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IP: “Next Time Around” – Little Joy

“Next Time Around” – Little Joy

Nothing ventured, nothing earned. Nothing ventured, nothing learned. It’s my birthday today. Hopefully the Next Time Around,  I can honestly say I lived this sage advice from this Fabrizio Moretti (drummer for the Strokes) sideproject with Bikini Shapiro and Los Hermanos Rodrigo Amarante.

#infiniteplaylist day 832

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IP: “Loser” – Free Truman

“Loser” — Free Truman

I’m not proud of most of the things I’ve done but it’s okay / kind of pathetic not that poetic basically sums up my entire existence in under the length of a tweet. This song is short and deceptively simple but it’s so catchy and not leaving my rotation anytime soon.

#infiniteplaylist day 831

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IP: “Dr. Mario” – Best Friends

“Dr. Mario” – Best Friends

The chemicals in my blood / are all that are keeping me up may be just about the most resonant lyric I’ve heard in a long time. It doesn’t sound like Best Friends are in a rut — just the opposite actually (pretty grooving) — but sometimes the only thing keeping us moving forward is momentum (and great music like this).

#infiniteplaylist day 830

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IP: “Fuckup” – Hiccup

“Fuckup” – Hiccup

Turns out there’s still something pretty great about a classic no frills three-piece punk rock outfit intent on making fun, catchy music for drunk dancing. If this is the fuckup, I can’t wait to hear them on top of their game.

#infiniteplaylist day 829

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IP: “Wakin On A Pretty Day” – Kurt Vile

“Wakin On A Pretty Day” – Kurt Vile

Surreal Sharx would like to wish all a Happy Labor Day. Hopefully yr able to enjoy it with friends, family, & a pretty day.

#infiniteplaylist day 828

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IP: “Trevor Forever” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

“Trevor Forever” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Dag, this rocks. My roommate’s been trying out his newly acquired vintage fuzz wah pedal all day & then I heard this rocking – fuzz filled – track from Sharx favorite SSLYBY. How apropos.

#infiniteplaylist day 819

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IP: “Soft Power” – LVL UP

“Soft Power” – LVL UP

Ok sure, this song starts off by mentioning my name and saying I give good advice. But that’s not the only reason I like it. I also really enjoy power pop. And LVL UP is a band that really knows how to make a distorted guitar pop song.

Via Double Double Whammy.

#infiniteplaylist day 807

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IP: “Townie” – Mitski

“Townie” – Mitski

This overcast Wednesday is calling for some mid-week fuzz pop. Take a listen to this great track from Brooklyn singer/song writer Mitski, for realz tho – it’s fantastic. In reference to today’s lyrics: Mitksi apparently isn’t going to be what her dad wants her to be, what’s her dad got against incredibly talented song writers?

Via Double Double Whammy.

#infiniteplaylist day 803

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“Madonna on Acid” – Kid XL

“Madonna on Acid” – Kid XL

You know what I like about music? Or even surrealism for that matter? It can be transportive. Despite being composed of physical things – sound waves or whatever – it has the ability to take yr mind and put it someplace else. Take a trip down Kid XL’s earlier release called “Vacation” & you’ll find each track explores a different genre. Run down the list of songs on the Kid XL soundcloud & each one presents a differing musical point of reference. Within all that difference, however, you’ll find commonalities in the way the songs encourage yr mind to wander & become engaged in these half-told stories where the present & the future become entangled. The lyrics are always simple, but never simplistic. The songs are pensive, but not moody, whether the guitar is fuzzy & blaring or tame & dreamy.

Kid XL, aka Sean Anthony, is an lo-fi DIY musician from Perth, Australia. Leading up to this post Sean also let me know that his latest song “Blue” now has a music video, which is well worth a minute of yr time.


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IP: “I Like It” – TEAM*

“I Like It” – TEAM*

Dallas band TEAM* seem to have a knack for creating sincere, energetic, polished, & layered indie rock (at times even bordering on pop rock) which these days has become a pretty crowded & boring sub-genre. “I Like It” comes off their recently released album “Good Morning Bad Day”, & while I’m pretty “over” albums I have to say – this is a good one. TEAM* will be playing the KXT Holiday Concert with Jungle at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, one of several December shows I’m very excited about.

Via South x Sea.

#infiniteplaylist day 800

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