Supreme Beings Of Leisure, “Never the Same”

Supreme Beings of Leisure’s “Never the Same” is a beautifully crafted mp3 that is groovy, cinematic, and funky, all at the same time. Not to go all Pandora on you, but if you liked Moby’s 1999 album Play, then you’ll love “Never the Same.”

Never the Same (play/download mp3)

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OK Go, “Here Comes the Fire”

OK Go always seem to come up with the catchiest hooks that accentuate their longing-pop melodies and noisy-guitar tones, all placed over a steady rockin’ beat. The energetic chorus of “Here Comes the Fire” stays in your head long after the song’s final over-charged note. In other words: The perfect pop song.

“Here Comes the Fire” (download mp3)
from “adidas / MLS Represent – Rock The Pitch”
Here Comes the Fire (play)
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Lost Lander, “Cold Feet”

Lost Lander is a project founded by songwriter Matt Sheehy. Sheehy began work on a new album with Pacific Northwest producer Brent Knopf. The result is DRRT, a pop leaning album full of shiny synths and bombastic drums.

Lost Lander
“Cold Feet” (download mp3)
from “DRRT”
(Glad I Did Recordings)
Cold Feet” (play)


Sick Figures, “Graveyard Swagger”

Sick Figures, who are signed to Stick Figure records, are recording songs that conceptually are leaps ahead of most bands. Sick Figures maintains their raucous, saloonish type of rock and roll, a sound that translates into a fun loving debauchery that is had buy all. Listen to their latest album, Two Ghost here.

Graveyard Swagger (play/download mp3)

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The Pipettes’ Unspeakably Delightful “Boo Shuffle”

How perfectly silly. I love The Pipettes‘ world view, and they have an irresistible way of inviting us into their glittering funscape. Ooh-wah indeed! Great production and playing, all of which is so new school / old school – mashup, and covers so many decades of pop, I just don’t know goddam right what to say about it! Other than it’s truly GR8. Thanks Pipettes, you made my day with this one.

The Pipettes
“Boo Shuffle” (download mp3)
from “Boo Shuffle”
“Boo Shuffle” (play)
(Fortuna POP!)

Low Red Land, “Better Angels”

Low Red Land are no longer a band. The broke up to “pursue other endeavors.” It happens to all bands except U2 and Phish. No matter if LRL are together or not, their sonic output will remain with us, hopefully forever. Start or add to your Low Red land archive with, “Better Angels.” Fans of pop music disguised as indie rock shall rejoice. Fans of great song writing shall too rejoice.

Better Angels (play/download mp3)

Kinda In Love With M+A’s “Liko Lene Lisa”

Begin the worshiping process as M+A’s whispered druggy sex insidiousness works its toy piano magic. Oh gawd they had to put a trumpet there, kill me nicely, oh dear. What is it with me and lone trumpets and trippy make-out music lately? Is it the season? Anyway, I really like M+A’s “Liko Lene Lisa” like, I really like, like, I want to snuggle it like a kitty and such. So there you have it.

“Liko Lene Lisa” (download mp3)
from “Things.Yes”
“Liko Lene Lisa” (play)
(Monotreme Records)
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Spectrals “Get A Grip,” I Attempt To Do Same

If there were a reverb effect preset called “blissfully gloomy English fog,” it would be this. Here is some dreampoppin’ sadvergnügen from the sub-strata of life viewed with sunglasses in winter. That made sense to me. Which is worrisome. But don’t worry about your Superfan, I just need to Get A Grip.

“Get A Grip” (download mp3)
from “Bad Penny”
“Get A Grip” (play)
(Slumberland Records)

Oh Goody, A New Mommyheads Record

The Mommyheads are a true indie rock national treasure, and they are one of my own personal favorite bands. Adam Elk (AKA Adam Cohen) is an exceptional singer-songwriter, and his band has always been made up of the highest level of players. This single is off their brand new album called “Delicate Friction.” It’s genius, it’s sweet, it’s beautiful. It describes a world I want to live in, and it puts me there. What more can I want from a record? Thank you, Mommyheads.

The Mommyheads
“Another Crowded House” (download mp3)
from “Delicate Friction”
“Another Crowded House” (play)
(Dromedary Records)
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Small Sins, Big Hit.

“Why can’t we live like magazines? Break the rules and not get caught?” Oh yes, this is one fine piece of pop construction. Yes it’s a hit, kittins. And if it seems like you know this already it might just be a case of Déjà Vu. Carnations singer Thomas D’Arcy rocks the pop, K-OS drops the hip-hop, over a spectacularly smart lattice of guitars and keys and drummies that couldn’t be fresher if it were made tomorrow.

Small Sins
“Déjà Vu” feat. K-OS” (download mp3)
from “Pot Calls Kettle Black”
“Déjà Vu” (play)
(Arts & Crafts)
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