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“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

Posted in New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by pauliepalooza

Here’s some new tunes for y’all to check out… Leave comments and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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1) ART MUSEUMSS.h.o.p.p.i.n.g. I just caught wind of this SF duo and so far I’ve been really enjoying the Brit jangle pop that’s very similar to the beloved Television Personalities. The band has an album scheduled for release on Woodist (home of Real Estate) on February 16, they’ll also be playing at the Rickshaw in SF on March 14. I  heard that they’ll hopefully be playing at this year’s SXSW, so keep an eye out.

2) THE RADIO DEPT.Memory Loss It’s been 4 years since their last record and I must say, it’s been worth the wait. Their new album, Clinging To A Scheme due out in April this year on Labrador Records, is ruling my world. I’m very pleasantly surprised, fans old and new won’t be disappointed.

3) TAKEN BY TREESAnna One of the standout tracks from last year’s album East Of Eden. In case you aren’t too familiar, Taken By Trees is Victoria Bergsman from the Concretes‘ solo project. She’ll be touring starting February 13 with El Perro Del Mar, which is a pretty big deal since she hasn’t played the States in quite some time. For tour dates click here.

4) THE KNIFESeeds There’s been a lot of buzz circulating recently around this new Knife+Mt. Sims+Planningtorock collaboration “electro-opera” album entitled Tomorrow, In A Year, based on the Charles Darwin book The Origin Of Species. Seeds is one of the stand-out tracks from the album evoking more thudding dance beats and a little less opera (although it’s definitely present).

An oldie but a goodie…

5) SPIZZENERGIVirginia Plain I love this cover of the Roxy Music classic. It was featured as the B-side to Spizzenergi’s “Soldier Soldier” 7″ which was released on Rough Trade back in 1979.

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MP3 ART MUSEUMSS.h.o.p.p.i.n.g. (LINK)

MP3 THE RADIO DEPT. – Memory Loss (LINK)





“I don’t exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.” – J. D. Salinger

Posted in New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by pauliepalooza

As a tribute to J.D. Salinger and the book that had so much impact on many a High Schooler’s lives (The Catcher In The Rye), I want to post a few tracks from bands that I’ve recently discovered from his home town… New York City. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in “the City” (Manhattan). I hope you all enjoy the tunes and a big “Thank You” goes out to Mr. Salinger. RIP.

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1) BEACH FOSSILS “Youth” and “Wide Awake” I figured these two tracks are pretty fitting with today’s theme. Beach Fossils is a 4-piece from my favorite borough, Brooklyn. They play my revered type of jangly lo-fi rock that’s reminiscent of what Lou Reed and his garage-y predecessors like The Seeds, Love, Syndicate of Sound, etc. Check out their DAYDREAM EP on Captured Tracks out 2/9/10. They will be at this year’s SXSW, so check ’em out!

2) THE BEETS “For You” and “I Wish I Knew How My Life Should Be” This Jackson Heights trio (not to be confused with the other “Beets” from the cartoon show, Doug) will be touring with Beach Fossils and San Diegans Christmas Island. More lo-fi garage-y vibes. These guys will also be at SXSW this year.

3) SUNDELLES “Dead Youth” Dirty, fuzzed out rock’n’roll! I had the pleasure of seeing these guys perform with the then Muslims-now-Soft Pack dudes awhile back. Loved ’em.

4) SISTERS “Highway Scratch” Quite the dynamic duo, these guys make a lot of noise for just being two dudes. Reminds me a bit of Japandroids but maybe a little poppier. And guess what??? They’ll be at SXSW too! 😉

5) SHARK? “Big Wheels (It’s Alright)” I love the flow of this song. Upbeat, acoustic and a bit dirty. Love it! Oh, and… YES they will be at SXSW. haha

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MP3 THE BEETS – I Wish I Knew How My Life Should Be (LINK)


MP3 SISTERS – Highway Scratch (LINK)

MP3 SHARK? – Big Wheels (It’s Alright) (LINK)

Stream the tracks on my Pauliepalooza8tracks player!