On A Different Note-7

David by Yawn

If you think Yawn sound like Animal Collective, I agree. If you think that means Yawn is unoriginal and therefore is not worth listening to, I understand, but, I kind of have a weakness for anything that sounds enough like Animal Collective to be compared to them and I like “David” and “Kind of Guy” from Yawn’s new EP. You can download the EP here for the low, low price of free. I think it’s worth the low, low price of free.

Vanity by Celestial Bodies

This music video involves people’s skin being peeled away from their face, but it’s not as gory as it sounds.

Excuses by The Morning Benders

This song is about love making.

Bright Orange Air by Inlets

This song sounds like a Grizzly Bear song. It sounds like the old Yellow House Grizzly Bear.

Lady Linda by Mux Mool

The above picture is the artwork for Mux Mool’s upcoming album, Mux Mool sounds like an 8-bit version of Nosaj Thing with rappers and pirates. To hype the release of his upcoming album, Mux Mool is giving away his Viking Funeral EP for the low, low price of free (Lookey there I gave you two new EP’s in this post, aren’t I nice.).

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On A Different Note-4

Here are some cool songs I found this week:

Whiplash by Sunglasses

Yellow Wings by Keepaway

tough guys by Jeans Wilder

Boy From School (Hot Chip Cover) by Grizzly Bear

Running From the Cops by Phantogram

Light Works by Acid Girls

Acid Girls has another pretty cool music video for their song, The Numbers Song.

Lifted by Lemonade

Our Girls by Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk

Candy Season by Librarians

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Chocolate Makes You Happy by Xiu Xiu on hype machine from Punkreas.org
The upcoming Xiu Xiu album is not their best. My favorite song on it is The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation, I could not find a link for that, but this one’s pretty good too.

Stylo by Gorillaz

A new single for the upcoming Plastic Beach album is now on the internets. I’m not too crazy about it at all. It makes me less excited about the new album.

Lewis Takes Action, Lewis Takes His Shirt Off by Owen Pallett

Last year, Owen Pallett retired his old name, Final Fantasy. He took the name in tribute to the Square Enix game franchise.  I feel that this album is his best yet, it feels a lot more grand and over-the-top.

Madder Red by Yeasayer

I’m thinking that Yeasayer’s album Odd Blood may end up being somewhat high on my favorite albums of 2010 list. The vocals at the beginning of this song keep getting stuck in my head.

I Feel Better by Hot Chip on hypemachine from citiesoftheplain.net

The new Hot Chip album coming out this February, sounds a little more pop-y then their other albums. I Feel Better, is just a feel good song. I feel better when I listen to it (See what I did there? Okay, I know, lame,  but I did it, okay? Get over it.). Hot Chip has also released the music video for the album title track, “One Life Stand”:

No One Does It Like You by Department of Eagles (video below)

I saw this music video on a blog and I thought it sounded so much like Grizzly Bear. Well, that’s because Department of Eagles is a duo made up of Daniel Rossen from Grizzly Bear and his friend, Fred Nicolaus. They started in 2000, so this may be old news to some of you, but I have just heard of them, so don’t judge me. This music video came out last year though. It’s interesting, and kind of eerie.

Best Albums of 2009

1. Merriweather Post Pavillion/Fall Be Kind (EP)-Animal Collective
Best tracks: My Girls, Bluish/ Graze, I Think I Can

2. Bitte Orca-Dirty Projectors
Best tracks: No Intention, Stillness is the Move
3. Hospice-The Antlers
Best tracks: Kettering, Bear
4. Manners/Chunk of Change (EP)-Passion Pit
Best tracks: The Reeling, Sleepyhead
5. Logos- Atlas Sound
Best tracks: Walkabout, Shelia
6. Psychic Chasms- Neon Indian
Best tracks: Deadbeat Summer, 6669
7. The xx- The xx
Best tracks: Basic Space, Crystalized
8. Veckatimist- Grizzly Bear
Best tracks: Two Weeks, Cheerleader
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix- Phoenix
Best tracks: 1901, Lisztomania
10. A Brief History of Love- The Big Pink
Best tracks: Velvet, Dominos
11. Embryonic-The Flaming Lips
Best tracks: Silver Trembling Hands, Watching the Planets
12. Guns Don’t Kill People, Lasers Do-Major Laser

Best tracks: Hold the Line, Keep it Goin’ Louder
13. LP-Discovery
Best tracks: So Insane, Carby
14. BiRd-BrAiNs – tUnE-yArDs
Best tracks: Sunlight, Hatari
15. Two Suns-Bat For Lashes
Best tracks: Pearl’s Dream, Daniel
Other Good Albums:
Bromst-Dan Deacon
Fever Ray-Fever Ray
March of the Zapotec/Holland – Beirut
Dark Was The Night – Various Artists

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