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you got the look in your eye, you smack my butt

Homie – American Girls / 1998

As I gear up to head state-side I am reminded of this classic track by Rivers Cuomo’s one-off side project Homie for the Meet The Deedles soundtrack. I never saw the movie but this song sure got a lot of play back in the day and it makes perfect packing music today. There not much else to say so just kick back, enjoy, and begin the debate over the lyrics’ merits. Hit up Wikipedia if you really want the nitty gritty on the “band.”

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Green Go will eat your Brains For Breakfast

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wake up your body, wake up your head

Green Go – Brains For Breakfast

Green Go hail from Ontario, Canada and play jump-up-and-down rock music like only people cooped up indoors all winter can. If Summer is taking it’s sweet ass time to arrive where you are then put on your pajamas, crank up “Brains For Breakfast,” and jump on your bed (or parents, if available). Just remember, it’s all fun and games until somebody accidentally unplugs the stereo.

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The Dance Party rock so hard that Sasha Don’t Sleep

thedanceparty

when you’re hungry and pretty the city ‘aint enough

The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep

The Dance Party hail from Washington D.C. and, as their name implies, rock hard enough to loosen even the tightest political sphincters. They play refreshing straight-up rock with none of the electro/synth/keytar/remix business that drenches today’s sound scape. “Sasha Don’t Sleep” is the kind of music that instantly gets you jumping around the room and singing along to lyrics you don’t yet know. With one EP in the bag and their Tigers EP on it’s way I have nothing but high hopes for more rock-n-roll freight-train from these guys. And who is this Sasha chick? I want to party with her.

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Remix Roundup ∞ Vol. 3 / Now with covers!

stand up and get your extraball

Oh boy, it’s straight raining magic over at TBE headquarters. I’ve thrown in a couple sweet covers to balance out the remix madness. Good luck…

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Just Jack is my new Doctor, Doctor

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paranoid, delusional, lovesick, lonely, lust, nasty, jealous, insecure, at least that’s how i’m coming across

Just Jack – Doctor Doctor

I first discovered Just Jack when I stumbled across his new video for “Doctor Doctor” and was immediately smitten by both the song and his gap-toothed charisma. Setting fourth to uncover more gems by this 34 year old Brit I bought his 2006 album Overtones and was slapped in the face by the brilliance of “Starz In Their Eyes” (not to mention the rest of the album). Damn Jack, why you so fresh? And can you hurry the F up on your new album, All Night Cinema, cause, like, I don’t have “all night” here. Whether I knew it or not, I have been waiting too long.

Just Jack – Starz In Their Eyes

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Maxïmo Park say Let’s Get Clinical

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i’d like to map your body out inch by inch

Maxïmo Park – Let’s Get Clinical

Maxïmo Park have always held a conflicted place in my heart, and it’s not just ’cause of their dumb spelling. When I lived in Shanghai they were the only western band that ventured that far East and therefore I loved them as a band. Loved them as people willing to fight for the dissemination of rock music. There was just one problem, I couldn’t particularly get “into” that rock music. I mean, maybe a bit on 2005’s A Certain Trigger but really not at all on 2007’s Our Earthly Pleasures. Then “Let’s Get Clinical” came along and while Paul Smith’s vocals still rub me the wrong way the track has grown on me over the past few weeks. Although it could just be the sentiment within. Who knows with this stuff.

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The Carps want you to know that It’s Raining In The Projects, But It’s Sunny In Africa

thecarps

i gave them song and dance and watched my coffers grow

The Carps – It’s Raining In The Projects But It’s Sunny In Africa

The Carps are not for everyone. That said, if you can handle scuzzy bass-lines, politically charged lyrics, and propulsive percussion then you just might dig this Toronto two-some as much I have been. With two EPs under their belt and the above single recently dropping they are definitely evolving their evolving sound is getting tighter. Like a less fuzzed-out Japanther, or a less whiny Local H, they push the drummer & bassist envelope while adding their own flavor. “All The Damn Kids” is from their first EP, The Young And Passionate Days Of Carpedia, and has a bass-line that is so filthy I am blushing just listening to it. I can definitely see them putting on the kind of raucous live show that leaves you unsure of the difference between the sweat and beer on your body.

The Carps – All The Damn Kids

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Dragonette are Fixin To Thrill us all

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get on the floor, don’t make a fuss, just do it

Dragonette – Fixin To Thrill

While I never fell in love with Dragonette’s debut LP Galore, I always appreciated their vibe and did get hooked on a few tracks. I guess I always felt they had huge potential that they weren’t fully realizing. Judging by their new single’s energy and title, it seems they have stepped up their game and I could be in for a pleasant surprise. And by I, I mean WE. “Marvellous” (below) is my favorite track from their debut so get on that. And don’t forget their response to Calvin Harris.

Dragonette – Marvellous

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