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Song of the Day – Tuesday 8/17/2010 SISU August 17, 2010

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LA duo SISU (pronounced “see-soo”) is made up of Sandy Saigon VU (who is also the new drummer for the Dum Dum Girls) and Ryan Wood.

You can download their debut EP, Demon Tapes for free here, or buy their handmade CD for low price of just $5.  SISU’s new single “Sharp Teeth” was released two days ago and you can grab it on vinyl at Hell, Yes!

SISU – Sharp Teeth




Song of the Day – Wednesday 7/21/2010 Frankie Rose and The Outs July 21, 2010

Brooklyn’s Frankie Rose is a bit of a nomad.  She’s been involved with several groups including Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts,  Dum Dum Girls.  Now she’s moving away from the drum kit and is fronting (on lead vocals and guitar) her new project, Frankie Rose and the Outs.  Look for their self-titled debut LP to drop on 9/21/2010, and tour dates (even though Frankie is not fond of touring) are sure to follow… 

Frankie Rose and The Outs – Little Brown Haired Girls



Song of the Day – Wednesday 7/14/10 Neon Indian July 14, 2010

Alan Palomo is Neon Indian, born in Mexico and raised in Texas, whose lo-fi sound created quite a buzz last year when he released his debut LP, Psychic Chasms

Previously associated with his work with Ghosthustler and VEGA, Palomo describes Neon Indian’s sound as,  “Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter.  The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories.”

Neon Indian will be sending smoke signals on 9/29/10 from The Fillmore in San Francisco when he is joined onstage with his live band which includes: Leanne Macomber, Ronald Gierhart, and Jason Faries.

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer



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 7/1/2010 Wavves July 1, 2010

San Diego noise punkers, Wavves is fronted by Nathan Williams aka Bethany Cosentino’s (frontwoman for Best Coast) boyfriend.  What an adorable little lo-fi, weed lovin’, surf rockin’ couple!   Speaking of Best Coast and boyfriends, Best Coast’s new single, “Boyfriend” can be downloaded here.

Wavves third album, King of the Beach is now available on iTunes and will hit music stores (are there any left?) on 8/3.

All you’ll need are some tasty Wavves, a cool buzz, and you’ll be fine when Wavves plays at the Rickshaw Stop on 8/18/10…tix go on sale tomorrow.

Wavves – No Hope Kids



Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/23/2010 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti June 23, 2010

MizMuze is one happy little muse and has been going World Cup Crazy this morning!!!  U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!  It was a 90 + minute nail-biter but now that we’ve won our group and are advancing to the Final 16, I now present you the SOTD (the short, celebratory version)…

LA recording artist, Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti released their album, Before Today on 6/8/2010 which received a 9.0 on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list…they play Bimbo’s on 7/10/2010.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round




Song of the Day – Thursday 6/17/2010 Yo La Tengo June 17, 2010

Hoboken, New Jersey’s indie rock legends, Yo La Tengo (Spanish for “I’ve Got It” which is a baseball reference) have been making music for over a quarter-century—that’s like a million light years in the indie rock world (if time was measured in distance).  The band released, Popular Songs, their 12th studio album, last year.

Yo La Tengo will be headlining this years Left Coast Live Festival (see next post to find out all the festival details) in San Jose on 6/26/2010…

Yo La Tengo – Avalon or Someone Very Similar

**Bonus Song of the Day**

MizMuze’s favorite YLT video from their 1997 album, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube