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New Vaselines!

The Vaselines, one of my all-time favorite twee pop bands, have been more-or-less permanently broken up since the late '80s and early '90s. So I was shocked to find out a couple of weeks ago that they're releasing a new album, Sex With An X, this September. They've released the title track as a promo, so here it is:

The Vaselines - Sex with an X

Much older:
The Vaselines - Son of a Gun

The Vaselines' website/myspace
Sub Pop Records


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin "Sink / Let It Sway"

As is to be expected, I'm behind the curb on pretty much everything; in fact, I wrote this post in May, but never got around to actually... posting it. Not too late, though.

I'm pretty psyched up for SSLYBY's upcoming album Let it Sway, to be released on August 17. After their debut album Broom, their second and most recent album Perishing (released in 2008) was not quite what I hoped for, and "Sink/Let It Swim" gives me hope that Let it Sway will be true pop gem.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Sink / Let It Swim [alt link]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's website/myspace


Janelle Monae "Tightrope" video

Is this the reincarnation of James Brown?


Janelle Monae's website

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Strayfolk "What Wouldn't I Do"

Strayfolk - What Wouldn't I Do (alt link)
Okay, so I've been listening to a lot of Woody Guthrie lately, and even more Bob-Dylan-trying-to-be-Woody-Guthrie (though this is to be expected). Strayfolk pays obvious homage to the folk legend in this song; the recording is so pleasantly lo-fi that I suspect if Strayfolk were to do a higher-quality re-recording of the song, some of the appeal would be lost. Enjoy.
Strayfolk's website/myspace
While I'm at it:


The National "Terrible Love" video

While I'm waiting for May 11...

Stream High Violet at NPR

The National - Afraid of Everyone [highly rec'd!]

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R. Kelly "Echo" video

I don't think I've ever confessed to my shameful R. Kelly obsession on here before.
Oh well, now I have.

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To any readers still out there:

I apologize for the lack of updates since last August, but I hope that in my post-college life I'll have some more time to get the blog going again.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band

While I've been moving into my new house this week, I've been listening to a lot of '70s music ... mostly because it's what's on. Nonetheless, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, with its modest name, pays homage to motown, soul, and disco in a way that's not exactly new, but definitely enjoyable.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Give it a Rest

Buy The Phenomenal Handclap Band from
The Phenomenal Handclap Band's myspace

"You'll Disappear" live in NYC


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