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Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/22/2010 Crystal Stilts September 22, 2010

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NYC’s noise pop five-piece, Crystal Stilts, will release a new single, “Shake the Shackles” on 10/26/2010 via Slumberland but you can hear it now below.  The follow-up to their debut album, Alight of Night is due out next year. 

Crystal Stilts – Shake the Shackles



Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/21/2010 Allo Darlin’ September 21, 2010

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Twee popper’s Allo Darlin’ describe themselves as “a fan’s band. They are close friends that found each other and the music they make in London. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent. They’ve only been playing seriously as a band since January 2009, although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007.”

Their debut album was released on Fortuna POP! in June 2010…

Say “hello”  to Allo Darlin’ when they play the Rickshaw Stop on 10/27/2010…

Allo Darlin’ – The Polaroid Song




Song of the Day – Monday 9/20/2010 Agent Ribbons September 20, 2010

Originally based in Sacramento, Agent Ribbons began four years ago as a two-piece with Natalie Gordon (the redhead) on vocals and guitar, and Lauren Hess (the brunette) on drums and vocals.  Last year they added a third member Naomi Cherie (the blonde) on violin and cello and the band moved to Austin, Texas.  Agent Ribbons describes their sound as “garage pop with a cabaret twist” and happen to be Camera Obscura‘s favorite American band at the moment.

Their upcoming sophomore album, Chateau Crone is scheduled for release on 10/12/2010 on Antenna Farm Records.  Check back with MizMuze for Bay Area dates in support of the album…

Agent Ribbons – Dada Girlfriend



Song of the Day – Friday 9/17/2010 Fever Ray September 17, 2010

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Fever Ray is the solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson, who is one half of the Swedish electro act The Knife (the other half is her brother Olof Dreijer).  On 9/7/2010 Fever Ray released a 7″ cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street” on Mute in the US and Canada.

As The Knife, Karin and her bro rarely make public appearances, and when they do they usually show up in makeup or masks.  As Fever Ray, Karin follows the undercover tradition.  In the disturbingly cool pics below it seems that Fever Ray continues her homage to Mr. Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey” days…

Fever Ray – Mercy Street




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/16/2010 The Flaming Lips September 16, 2010

Let’s dial it back to 1993 when Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips didn’t look so much like Richard Branson, but rather had a shock of bright orange hair and sang songs about girls who thought of ghosts and made sandwiches with vaseline, and boys who blew their noses into magazines. 

See The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink on 10/1/2010 and 10/2/2010 at the Fox Theater in Oakland…

The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly




Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/15/2010 Summer Camp September 15, 2010

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Quick SOTD as MizMuze has to dash off to another thrilling meeting. Fun. 

Summer Camp are London based duo Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey.  Their debut EP, Young was released last week on Moshi Moshi Records.

Summer Camp – Round the Moon




Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/14/2010 Active Child September 14, 2010

Ex-choirboy, Pat Grossi aka Active Child grew up on the East Coast and now lives in LA.  Grossi’s music has a hymnal quality and is inspired by his chorale days with the Philadelphia Boys Choir…Active Child’s first official U.S. release is the EP, Curtis Lane which was released on June 1st. 

It’s doubtful that Active Child will be running around the stage like an active child, but you can chillax to his spaced-out synthpop when he opens up for School of Seven Bells on 9/30/2010 at The Independent in San Francisco…

Active Child – Wilderness