer on the working class. you know, further prod the public with fear…..a scared consumer = $$$$$. many working consumers can barely afford their mobility in the first place! seriously, show the public consumption-viable alternatives to what their current transport lot is! or better yet lets work for a less fearful, more egalitarian society. right, but really the degradation of people with notions of “addiction” and “fear” is just some serious jive when realistically much of those consumption choices are outside the stead of most. right, and fuck the oil industry.

george, play us out:

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07-25-09

Diving With Andy – “Sugar Sugar”

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Diving With Andy -“Sugar Sugar”

yes. and yes. “sugar sugar” is the title track off french trio Diving With Andy’s new and second full length. they’ve just became my favorite new french thing, which is good cos La Petite Boulangerie was starting to piss me off anyway. does mustard really need to go on everything? btw any translators in the house? EVERYTHING i find on this band is in french, and i’ve no idea what they’re on about..

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rating: 8.5
brown84

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07-25-09