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Heavy rotation: best of a yummy Summer

It's late summer and I have been listening to many refreshing albums, as the world heats up more than ever. And now, it's time for the Fall releases to come in, a smattering of which are below among a multi-artist round-up of what has been soundtracking my daily toil, night terrors, and lovely bits of […]

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People Eating People

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I joined in the wailing when Mon Frere went down in 2007. Leader Nouela Johnson had such potential, her way-out style and insouciant songs wouldn’t just stop there, would they? It seemed very James Marilyn Dean Monroe, a fickle flash-burn of utter musical sweetness gone before the world could be convinced. Then Johnson went on […]

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Love Is Not Pop

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Gothernburg, Sweden’s sweet-voiced Sarah Assbring has teamed up with Rasmus Hagg of the duo Studio this time out, for the third album from El Perro del Mar, Love Is Not Pop. “Album” might be pushing it, if you’re looking for length, as this is seven new songs plus three remixes. Following up 2008’s From The […]

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The Control Group keeps sweetening us with the sounds of Sweden

Vosta Gotalands and Ian Mariam Wallentin & Andreas Werliin are a married Gonthenburg, Sweden couple who make warm butterscotch sauce on vanilla ice cream music with just voice and some drums and a little sound splash here and there. Their band Wildbirds & Peacedrums is coming to the States in September, but let their new […]

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Schoolyard Heroes want your soul for Christmas

Schoolyard Heroes, my favorite horror-pop rockers from here in Seattle, are releasing a 2-song holiday single today. The single is called "I Want Your Soul for Christmas" and the b-side, not to leave out our Jewish friends, is called "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!" The press release says: Seattle's Schoolyard Heroes are set to release a […]

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New releases from Easy Street Records

Not a ton of new releases this week, but we've got a couple of goodies! Flight of The Conchords' self-titled full-length release is out and it's soooo good! I love that great music can come from a comedy troup/band. Take note, Seattle's Black Daisy! Atmosphere has a new record out with a great title/moto/mantra (if […]

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Free Electricity

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I’ve now listened to The Cops’ second album, Free Electricity, about 7 or 8 times straight through over the past 4 days and I am no closer to figuring it out as I was after the first spin. My enjoyment of the album is unwavering, yet I find myself asking if I love this record […]

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