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Song of the Day – Monday 10/18/2010 Karen O October 18, 2010

Covering the Roger Alan Wade single, “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough” Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs contributes to the Jackass 3D Soundtrack.

The song keeps it all in the family, as Roger Alan Wade is Johnny Knoxville’s cousin, and Karen O used to date Spike Jonze, who happens to be one of the film’s producers.

Karen O – If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough



Song of the Day – Thursday 10/14/2010 The Suzan October 14, 2010

It’s been a few months since MizMuze has featured a 2fer so how about a 2fer Thursday with the Suzan and The Strokes!

The Suzan are a Japanese all-girl band featuring sisters Rie (keyboards and vocals) and Saori (guitar and vocals), along with their friends Nico and Ikue.  Bjorn, of Peter, Bjorn and John produced the band’s upcoming album, Golden Week for the Poco Poco Beat and is scheduled to drop on 10/26/2010…

Click the link below to hear the Suzan’s adorable version of The Strokes “Take It or Reave It” ehmm, I mean “Take It or Leave It”

The Suzan – Take It or Leave It

Here’s the original version from The Strokes off of their 2001 debut, Is This It.  This year The Strokes have made several appearances around the festival circuit but their new album has been delayed so many times, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed that their forthcoming album will be released on 3/11/2011 and a headlining tour will follow…

The Strokes – Take It or Leave It



Song of the Day – Tuesday 10/12/2010 Alex Ebert October 12, 2010

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Ima Robot has released the song “Truth” as a solo project…word on the internet is that a solo album will be released in early 2011.  Of course, MizMuze will keep you updated.

**UPDATE** Alex Ebert’s solo album, Alexander, is scheduled to drop on 3.1.2011!  See below for the track list for Alexander:

1. Let’s Win

2. Awake My Body

3. Truth

4. In The Twilight

5. Bad Bad Love

6. Old Friend

7. A Million Years

8. Remember Our Heart

9. Glimpses

10. Let’s Make A Deal To Not Make A Deal

Alexander – Truth




Song of the Day – Monday 10/4/10 Hurricane Bells October 4, 2010

Hurricane Bells is Steve Schiltz, who for the past 10 years has fronted New York’s indie rock band, Longwave. 

Hurricane Bells was intended to be a small side project for Schiltz’s more personal, softer side, but when his song “Monsters” was selected for the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, things blew up!  Schiltz explains, “I expected to put it out myself and maybe sell a thousand copies, do one little tour, probably on the East Coast, and that would be it…I got an email from the director saying that he wanted to use it as maybe the first song in the film, and I started kinda s**ting my pants!”

With a clean pair of underwear and the release of his new EP, Down Comes the Rain on 9/28/2010, Hurricane Bells will open up for KT Tunstall on 11/8/2010 at The Warfield in San Francisco…

Hurricane Bells – The Waiting Song




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/30/2010 Blue Sky Black Death September 30, 2010

Blue Sky Black Death are a San Francisco hip hop/shoegaze duo (aka Kingston and Young God) named after “a skydiving phrase alluding to beauty and death.”

Their latest album, Third Party dropped on 9/7/2010 with “third party” collaborator, Alexander Chen (of Boy in Static and The Consulate General) on vocals.

Blue Sky Black Death – Carl Sagan



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




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/16/2010 The Flaming Lips September 16, 2010

Let’s dial it back to 1993 when Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips didn’t look so much like Richard Branson, but rather had a shock of bright orange hair and sang songs about girls who thought of ghosts and made sandwiches with vaseline, and boys who blew their noses into magazines. 

See The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink on 10/1/2010 and 10/2/2010 at the Fox Theater in Oakland…

The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly




Song of the Day – Monday 9/13/2010 The Thermals September 13, 2010

Portland’s indie rock trio, The Thermals known for their two-minute punk anthems released their fifth studio album, Personal Life last week.

In the video for their first single, “I Don’t Believe You” The Thermals appear to be the world’s most effective alarm clock as they annoy the crap out of Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse.

Warm up with The Thermals when they play The Independent in San Francisco on 11/15/2010 with the Night Marchers.

The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/9/2010 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists September 9, 2010

Punk rockers, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists released their sixth studio album, The Brutalist Bricks on Matador Records on 3/9/2010. 

In the video for “Bottled in Cork,” Paul F. Tompkins convinces Ted and the Rx’s to sell out by making a punk rock Broadway musical (sorta like those American Idiots).  The video also features John Hodgman, Julie Klausner, and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles.  The video can also be seen on Funny Or Die.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Bottled in Cork




Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/8/2010 Menomena September 8, 2010

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Portland’s indie rock trio, Menomena released their fourth album, Mines, on  7/27/2010.

Catch the Menomena phenomena when they play two nights at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on 9/14/2010  and 9/15/2010…

Menomena  – TAOS