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Music Monday: Lost in the Trees, Athletics, J-Punch & Dave Moonshine

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 bacon. And more music.

Lost in the Trees: Time Taunts Me
J-Punch and Dave Moonshine: Stick Figure Guy
Athletics: Why Aren't I Home?

First up, we have another one of those bands I found via my iPod grabbing music by osmosis. Ever run across an MP3 that you don’t recall placing on your player? So you have no idea where it came from, it just appeared…and was really quite excellent? Well, I don’t believe in supernatural hoobah but I do believe that my personal Tyler Durden is a DJ. So that’s my explanation. Occam’s Razor and all that.

Anyway, the first pick is by the band Lost in the Trees and is “Tall Trees,” from their 2007 Time Taunts Me EP. It’s a live version that maintains the awesome put across by the album version. Sadly, their EP doesn’t appear to be available at present–for some strange reason–and is supposed to be re-released this year in some expanded form. Um, hurry. It’s November. Anyway, I can point you to their more recent album of this year, All Alone in an Empty House. It’s available in either MP3 download or CD form from Amazon (but the CD’s considered an import–go for the MP3). Jesus, I am such a sucker for a string section.

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Now before you listen to this next track, a word of caution: it might sound like the Atari 2600 game of your nightmares and you might want to switch off. Just relax, watch the volume knob, and if you’re still not digging it a minute in, then yeah, fine, you can go. But give it that long, because the formation of the track is quite tasty, in my opinion.

Oh, and I should say: this is “Almost Over” from J-Punch with Dave Moonshine. From the Stick Figure Guy album, which is available from Amazon as an MP3 download.

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I’ve wound up embedding the entire damn album on this next one…because I could. But for the most part, I recommend the opening/title track from Athletics’ (aka Doomed to be Buried Underneath Baseball Searches on Amazon) album, Why Aren’t I Home? Which I ask all the time, and my very patient wife reminds me that we are home. Also tasty is “Lullaby.” And the album is available as an MP3 download from Amazon.

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