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Momentary Setlist – Feb 12
February 11, 2009, 5:31 pm
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Deerhunter – Agoraphobia
Animal Collective – In the Flowers
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Dido – Grafton Street
Fleet Foxes – Meadowlarks
Spiritualized – Sweet Talk
Parlovr – Archy & Mehitabel

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Say hello to deerhunter
January 15, 2009, 4:46 pm
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Deerhunter has been on my playlist since december and I can’t get over how catchy their latest album is. Microcastle is a gem combination of pop and -as weird as it sounds- ambient punk. It instantly establishes itself not only as a superbly produced, haunting and get-under-your-skin record but also as one of 2008’s best records.

here are a few tracks from the album.

Nothing Ever Happened [listen to this one till the end]

Never Stops

Agoraphobia
http://www.zshare.net/audio/53735179bbbb458d

Note : these song links will expire eventually. If you are reading this on facebook, you have to go to the blog to listen to the files.



2008 Highlights – Music Edition

The list is not in any preferential order — Song previews will expire eventually, so don’t be bummed if you get an error message — If you read this off facebook, you may not be able to see the music player.

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HIGHLIGHTS IN MUSIC : Live and/or Recorded

Portishead (album: third — for being gently psychadelic and violently catchy at the same time)
Radiohead
(live tour and best b-side ever — for being the best concert I’ve ever been to in my life and giving us the gift of Bangers and Mash)
The Luyas
(album: faker death — for being so delicate you could break them)
Parlovr
(album: parlovr and live shows — for being the catchiest act in town)
Deerhunter
(album: Microcastle — for being just great)
Aimee Mann
(album: @!#!@$ Smilers — for being  both compelling and lyrically fascinating)
Sigur Ros
(live tour : despite my general disinterest in their last album, their live show delivered the most emotional 10 minutes I’ve ever experience in my concert-going life)
Benjamin Biolay
(album: Trash YéYé and live tour —  for being so subtle and referential on his new record, and for delivering a surprisingly rocking live performance) (myspace)

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ALSO : Non-2008 releases that graced my ears

King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
Philip Glass – Glassworks , Symphony #3 & Kronos Quarter Performs Philip Glass
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Bob Dylan – Modern Times

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