Archive for September, 2010

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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Basia Bulat, The Acorn, and Gabe Levine @ DC9

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Last night’s show (Sunday, Sept. 26) was an excellent one. Gabe Levine of Takka Takka played a great opening set, some of which I expect will be on his forthcoming solo album (hopefully, more about that later). Basia Bulat and The Acorn played spectacular sets; The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener may have missed his other calling […]

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Deep Sea Arcade “Keep On Walking”

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These fellows from Sydney, Australia play great catchy, pop numbers, and vaguely remind me of ’60s boy bands like the Beach Boys and the Monkees (it’s not often I get to make that comparison). They’ve been getting quite a bit of blog love, considering they’re releasing their debut album in 2011. Plus, based on our […]

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The Tourist Trap Mixtape

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September isn’t actually a terrible time on the tourist front. However, I had the pleasure of riding the metro with a distinctly odious group of tourists yesterday. As a result: DC Tourists — whether you reside in overpriced hotels, and crowd the streets of Georgetown (shopping, of course); wear tacky DC-related paraphanalia, such as FBI, […]

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Jesse Woods “Sparks”

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I’m paralyzed, the idea of writing about this dream of a song is what gives me the worst kind of writer’s block. It feels born, not made. I won’t do it anymore injustice by failing to write about it, but only say: Jesse Woods is an Austin, TX based artist who was discovered by the […]

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Taylor Swift “Mine” video

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Okay, I just want to put this out there: I’m really, really excited about the upcoming (October 25) Taylor Swift album, Speak Now. It’s embarrassing, but true… Admittedly, this may have something to do with the fact that I get really excited every time a chart-topping artist has a writing credit for every song on […]

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Sun Hotel “Suburb”

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Sun Hotel is a quintet from New Orleans who make indie rock with an epic, rambling, swampy feel. Their debut album, Coast, is well-crafted and strong the whole way through. I’d mention a sound-a-like, but I’m having a bit of trouble coming up with one, which I’m taking as a good indication of their ingenuity. […]

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Sleigh Bells “Infinity Guitars” video

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The cheerleaders at the end? Hilarious. Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars Sleigh Bells’ website/myspace

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Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks”

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One, this song is fantastic, in a whistling it’s-gonna-get-stuck-in-your-head kind of way. Two, I like these guys for their indiscriminate use of the word “kids.” Clearly, we have that in common.* Three, they’re LA-based and I’m feeling my continued East Coast envy. Four, they released this song as a single a week ago. Five, they’re […]

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We Interrupt This Program…

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….for Charlie Rangel and Autotune the News If you enjoy the Autotune the News kids, you might like this too.

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