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  1. Phoenix is Rising

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    May 31, 2009 by louie

    phoenix play_mike 1901 by Phoenix As many of you know, Phoenix is one of my favorite bands (lots of past entries). Their last album It’s Never Been Like That is a classic and one of my top 10 all-time.  They…

  2. Hippies in LA. Rockin’ Out

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    May 30, 2009 by louie

    bonnie 'prince' billy 2001-photo play_mike I Am Goodbye by Bonnie “Prince” Billy My friend Jamie Hozack sent me this song about a month ago and it rocked my world. A guy in a great beard walking down the streets of Echo Park.  The beat keeps…

  3. The New Killers

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    May 29, 2009 by louie

    play_mike Death by White Lies This sounds like a song by the Killers and it should have been what was on their album that came out with last year.  Instead they came out with a bunch of crap.  Don’t fret, the…

  4. Boom Boom Boom

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    May 28, 2009 by louie

    1_print play_mikeCountryMusicDisco45 by Jeb Loy Nichols (click link for mp3) This track just bumps. The bass bumps.  There’s a line where it’s just “every room in the place was just boom boom boom boom” and you can feel it.   This little…

  5. This Song Will Take You Higher

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    May 27, 2009 by admin

    57044267 play_mike Ulysses by Franz Ferdinand (click link for mp3) Everyone (including me) was mesmorized by Take Me Out by Franz a few  years ago. I had written them off as 1-hit wonders.  That was, until this latest album came out. …

  6. Whistle Your Way Home

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    May 26, 2009 by louie

    andrew_bird play_mike Oh, No by Andrew Bird Sure it’s about a sociopath, but it’s still a hell of a ditty.  Andrew Bird’s latest album definitely delivers the goods.  I love the whistling on this track. (click above for mp3)…