The Sunday Scoop

You played along with the Fiver, listened to the songs, gave your comments & hopefully found some new tunes that will make you happy. Or not.

Ladies & gentlemen, your Scoop.

Track 1: Why Even Try by Theophilus London (featuring Sara Quinn)

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A rapper, songwriter & producer from Brooklyn who is on the cutting edge of a new urban pop movement (says his website). Very 80s-inspired dance track with the chimes & the throbby base in the background.

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Track 2: Let it Go by Karmin

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I found these guys when a friend told me about their YouTube channel where they’ve posted covers (like this one) and originals. A Boston-based duo that is a mashup of classic rock, jazz, R&B and pop. This is way outside of my musical comfort zone, but I am entranced by her voice, can’t get past it! Oh, and if you tune into the BET Awards pre-show tonight, you’ll get a chance to see & hear ‘em.

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Track 3: Wrecking Ball by Voice of Addiction

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I’ve waxed poetic about these guys before, here, so their inclusion should be no surprise. This is off their newest CD, which you can listen to at their website; you can also download a bunch of their older tunes for free (my favorite).

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Track 4: Shanghai Cigarettes by Caitlin Rose (with Rayland Baxter)

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Her website says that this song is: ” …another fine example amongst many, with fuzzed out lead guitar and Caitlin riding a swinging rhythm, it sounds like it would happily sit on a Flying Burrito Brothers record.” Who am I to argue? This one is fun.

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Track 5: No Time (Beats Remix) by The Heavy

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This British duo rocks my socks off. This remix was downloaded from a free Amazon sampler, but the original is on The House That Dirt Built, along with a bunch of other really interesting tunes (plus How You Like Me Now, which is on a commercial for some car but always makes me dance when I hear it because it sounds so much like James Brown) and they are my new love.

 

7 Responses to The Sunday Scoop
  1. Ri
    June 26, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Huzzah! Excellent fiver, excellent scoop Mari! Glad I’ve passed the baton into your uber capable hands. :)
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    • Mari
      June 26, 2011 | 12:54 pm

      Squee :)
      I’m already working on next week’s five…
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  2. Kim
    June 26, 2011 | 11:19 pm

    I remember you blogging about Voice of Addiction not so long ago. No wonder they caught your attention. Is their older stuff even better than this?
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    • Mari
      June 27, 2011 | 9:16 am

      Yes! They rock & their older stuff is also way awesome. And you can listen or download for free from their site. Go! Tell them I sent you! :)
      Mari´s last [type] ..Sailing

  3. A R
    December 7, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Enjoyed all five tracks!

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