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Song of the Day – Tuesday 3/29/2011 tUnE-yArDs March 29, 2011

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Oakland’s tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus…her second album w h o k i l l will be released on 4/19/2011.  See tUnE-yArDs at the Great American Music Hall on 4/26/2011.

tUnE-yArDs – Bizness




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 – Tuesday 2.8.2011 The Babies February 8, 2011

The Babies are Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls, Woods’ bassist Kevin Morby, Justin Sullivan of Bossy and Nathanael Stark — basically, they’re another Brooklyn lo-fi super group.  Their self-titled debut album is scheduled to drop today…

The Babies – Run Me Over



Song of the Day – Thursday 12/30/2010 Two Wounded Birds December 30, 2010

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Better late than never…

Two Wounded Birds are a four-piece from Margate,England who formed in 2008 .  Their album, Keep Dreaming Baby was released on 12/5/2010 and you can stream it here!

Two Wounded Birds – My Lonesome




Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/15/2010 Tyvek December 15, 2010

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Okay, enough with the spooky slow-jams…let’s get into some three-chord punk with Detroit garage punkers, Tyvek who released their second album, Nothing Fits on 11/9/2010.

Tyvek – 4312



Song of the Day – Tuesday 11/30/2010 Weekend November 30, 2010

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San Francisco’s noise-pop trio Weekend is singer and bassist Shaun Durkan, guitarist Kevin Johnson and drummer Abe Pedroza.

The band’s debut album, Sports was released on 11/9/2010 on Slumberland Records who describe the album as “one of the most assured debuts in recent memory, full of rumbling rhythms, layers of LOUD guitars and most of all great songs that pay special attention to texture and atmosphere, and leaven even the most riotous moments with unexpected shards of melody.”

Weekend – Coma Summer




Song of the Day – Thursday 11/18/2010 Tapes ‘n Tapes November 18, 2010

Minnesota indie rockers, Tapes ‘n Tapes are Josh Grier on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Kretzmann on keys and horns, Erik Appelwick on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Jeremy Hanson on percussion.  The band’s third album, Outside will hit stores on 1/11/2011 and will be released on their very own label, Ibid Records

Josh Grier states, “We weren’t worried about if our label thought the mix was right for radio.  We weren’t making a record that a label was going to own.  We were just making a record for ourselves.  We feel very fortunate that we got to make it the way we wanted with such a great group of people.  We can’t wait for people to hear the record.”

Well if you can’t wait to see Tapes ‘n Tapes when they sing ‘n sing in front of a live audience, then you can catch them at Bottom of the Hill on 3/11/2011…

Tapes ‘n Tapes – Freak Out




Song of the Day – Monday 11/15/2010 Diamond Rings November 15, 2010

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What do Ziggy Stardust, Sasha Fierce,and Diamond Rings have in common?  They are the alter-egos of David Bowie, Beyonce Knowles, and John O’Regan.  What, you’ve never heard of John O’Regan?  Well, in Toronto he’s known as the lead singer of indie rock group, D’Urbervilles.

It appears that John O is playing up the whole “girls who are boys/who like boys to be girls” scene, and working it to his advantage.  In fact, his debut album, Special Affections was released last month with Pitchfork giving the album an 8.2 stating, “The fact that O’Regan never lets on whether he’s singing to a boy or a girl further emphasizes its universal applications.”  Marketing genius. 

So Girls and Boys, get your rainbow eyeshadow on and head over to Popscene on Thanksgiving on 11/25/10 and see Diamond Rings in action…he may just dedicate a song to you.

Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs



Song of the Day – Wednesday 11/10/2010 Kurt Vile November 10, 2010

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If you saw the season finale of Eastbound & Down this past Sunday, then not only were you watching the funniest show on television, you would have also heard Philly indie rocker, Kurt Vile‘s single “He’s Alright” off his 2009 album, Childish Prodigy during the final scene.  MizMuze can’t wait for the return of Kenny Powers and his curly mullet next season…

Kurt Vile & The Violators co-headlined with The Soft Pack last night at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

Kurt Vile – He’s Alright



Song of the Day – Tuesday 11/9/2010 Crocodiles November 9, 2010

Crocodiles are an indie rock/noise pop duo from San Diego, CA.  They have been compared to the Jesus and Mary Chain, Echo & The Bunnymen, and the Velvet Underground. 

Their second album, Sleep Forever was released on 9/14/2010…

Crocodiles – Hearts of Love