Archive for Band Intros

Willow Smith “Whip My Hair” music video

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I love how Willow Smith manages to make cutting-edge R&B while acting completely age-appropriate, as in this video. What else could you expect from a child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith? Have a great weekend, people!

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Spider Bags “Take It Easy Tonite”

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Spider Bags’ new single will be out in two days (Tuesday, Oct. 19), so I’m getting this post in just under the wire. I’m ashamed to admit that the band has been around since at least 2005 and I’ve only just heard of them. I’d say using anything with the word “country” to describe this […]

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La Sera “Never Come Around”

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Either Katy Goodman aspires to be Jenny Lewis 2.0 (she of the redheaded brigade and many, many musical side projects) or she’s just incredibly restless: in addition to her continued work with Vivian Girls and All Saints Day, she’s also recording as La Sera. Of course, all the blog-kids are all over this most recent […]

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Pomegranates “Skull Cakin'”

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Pomegranates, one of 2009’s success stories (you know how it goes: band releases debut album, gets blog attention, goes on tour, etc. …) have a new album, One of Us, coming out on October 26. “Skull Cakin’” is one my favorite songs off the album: it’s energetic, it’s fun, it lets me channel my inner […]

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Lisa Jaeggi “Oh Lady You Shot Me!”

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This song opens mid-scene, in the middle of a lyrical montage that I still can’t quite make out. Lisa Jaeggi’s unique perspective and confidence are refreshing to listen to, as she slides into the well-worn genre of folk with a little edge of a soul sound (see: Feist and — I can’t believe I’m saying […]

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Amy Bezunartea “I Lie Awake At Night (But That’s Alright)”

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The self-denial of this song is priceless. It passes through day-to-day existence and asks, “Will you love me as I wither?” And Amy Bezunartea delivers it all in a sweet, unconcerned voice, with backing instrumentals that have that pop feel I’m a sucker for. Amy Bezunartea is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, whose debut record, Restaurants & […]

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Big Surr “Alright”

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Hailing from Nashville, TN, Big Surr play high-energy, punk-flavored pop, though that description sounds a little off. It’s somewhere between Shop Assistants, Dum Dum Girls, and Riot Grrrl punk. They dropped their first-ever EP in August (it’s free), appear to be boycotting myspace (good move), and are currently playing gigs around Nashville. Big Surr – […]

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Avi Buffalo “What’s It In For?”

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One of the only nice things about being perpetually short-sighted and behind on the blogging front is finding little gems like this after everyone else has heard them (Hat Tip). Maybe this song is an antidote to the mixtape earlier today? Back on topic (I was never on): We belong together, this song and I. […]

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Troy Von Balthazar “To A Girl With One Wing Gone”

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Not to sound like a 20-something youngster or anything, but it’s always interesting to hear new music from relatively obscure artists in a later stage of their careers. In this case, I speak of Troy von Balthazar, who was a member of the sadcore (think Nirvana) band Chokebore in the ’90s, and who released his […]

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Kissed Her Little Sister “Born Again”

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Let me just put this out there: “Kissed Her Little Sister” is a fairly bizarre name to go by. KHLS is in fact, Jeffery Morisano, an LA-based electronic artist. His debut album, HIGHandLOW, is somewhere between Girl Talk, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Neutral Milk Hotel (which, if you’re familiar with all three, should […]

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