Faunts manage to Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. even you

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my pain is gone with none to blame but you

Faunts – Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

Faunts hail from Edmonton, Canada, and apparently that out-of-the-way locale has enabled them to slip under my radar for two albums, and EP, and a remix LP. “Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.” is the title track from their latest LP and is stunningly beautiful. A subdued electro beat swims under elegant vocals to create a track that grips me every time I hear it. The album has rave reviews over at eMusic where you can get their whole back catalog. 

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Peaches Feels Cream but I wouldn’t put it in my coffee

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every little defect gets respect, must protect what you expect

Peaches – I Feel Cream

I’ve never liked Peaches’ music. She was always more interesting to talk about than listen to. With her 4th album, I Feel Cream, dropping last week she revealed a new side to herself. Kind of. I’ll get to the good stuff but let me just unload a bit first. Despite producers like Soulwax, Digitalism, and Simian Mobile Disco on board, the album is still bloated with unfunny “shock” lyrics and dumb party anthems. One of the first singles, “More,” is only four tracks in but has Peaches repeating “seems you got a little bit more than you asked for” over and over. Did we really, Peaches? Did we get more? “Billionaire” has rhymes and delivery that make Asher Roth look like 2 Pac and “Serpentine” is a boring meditation on how awesome Peaches is because she has a mullet. Is this 2002? I mean even the other single “Talk To Me” feels like a half baked version of The Gossip’s anthemic “Standing In The Way Of Control.” Although I don’t get it, it somehow seems like everyone else is “feeling the cream” because the album is getting rave reviews. But really I Feel Cream is not completely spoiled. Peaches quits fronting for a few tracks and flexes her surprisingly excellent voice, showing a tender side that doesn’t make me cringe. The rave up “I Feel Cream” has only brief rapping and it’s tolerably nestled in between her soaring vocals. The real standout is “Lose You” where Peaches goes all soft on us for an actually beautiful song. Now that she is 40 let’s hope her next album continues in this more mature vein and she finally leaves the gender commentary and shock value at home.

Peaches – Lose You

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Paul and the Patients have some thoughts on Blogspot

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you’ve done your very best, we’re gonna put it to the test

Paul and The Patients – Blogspot

Paul and The Patients are a Brooklyn 5 piece whose debut EP To The Lions comes out soon on American Myth (Home to Tigercity!). “Blogspot” seems to be a rip on not so much the inferior blogging platform but rather blogging in general. Well I ain’t drinking the Haterade cause this song is just too jammin. The smokey vocals echo over the foot-stomping drum beat and jangly guitars as Paul dishes out a piece of his mind. You tell ’em, Paul. I hear ya.

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« « « « « Pre-Milennial Flashback « « « « « Unwritten Law – Cailin

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it seemed like yesterday when the world was looking dark

Unwritten Law – Cailin / 1998

“Cailin” has always been one of my favorite love songs. No matter that is coincided with my first personal love or that the song was written for the singer’s daughter, its simple sentiments are beautiful and universal. Guilt, hate, fear, loneliness, confidence; these emotions find their way into every true human relationship. Loving is never easy but having great music and honest lyrics makes it all more palatable. And when you are sick of the sentiment, the 11 other tracks on this album are perfect for rocking out.

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Dinosaur Bones make it through NYE

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if i told you the sky was falling would you try to start a fight?

Dinosaur Bones – NYE

Its Saturday. I don’t feel like writing and you don’t feel like reading. Enjoy Dinosaur Bones, just like you did when you were a kid.

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[Just Burn It!] Moms are the Best! mix-tape

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world. If you are in those parts, or you just love your mother, then this is the mix for you (and your mother!). Just download it, burn it, and give it to your mother. Don’t listen to it or even read the track names. That way it will be more fun for everyone!

Track-list after the jump. (no peeking!)

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NewVillager stomp on Rich Doors

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you got the right sound, rich enough to take ’em down

NewVillager – Rich Doors

TBE recipe for summer success: Handclaps and stomping bass. Throw them both in at a songs intro and you’ve got pure gold. “Rich Doors” only gets better from there as the song stomps along, plundering your room’s acoustics and making you wish you could sing in that high pitched voice and still be cool. (He can. You can’t.)

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Givers bounce on a Ceiling of Plankton

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you make me feel, you make me blush

Givers – Ceiling of plankton

After yesterday’s rainy gloom we finally got the sun today in Warsaw. What better soundtrack to a sunny day than Givers’ bouncy, “whoo!” infused “Ceiling of Plankton.” Givers are a very young-looking Louisiana five-piece who only have a couple songs on their MySpace but will hopefully continue to rock jams like these. [via Silence-Killer]

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