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“Modern Art” by The Black Lips – The Song of the Week for 6/20/2011

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“Modern Art” by The Black Lips is the 2nd single from the new album Arabia Mountain, released June 7, 2011

Genre: Garage Punk, Psychedelic Rock, Cowpunk, Surf Rock

I caught wind of The Black Lips when I was checking out nme.com for new music news. I saw Arabia Mountain was streaming in its entirety so I checked it out. I instantly liked this track and here it is the song of the week! The rest of the album is pretty killer too. A video for a really good live version can be seen here.

“You turn around and you don’t know where you’ve been
You look up at the glass dome and the room beings to spin
Let’s go out and find the ocean ’cause I think we need a swim
Turn around, start it over, let’s begin”


Links of Interest:

The Black Lips Website

The Black Lips Myspace

The Black Lips on Facebook

Listen to “Modern Art” on Spotify

Listen to Arabia Mountain on Spotify

Full Lyrics for “Modern Art”

“Modern Art” on Last.fm

Buy “Modern Art” on Amazon.com

Buy Arabia Mountain on Amazon.com

Listen to all the Songs of the Week – Spotify Playlist

Watch all of the Songs of the Week – Youtube Playlist

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“Howlin For You” by The Black Keys – The Song of the Week for 6/13/2011

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“Howlin For You” is the second single from The Black Keys 6th album Brothers

Genre: Garage Rock, Blues Rock

They won Best Alternative Music Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The video above is a live version of the song. A really awesome video of The Black Keys performing the song on David Letterman can be found here.


Links of Interest:

The Black Keys Website

Follow The Black Keys on Facebook

“Howlin For You” on Last.fm

Listen to “Howlin’ For You” on Spotify

The Black Keys Myspace

The Black Keys Youtube Channel

Buy “Howlin’ For You” on Amazon.com

Buy Brothers on Amazon.com

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“Answer To Yourself” by The Soft Pack – The Song of the Week for 6/6/2011

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“Answer To Yourself” is the 1st single off the band’s debut album “The Soft Pack” released February 2010

Genre: Indie Rock

My friend Max let me borrow some new music that she had gotten into and The Soft Pack was one of the albums. I instantly fell in love with “Answer To Yourself”. An inspirational song with fantastic lyrics. The band posts a lot of cool music on their Facebook page.

“You gotta answer to yourself
2 days a week outside yourself
You take an hour a day, an hour a day
And you don’t respond to anyone else

You got a few things on your shelf
You got to look through for yourself
You gotta choose what to read
Choose what to believe
And you don’t take it from anyone else”


Links of Interest:

The Soft Pack Official Site

Follow The Soft Pack on Facebook

Answer to Yourself on Last.fm

The Soft Pack Myspace