MizMuze

Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Thursday 12/30/2010 Two Wounded Birds December 30, 2010

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Better late than never…

Two Wounded Birds are a four-piece from Margate,England who formed in 2008 .  Their album, Keep Dreaming Baby was released on 12/5/2010 and you can stream it here!

Two Wounded Birds – My Lonesome

http://twowoundedbirds.com/

http://www.myspace.com/twowoundedbirdsofficial

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/29/2010 Million Young December 29, 2010

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Florida’s Million Young aka, Mike Diaz is surfing the wave of Chaz Bundwick and Ernest Green—you know them better as Toro y Moi and Washed Out, so of course it’s a chillwave.    

Perhaps Diaz’s wave is a couple of years behind the rest of the chillwavers, but he’s good at what he does, plus, he’s got what the other’s don’t—he’s a musical soothsayer…

Back in 2009 Diaz was talking about what bands he was currently listening to and made the prediction about Beach House, “2010 hasn’t even started yet, but judging from the bits I’ve heard of Teen Dream, I can tell these guys already have a serious album of the year contender by anyone’s standards.”  If the music thing doesn’t work out (MizMuze predicts it will) perhaps he can make it as a fortune-teller.

Million Young’s EP, Be So True  was released on 1/26/10. 

Million Young – Pilfer

http://www.myspace.com/millionyoungmusic

http://millionyoung.com/

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 12/28/2010 White Denim December 28, 2010

Sorry MizMuzers…I’ve been trying to write today’s and yesterday’s posts via my iPhone as Big Brother has blocked access to all social networking, blogs, merchant sites, and anything fun at my day job.  Please forgive any missing links, mislabeled pictures, incorrect info—basically, the post below may be total bollocks…

White Denim is a four-piece hailing from Austin, Texas.  Their music draws influence from dub, psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz, experimental rock with home-based recording, jamming approach, intense looping work and unusual song structures…

You can download the band’s latest LP, Last Day of Summer on their official website for FREE here!

White Denim – Some Wild Going Outward

http://whitedenimmusic.com/

http://www.myspace.com/whitedenimmusic

 

Song of the Day – Monday 12/27/2010 The Soft Moon December 27, 2010

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San Francisco’s The Soft Moon is Luis Vasquez, a one-man post punk band “raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. It’s a record set somewhere in the near post-apocalypse where technology enchants as much as itdestroys.”

The Soft Moon’s debut self-titled album was released on Captured Tracks. Download the single, “Tiny Spiders” for FREE here!

The Soft Moon – Tiny Spiders

http://www.myspace.com/thesoftmoon

 

Song of the Day – Saturday 12/25/2010 Happy Christmas December 25, 2010

MizMuze has had quite a day and has just finished unwrapping her last present!  It has been a great year for new music, but today I’m posting a few of my favorite Classic Christmas Songs…because what would Christmas be without the drunk tank, infidelity, and a little Bah Humbug…but in the end, Christmas magic will bring the tale to a happy ending.

Merry Christmas!

XOXO,

MizMuze

The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Wham! – Last Christmas

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

 

Song of the Day – Thursday 12/23/2010 The Rural Alberta Advantage December 23, 2010

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Toronto’s indie rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage are Nils Edenloff, Amy Cole, and Paul Banwatt.  They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the disadvantage of growing up in Alberta…

You can download the single “Stamp” for FREE here!

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp

http://www.myspace.com/theraa

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/22/2010 Captain Beefheart December 22, 2010

Today’s SOTD is dedicated to Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart who passed away on Friday…

Don Van Vliet was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.  The LAist stated: “Trying to explain the world of Captain Beefheart to the uninitiated is a fruitless task. The music that Don Van Vliet and his shifting crew of dedicated accomplices known as the Magic Band unleashed between 1965 and 1982 defies description and confounds any attempts at drawing a comparison. The phrase “Beefheart-like” has come to be used as shorthand by music writers trying to describe any old thing with a bent toward oddball beats and dissonant chords, but it’s impossible to get a sense of what Beefheart is about by listening to any or all of the bands trying to live up to that description.”

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Sure ’nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do

http://www.beefheart.com/

Don Van Vliet—January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 12/21/2010 Psychic Powers December 21, 2010

Psychic Powers are Nik Brinkman (Over the Atlantic) and Alejandro Cohen (Lanquis) who met in LA in 2007 and created their songs through internet jam sessions as Nik was home in New Zealand.  In early 2010 they met again and completed their debut album, Infinity which is scheduled to be released this month. 

Drawing on influences from labels such as 4AD, Flying Nun, Sarah and Creation Records, the duo blends electronic pop music reminiscent of the 90′s, but with a totally modern twist…

Psychic Powers – The Portal (James Figurine Remix)

http://www.myspace.com/psychicpowers

 

Song of the Day – Monday 12/20/2010 Young Prisms December 20, 2010

San Francisco psychedelic/shoegazing/garage/beach-pop quintet Young Prisms are preparing for the January 18 release of their debut full-length Friends For Now on Kanine Records who have described the Young Prisms’ sound as “this music will make you want to drop acid and become a recluse. Or it will make you even less excited to work your shitty day job. Or it will make you jump up and down in a dark crowded room while your eardrums bleed. Or it will make you feel something secret like happiness, minus any sentimental whimsicality. Or it will make you want to read Sarte, or graphic comic books, or maybe Hunter Thompson. And in one hundred years when people want to know what it felt like to be young on the West Coast in the early new millennium, they might just put on this record, by these rising kings (and queen) of Psychedelic Slackerdom.”

The single “These Days” was released as a 7″ split with Mathemagic on Atelier Ciseaux.

Check out Young Prisms when they hit the stage at Bottom of the Hill on 1/19/2011…

Young Prisms – These Daze:

http://www.myspace.com/youngprisms

 

Song of the Day – Friday 12/17/2010 Tom Waits December 17, 2010

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Today’s SOTD is dedicated to Tom Waits who was inducted into the Rock and  Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday 12/15/2010.

After learning of his nomination Waits stated, “I am still recovering from the news. I never really cared about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…but now I am surprised to discover how much I DO care.”

Tom Waits – Hold On

Tom Waits – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

http://www.tomwaits.com/