Saturday, September 29, 2007

Penny Century is a just adorable pop confection from Ă–stersund Sweden. And I'm not sure, but they may be named after a comic book by Jaime Hernandez. While five others bang away in a massive retro wall of sound, Julia Hanburg alternately wails and yodels, then sometimes, just to mess with you hits notes of stunning purity that melt your heart.

Nothing Burns Like Bridges

Nothing Burns Like Bridges
(Music Video)

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I am so thrilled to put up today's song by the incomparable Sara Holtzschue. Now I think most of you know how much I love Jazz, but as soon as I found this record balanced on my doorknob, I put it on very loudly and positively reveled in it's boundless sophistication. Melodious and rich, challenging and rewarding, you need to go get the whole thing right now!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Alaska. The Band
Can you resist a band called Portugal. The Man? I can't. Especially when they sound like they are channeling Clutch
and Led Zeppelin through a box full of chickens. Plus also they are from Alaska! They play September 27th at the Luna Lounge.