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Blind Man’s Colour – The Warm Current’s Pull

I’ll admit, these guys may be a little too experimental for some ears but if you have the imagination and interest your in for an incredibly trippy/amazing musical experience. One of EMPT’s favorite unsigned bands. High quality psychedelic pop.

Blind Man’s Colour – The Warm Current’s Pull


Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell

I’ve probably heard about 7 or 8 versions of this song by now, doesn’t get old. Quality production and even better feel. It’s from their 2008 LP The Rhumb Line, definitely their best effort to date. Great song.

Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell


Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses

Today’s favorite.

Well she called me up, she said I love you in the middle of the night
I said In the middle of the night everybody loves everybody else these days
She said Oh, in the middle of the day I love you very much
I said Everybody loves each other these days”


Coeur de Pirate – Comme des Enfants

Been following Béatrice Martin since she was a member of Bonjour Brumaire, but it was her solo project Coeur de Pirate that hooked me in. She’s been playing the piano since 3 and writing since ‘07. I can’t get enough of her voice and her songs are just as good. Comme des Enfants is one of the standouts from her debut album, Coeur de Pirate.

Coeur de Pirate – Comme des Enfants


Kelley Polar – A Dream In Three Parts (on themes by Enesco)

Kelley Polar is a former classical violinist/composer (astronaut) who found this website and started making Space Age love music. “A Dream In Three Parts” is one of the standouts from his album, though the album isn’t short of good tracks. A full exposure of all his influences, it is borderline weird like all his stuff but still very musical and engaging.

Kelley Polar – A Dream In Three Parts (on themes by Enesco)


Cat Stevens – Sitting

Some of the most profound lyrics you’ll ever come across.

Oh i’m not making love to anyone’s wishes, only for that guide I see…”

Cat Stevens – Sitting


Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

Hip-hop producers aren’t the only one’s who can transform completely off topic samples into something fresh and relevant, Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead” is a glimpse of where sampling could go if used creatively, it’s truly endless. I got their Chunk of Change EP when I was in Boston and got reminded of it yesterday by the always on point Steph Lund. I have to admit though, there is a big difference between “Sleepyhead” and the rest of the EP. This is a great song though, very fresh.

“Passion Pit is an instantly likeable (bordering on joyful) new band out of Boston that’s the product of Michael Angelakos’ inventive imagination. This guy must dance when he dreams.” – www.ohmyrockness.com

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead


Patti Page – Conquest

I posted the White Stripes version of this song a few days ago but had no idea it was a cover. The song was written by Corky Robbins and performed by Patti Page way back in the 50s.

Here’s a version of the White Stripes cover not too many are familiar with, the acoustic mariachi version, fresh.

Patti Page – Conquest


Chromeo – Rage!

From their debut “She’s in Control,” if all you know of Chromeo is “Fancy Footwork” it’s time to get on iTunes and learn some history. The funkiest Arab/Jewish collaboration “since the beginning of time.” Great production, great song.

You always told me you wanted something more, I couldn’t give you what you were looking for. Is that a reason to stab me in the back? Now tell me baby what you think about that? (Is it revenge) Is it a sin? Is that the way you treat your mother fucking friend? I’m just saying I do no wrong, I just felt like writing this song. Rage! You got me in a state of rage.”

Chromeo – Rage!

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Andrew Bird – Tenuousness

There aren’t too many “soft spoken” acts that actually manage keep people’s attention, aside from Bon Iver and maybe two or three others I usually end up tuning into something more engaging. Andrew Bird however is another exception. Maybe its his musicality that keeps you involved, could be his very peculiar choice of instrumentation, who knows but I’m really starting to dig his new stuff, looking forward to the album. Good music.

Andrew Bird – Tenuousness