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Music Monday: 8in8, Interpol, Love and Rockets & More...

By Rob Levy - posted 05.02.11 @ 4:34 am

More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

8in8: Nighty Night
Interpol: Self-Titled
Love and Rockets: Express


Here's my (Widge) one pick for this week, then I'll basically hand the podium over to the esteemed Rob Levy. The crazed improvised musical stunt/supergroup of Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds and Damian Kulash (frontman for OKGo) was to create eight songs in eight hours and then post them. Thus, 8in8. I think they managed to get six songs done in twelve hours. Which, you know, speaking as somebody who's participated in creating songs--that's impressive. This is "One Tiny Thing," which is sparse and bloody wonderful.

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Initial proceeds from the online sales of this event help the Berklee City Music program, which provides free music education to underserved teens. That means for the next day or so, you can still purchase and thus contribute. Find that here.


Next, it's "Barricade," the lead single from Interpol's self-titled album from last year. Of this, Rob says: "Their 3rd album misses the mark in many ways but still manages to be an enjoyable record."

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That's available from Amazon as both a CD and MP3 download.


As Rob puts it, in regards to Express from Love & Rockets: "Not a huge commercial hit, but a really solid record." And of course, the American release has "Ball of Confusion," a cover of the Temptations.

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Express is available from Amazon as both a CD and MP3 download.

Ray Davies: See My Friends
The Jam: Snap!
Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

For this next one, Kinks singer Ray Davies teams up with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Black Francis, The 88 and more! One of the "and more" is Metallica, even. Here's "You Really Got Me" from the album See My Friends.

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That album is available from Amazon as both a CD and MP3 download.


Next up, we have The Jam and "The Bitterest Pill (I Had to Swallow)" collected on Snap!, their greatest hits compilation.

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That's only available from Amazon as a CD, apparently.


Of Crystal Stilts and their album, In Love With Oblivion, Rob says "Brooklyn band's less shoegazer, more old school rock n' roll records--there are some wonderful dreamy bits and some great rocky stompers as well." Here's "Through the Floor."

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Oblivion is available from Amazon as both a CD and MP3 download.

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Rob Levy is one of Need Coffee's music ministers. In addition to being one of the hosts of The Sound Board music podcast here, he also writes the Doctor Whooligan column for Anglotopia and as host of Juxtaposition on KDHX out of St. Louis. He can also be found via his personal blog and on Twitter. He has written 103 posts. See them all here.

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