Silencio = Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Redux

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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And you know I can’t turn down Fishbone…especially when it’s “new to me” Fishbone. How in the world did they collaborate with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs fifteen years ago for a Red Hot compilation and I missed it? Covering Tom Jones, no less? And yes, I know, we didn’t have crazy internet tracking abilities then–but I still managed to collect a formidable array of Fishbone rarities. So I’m sort of surprised at myself. Regardless, the Redux/reissue version is cheaper and the MP3 of that particular song can be found here. It’s a hoot.


Next up it’s the Australian hip hop group, Hilltop Hoods, which–through this single, anyway–sound like Quarashi after some effective therapy. That’s a compliment, by the way. This is “I Love It,” which hit the rest of the world earlier and the album, Drinking From the Sun, finally hit stateside in May.

The MP3 version of the album is a good $4 cheaper than the CD.


Like a musical version of Dean Koontz, the artist known as Caribou also releases discs under multiple names–the upcoming Jiaolong is released under his Daphni moniker. We have “Yes I Know” from that album, which is due out next week (October 16th). It’s just at the edge of becoming too repetitive for my tastes, then the samples kick in and it carries me the rest of the way. YMMV.

Following that is a track from Dum Dum Girls, recommended to you by Rob. This is the Strawberry Switchblade cover of “Trees and Flowers.” That’s from End of Daze EP, which as Rob says, is “A new EP from this great band featuring some tasty leftovers that were not used on their last album.”

The Daphni album can be pre-ordered here and the Dum Dum Girls five-track EP is available for just $4 as an MP3 download here.


Next we have the track “Reggae” from Jamaican born Etana. The digital EP to back this up does not arrive until November 20th and the full album, Better Tomorrow, will be hitting early next year. It’s just Nice and Smooth.

And we follow that up with the airy pop-rock that is “Apocalypse Dreams” from Tame Impala and their latest album that hits this week, Lonerism. Nothing like a good hard stop in the middle of a song to make sure everybody’s paying attention. I’m Just Saying.

Tame Impala can be pre-ordered here.

And for those of you wanting more music, the Volume Zero playlist, wherein we show our work, can be found on Spotify here.