No Joy – Hollywood Teeth

I’m a guy who likes small details, The touch of a newly brushed cat, the feeling of a marshmallow, the sound of pasta being mixed … one sound I like is a soft drink bottle being opened and hearing the …

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Swahili Blonde – Magdalene

I’ve written about this type of emotion before, but one of the greatest feelings is coming across a track which just makes your jaw drop, eyes pop out and makes you exclaim woo hoo! Swahili Blonde’s (aka Nicole Turley) Magdalene …

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Jacuzzi Boys – Happy Damage

Happy Damage by Miami’s Jacuzzi Boys is fast, snotty, has no fat and kicks you in the balls in the best way possible. You’ll headbang, mosh and pogo. This track makes old farts like me happy that there are bands …

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A Copy for Collapse – No Failure

A Copy for Collapse hail from Italy, and oh wow, I’ve had my socks, hat and even hipster beard knocked off. No Failure is IMMENSE. It’s a tsunami of guitars which literally drown you with the sheer power. In fact …

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Mike Cooper – Fratello Mare

Sure, you naysayers out there will say that Mike Cooper’s Fratello Mare consists of a strummed guitar over various ocean themed samples, but I see it as an evocative escape into some type of floaty other reality. The twanging guitars …

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Dan Svizeny – No Shadows

Maybe the term is overused, but really the word Lo-Fi suits Dan Svizeny perfectly. No Shadows is the first track of his debut album, Whitecaps, and it’s a fuzzed out and fuzzed up beauty. Scuzzy guitar backed by a beat …

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Sundara Karma – Flame (Roosevelt Remix)

Now, I am not a lover of remixes. I’ve said here many times: I find them pointless. Honestly I’m all for reinterpretations and all that, but I just can’t get my head around a remix. There are exceptions, and here’s …

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The Lowest Pair – Shortning Bread

We’re going to jump back in time today. Shortning Bread started out as a song chanted by plantation workers. However it was put to paper in 1900 and, well, I can say that any Looney Tunes fan will have heard …

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Frog Eyes – Joe with the Jam

Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer has been singing quirky leftfield songs for over ten years now. Intense vocals coupled with intense orchestral music has been the group’s modus operandi, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Joe with the Jam …

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Doubting Thomas Cruise Control – Lillehammer

For the geographically challenged readers out there Lillehammer is a small town located in Norway. I myself am geographically challenged, so I went to trusty Wikipedia for some background. Right, the track Lillehammer is the type of quirky indie song …

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