Hjaltalín will be rocking me Good By(e) July

Hjaltalin

we’ll try to hold on tight, if only for the night

Hjaltalín – Goodbye July / Margt Ad Ugga

Iceland’s Hjaltalín don’t have not have the easiest name to pronounce so it’s a good thing their tunes go down smooth. The sprawling “Goodbye July / Margt Ad Ugga” showcases the bands rollicking side as well as their softer and lighter side. They are one of the many fantastic bands playing July’s Open’er Festival in Gdynia, playing a Friday set between The Kooks and Moby. I’m gonna be all up in that fo sho.

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« Pre-Milennial Flashback « Geggy Tah – Whoever You Are

geggy

so i drive around all day, coming atmospheric haze

Geggy Tah – Whoever You Are / 1996

As I re-acquaint myself with the streets of Los Angeles I can’t help but be reminded of Geggy Tah’s 1996 driving classic, “Whoever You Are,” an ode to the generous driver. They are few and far between but deserve every ounce of appreciation. So does that dog. He/she is the Geggy Tah mascot and it doesn’t get much better than that mug and those ears. Another interesting note, Geggy Tah is not a complete nonsense name. Bandmembers Greg and Tommy both had younger sisters who couldn’t fully pronounch their names. “Geggy” and “Tah” were their respective attempts. Awesome.

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Lee Fields loves himself some beautiful Ladies

leefields

what a man want only you could ever bring

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies

Oh man, this is what I’m talking about. It’s Saturday in the summer and time to get out there and holler at some ladies. Let Lee Fields show you how it’s done in his epic ode to women. How is this guy not huge? His fantastic voice and swagger layered over this fresh production is perfect. His latest LP My World is out now but you can get another track over at Brooklyn Vegan.

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BBU feel like Chi Don’t Dance. Why, Chi, why?

bbu

holler at yer boy if you want that beat

BBU – Chi Don’t Dance

Just cause they apparently don’t dance no more in Chi(cago) that doesn’t mean us otherly-located peeps can’t bust a Gumby leg and get down on this Friday night. Especially if BBU is soundtracking it. Although, honestly, this is great driving music. Roll the windows down, suck in that fresh June air, and try not to get too down about the state of dance in The Windy City.

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Das Racist is at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The one with Wallpaper.

dasracist

no that’s where i’m at, where you at?

Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell

What better track to welcome me back to the land of fast food than this jam from the awkwardly named Das Racist. You know it’s a good one when you wake up with it stuck in your head. I just love how the one dude says “combination” where he speeds up the middle part. Anyway, If you aren’t feeling the simplicity of the original than this stellar remix by TBE faves Wallpaper. should sell you. The horns! The horns!

Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell (Wallpaper. Remix)

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Marina & The Diamonds dig that I Am Not A Robot

marinadiamonds

better to be hated than love, love, loved for what you’re not

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

Marina is Marina Diamandis. The Diamonds are her fans (not her backing band). I dig it. I dig her voice. I dig the jaunty, haunty vibe. I dig that she is not a robot. I dig her style. I dig that she only has one EP (The Crown Jewels EP) out so that we get to watch her grown and release more awesome stuff. I dig that my boy Neil over at Silence-Killer has another great Marina track for you. I guess I just dig life, man.

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Cosmo Jarvis sings Mel’s Song for all of us

cosmo-jarvis

before we started we were already over, because i can’t talk to girls when i’m sober

Cosmo Jarvis – Mel’s Song

The maturity of Cosmo Jarvis’ lyrics are on par with the above artwork but don’t hold that against him. Just because most guys don’t sing about their balls or body odor doesn’t make Mel’s Song any less sharp, witty, catchy, or generally rocking. This is one where you are going to want to listen to the lyrics because it is a hilarious and “potentially touching” (ha!) story about meeting a beautiful woman on a park bench: something every guy can probably relate to… and for better or worse, probably every girl too.

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Nickodemus has love for all the Sun Children

nickodemus

when you forward move you can reach the moon

Nickodemus – Sun Children ft. The Real Live Show

As I sit in my old bedroom looking out at the California sky I can’t help but feel like it’s the perfect time to drop a little “Sun Children” on you. Nickodemus is actually based out of Brooklyn (where I was this morning) but this song, with the awesome The Real Live Show on vocals, has already become my soundtrack for getting hyped about L.A. A staple of the NYC party scene for 15+ years Nickodemus released his debut LP in 2005 and June 16th sees the release of his follow up, Sun People. Packed with collaborations and fresh world beats the album isn’t all as banging as “Sun Children” but if you dig world music and/or fun then you will probably dig it. Or just stream the whole thing at his website. Can’t shake a stick at that. But you could shake something else…

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