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More Music from the Inbox

Published on October 6th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Much comes in.  Only the best make it through the filters.  If you think you've got something that the world needs to hear, use the Music Submissions link in the left-hand column.

Meanwhile, here's what can be recommended today.

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I Like This: Adam & the Amethysts

Published on October 4th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

I like this a lot.  Lush, dreamy, floaty.  Here’s someone who was brought up on Roxy Music’s Avalon album.  Learn more here.   ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS – Dreaming by kelprecords... Read More


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Weird Inspiration for a Song Cycle

Published on October 4th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the kinds of ads that appeared in the back of comic books. There were offers for X-Ray Spex, Sea Monkeys, Charles Atlas workout regimes, how to be ... Read More


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More Music from the Inbox

Published on October 3rd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

And how was your Monday?  A little rough?  Yeah, me, too.  The dog tracked mud all over the carpets just after my wife finished shampooing in them.  This was someone my fault.

Let's try and put that all behind us with a few new tunes, shall we?

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More Music from the Inbox

Published on October 2nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

The unofficial mantra of this site is "Listening to bad music so you don't have to."  Because let's face it: you're busy.  There's just too much music out there and too little time.  

Here are a few songs to get you started.

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I Like This: Dog Is Dead

Published on October 2nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

The dyslexic name of this British band caught my attention.  The music kept it.  Learn more here. dog is dead – your childhood EP by Dog Is Dead... Read More


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Afghanistan-apolooza

Published on October 2nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Afghani rock band Kabul DreamsThis has to be taken as some kind of progress.  Afghanistan had its first rock festival in three decades and no one was blown up.  (I'm not being facetious.  The location of the show was kept secret until the last second lest any insurgents had any suicide bomber ideas.)

They calleded it Sound Central and featured local bands as well as artists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Australian (the event was organized by an Australian photojournalist who invited some friends). The venue was Babur Gardens in Kabul.

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More Music from the Inbox

Published on October 1st, 2011 | by Alan Cross

I don't know about where you are, but the weather around here isn't great.  Perhaps it's best just to stay inside and explore some new tunes.  Here's what made it through the filters this round. ... Read More


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The Recommendation Project Part 12: Instrumentals

Published on September 30th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

I'm a big fan of instrumentals.  Without lyrics to fall back on, the music has to bear all the weight of the composition.  What, in your opinion, are the best alt-rock instrumentals of all time?  

Better yet, do you know of an obscure alt-rock instrumental that everyone should really know about? (See my pick involving Isa and the Filthy Tongues.)

Here are the rules:

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Domino Records Launches App

Published on September 30th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Domino, one of the cooler indie labels on the planet at the moment, has launched its own app.   It promises us “access to stream music from our entire catalogue and to immerse yourselves in the ... Read More


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New App: Band of the Day

Published on September 28th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Band of the Day, a free app from 955 Dreams promises a new band delivered to your device every day. Could be interesting. What have we got to lose... Read More


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I Like This: Thom Yorke

Published on September 28th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Remember when Radiohead would disappear for years with nary a trace?  Now they seem to be everywhere:  SNL, The Colbert Report and Thom Yorke’s various guest appearances. Check out this track called “The Twist,” which features ... Read More


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I Like This: New Look

Published on September 28th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Here’s a new duo from Hamilton who just might find success in the UK before anywhere else.  The people at The Guardian seem to really like them a lot.  Start with this track called “Nap on ... Read More


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Music from the Inbox: Some Recommendations

Published on September 27th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Yes, I've been remiss in getting through all the stuff you've been sending me.

But the volume is such that I've had to enlist some people to help me sort through everything.  

Here's what made it through that double filter of "Listening to bad music so you don't have to."

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I Like This: Corduroi

Published on September 25th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

If you think that MGMT didn’t go weird enough with their last album or you believe Fleet Foxes should eat more mushrooms, then maybe you need a little Corduroi. This track is from their new album, ... Read More


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I Like This: The Hush Now

Published on September 25th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Cool dream pop from Boston that might make you think of Guided By Voices mixed with Arcade Fire. Learn more about The Hush Now here. Arkansas by thehushnow. Uploaded with BandPage by RootMusic... Read More


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The Recommendation Project Part 11: A Tribute to Nirvana

Published on September 23rd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Twenty years ago this week, Nirvana released Nevermind.  Exactly 46,251 copies were released to record stores, which was considered optimistic at best.  The hope was the record would sell between 100,000 and 200,000 units, pushing it into Sonic Youth territory.  It didn't quite work out that way.

Nevermind was the record that brought the underground to the mainstream and rock hasn't been the same since.

With that in mind, let's put together a playlist of covers of Nevermind songs.  I've started things off with a crazy version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from Los Straitjackets.  What else can you find?

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