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LIVE: Desaparecidos - "Greater Omaha" @ 400 Bar, Minneapolis 8/9/12

Desaparecidos kicked off their short 2012 tour at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis. "Greater Omaha" was the opening song of the show.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Teleman – “Skeleton Dance”.

UNDER THE RADAR: Teleman – “Skeleton Dance”.

 

Their excellent debut album titled Breakfast (2014), was produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

 

Their video for “Skeleton Dance,” is influenced by Oskar Schlemmer of the Bauhaus School.

 

In “Skeleton Key,” the synth-tinged quartet play with scale, color, movement, and inanimate objects, like citrus fruits and succulent plants. “The video was conceived as a non-narrative, collage-based collection of fun elements and colors,” the band’s Jonny and Tom Sanders told us. “We started with Bauhaus Theatre Mask designs by Oskar Schlemmer, which to our knowledge have never actually been physically made before now. Then we rotated succulents and fruit on a turntable. We combined this with some basic Bhangra dance moves. All the rest was just having fun in the edit.


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SONG of the DAY: DARKNESS FALLS – “The Void”.

SONG of the DAY: DARKNESS FALLS – “The Void”.

 

Dramatic pop allure contrasted with gritty drums and distorted.

guitars.

Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark.


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PHOTO: The Sugarcubes

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PHOTO: The Sugarcubes.

 

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PHOTO: Damon Albarn by Amanda Koellner, Bonnaroo 2014

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PHOTO: Damon Albarn by Amanda Koellner, Bonnaroo 2014 .

 

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Radiohead cover Joy Division/New Order ‘Ceremony’.

Radiohead cover Joy Division/New Order ‘Ceremony’.

 

A version of ‘Ceremony’ performed by the band during their webcast on November 9th, 2007.

 

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PHOTO: Paul Weller - No jacket required- on stage in Guildford, July 1981

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PHOTO: Paul Weller - No jacket required- on stage in Guildford, July 1981.

 

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PHOTO: Joy Division by Martin O’Neill, 1979

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PHOTO: Joy Division by Martin O’Neill, 1979.

 

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PHOTO: Aztec Camera

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UNDER THE RADAR: The Telescopes – “Flying”.

UNDER THE RADAR: The Telescopes – “Flying”.

 

Telescopes’ video for Flying from “Highr ‘N’ Higher” (or the self-titled lp) on Creation Records, 1992.

 

Dream pop cult icons the Telescopes formed in Burton-upon-Trent, England, in 1986.

 

The Telescopes began as a run-of-the-mill British shoegazer band fully under the thrall of noise and My Bloody Valentine. Perhaps a little angrier than most of that ilk but pretty unmemorable. At some point however they discovered subtlety and songcraft. They traded in most of their noise pedals for some that make the guitars go all spacey and phased-out.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: R.E.M. – “Finest Worksong”.

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: R.E.M. – “Finest Worksong”.

 

“Finest Worksong” was the third and final single released from R.E.M.’s fifth studio album Document.

 

The opening track on R.E.M.’s commercial breakthrough album, Document, “Finest Worksong” is early proof that the bandmembers were no longer shy about engaging the commercial marketplace. The production, by Scott Litt, is a bit murkier than the glossy and straightforward Lifes Rich Pageant, but “Finest Worksong” has a downright assertive drum mix that shows Bill Berry truly leading the band for the first time, and Pete Buck’s guitars seem to be turned up a few notches as well. Over this, Michael Stipe’s lead vocal sounds much more commanding, almost hectoring, than he had ever successfully managed before, even if his lyrics remain opaque.

 

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SONG of the DAY: HEY OCEAN – “Big Blue Ocean”.

SONG of the DAY: HEY OCEAN – “Big Blue Ocean”.

 

Enchanting, pristine pop by a Vancouver band.

 

Origin: Vancouver.

 

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LIVE SESSION: The Pixies – “Gigantic”

LIVE SESSION: The Pixies – “Gigantic”.

 

The Pixies Live Fa. Onrust 1988.

 

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SONG of the DAY: “Summer In The City” by FREEDOM FRY.

SONG of the DAY: “Summer In The City” by FREEDOM FRY.

 

A French-American indie pop duo inspired by the Wild Wild West.

 

Origin: Paris and Los Angeles.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Bjork- “Big Time Sensuality”.

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Bjork- “Big Time Sensuality”.


Big Time Sensuality was the final single released from Bjork’s first solo album, Debut.


The album version of “Big Time Sensuality” is a poppy, bouncy dance cut, but the remix is a fantastic, dizzying, techno-fied take on the song that wound up becoming the version featured in the song’s video, although the video version was longer.


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PHOTO: The Jesus and Mary Chain

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PHOTO: The Jesus and Mary Chain.

 

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PHOTO: Morrissey by Martin O'Neill

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SONG of the DAY: SALLY SHAPIRO – “What Can I Do”.

SONG of the DAY: SALLY SHAPIRO – “What Can I Do”.

 

Lustrous disco beats led by the alluring vocals of a shy Swedish songstress.

 

Origin: Lund, Sweden.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow”.

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow”.

 

Song from No More Shall We Part, the eleventh studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on April 2001. The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed album The Boatman’s Call.

 

Cave had to overcome heavy heroin and alcohol addictions in 1999-2000 before starting work on the album.

 

The album showcases the virtuoso talents of the Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track. Also, Cave’s lyrics are less obscure than usual, and he sings in a wider vocal range than he had previously.

 

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PHOTO: Peter Hook (Joy Division) by Kevin Cummins

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PHOTO: Peter Hook (Joy Division) by Kevin Cummins.

 

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PHOTO: Nick Cave - Bonnaroo 2014

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PHOTO: Ian Dury and Joe Strummer (The Clash)

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PHOTO: Ian Dury and Joe Strummer (The Clash).

 

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PHOTO: A Certain Ratio

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PHOTO: A Certain Ratio.

 

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Photo: Nick Cave in West Berlin, August 1985

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Photo: Nick Cave in West Berlin, August 1985.

 

Photo by Bleddyn Butcher.

 

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Sundays – “Here’s Where The Story Ends”.

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Sundays – “Here’s Where The Story Ends”.

 

England’s the Sundays enjoyed several albums and some chart hits with their pleasant brand of coffeehouse rock.

 

Perhaps their most popular radio hit was 1989’s “Here’s Where the Story Ends,” a contemplative song camouflaged in a mid-tempo, alternative pop package. The lyrics, which are somewhat indecipherable, effectively document an idealist’s view of the world, which, in this song, reveals an apathetic and cynical society.

 

“Here’s Where the Story Ends” continues to be heard on modern rock, college, and alternative radio stations.

 

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PHOTO: My Bloody Valentine photographed by Paul Rider

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PHOTO: My Bloody Valentine photographed by Paul Rider.

 

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