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Music Monday: The Hotel Year, Poliça, James Vincent McMorrow & More…

Hotel Year: It Never Goes Out

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.

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We kick off with Christian Holden from The Hotel Year performing an acoustic solo version of “An Ode to the Nite Ratz Club,” a song that Rox can definitely relate to, since it’s mostly about breaking and entering. Well, and the foolishness of youth. But mostly crime. (The foolishness of youth should be criminalized anyway, right?) That’s showing up after the break…

The entire album is available to be sampled/purchased via their Bandcamp page.

Next up we have Poliça with a live rendition of “Dark Star” from KEXP.

Yeah, I have no idea what she’s saying either. Luckily, they’re a band sensible enough to put the lyrics on their website. And the entire MP3 album, Give You The Ghost is currently available from Amazon for just $5.99.

And here’s Irish folk singer James Vincent McMorrow with a live version of “We Don’t Eat.”

He apparently did a show last year with Lisa Hannigan. That would have been something to check out. His album, Early in the Morning, is currently available from Amazon for just $7.99, $4 less than the CD.

And we have Dorota Barová of many groups, including the duo Tara Fuki. This song is “ÄŒekání,” taken from the album A Tribute to OldÅ™ich Janota. I was already sold on this before the strings kicked in, but you know I’m a sucker for them.

That entire album is available as a download from Amazon for just $8.99.

Warning: dubstep follows. Yes, I’m still sort of entranced by this madness. It sort of just syncs up with the holes in my head that keep me from paying attention to things. It’s the musical equivalent of the fireworks in Land of the Dead. This is the Mavrik remix of “Take Me Home” by Haydn Hoffman. Also: loud.

Following that of course is the latest from Cypress Hill, partnering for an EP with dubstep artist Rusko and the truly badass Damian Marley. The song is sort of an embarrassment of riches for me, anyway.

The Hoffman remix EP is just $1.98 for three MP3 tracks. The Cypress/Rusko EP is just $4.45 for a download.