miTunes: October 2009

4 Nov
The premise: one CD’s worth of the best songs I’ve heard throughout the month.
The sources: The Current, Pandora, XM and various sites on the web.
The criteria: (1) the songs have to be obscure, underground and/or mostly forgotten, and (2) they must be pop friendly.
The gist: I wade through music’s vast soundscape to discover hidden pop gems. This is a monthly series devoted to bringing you songs that are universally appealing yet mostly unknown.
1. “Home” — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
2. “Not the Kid” — Communist Daughter
3. “Sticks ‘n’ Stones” — Jamie T
4. “Gravitate” — Lou Barlow
5. “You’re Never Alone in New York” Mark Mallman feat. Craig Finn
6. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” — Shivaree
7. “Silver Amongst The Gold” — Grand Archives
8. “Laundry Room” — The Avett Brothers
9. “The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo” — Lucero
10. “Baby” — Devendra Banhart
11. “Let Me In” – Hot Hot Heat
12. “Actor Out of Work” — St. Vincent
13. “Junebug” — Robert Francis

thisisnotmyhead.gifThe premise: one CD’s worth of the best songs I’ve heard throughout the month.

The sources: The Current, Pandora, XM and various sites on the web.

The criteria: (1) the songs have to be obscure, underground and/or mostly forgotten, and (2) they must be pop friendly.

The gist: I wade through music’s vast soundscape to discover hidden pop gems. This is a monthly series devoted to bringing you songs that are universally appealing yet mostly unknown.

1. “Home” — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

2. “Not the Kid” — Communist Daughter

3. “Sticks ‘n’ Stones” — Jamie T

4. “Gravitate” — Lou Barlow

5. “You’re Never Alone in New York” — Mark Mallman feat. Craig Finn

6. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” — Shivaree

7. “Silver Amongst The Gold” — Grand Archives

8. “Laundry Room” — The Avett Brothers

9. “The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo” — Lucero

10. “Baby” — Devendra Banhart

11. “Let Me In” — Hot Hot Heat

12. “Actor Out of Work” — St. Vincent

13. “Junebug” — Robert Francis

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3 Responses to “miTunes: October 2009”

  1. RandBall's Stu November 5, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    The Pitchfork has the Lou Barlow track available for the price of FREEFREEFREE here: http://pitchfork.com/news/35995-lou-barlow-gravitate-mp3stream/

  2. B. November 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    And the Devendra Banhart track is also currently free: http://www.earsofthebeholder.com/post/234047064/devendra-banhart-baby-ladies-and-gents-we

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