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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Twenty-Two: Elina Born and Stig Rasta - "Goodbye to Yesterday"
It's Eurovision season, and I spent some time earlier this week trying to listen to what I could find from this year's entrants. The field is full of dull ballads this year, unfortunately, but one of the songs that absolutely jumped out at me was the Eston...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Twenty-One: The Barr Brothers - "Never Been a Captain"
If I had to choose a word to describe "Never Been a Captain," it would be haunting. It's sort of bluesy, sort of folksy, but the production provides a bit of a soulful darkness that has been sticking with me since I first heard it. I'll be looking at thei...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Nineteen - Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors - "Here We Go"
I'm still a fan of Drew Holcomb's latest album with his band, The Neighbors. "Here We Go" jumped out and grabbed me the moment I heard it and I am still addicted to it months later. It's a genuinely fun song to sing along to, and the fact that the video i...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Seventeen - Albert Hammond Jr - "Born Slippy"
As much as I wish this was a garage rock cover of the Underworld song, this ends up being a fun, rather understated and complex rock song. I didn't love it at first, but the more I go back to it the more I enjoy it. While I haven't liked a lot of the outp...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Fifteen - Lusts - "Mouthwash"
When we think of throwbac/retro-style acts, I don't know if we think much of bands like Lusts, that certainly hit upon the sort of rock music we saw get popular about a decade ago, but awash in production values that would fit right into the early 1980s and...
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First Listen: New Releases for May 13
An interesting week overall. Let the folktacular begin! Rhett Miller - The Traveler : Rhett Miller of The Old 97s teams up with Decemberists side project Black Prairie for what is a really fun, solid rootsy album. Collaborations can always be hit or miss ...
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First Listen: New Releases for May 19
Let's jump right in. Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? : Everyone, at this point, knows "Ready for the Floor." The electronic group is back with a new album that remains out of touch both with the song that made them big and current electronic trends, but this on...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Twenty - Sofia Talvik - "Big Sky Country"
I raved about Talvik's latest album a couple weeks ago, but I really didn't spend enough time on how much I like the title track. I don't always spend a lot of time on lyrics, and "Big Sky Country" is a really great story of the Scandinavian singer-songwri...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Eighteen - Kingsley Flood - "Set Me Off"
We're fans of Kingsley Flood here at the blog, and I revisited their new EP from earlier this year and forgot how much I loved "Set Me Off," so I figured I'd remind you all about how great and catchy this song is as well. If the first five seconds don't ge...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Sixteen - Sea of Bees - "Test Yourself"
I giggle every time I think of their band name, but Sea of Bees has a new song from their upcoming album that is catchy as all get out. Sing-along bits, a catchy chorus, hooks for days, it's really the total package. It's not on Spotify yet, so we're stuc...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Fourteen: Kehlani feat. Coucheron - "Alive"
I confess to not knowing the first thing about Kehlani or Coucheron or this song in general except that I heard it and liked it. It's breezy, the instrumentation is good, and it feels awfully accessible in a way that you might expect it to show up in some ...
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31 Songs a Day for May: Day Thirteen: Metric - "The Shade"
We haven't heard from Metric in a while, and the announcement of a new song and album this year was pretty great. This is a bit of a slow burn of a song - I wasn't so jazzed about it as it started, but, by the end, I was already singing along and checking ...
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