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Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/1/2010 The Bitters September 1, 2010

The Bitters are Ben Cook (Young Governor/Fucked Up) and Aerin Fogel.  CBC Radio gives the band’s back story: Formed in the east end of Toronto, The Bitters write and record their self-proclaimed Cave Pop from their studio, an artistic cooperative shared with Toronto’s most creative musicians.  Their debut 12″ EP, Wooden Glove, was released last spring on Captured Tracks and sold out shortly after, having been instantly well-received among tough critics and keen listeners alike.  The band is a result of Cook and Fogel’s prolific efforts and their ability to construct songs ranging from 50’s melodies atop dark post-punk instrumentals, to 90’s throwback alternative and grunge, which stems from their unique dynamic as friends and partners.

Their debut album, East General was released on 4/13/2010… 

The Bitters – Travelin’ Girl



Song of the Day – Wednesday 8/11/2010 Mona August 11, 2010

Proclaiming to one day be “bigger than Bono” these four boys from Nashville, Tennessee, BKA Mona, have set some pretty lofty goals for themselves.  Well, they have the look and the attitude, and they have been compared to U2, Kings of Leon, Rocket from the Crypt, and a little Clash… but really, with a name like Mona can their dreams really become reality? 

See for yourself…they will release their debut single, “Listen to Your Love” on 9/13/2010 by ZION NOIZ.  You can pre-order here.

Mona – Listen to Your Love



Song of the Day – Thursday 7/8/2010 The Soft Pack July 8, 2010

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LA indie rockers via San Diego, The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims) released their self-titled debut LP back in February. 

After listening to this cool little garage rock ditty, MizMuze is bummed that she missed the band when they opened up for Phoenix back in January.  Oh well, you can see them next month when they’ll be performing at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on 8/15/2010…

The Soft Pack – C’Mon




Song of the Day – Tuesday 6/6/2010 Eternal Summers July 6, 2010

Virginia’s lo-fi duo, Eternal Summers are Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff who recorded their Seasons EP which was released at the beginning of the year, using 8 track machines and reel-to-reel tapes.   On the single “Secret Language” the result is 2.5 minutes of blissed-out joy…

Eternal Summers – Secret Language



Song of the Day – Thursday 6/24/2010 Thee Oh Sees June 24, 2010

MizMuze is all about supporting the home team, therefore Thee Oh Sees (formerly The Ohsees, OCS, Orange County Sound, Orinoka Crash Suite) are a San Francisco underground garage rock band who may be very well be one of the hardest working bands out there—in the past few years they have released six full-length LPs and four EPs!  Their latest album, Warm Slime dropped on 5/11/2010…

Thee Oh Sees – I Was Denied



Song of the Day – Friday 6/11/2010 Harlem June 11, 2010

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OLE! OLE-OLE-OLE!!!  MizMuze has World Cup Fever and the only cure is the SOTD…

Harlem, the Austin garage rock trio by way of Tucson have a sordid backstory—at least according to their record label, Matador Records.  Their bio includes Jack the Ripper, a cat named Watermelon, a cat named Skullcrusher, bingo parlors, crystal meth and Nastassja Kinski…the story behind their name is absolutely riveting to say the least, which you can read in its entirety here.

They recently released their second album, Hippies on 4/6/2010.  In terms of their influences, via MySpace the band states: “the only band we like is nirvana. the only album we like is nevermind. the only song we like is smells like teen spirit.”

See these cat-crazed, Nirvana-loving dudes when they open up for The Dead Weather on 7/22/10 at The Warfield.

Harlem – Someday Soon



Song of the Day – Monday 6/7/2010 Beach Fossils June 7, 2010

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Ahhh…the days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter; that can only mean one thing: Summer’s coming! Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils help us welcome the most temperate of seasons with their jangly lo-fi, that sounds a bit like kickin’ it at the beach with a 1980’s New Order twist.

Beach Fossils self-titled debut album was released on 5/25/2010.  You can check out the band when they hit the Great American Music Hall on 7/28/2010.

Beach Fossils – Youth