The Raveonettes “Forget That You're Young” from Raven in the Grave (Vice Records 2011) —I think I've listened to this song, rougly speaking, a million jillion times in the past week.Buy it!
PJ Harvey “The Colour of the Earth” from Let England Shake (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2011)Buy it!
Milk Money “Leash” from So Sick And Tired - Single (AudioSparx 2010)Buy it!
Versus “Saturday Saints” from On the Ones and Threes (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2010)Buy it!
Girls “Broken Dreams Club” (FantasyTrashcan 2010)Buy it!
Point Juncture, WA “When You Wake Up It's Today” from PDX Pop Now 2011 (PDX pdxpopnow.org 2011) N —I love comps like this, they're always 40 or 50 songs of stuff I've never heard, always a gem or two.Buy it!
Brian Wilson “Listen To Me” from Listen To Me: Buddy Holly (Verve Forecast 2011) N Buy it!
Arcturus “Kinetic” from The Sham Mirrors (Lupus Lounge 2002)Buy it!
Kevin Moore “Rhodes Song” from Ghost Book (Soundtrack to the Film "Okul") (Inside Out 2006)Buy it!
The Gathering “The May Song” from Nighttime Birds (Century Media Records Ltd 1997) —Really great band from Norway (pretty sure it's Norway), one of those bands that's got a ton of records in their native country but that popularity didn't come over to the U.S. Not on a huge scale anyway.Buy it!
King's X “Cigarettes” from Best of King's X (Atlantic 1997) —A song about grief. Someone goes out to get smokes and doesn't come back, leaving the narrator to wonder "if you got anything for me", it's about the way folks latch onto a thought, any thought, to help them get a grip on what's about to be an awful situaBuy it!
Our Lady Peace “Clumsy” (Columbia 1997)Buy it!
Galactic Cowboys “You Make Me Smile” from Space In Your Face (Geffen 1993)Buy it!
Echolyn “The Cheese Stands Alone” from ProgFest 1994 (Musea 1995) —We all have a band that's like a personal cult. No one else is as into them no matter how much you evangelize them. You may only like them that way for a month or a year, maybe you hid those cd's, this might be his if he were around. That aside, a songBuy it!
Primus “La Villa Strangiato” from Morrison, CO 6-5-04 (primuslive.com 2004) —Rush, covered by Primus, two complimentary types of Awesome happening here.Buy it!
Primus “Jilly's On Smack” from Green Naugahyde (LAB 344 2011) N —Another chart topper about heroin addiction.Buy it!
They Might Be Giants “Cloisonné” from Join Us! EP (Idlewild 2011) N —This is a crazy ass little song.Buy it!
Regina Spektor “Your Honor” from Soviet Kitsch (Sire Records 2004)Buy it!
The Formula Kid “To Mother From Her Son” from Posthumously, The Formula Kid (self 2006) L —I hereby recommend that you download this EP, it's a lot of fun: http://theformulakid.com/weblog/?paged=2Buy it!
The Decemberists “Calamity Song” from An I-Tunes Session (CAPITOL 2011) N —Great version of this song.Buy it!
Rhett Miller “I Need to Know Where I Stand” from Rhett Miller (Shout! Factory 2009)Buy it!
Wilco “Open Mind” from The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2011) N Buy it!
Pearl Jam “Walk With Me” from PJ20: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Monkeywrench 2011) N —Cover of a song from Neil Young's latest, Le Noise, done with Neil.Buy it!
The Raconteurs “Call It A Day” from Zane Lowe BBC Session (V2 2005)Buy it!
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