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Friday, August 29, 2008

Flashback Friday: Angie Aparo - Spaceship

"When you gonna grow up?"

Do you guys remember this song? It was just a bleep on the pop/rock radar in the late nineties/early 00's, but I've always liked it. It's just one of those good old fashioned, radio-friendly melodic rock songs. I remember getting the album and not really liking it, but this soaring single still holds up. This is the kind of music I kind of miss on the radio nowadays.
On another note, somehow Tuesday's post about Iglu & Hartly got deleted. I have no freaking idea how this happened, but sorry about that. It just disappeared! Very strange... or am I just crazy and was it never posted at all?? :)

Angie Aparo - Spaceship (zshare)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Marika - The Rhythm Of The Night

"Got too much time, got too much energy"

Marika Gauci is the lead singer of the brilliant Hotel Motel, a pop band whose lack of notoriety continues to baffle me. They're just so so good! In addition to the band, Marika's been doing some solo work and collaborations, which she's put up on her myspace. My favorite so far is the fantastic (and very Ladyhawke-ish) The Rhythm Of The Night. I am just completely in love with this woman's voice. In fact, I'd go so far as to say she's my favorite up-and-coming female vocalist out there. It just takes me back to all those great 80's girl singers. If there is any justice in the world, she should be storming the same heights as Ladyhawke is.

**No post tomorrow... I'll be back Friday!

Marika - The Rhythm Of The Night (zshare)

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Peacocks - Take It Off (ft. Mereki Beach)

"Take it off if you wanna get with this"

I know I've said it like a hundred times this year so far, but Australia is the place to go in 2008 for great new music. Today I'm really excited to present one of those relatively undiscovered bands (i.e. Galvatrons, Alphabeat, Daggers) that I think have the potential to be absolutely freaking fantastic. They're called Peacocks (great name, yes?) and I don't think I can describe them any better than this perfect press release:

"Formed from the rubble of confused and desperate minds, PEACOCKS are the hope for a better future. A future where the saxophone is God. Where wah-wah is cool again. Where synchronised dance moves are a legitimate form of self-expression. Where power comes not from violence or love, but from the force of your strut. Where you have to get your feathers out to impress."

Does that not describe the perfect band or what? Better yet, they've got five free songs up for download on their myspace! Take It Off is the most polished radio-friendly one, but make sure you also check out the wonderful 42, which reminds me of the Buggles and Prince in the best way possible. If you like great 80's-influenced pop music, you will never forgive yourself if you don't check these guys out!

Peacocks - Take It Off (ft. Mereki Beach) (zshare)

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