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Patrick Watson and the song of a Big Bird In A Small Cage

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we all love to sing along to the sound of the bird that longs

Patrick Watson – Big Bird in a Small Cage

It’s Sunday and time to relax a bit. Sit my ass on the couch, stare out the window, and just chill. Right now Patrick Wilson is providing the perfect soundtrack for this kind of Lazy Sunday. He is from Montreal, his music has won all kinds of awards, and his new album Wooden Arms is recommended on eMusic but none of that is going to get me to move my ass until this song is over.

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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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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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Patrick Wolf pulls us through Hard Times

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show me some revolution this battle will be won

Patrick Wolf – Hard Times

Ok, after yesterday’s 17 years late discovery of Comet Gain, I am feeling a little behind the curve admitting I had never heard of Patrick Wolf until recently. The dude has over 12 million listens on Last.fm and three 8.2+ Pitchfork rated albums. Holy Jeezo. The 25 year Londoner plays like every instrument under the sun and as far as I’ve heard, plays them well. “Hard Times” is the perfect “We can do it!” rallying cry for our era of economic shit-storms and pig disease. Blast it tonight as your pre-game anthem! His new album The Bachelor comes out June 1 and if you like what you her you can even invest in his future releases. Probably a smarter investment than pork futures.

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Comet Gain look for Love Without Lies

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i am just another dumb movie, can i borrow part of your life?

Comet Gain – Love Without Lies

Now this is a foot-stomper! Crank it up and wake the neighbors! Who are the wild youngsters behind Comet Gain, you ask? Well that’s where things get “a wee bit odd” as they say. Apparently Comet Gain has been around since Bill Clinton’s first year in office. They have 7 albums under their belt and they are still cranking out jams fresher and rawer than most of what comes out of London/Brooklyn/wherever. I haven’t delved into their back catalog yet because 7 albums is kind of intimidating. Even their latest LP, Broken Record Prayers – a collection of B-sides, rarities, and other tracks from the last 10 years – is 20 tracks deep. Does anyone knows these guys and can recommend where to start?

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Junior Boys like it when you wear just Bits and Pieces

beyonddullcareremember the words, the lighting cues, it’s all up to you

Junior Boys – Bits and Pieces

Junior Boys are back with their follow up to 2006’s So This Is Goodbye. Begone Dull Care is short (8 tracks) and sweet. The Boys have taken their sex music simple and infectious rhythms and let them linger a bit, letting most tracks run past 6 minutes (Take time at the neck!). It’s definitely an album for specific moods or actions. (*Wink!*) Anyway, “Hazel” is the first single from Begone Dull Care (get it free at their MySpace) but “Bits and Pieces” is my favorite. The throbbing (tee hee!) bass-line and breathy vocals are sure to raise your temperature a bit (and piece? ha). If you like what you hear (feel) then I recommend you scoot over to eMusic and pick up the album. Don’t let its bargain of 8 tracks fool you, it still runs 47 minutes. Plenty of time for foreplay (I’m serious about the neck).

Junior Boys – In The Morning (from their first LP So This Is Goodbye)

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Generationals introduce Angry Charlie

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if you won’t sing it with me, then i’ll sing by myself

Generationals – Angry Charlie

Generationals are fantastic. I emphasize that right off the bat because it might not be immediately apparent by just one track. Luckily their whole debut album Con Law is streaming for free right here. That’s how I first listened to them and I encourage you to do the same. It’s perfect lo-fi jangly pop that will perfectly soundtrack laundry folding or spring sunning. “Angry Charlie” is a great track but its not even my favorite. That honor goes to “Wildlife Sculpture”… or to “When They Fight, They Fight?” Damn, can’t really choose. Further reason to just go stream the whole shebang. Anyway, these guys are so fresh that mp3 options were limited. (Thanks to Citizen Dick for this one) No word on a release date yet but I’ll be sure to let you know.

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With Jenny Owen Youngs I could definitely be Led To The Sea

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whatever you say but walking away is still running

Jenny Owens Young – Led To The Sea

OK, so I totally just got chills. As if listening to Jenny Owen Youngs’ music wasn’t beautiful enough, she herself is stunning, she says “fuck,” lists Motion City Soundtrack as an influence, her tunes are on eMusic, and then to read that she is touring with TBE faves Jukebox The Ghost? Damn man, too fucking hot. I kinda can’t handle it. Ok, be strong man, talk about the song. Ok, the song, the song. I can do it….. SO, “Led To The Sea” is foot stomper of a track that showcases Jenny’s tal…. ok, I can’t do it. Sorry, I just watched this and I’m speechless. Best ever. And the goosebumps again.

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