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Song of the Day – Friday 12/2/2010 Freedom or Death December 3, 2010

Toronto duo Steve Fernandez and Sway, aka Freedom or Death, have been involved in the Canadian music world for the past 20 years as DJ’s, music teachers, and as past employees for Sony’s music label.  

Their time spent at a major label gave the two working-knowledge of how the music industry treats their musicians and oftentimes stifles their creativity.  Those lessons inspired the group’s name which comes from the Greek War For Independence where the battle cry was “Freedom or Death.”  As an unsigned band, the group “have the freedom to make the music and the artistic choices that they want” but the true test will come when the labels come a knockin’…

Freedom or Death – This Crowded Room

http://www.myspace.com/freedomordeathmusic

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Song of the Day – Friday 10/29/2010 Glasser October 29, 2010

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LA’s Cameron Mesirow aka Glasser, is one-woman-band, whose stage name was inspired by “a midnight vision of a figure hovering over water”.  Her debut full-length album, Ring was released on 9/28/2010, but you can download her single “Home” here!

See Glasser at Popscene in San Francsico on 11/4/2010…

Glasser – Home

http://www.myspace.com/glasssser

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 10/20/2010 Tricky October 20, 2010

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It’s official: MizMuze has caught her first cold of the season.  But even with the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, and needs to rest, I have mustered up enough strength to bring you the Song of the Day…

The King of Trip Hop, Tricky, released his ninth studio album, Mixed Race on 10/5/20/10 (on 9/27/2010 in the UK).  Tricky’s label, Domino Records describes the single “Murder Weapon” as “a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott, originally released in the early ’90s.  Tricky fell in love with the track and was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist (in a similar fashion to his reworking of “Black Steel” with Martina Topley-Bird).  Tricky here enrolls Irish-Italian Franky Riley, who has toured as Tricky’s vocalist for two years and makes her recording debut on his new album Mixed Race.”

Tricky will be rockin’ a rhyme that’s right on time at The Independent in San Francisco on 12/21/2010…

Tricky – Murder Weapon

http://www.trickysite.com/

http://www.myspace.com/trickola

 

Song of the Day – Friday 10/15/2010 Holy F**k October 15, 2010

Are cats the new dogs this year?  At least on the indie music scene, it appears that featuring felines on everything from  album covers, twitter, and music videos is the thing to do.

Who knew that it would ever be cool to call yourself “The Cat Lady,” but that’s Bethany, of Best Coast‘s nickname, and she and her boyfriend, Nathan Williams of Wavves tweet about her cat “Snacks” almost as much as much as they do about weed.

Check out Holy F**k‘s new video for “Red Lights” off the band’s third album, Latin, which is a bit like Dragnet meets Toonces…

You can catch Holy F**k this weekend at the Treasure Island Music Festival on 10/16/2010…

Holy F**k – Red Lights

http://holyfuckmusic.com/

http://www.myspace.com/holyfuck

 

Song of the Day – Friday 9/10/2010 Jamie Lidell September 10, 2010

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British soul singer, Jamie Lidell has released his latest album, Compass on 5/18/2010 on Warp Records. Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor helped produced Lidell’s album as well as Twin Shadow‘s debut album so it’s no wonder that the two are teaming up and will both perform at Bimbo’s in San Francisco on 10/1/2010

Jamie Lidell – Compass

http://jamielidell.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jamielidell

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 8/25/2010 Twin Shadow August 25, 2010

Brooklyn’s Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) has released his debut album, Forget on Grizzly Bear bassist/producer, Chris Taylor’s Terrible Records label.

Now if you’re looking for an unFORGETtable deal, MizMuze has just what you’re looking for!  For a limited time, you can get the entire Forget album here for just $1!!!

Sounding a bit like Bauhaus and The Smiths, the video is a parody of the 1990’s Calvin Klein porn casting couch commercials…check it out and see if Twin Shadow really has “BIG talent”…

Twin Shadow – Slow

http://twinshadow.net/

http://www.myspace.com/thetwinshadow/


 

Song of the Day – Thursday 8/12/2010 M.I.A. August 12, 2010

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, AKA  M.I.A., released the video for her latest single, “XXXO”off her third album, /\/\/\Y/\ (MAYA) yesterday.  The video was directed by Hype Williams and is a departure from her first single “Born Free” and a return to what Entertainment Weekly described as a “techno-tinged dance record…what we hoped for from our Sri Lankan anti-pop star.”

M.I.A. – XXXO

http://www.miauk.com/

http://www.myspace.com/mia