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Posts made in July 2nd, 2007

10 REASONS MY BLOG NEEDS NO WORDS

I don’t usually do a “10 Reasons” post on a Monday, but I have some really good stuff this time. And while you’re here, check out the sidebar for a Pearl Jam giveaway.

Also, any D.C.-area fans out there who are free on Thursday night? If you want, hit me with an e-mail for free tickets to see Redwalls and Robbers on High Street at Arlington’s Iota on Thursday, July 5!

So:

Here’s 10 great reasons to listen here for the best new music. Less talk, more rock.

1. Alina Simone – “Black Water”

2. I Started A Joke (Bee Gees cover)-Low

3. Ras Kass feat. Michelob—“Not Guilty” (from The Trials of Darryl Hunt soundtrack)

4. 4. Ray’s Vast Basement—California’s Gone (inspired by The Grapes of Wrath)

5. Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly and the Family Stone cover)-Zero 7

6. Yellow Cake (Hexafluoride Mix)- Ministry

7. Men’s Needs (Cansei de Ser Sexy remix)- The Cribs

8. New from Brother Reade: Like Duh

9. Also new from Brother Reade: Life Ain’t Easy For Y’all

10. 99%-Mooney Suzuki.  From their new, highly recommended record, “Have Mercy.” Ooops. Guess I needed some words after all.

Also:

Picture of the Day-The Bomb Squad at Work!

(Subtitle: The guy with the bag is the asshole of the day!)

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KINETIC STEREOKIDS-“ Basement Kids”

Who are the Kinetic Stereokids? The answer is simple: These guys.

The information I’ve been able to glean about them is that they are a Michigan band who met at soccer camp and can play their guitars using chalkboard erasers. Their new, 10-track release, “Basement Kids,” is all over the place, even within single tracks. “Explosions Were Heard” begins with gentle, beautiful piano into chimpmunk laugs and snoring and some oddly random lyrics about a guy pointing a gun at the singer. “Donuts Are Here” sounds like something Radiohead would make if they were a little less ordinary. (Yes, you read that right!) “Barefoot in the Rain” could be a Money Mark track. Just about the only thing they do that’s conventional is have a Myspace page.

And the oddest thing about all of this is that I have no idea how they wound up in my playlist. One day, one of their songs showed up. I musta got it off a blog or something, but as soon as I heard it I ran to e-music (figuratively) to get the whole album.

Buy it here.

Check it out:

Cold and Tired

Barefoot in the Rain

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