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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 – Tuesday 9/7/2010 Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij September 7, 2010

It’s the day after Labor Day and you know what that means…it’s the symbolic end of Summer.  So put away your white pants and let’s listen to one last song to commemorate our favorite season…

Creating an exclusive track for Converse, Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend sing an ode to waiting all year long for Summer.  So now that Summer’s over, you’re just now realizing how good you had it, how great Summer made you feel, and how much you took it for granted.  Now, of course, you want Summer back.  But don’t despair, you’ll get back together in 9 months, but until then, download “All Summer” here.

All Summer – Kid Cudi, Rostam and Bethany Cosentino



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 6/30/2010 Magic Kids June 30, 2010

One part Polyphonic spree, one part Phil Spector, and one huge helping of Brian Wilson and that’s the recipe for Memphis Tennessee’s Magic Kids.  Their debut album, Memphis will drop on 8/24/10.   

The Magic Kids will be supporting Ariel Pink on 7/10/10 at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. 

Magic Kids – Summer



Song of the Day – Tuesday 6/29/2010 Mates of State and Girls June 29, 2010

MizMuze is bringing you a 2fer Tuesday with Mates of State and Girls!

Husband and wife team, Mates of State, released their sixth album, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) on 6/15/2010.  The album is obviously cover songs and the band explains why they choose to make a covers album: “We’ve been talking about doing a covers record for a long time. We’d hear a great song at 2 AM while driving the straight line from one part of Texas to the next, and all we’d want to do is play that song as if we had written it.”

Mates of State cover everyone from The Mars Volta, Belle & Sebastian, Death Cab for Cutie, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Fleetwood Mac, Vashti Bunyan, Dear Nora, Daniel Johnston, and San Francisco’s Girls with their version of “Laura.” 

Mates of State will be performing two nights at the Great American Music Hall…tomorrow 6/30 and Thursday 7/1…

Mates of State – Laura

Below is the original song “Laura” from San Francisco indie rockers, Girls, whose debut album, Album received a 9.1 on Pitchfork and earned the #5 spot on Spin Magazine’s best album of 2009 list. 

Girls – Laura





Song of the Day – Friday 6/25/2010 Real Estate June 25, 2010

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Jersey quartet (now based in Brooklyn), Real Estate, sing about the beach and life on the Jersey Shore, but the songs on their self-titled album that was released last year to much critical acclaim don’t sound like anything that MizMuze would imagine Snooki or The Situation would fist-pump or beat-the-beat to (and that’s a good thing)…

Real Estate – Beach Comber



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



Song of the Day – Monday 4/27/2010 Jacuzzi Boys April 26, 2010

Miami, Florida’s lo-fo/garage rock trio, Jacuzzi Boys, have been described as The Ramones meets the Beach Boys.  Their debut album, No Seasons was released last year.

You can catch the band when they play at Thee Parkside in San Francisco on 5/21/2010.

Jacuzzi Boys – Island Ave



Song of the Day – Thursday 3/11/2010 Best Coast March 11, 2010

In one week (6 days to be exact) more than 1,800 bands from all over the world will converge on Austin, Texas from March 17-21 for the South by  Southwest Music Festival!  Sadly, MizMuze can’t leave her day job to attend this year’s SXSW…but, we can all be there in spirit as MizMuze will be featuring a must-see SXSW band for the SOTD for the next two weeks.

Today’s band, Best Coast are a duo from LA fronted by Bethany Cosentino who brings her breathy, muffled, lo-fi 60’s garage rock/surf pop sound to the SXSW scene.  Bethany describes Best Coast best as “songs about summer and the sun and the ocean and being a lazy creep with drums, beach boys’ bass lines, and other amazing things.”

Best Coast – When I’m With You



Song of the Day – Monday 2/15/2010 Surfer Blood February 15, 2010

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Nothing says President’s Day like surf rock, right?  Well, for West Palm Beach’s Surfer Blood none of the band members actually even surf, but they do know how to enjoy a day off…and they do know how to create a buzz with comparisons to the Pixies, Weezer, and The Shins…

Surfer Blood – Swim

Surfer Blood’s debut album ‘Astro Coast’ was mostly recorded in their dorm room at the University of Florida and was released last month.  Catch some tasty waves and the Surfer Blood boys at Bottom of the Hill on 4/2/2010.