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Like a Drug by Queen of Hearts

Music like this makes me wish I did ecstasy. And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. This is electro-pop at its finest from 25 year-old Liz Morphew, aka Queen of Hearts.

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Vinyl record street art in Paris.

Vinyl record street art in Paris.

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Saw a 76 year old Alan Vega front the seminal punk band Suicide tonight in Paris. He doesn’t look a day over 90.

Saw a 76 year old Alan Vega front the seminal punk band Suicide tonight in Paris. He doesn’t look a day over 90.

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Edit Piaf’s grave. This iconic French singer died very young of liver cancer.

Edit Piaf’s grave. This iconic French singer died very young of liver cancer.

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I’m not even a fan of The Doors, but when in Paris…

I’m not even a fan of The Doors, but when in Paris…

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Nas and MIA! Live! In Paris! Tonight!

Nas and MIA! Live! In Paris! Tonight!

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Dawn by Anastasia Markov

Boston’s Anastasia Markov combines the sardonic wit of Lily Allen with the sing-songwriter chops of Annie DiFranco (although Anastasia is way less crunchy than Annie). “Dawn” is is a twisted love song about missing the one you love while actively denying that such a connection exists. Her debut record Suicide Seating is out now.

"The hot light is on / But my appetite is gone / It’s too much and with my luck / It won’t be on again until / Dawn, dawn / It won’t be on again until dawn and then / I’ll be gone / The hot light flickers / My heart might / Beat quicker / And it might / Be the liquor / The patrone / The swisher / Just a weekend with my girls / Now I’m asking for directions / Now who’s that you text him / Gotta get me that connection / And fix that obsession / I’m teaching a lesson / Got big guns / I’m flexing / My crew the size of Texas / But I don’t think I’ll make it home / That magic dragon got me craving some / Glazed and um / Gotta get back up in the club / My homegirls show me love / Haters such a you know what till / Dawn, dawn / It won’t be on again / Until dawn and then / I’ll be gone / I’m the sweet and you’re the spark / And I can’t stand to be apart / There’s not a love that’s quite like ours / You fill the hole that’s in my heart / And even though it’s getting dark / I’ll wait for you until / Dawn, dawn / It won’t be on again / Until dawn and then / I’ll be gone / The hot light is on / But my appetite is gone / It’s too much and with my luck / It won’t be on again until / Dawn, dawn / It won’t be on again / Until dawn and then / I’ll be gone”

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Diamonds

Villainettes

Diamonds by Villainettes

The ghost of Joy Division lives on in Australian rockers Villainettes. This young band is currently working on their debut LP. If “Diamonds” is a sign of what’s in store for this record, then we’re in for a real musical treat from down under.

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I Was Drunk (Alejandro Escovedo Cover)

The Minus 5

I Was Drunk by The Minus 5

REM side-project The Minus 5 cover the legendary Alejandro Escovedo.

"I was drunk / I was down / I was wanderin’ round my bed / I was drunk / I was down, I was wanderin’ round my bed / I called out your name / Called out your name / I was bleedin’ / I was exhausted / I was sufferin’ from the altitude / Picked up your scent and lost it / Then I suffered from your attitude / I called out your name / Called out your name / I was summoned / By the angels / To be hung beside your picture / Not allowed to feel / To touch / To hold / Forever imprisoned at long / I called out your name / Called out your name"

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The Magic Clap

The Coup

The Magic Clap by The Coup

This is the best Outkast song not written by Big Boi or Andre 3000. Written instead by Bay Area hip hop veterans The Coup, “The Magic Clap” appeared on their excellent 2012 album Sorry To Bother You.

"It’s like a hotwire, baby, when we put it together / When the sparks fly we’ll ignite the future forever / This is the last kiss Martin ever gave to Coretta/ It’s like a paparazzi picture when I flash my Beretta / I got scars on my back / The truth on my tongue / I had the money in my hand when that alarm got rung / We wanna breathe fire and freedom from our lungs / Tell Homeland Security we are the bomb / Hurry up, get in, close the do’ / This here the meeting for the overthrow / Waiting on that concrete rose to grow / Doing lines that ain’t quotable / Counting up all that dough you owe / You ain’t ‘sposed to know it’s opposable / We are not disposable / Muscle up kid, we got blows to throw / Till the folks have risen there’ll be no decision / We make the motor move, they chauffer driven / Right now we can’t shine right like a broken prism / I figured out the 14th is a broke amendment / Good evening / Tonight we bring to you / Worn out streets that’ll sing to you / .45 shells that’ll dance to the beats / Stomachs so loud it’ll cancel the speech / Checks that vanish if you blink an eye / Grace getting locked in the clink to die / A salary cap on a birth certificate / Notarized lies that burst in triplicate / Morning prayers for the car to start / A man and a whiskey in a heart-to-heart / Hope in a track suit to flash and run / While agony chases with a badge and gun / Poetry shouted from the squeal of the bus breaks / Hands in the air try to feel for an escape / Flash in my eyes like candid snaps / When we slap back, it’s the magic clap”

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The Emasculated Man And The City That Swallowed Him

Quiet Company

The Emasculated Man And The City That Swallowed Him by Quiet Company

Another wordy title for an infectious pop-rock song by Austin’s Quiet Company.

"I think I really like this city / It’s got everything I need / Big tall buildings that I can hide beneath / Mom, I know you’ve got your worries / Dad, I know you’ve got your doubts / But I think I’ve finally got my whole life figured out / Now that we’re all aboard / And our plans have been set in motion / I’ll be unsinkable / I’ll be riding on top of the ocean / Never mind those signs that say / ‘We’re gonna have to pay for this someday’ / Hear it said that love is all you need / And you know, I’d love to believe that / Because if it ain’t true, then Lennon lied to me / But I think I loved him for it / Because it’s the best philosophy / He might have known something / That I don’t know”

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Bring You Down

Ships Have Sailed

Bring You Down by Ships Have Sailed

This is a track from Ship Have Sailed’s debut EP, Someday is quality pop rock that will leaves fans of Wheat, Quiet Company, and The Walkmen longing for an LP from this LA group.

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Chill Pill (Experiment 2) by Hawk House

Ambient rap from UK hip hop trio Hawk House. Their new EP A Handshake to the Brain is out today.

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Vinyl records are pieces of art whereas digital music is all about convenience. True music lovers will opt for art over convenience any day.

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Q&A

Kishi Bashi

Q&A by Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi at his absolute sweetest and most surreal on this track from his excellent sophomore album Lighght - a tale of 2 reincarnated fireflies in love.

"You are the answer to my question / You are my accomplice in a crime / You are my wing woman and did I mention / We were together in another life? / In that dreaming, you probably were my wife / Hotaru Hotaru / Futari no yume wo mireru hotaru no / Hotaru Hotaru / Tsuneru to yume ga / Sameru hotaruyoru / ’cause we worshipped in sin for fun / Two melting candles against the sun / Modern angels they broke our wings in the wind / For what? / Decorated by man and time / Ornamental and quite devine / Manifested in their commitment to / Flay our minds / You are the answer to my question / You are my accomplice in a crime / You are my wing woman and did I mention / We were together in another life? / In that moment, you probably were my wife / Hotaru Hotaru / Futari no yume wo mireru hotaru yoru / In the twilight they danced and played / The fireflies they go light like cray / In the dreaming we struck each other and prayed
For pain / You are the answer to my question / You are my accomplice in a crime / You are my wing woman and did I mention / We were together in another life? / In that dreaming, you probably were my wife”

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