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I don’t know very much about The Catch other than they are a rocking all girl band who writes really amazing songs, and I really want to see them live. I first heard them on a SxSW sampler, and I’ve had a hard time finding any of their albums. Yeah, I know I need to look on Amazon, or see if I can buy directly from them or their record label.

The Catch “Empty Your Pockets”

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This song always cheers me up, because my wife put it on a mix tape for me years ago. That’s right I said mix tape.

Blind Melon “Change”

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These guys broke big around the time that swing starting coming back. I would classify Squirrel Nut Zippers more as klezmer music, and less as swing. It doesn’t matter what you classify the band as, because the music is great, inspired and a blast to listen to. Even though the songs/themes are completely unrelatedly, I feel like this might be the prequel to my Mountain Goats sketch.

Squirrel Nut Zippers
“Blue Angel”

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Cornelius and his wife Takako Minekawa have been making some of the most interesting eletronic inspired music for over a decade. They both were considered the founders of the Tokyo Shibuya-kei scene.

Cornelius “Smoke”

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What I love about The Thermals is their mix of old school punk/DIY sound with anthemic pop hooks. You can’t help but sing along, and you can’t help but feel like being an individual doing what you think is right for you.

The Thermals “God & Country”

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I don’t know how I would classify Coco Solid, but I definitely hear a big hip/hop influence. Even the alphabet likes get a little racy sometimes.

Coco Solid “ABC”

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In honor of the Olympics starting tonight I’ve decided to feature the band formerly known as The Olympic Hopefuls. The Olympic Committee forced them to change their name in 2005. Their music is funny, full of wit and instantly contagious.

The Hopefuls “Motobike”

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I remember seeing The Cult open for Metallica many years ago, and I felt bad for them. Not because of their sound, but because the crowd was shooting them the bird. Metallica and The Cult was not a great mix, however I really enjoyed the show. Especially, since I was huge fans of both. It amazes how great the albums “Love” and “Electric” sound decades later.

The Cult “Wildflower”

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Mur is currently listed as being on hiatus since 2005, so I’m not sure if they are coming back. I know very little about the band and actually had a hard time finding the albums. Luckily, I was able to track down a used copy of both of their albums through Amazon. “Anthem” is the song that introduced me to the band’s sound. I heard the song on SomaFM a couple of years ago, and I’ll be the first to admit that the drums really caught my attention. I’m a drummer, so what do you expect.

Mur “Anthem”

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The pseudo-seventies feel with the horns, vocal harmonies and piano melody are what caught my attention when I first heard this song. I especially love the background vocals during the breakdown. The Color Bars have a pretty eclectic sound with the simple pop structure and hooks holding the sounds together. I can listen to their songs over-and-over without getting tired of them.

The Color Bars “Eliza”

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