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Song of the Day – Tuesday 3.1.2011 Puro Instinct March 1, 2011

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LA’s Puro Instinct (formerly known as Pearl Harbor) are sisters Piper and Skylar Kaplan.  Their dream pop debut LP, Headbangers in Ecstasy dropped on 2.22.2011 and includes the single, “Stilyagi” featuring Ariel Pink

Puro Instinct – Stilyagi



Song of the Day – Thursday 12/16/2010 Lower Dens December 16, 2010

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MizMuze is off to feed the needy, but before I go, let’s feed our need for a little ear candy with some indie/dream pop from Baltimore’s Lower Dens, who released their debut album, Twin Hand Movement back in July…

Lower Dens – Hospice Gates




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



Song of the Day – Tuesday 11/16/2010 The Radio Dept. November 16, 2010

Swedish fuzz-pop/twee pop trio, The Radio Dept. have released their third album, Clinging to a Scheme on 4/1/2010 on the Labrador label.  TRD will hit the stage at The Independent in San Francisco on 2/15/2011…

The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire




Song of the Day – Friday 11/5/2010 Candy Claws November 5, 2010

Colorado’s Candy Claws, have released their new album, Hidden Lands on  Two Syllable Records on 8/3/2010.  Their record label describes Candy Claws’ unique style of recording:

“Each song on Hidden Lands contains a sample of every other song on the album.  They’d used this technique on previous releases, but this time around it happens throughout the whole album, creating a very cohesive listening experience.  Sometimes you’ll be able to recognize a bit of a song within another, but perhaps more interesting are the references only your subconscious will catch.  Without you noticing, your mind (and maybe your heart!) will make the connections, bridging the bridge of one song to the intro of another, taking in the album as a whole, just like albums should be.”

Let Candy Claws sink their claws into you on 11/11/2010 when they hit the stage at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

Candy Claws – Silent Time of Earth




Song of the Day – Thursday 11/4/2010 Houses November 4, 2010

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Chicago dream pop duo, Houses are boyfriend/girlfriend, Dexter Tortoriell and Megan Messina. After Dexter was laid off, he and Megan moved to Hawaii into a cabin that did not have electricity, gas, or plumbing.  During the day they worked for meals by learning  to cultivate microorganisms, and at night they would record music and paint. 

Dexter states, “The music comes from a place of love and ease.”  But apparently, man can’t live on love alone, so once the two went broke, they moved back to Chicago and released their first album.

The band’s debut album, All Night dropped on 10/19/2010 on Lefse Records.

Houses – Soak It Up




Song of the Day – Monday 11/1/2010 Wild Nothing November 1, 2010

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Wild Nothing is the solo project from Virginia’s Jack Tatum, who has gone from a one-man recording project, to a full four-piece touring band. 

Tatum explains the difference between recording the album by himself to touring as a band: “In a lot of ways you lose a lot of stuff, but you gain a certain amount of energy that wasn’t there on the recording.  Live, we’ve kind of run into more of a rock band, if that makes any sense.  There’s that general energy about it, where it’s the live drums and everything is just a little louder and faster.  And it has a different feel, which I think is good.  At least for me, when I see a live band, it’s nice if everything is happening and all the instruments are being played right there.”  Wild Nothing played Popscene in September, but are sure to head back to the Bay very soon…

Wild Nothing’s debut album, Gemini was released on 5/25/2010 and has drawn comparisons to the Eighties Elite: Johnny Marr, The Cure, New Order and the Cocteau Twins…    

Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday