2008 (so far)
Listen: "2008 (so far)" (mp3)
I chose "Cat Swallow" (pirate mp3) by Royal Bangs after not being able to decide between "Eraser" (sub pop mp3) by No Age and "The Melody" (box.net mp3) by The Mae Shi. Since my choice, I realized that there was another song that blew me away this year, and it turns out that no one else picked it for the podacst. I really thought someone else would pick something from this recording. Guess not.
The song: "Machine Gun" (ysi) or (youtube) by Portishead
I also seriously consider tracks by Motico and Jaguar Love, oh and Crystal Castles. Listen to some more killer tracks from 2008... here.
(00:00) Flight of the Conchords - All the ladies of the world
Tim from The face of today
(03:05) Royal Bangs - Cat swallow
Bob from this blog you are reading right now
(07:45) These Modern Socks - Where I came from
Linda from Speed of dark
(14:14) Japandroids - No Allegiance to the Queen
FiL from Pogoagogo
(21:47) The Cure - The only one
(26:24) DeVotchKa - The clockwise witness
Marcy from Lost in your inbox
(31:14) The Weepies - Old coyote
Natalie from Mini-obs
(35:41) KaiserCartel - Okay
Duke of Straw from The Late Greats
(39:31) The Wedding Present - Spider-man on Hollywood
Jim from Quick Before it Melts
(42:48) Be Your Own Pet - Becky
Dirk from Sexy Loser
But then a quick jaunt into mid/late 90's nostalgia crappiness (sorry)...
(46:45) Blind Melon - Wishing Well
Chip from Atomic Ned
(51:17) Counting Crows - Cowboys
James from Appetite For Distraction
(57:29) At the Stars - Forget
Andy from Circles of Concrete
(01:01:49) Stars - Take me to the riot
(01:06:10) Religious Knives - The sun
ZB from So the wind won't blow it all away
(01:12:27) Sun Kil Moon - Unlit hallway
Greer from A Sweet Unrest
- Matablog posts this youtube vid with clips of Jaguar Love and "Georgia Take Me to the Sea" playing... here.
- Sweden's Air France is a band not an airline. Gorilla Vs. Bear really really likes them... here.