Devotchka – Somethin’ Stupid

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I love, love this cover of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra’s “Somethin’ Stupid”.       Devotchka pulls it off with a Johnny Cash swagger with Mexican infused instrumentation.   This track can be found on the EP from Devotchka titled, “Curse Your Little Heart”  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/devotchka-curse-your-little-heart-04-somethin-stupid.mp3]

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Starflyer 59 – I Win

Based out ouf Aliso Viejo and having made more  than 10 albums and several EP’s to thier name, Starflyer 59 is relatively unknown.   However, this isn’t because of a lack of quality music.   Their latest album My Island, released last year is a prime example of the a solid album from start to finish.   You can read a review  of it here at Allmusic.com  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/starflyer-59-i-win.mp3]

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Jim Noir – My Patch

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In case this one slipped by you in 05, I’m here to bring it back.   Easily one of the best song of 2005 from one of the best albums of 2005.   “My Patch” is found on the “Tower of Power” album from Jim Noir.Part Beatles, part Beta Band,   part ELO and a Beach Boys (think Pet Sounds) bridge thrown in for good measure and you have the main ingredients for “My Patch”.   This album also produced such hits as, “Eanie Meany, & “Computer Song”.  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/01-jim-noir-my-patch.mp3]

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[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=OX9g1qpuvGU]  

Dragonett – I Get Around (Midnight Juggernaut Mix)

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Clicky-pop-dance remix of Dragonett’s “I Get Around” by the Midnight Juggernauts, which sounds a lot more fun to me than the original.   There’s certain playfulness with this remix that I thought was missing from the original.

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/dragonette_-i_get-around_midnight-juggernaut-mix.mp3]

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Here’s the video for the original version

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