MizMuze

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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 – Friday 5/21/2010 1,2,3 May 21, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 7:14 am
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Can Pittsburgh rock band 1,2,3 live up to the hype of being compared to T. Rex, Big Star, and John Lennon (and even a little ELO) when all they’ve released is a 7″ single on Ohh La La Records?

The band’s 70’s sound comes from lead vocalist Nic Snyder, who was raised on a steady diet of early Rod Stewart, Neil Young, and Burt Bacharach.  His father, Gil Snyder, was the keyboardist for the Pittsburgh band, Iron City Houserockers who introduced his son to punk and early glam rock.  Drummer, Josh Sickels states, “Nic listens to literally EVERYTHING, and I think you can hear that in his songs.”  Well, MizMuze can’t stop listening to this retro rock tune, and can’t wait to here more…

According to the band’s MySpace page, 1,2,3 will play 1,2,3,4 shows—three in the UK and one in LA on 6/30/2010.  More gigs are sure to follow…

1,2,3 – Confetti

http://www.myspace.com/1comma2comma3

 

Song of the Day – Monday 2/8/2010 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros February 8, 2010

Messianic ensemble band sent from heaven to live in the City of Angels…throw off your shoes, grow out your hair, and hop on their love bus…

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Edward and his clan of Zeros are sure to feel at home with their fellow indie-hippies in the Coachella desert on 4/17/2010.