Micro-Escopio — The Road to Masada

I like Micro-Escopio’s brand of melodic chiptune techno electronic fun. And “The Road to Masada” in particular has the most insanely catchy and memorable little hook I have heard. The only awkward thing about having instrumental tracks like this running through your head is that you can’t sing them — whistling and humming are the… Read more »

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The Raveonettes — Last Dance

This is just so catchy. I love the Raveonettes’ sound, all reverbed wall-of-sound guitar and OTT ’50s-style vocals. I can’t resist this opportunity to reminisce about seeing the Raveonettes play at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2003. Nice to hear that they’re still going strong and their studied Scandinavian cool is intact.

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Buffalo Daughter — Galactic S-O-U-L

This long song is all spacious live drums and nice deep buzzing basslines. Female vocals wash through the mix. It’s immersive and just great if you like that sort of thing. And I like that sort of thing. This tune is from the game soundtrack for Katamari Forever. I don’t have time to play games… Read more »

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The Hidden Cameras — In The NA

This very catchy track, heard on KEXP, has me singing “In the na! In the na-a-a-a!” all day long. My 2-year-old son was following me around asking me “What does in the na mean?” I wasn’t able to give him a satisfactory explanation. Was it something to do with the mysterious Cafe NA, down the… Read more »

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