SW/MM/NG – Some Dreams Come True

Seriously, do we really need these pseudo post-modern tricks when coming up with a moniker? I’m a lazy bum and I don’t feel like writing Swimming as SW/MM/NG every time I type out the band’s name. Mini rant over. Some …

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Wunder Wunder – Hail the Madmen

This video is just too awesome for words. It’s bizarre, funny and has got a peculiar twist. Let’s say it has a very fishy ending! It also is a great companion to Wunder Wunder’s particular brand of psychedelic squelchy synthpop. …

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Tijuana Panthers – NOBO

Now here’s a band who likes their James Bond films! Throughout the video there’s silhouettes of dancing ladies, thrilling spy scenes and quite a few weird gangster types, oh and an exploding car! Mind you, this complements the tune perfectly. …

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Freedom Fry – The Wilder Mile

Hand-claps, whistling, a guitar that goes bonk bonk bonk and a stomping melody. Freedom Fry’s The Wilder Mile is addictive, and by that I mean you will play this track constantly. It sort of reminds me of Edward Sharpe and …

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Wild Smiles – Never Wanted This

I never really listen to lyrics (if anything they sink in after a while), so when certain lines stick out, it sort of means something’ and Never Wanted This has one great line: “I could get a job I could …

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The Minx – No Friends

I blame the cheesy synth. Yes this track kicks off with a synth so stinky that it wouldn’t be out of place in a Limburger factory. After that this big fat bass just comes crashing down, and the whole track …

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The Black Angels – An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street

The Black Angels are one of those bands who tend to surprise you. One can peg them as drone rock, but from album to album they’ve always managed to add some new elements. An Occurrence at … (damn I hate …

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Slow Show – Nowhere

Why do I like ridiculously catchy guitar pop? Why couldn’t I be the type to like moody music? As seasoned (if there are any) readers of this blog know, the second I hear something optimistic and happy sounding I will …

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Melted Toys – Always

I don’t know why, but I can imagine a clutch of people wearing sweatbands (remember those 80′s kids?) and jogging with grim determination, their singlets dripping with sweat and dust rising as their sneakers clump on the pavement. Obviously this …

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SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York (feat Ezra Koening)

Back in 2011 when SBTRKT’s (Aaron Jerome) debut landed, everyone was surprised. We all knew the guy had potential from the early singles, but that album’s slick grooves and sultry guest vocalist just elevated it into new territories. If I …

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