Paul-Ed-Cleez “Weird 9/8 Piece” from Basement Sessions (Codpiece Records 2001) L —Instrumental prog-ish demo from a trio that only made it this far.Buy it!
Primus “The Carpenter and the Dainty Bride” from Promo de Fromage - EP (Interscope www.thehip.com 2003)Buy it!
The Do “Tightrope” from Live Sessions At Studio Pigalle (Six Degrees 2012) N —This is a freaking Janelle Monae cover. I assure you this is a good thing. http://soundcloud.com/thedo/tightrope-janelle-monae-coverBuy it!
Muse “Uprising [Does It Offend You Yeah Mix]” from single (Warner Bros. 2009)Buy it!
The Do “The Calendar” from Live Sessions At Studio Pigalle (Six Degrees 2012) N —I liked the other tune I played, a couple of other callers did, so it earns another spin.Buy it!
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra “Institutionalized” from A Tribute To Repo Man (American Laundromat 2012) N —Another home run tribute from this label. I have yet to be disappointed by any of their comps and so far this one continues the standard. Palmer knocks this out of the freaking park.Buy it!
Austra “Beat and The Pulse (Still Going Remix)” from Sparkle (Domino 2011)Buy it!
Depeche Mode “I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia's Labor of Love)” from I Feel Loved - EP (Reprise/Mute 2001)Buy it!
The Friendly Fires “Live Those Days Tonight” from Pala (XL 2011)Buy it!
Neon Trees “Lessons in Love (All Day, All Night) [feat. Kaskade]” from Everybody Talks / Lessons In Love 45rpm (Mercury 2012) —My daughter bought this 45 simply because it's shaped like a heart, which I've bought more expensive records for less reasons. It worked out, this is a cool bit of musical candy.Buy it!
Dragonette “I Get Around” from Galore (Interscope www.thehip.com 2007) —Maybe I'm getting too geeky at 4am, but, thematically this song is similar to Liz Phair's 'F and Run', only this song embraces the booty call and ignores the loneliness that follows.Buy it!
Chromeo “Night By Night” from Business Cassual (Turbo Records/ KSR Corporation 2010)Buy it!
Ringo Death Starr “Never Drive” from Colour Trip (Sonic Unyon 2011) —Coming to Plush on 10/7 (note to self, be there), and hey, a new album in a couple of weeks.Buy it!
The Raveonettes “You Hit Me (I'm Down)” from Observator (Vice Records 2012) N —Excited for the gig in two weeks.Buy it!
Metric “Clone” from Synthetica (Mom+Pop 2012) N —I got to interview Emily Haines this week and we talked about this song, transcribing now...Buy it!
Destroyer “Suicide Demo for Kara Walker” from Kaputt (Merge 2011)Buy it!
The Psychedelic Furs “No Easy Street” from All of This and Nothing (Columbia 1988) —Coming to town next month with Lemonheads and Juliana Hatfield. Stoked.Buy it!
Nine Inch Nails “Gave Up” from Broken - EP (Tvt 1992) R —By request! I might have to bring this to work today, keep me awake.Buy it!
Sea Monster “Psychotronic Roller Boogie Disco Queen Sock It to Me” from Live at Continental: Best of NYC, Vol. 1 (Continental NYC 2005) —This is the greatest song every recorded about any roller rink related subject matter.Buy it!
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