Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground – Hey Momma’

3 12 2007

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Beatle-esque harmonies, circus organs, and psychedlic overtones dominate this track from the collective from Seattle, Washington.  Solid song writing and music production will carry these boys far.

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Let’s Go Sailing – Sideways (Asa Taccone Remix)

27 11 2007

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Let’s Go Sailing (aka Shana Levy, former lead sing of Irving) produces sweet melancholy indie pop.  Several of her tracks have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy.

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Emily Wells – Mt Washington

26 11 2007

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Multi-instrumentalist hailing from the California with a soulful voice and a haunting violin.  Vocals remind me of Frou Frou lead singer Imogen Heap mixed with Psapp instrumentation.

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Sons And Daughters – Gilt Complex

24 11 2007

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This track pounds with unrelenting guitars, driving rhythms, and sexy vocals.  Oh, and hand claps… yes, I’m a sucker for hand claps, so sue me.  This track comes from their third album called, “The Gift”, which was released this last October and can be purchased here

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Junip – Chickens (ft. Jose Gonzalez)

23 11 2007

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Found this on the newly launched RCDRLBL (Record Label) blog/website.  They have free legal music that can be downloaded directly from their website.  This track is taken from Junip’s ep called Black Refuge.

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Sea Wolf – Black Dirt

18 11 2007

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Sea Wolf (aka Alex Brown Church) is a local indie rock singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California.

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Sufjan Stevens – Free Man In Paris

16 11 2007

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This is a cover version of Joni Mitchell’s, “Free Man in Paris” that was originally released on her 1974 album Court and Spark.  This track can be found on a 2007 tribute to Joni Mitchell compilation.   Stevens kept only the lyrics and let the words inspire him to write a new arrangement and melody for the song.  Stevens has stated that with his cover he “decided to conjure up a party song, with strings and trumpets and trombones and vibraphones marching in a parade down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, all lit up with fireworks.”

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