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Music Monday: Mat Kearney, The Specials, Washed Out & 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.

Mat Kearney: Young Love
The Specials

First we have Mat Kearney and “Hey Mama,” the first track from his new album Young Love:

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That just came out this month and is available from Amazon and is just $4.99 for the MP3 version at the moment. Physical CD version is almost twice that, but available.

Next up is a pick from Rob. Perhaps inspired by me mentioning I found Angelo Moore of Fishbone performing “Our House” with The Specials, he throws out their original self-titled album: “A great gem from 1979!!!” And Rob is not a man to use exclamation points to excess. So believe him. In fact, check out some “Concrete Jungle”:

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That’s available from Amazon in a 2002 remastered edition, as both MP3 and CD. CD’s only about a buck more.

Washed Out: Within and Without
Patrick Stump: Truant Wave

Rob’s got another one for you: Washed Out and the album Within and Without. As Rob points out, “Seen Portlandia? The opening music comes from this record!” The track in question is “Feel It All Around,” but we’re going to go with a different song here: “Echoes.”

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The CD’s just $9.99 at Amazon but currently the MP3 version is just half that.

And here’s Patrick Stump, which I came across when trying to see if Idris Elba (aka Driis) was available in anything on Spotify. And this was the only track I could find. That’s apparently him doing some backing vocals. Nice. This is “Big Hype” from his EP Truant Wave.

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It’s available digitally from Amazon for less than $3.

Traband: Neslychane Unheard
Drake: Headlines

Now we have the Czech band Traband with “Posluchač z Prahy” from their album Neslýchané / Unheard.

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That’s available from Amazon as an MP3 with the rest of the album.

And lastly here’s Drake with “Headlines,” the single from his album Take Care, expected in October.

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It’s available as an MP3 download single for just $.69 here.