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Pure angsty 80’s pop.  That’s what this album is.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s one of my favorites, in fact.  Give it a try.  And I’m probably gonna be seeing them in Detroit this August.  Can’t wait for that.  Sorry for taking so long with this post.  Something was up with WordPress and I couldn’t upload any pictures for some reason.

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So in the past month I’ve fallen in love with Little Wings. The “band” consists of artist/nomad/surfer Kyle Field. Field has contributed with such bands as The Microphones and at one point in his life he was in a band with M. Ward. His songs consist of rich melodies with surfer vibes. His lyrics are amazing too. These are two albums, the first being my favorite studio release (that I’ve heard) and the second is a B-sides and Rarites. Get it for, if nothing else, the song “Thousand Oaks”. But really, get both and kick back and relax to the genius that is Little Wings.

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This is one of the most original pop albums I’ve ever heard.  Very danceable and very fun, all while being music that can be taken seriously.  And Róisín has a very distinct and pretty voice.  Not even gonna recommend this one.  Just gonna say that you should download this album right now.  It’s that good.

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The first time I heard this album, I almost immediately fell in love with it.  Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, has one of the prettiest voices I have ever heard (and a very pretty face on top of that).  From more rock-based songs like “Actor Out of Work” to the slower and more vocal-based songs like “The Party”, the album covers most of Annie’s different musical talents.  If you enjoy female vocalists, I suggest you download this album as soon as possible.  If your tastes are anything like mine, you won’t be disappointed.

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Wow, I am seriously blown away by this band. This is perfect keyboard-based twee-pop. It’s not self-depressive like the band’s name implies, quite the opposite. So much fun, by the end of these four songs you’ll wish there were more, but instead you’ll go back and re-listen to it all singing, “Baseeeeballll in Chinnnaaaaa”. I wish I had a better write-up, just get this.

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I’m back from vacation, let’s get back to the daily routine.

Cave Babies is DIY mastermind Josh “Hoshwa” Redman (see 5432 Fun!! and sbdiy) armed with a chord organ, a little added percussion, and a whole lot of soul. And green, lots of green, in fact every song on this album has green in the title. A deeper meaning? Probably. Josh is good at music. He plays baritone ukulele and sometimes sings with his sister Rebecca in their band Watercolor Paintings, but that band is done primarily by his sister and most of the songs are upbeat and fun. Josh has a more longing feeling of desiring someone else, or feeling out of place. It’s very different than Watercolor Paintings as their is an obvious despair in Cave Babies’s music. It’s very Daniel Johnston-esque. In short, this album leaks emotion, and you should download it!

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I figure we should keep posting albums for people who don’t want anything to do with our Holiday extravaganza.  Unfamiliar Faces is very carefree, very enjoyable, and all-around very good.  You might recognize his song “Mr. Pitiful” as being the little piano ditty from the I-phone commercials that used to be on every five minutes.  And the whole album is just as fun as that little 8-second clip.  A nice laid-back album, and easy to get sucked into.

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