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Listening Assignments 2.16.10

In Listening Assignments on February 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm

It’s better to be late than dead and gone…

1. My Luminaries – A Little Declaration – Heaviness. Lightness. Guitars. Footstomping. Power. Pop. Chorus. Late ’90s nostalgia. Stuck. Happy. [from Order from the Chaos|buy]
2. the Script – Breakeven – John Mayer tweeted about this track a few weeks ago and prompted me to scour my music collection in order to refresh my memory. This song should have been huge in 2008. Still could be in 2010. Tell someone. [from The Script|buy]
3. Fyfe Dangerfield – When You Walk Into the Room – When this precocious gentleman took a break from singing for Brit blog-faves Guillemots to write and record his first solo album, no one expected it to immediately top the band’s last effort.  But with the first gleeful kick-and-piano-filled 20 seconds, Fyfe Dangerfield the solo artist was born fully formed. [from Fly Yellow Moon|buy]
4. Yamon Yamon – Alonso – Press play. Bask in the warmth. Quick, guess where Yamon Yamon are from? … Take your time… Who guessed Sweden? Somehow, this fearsome foursome has spun together a lush and beautiful album with strands of thread performers like Elliott Smith, Vampire Weekend, and Illinois-area indies like American Football left by the wayside. Unexpected, to say the least. [from This Wilderlessness|buy]

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  1. Love My Luminaries! I was trying to find bands similar to them and I came across this new band from Liverpool called Sound of Guns, don’t know if you’ve heard of them. I’d really recommend them, their music is wicked. Their new album is out this month. Here is their official site, check it out! –

    http://soundofguns.wordpress.com/

  2. […] contagious love. oh, the simple things that make up my favorite song of 2010. I wrote more about it here. […]

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