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Music Monday: Movits!, Sebastian Waldejer, Sugarcubes & 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. Just note: any prices we quote are accurate as of when this post goes up.

Movits!: Out of My Head
Sebastian Waldejer: We Never Get Away Anymore

We lead off with a pick of mine. The utterly mental and utterly Swedish band Movits!. This is “Sammy Davis Jr.” complete with subtitles. If you can’t groove while listening to this, then your self-medication regimen isn’t working.

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The album is Out of My Head and that’s available as a MP3 Download or CD from Amazon.

Here we have a relatively new track from Norwegian musician Sebastian Waldejer. This is “We Never Get Away Anymore.” Don’t ask me why the drummer’s apparently in the witness protection program. Because I can’t answer you.

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The song’s available as a digital single from Amazon.

Sugarcubes: Life's Too Good
Veronica Falls

Another pick from Rob, it’s back to the Sugarcubes and their album Life’s Too Good. Rob proclaims, “While we wait for that wacky Bjork to release a new record we can enjoy her old band!” Indeed. I’ve tapped a live version of their song “Motorcrash.”

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The album is available from Amazon as either a CD or MP3 download release.

Next Rob provides you with Veronica Falls from their self-titled album. He says, “They sort of sound like Lush but with better hooks. They have a fresh invigorating sound to them that sounds like a deep breath on a very cold day!” Here’s the lead track, “Found Love in a Graveyard.”

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The album’s available from Amazon as both a CD and MP3 download.

Amalia Rodrigues: Abbey Road 1952

When I first read about this happening in Rolling Stone, I almost thought I was ready an April Fools article. A supergroup with Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics), Joss Stone, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (Bob’s youngest son), A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire composer) and…Mick Jagger? Pull the other one, guys, there’s bells on it. But no, they’re SuperHeavy. And it works…except that, at least to my ears, Jagger’s voice…is…shall we say…distinctive. And it fits in very specific places. Like, say, The Rolling Stones. So you whereas the other four members of the band create this great groove or blend…Jagger does not blend. You need songs in which he has managed to fit in with his bandmates–and two of the songs work like that. Again, this is just for me, and your mileage may vary. This is “Energy.”

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See? Marley rapid-fire, Stone soulful, Jagger balanced in-between the two of them. I think it’s solid. The album is self-titled and it’s available as an MP3 download or regular old CD.

We had some fado music last time with Mariza, and Rob throws us another track–this time from Amália Rodrigues. He says, “Rodrigues was the Queen of Fado. This singer/actress recorded this amazing album at Abbey Road, Her voice is incredible! This blew me away!” Here’s the opening track from Abbey Road 1952, “Foi Deus.”

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That album’s available as an MP3 download from Amazon.