July 15, 2010

#025 (it's back!)


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A weekly sampler of what we're listening to (new and old), and what we think you might like, too.

{LISTEN TO THEM ALL}

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THE HOLD STEADY -- "Stuck Between Stations"
There are no Bob Dylan videos on YouTube for some reason (c'mon, Bob, I thought you were better than that), so I'm sharing the other thing I've been listening to a lot since the move. I like a lot of Hold Steady songs because they have this whole Catholic guilt thing theme running through them. Midwestern theological talk, etc. But this one I like just because it has a sweet guitar riff.

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GRIZZLY BEAR -- "While You Wait For Others"
Odd how the mix hiatus coincided exactly with my more aggressive pursuit of music the past two weeks. I'd like to share many songs this week, like the B-52s' "Rock Lobster," and some Babyshambles and Sebastien Grainger stuff. But "While You Wait For Others" is the cream of the crop. I don't have much to say about it, except that I really like how it sounds and I think everyone reading the Sadbear will too.

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OF MONTREAL -- "Coquet Coquette"
Been in a hurry, and this song makes me work faster.

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THE AVALANCHES -- "Frontier Psychiatrist"
Everyone's probably seen this by now, but I hadn't until last December.

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THE KINKS -- "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues"
I've been feeling lately that the album Muswell Hillbillies is every bit as good as Village Green. It is also further proof that the very best American blues albums come from England (see also, The Stones Beggar's Banquet.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

Kyle, I have recently revisited The Kinks, specifically "Lola" and "The Village Green," and remembered how much I love the band. I'm glad you suggested that album. I will definitely give it a listen.

July 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM 
Anonymous Econ said...

Let me also vouch -- strongly -- for Muswell Hillbillies.

July 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM 

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