MizMuze

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Song of the Day – Tuesday 02.01.2011 Fleet Foxes February 1, 2011

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Seattle’s Fleet Foxes will be releasing their second studio album, Helplessness Blues on 5.2.2011.  You can download the title track for free HERE!

Catch Fleet Foxes at the Fox Theater in Oakland on 5.5.2011…tickets go on sale 2.6.2011 at 10:00 am!!!

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

http://www.fleetfoxes.com/

http://www.myspace.com/fleetfoxes

 

Song of the Day – Friday 12/10/2010 Sleep ∞ Over December 10, 2010

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Sleep ∞ Over is Christa Palazzolo, Stefanie Franciotti and Sarah Brown from Austin, Texas.  Their sound has been associated with the new “witch house” subgenre…Pitchfork further describes Sleep ∞ Over as, “resembling what Beach House might sound like if they played in a graveyard.”  Yeah, they’re spooky-good. 

Sleep ∞ Over – Outer Limits

http://www.myspace.com/sleepoverforever

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/28/2010 Owen Pallett September 28, 2010

Owen Pallett, or the artist formerly known as “Final Fantasy,” is a violinist and singer from Toronto.  Pallett has contributed to all of Arcade Fire’s albums and recently opened for their shows in NYC.

Owen’s third album (the first two were released under the Final Fantasy name), Heartland, dropped on 1/12/2010.  The bizarre video for the single, “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” was directed by M. Blash and features Canadian actress, Alison Pill.

Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

http://www.owenpalletteternal.com/

http://www.myspace.com/owenpallettmusic

 

Song of the Day – Friday 9/24/2010 Women September 24, 2010

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Women is an art rock band from Calgary, Canada.

Their second album, Public Strain, will be released in Canada, via Flemish Eye Records, and in the United States, via Jagjaguwar Records, on September 28th, 2010…

It’ll be every man, woman, and child when Women play the Hemlock Tavern with Manchild on 10/23/2010…

Women – Eyesore

http://www.flemisheye.com/

http://www.myspace.com/womenmusic

 

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

http://www.myspace.com/agentribbons

 

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

http://activechildmusic.com/

http://www.myspace.com/activechild

 

Song of the Day – Monday 8/23/2010 Sufjan Stevens August 23, 2010

Indie folk/pop’s Sufjan Stevens (pronounced ‘SOOF-yahn”) released an eight-song, 60-minute EP [yeah, that’s what I said: eight songs, sixty (six-zero) minutes!] for digital download. All Delighted People is available today on iTunes and Amazon, but you can grab it here for $5!

Sufjan’s website describes the EP as “built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped (oh we hate making workshop a verb, but time is money!) on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?).”

Sufjan will perform at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland on 10/26/2010…

Sujan Stevens – Enchanting Ghost

http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/

http://asthmatickitty.com/

 

Song of the Day – Monday 8/16/2010 Ra Ra Riot August 16, 2010

Five-piece indie rockers, Ra Ra Riot will release their second studio album, The Orchard on 8/24/2010…stream the entire album here until the release date…you can also download the single, “Boy” on their website below…

See the band when they perform at the Treasure Island Music Festival on 10/17/2010…

Ra Ra Riot – Boy

http://www.rarariot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/rarariot

 

Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs Officially Drops Today August 3, 2010

The most anticipated album of the year is finally here!

Arcade Fire’s third LP, The Suburbs was released today.  The concept behind the album began in 2009, when front man Win Butler received a letter from his childhood friend from outside of Huston, Texas:

“He sent us a picture of him with his daughter on his shoulders at the mall around the corner from where we lived, and the combination of seeing this familiar place and seeing my friend with his child brought back a lot of feeling from that time. I found myself trying to remember the town that we grew up in and trying to retrace as much as I could remember.”

Pick up this amazing album, and for today only, Amazon is offering the MP3 format of The Suburbs for $3.99 and the CD for $7.99!!!  Click here to download and get the deets.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Arcade Fire – Ready to Start

 

Song of the Day – Tuesday 7/27/2010 Florence and the Machine July 27, 2010

MizMuze presents the monthly 2fer…

Today’s 2fer Tuesday comes from London’s Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.   Melding pop, rock, and soul on the single, “You’ve Got the Love” Miz Welch covers the original 1986 song by The Source and Candi Staton.   Florence and the Machine’s debut album, Lungs was released last July. 

Florence and the Machine will make their way to Oakland on 11/5/2010 when they headline the Fox Theater.

Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love

Now, here’s a remix/cover of a cover of Florence and the Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love” by one of MizMuze’s favorite bands, The xx…

The xx – You’ve Got the Love (remix)

http://www.myspace.com/florenceandthemachine

http://florenceandthemachine.net/