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Music Monday: The National, Roman, Andreya Triana and More…

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.

The National: Boxer
Roman: So Ghost?

We start off with The National and a live rendition of “Fake Empire” from Boxer. A great song and an excellent version.

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Horns. I dig the horns. That album is available for both MP3 download and as a CD, although the CD is actually cheaper than the MP3 version at the moment. So go figure.

A bizarre and awesome live version of Roman‘s “Saving Juno.” I love how he seems to be saying, “Guys, can we skip to the end of the wacky intro and just get going?” Once it gets going, though: yes.

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It’s available on the album So Ghost? as CD and MP3 download.

Andreya Triana: A Town Called Obsolete
Natacha Atlas: Ayeshteni

Now here’s Andreya Triana and “A Town Called Obsolete.” There is an official music video, but it honestly makes me feel motion sick. I like the live acoustic renditions of the song better anyway.

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The MP3 download for a live acoustic version much like this one is free on Amazon. Can’t beat that with a big stick. And the full single with multiple remixes is available as an MP3 download.

One of the great things about hanging out on Turntable is that I’m meeting new people with new taste in music. One of the bad things about hanging out on Turntable is that I’m meeting people with new taste in music and then I feel compelled to go out and spend money on that music. Case in point: a ninja bear introduced me to Natacha Atlas. Here is a badass cover, friends:

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Beware the Ninja Bear Ravyn and her powers of awesome. That’s from the album Ayeshteni and is available as both an MP3 download and CD. CD’s out of print but available cheap.

Softlightes: Say No to Being Cool; Say Yes to Being Happy
Peter Sellers: A Celebration of Sellers

And here’s the song with the most vocoder you’ll hear and not want to hurt yourself. It’s “The Robots In My Bedroom Were Playing Arena Rock” by The Softlightes.

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That’s from the EP Say No to Being Cool: Say Yes to Being Happy, out on both CD and MP3 download.

And lastly, one of the best Beatles covers you will ever hear.

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Unfortunately, it’s only available (on this side of the pond, anyway) on the Celebration of Sellers boxed set…which is pricey (close to $50 used) but damn worth it as it has four discs of goodness. Put it on your Xmas list.