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Music Monday: The Naked and Famous, Hyde and Beast, Givers & More…

More music picks for your Monday, co-curated by Rob Levy. 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.

Naked and Famous: Passive Me, Aggressive You
Hyde and Beast: Slow Down

After we originally posted The Naked and Famous, the album Passive Me, Aggressive You has completely infested my playlist, taking the place of Sleigh Bells. Recently found this excellent live performance of “The Sun,” something I like to listen to when I’ve pulled an all-nighter at the Dayball is rising to kick my ass:

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The album’s available from Amazon as either an MP3 download or CD.

Here’s another pick from Rob–the new band Hyde & Beast, featuring the drummer from The Futureheads. It’s “Never Come Back.”

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That’s from their album Slow Down which hits later this month–but Rob says “the early tracks from it are bliss.” It’s available as an MP3 single but the album’s only available for pre-order as an import CD. Urgh.

Givers: In Light
The Like: Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

Now it’s Givers with “Up Up Up,” the infectiously happy song that isn’t so sappy and yay that it makes you want to punch a kitten.

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The entire album, In Light is available for $5.99 as an MP3 download from Amazon.

Another song I’ve just stumbled upon, it’s The Like and “June Gloom,” from their album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

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The CD appears to be out of print but is available used on Amazon for ultra-cheap. The MP3 version is available as well.

Wolfgang Press: Standing Up Straight
Chameleon Circuit: Still Got Legs

And Rob also brings you Wolfgang Press and the album Standing Up Straight–from it I have snagged “I am the Crime.” As Rob explains, “As far removed from their pop work near the end as possible. Clanging loud and experimental, this is a band trying to sort out where it was going while doing everything they always wanted to try on a record.”

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The album is available used from Amazon as a used import CD but you can save a few bucks by snagging the MP3 version.

Here’s one last one from Rob: “Regenerate Me” by Chameleon Circuit from their album Still Got Legs.