The Mountain Goats

The American Indie folk band The Mountain Goats released their 14th album, Transcendental Youth just last month.

Not quite an album a year but prolific nonetheless.

Last year we featured “Damn These Vampires”. This year it’s “Cry for Judas”, free from Merge as well.

Local Natives

Local Natives, the quartet from the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles will release their 2nd album Hummingbird in the new year.

Rich and lush with their trademark harmonies, the song “Breakers” is the teasing first single.

Lopsided World of L

I may take a week off but Jonathan L is always here on Monday.

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*Devil M “Hold Me” (replay)
*Wax Tailor f/ Charlotte Savary “Dusty Rainbow”
*The Real Tuesday Weld “You’re Going To Live” (2011)
*Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra “Olly Olly Oxen Free”
*Ben Folds Five “Sound Of The Life Of The Mind”
*MNDR “Feed Me Diamonds”
*Black Light Burns f/ Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit “How To Look Naked”
*Swedish House Mafia f/ John Martin “Don’t You Worry Child”
*Bob Dylan “Pay In Blood”
*Kendra Morris “Banshee”
*Joey Ramone “I Couldn’t Sleep” (replay)
*Two Lights “We Were Young”
*The Darkness “Living Each Day Blind”
*Deela “Shakka Takka”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Activity Grrrl”
*David Byrne & St. Vincent “I Should Watch TV”
*Billy Talent “Viking Death March”
*8MM “The Weight Of You”
*Tony deKaro “Hypnotic”
*The Hood Internet f/Annie Hart & BBU “Won’t F**k Us Over”
*In This Moment “From The Ashes”
*Van Wolfen “Anton’s ChaCha”
*The Heavy “Big Bad Wolf”
*At Dawn We Are Kings “Over”
*Calexico “No Te Vas”
*Toddla T “Streets Get Warmer” (agitated by Ross Orten)
*Vicky Robson Capps “2 Late”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L podcasts every Monday here at The Oedipus Project.

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Groove Armada “Purple Haze” (2002)
*KanaWormz “Epilogue (Sinister Minister)”
*Tony deKaro “Pictures”
*In This Moment “It Is Written”
*In This Moment “Whore”
*Brother Ali “Mourning In America”
*My Glorious “Leave Me Alone”
*Queensryche “Coming Home” (2009)
*Fink “Fear Is Like Fire” (Walking Def remix)
*Suzens Garden “Hard Teenage Life”
*Brain Dead Symphony “Victory”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK “Androgynous” (2006)
*Bob Dylan “Duquesne Whistle”
*Avery Watts “A Cut Above”
*Toddla T “Body Good”
*Riff Raff “Liar”
*Redd Kross “The Nu Temptations”
*Hanni El Khatib “You Rascal You”
*Devil M “Hold Me”
*The Heavy “Blood Dirt Love Stop”
*Mumiy Troll “Sleep Rock N’ Roll”
*The Vaccines “No Hope”
*MNDR “#1 In Heaven”
*Heimataerde ”
*Malitia Angelica” (Album version)
*The Offspring “Turning Into You”
*The Morning Glory “March Of The Asylum”
*7 Horse “Most Of That Is You And Me”
*Dexter “It’s Time” (Ice Truckers Dexter Main Title remix)

Rah Rah

Rah Rah call Regina, Saskatchewan home.

Well known in Canada, they are now broadening internationally with their 3rd album The Poet’s Dead.

“Art and a Wife” is unbelievable catchy.

We Are The 99%

More timely than ever, to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) have released the song “We Are The 99%”.

According to Tom: “We Are The 99%” is a song inspired by the global Occupy movement. I wanted to capture the excitement and energy of people fighting for change and make sure the song was free to anyone who wants it. Brothers in arms Tim McIlrath and Serj Tankian lent their amazing talents to the song and we incorporated chants from the original Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park as well. It’s my hope that songs like this will provide a rocking soundtrack for those who have a vision of a more just planet and strengthen their resolve to fight on.”

The song is free on the Axis of Justice website, an organization formed by Tom and Serj in 2002 whose purpose is to bring together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.

Lopsided World of L

This week’s Jonathan L podcast is a special “Yo-Cover This!” (Covers and variations).

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Infectious Grooves “Fame” (David Bowie)
The Hotrats “Love Is The Drug” (Roxy Music)
Dee Snider “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)” (from the Broadway show “Damn Yankees”)
Skinbelly “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” (Sparks)
Axel Rudi Pell “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)
Scandinavian Cock “Sonic Reducer” (Dead Boys)
Joan Jett “Crimson And Clover” (Tommy James & The Shondells)
W.A.S.P. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (AC/DC)
Elisium “Safety Dance” (Men Without Hats)
Dorrn “Scarborough Fair” (Simon & Garfunkle)
Everlast “Folsom Prison Blues” (Johnny Cash)
Sunflower Dead “Every Breath You Take” (The Police)
Marya Roxx “Tie Your Mother Down” (Queen)
Sin-Atra f/ Doug Pinnick of Kings X “I’ve Got The World On A String” (Frank Sinatra)
Attica 7 “War” (Edwin Starr)
AM & Shawn “Boogie Children (Saturn Day Night)” (a variation-not cover)
Bad Religion “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan)
Shira Gavrielov “Crazy” (Gnarls Barkely)
Girl In A Coma “Come On, Let’s Go” (Ritchie Valens)
Die Toten Hosen “Rock Me Amadeus” (Falco)
St. Madness “Comfortably Numb” (Pink Floyd)
Wang Chung “Pink Chung Mash” (Pink Floyd variation)
Arjen Lucassen “Welcome To The Machine” (Pink Floyd)
Mary Fahl “Brain Damage” (Pink Floyd)
Sister Sin w/ Doro “Rock ‘N Roll” (Motorhead)
Herman Ze German “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (Scorpions-he co-wrote the song and was a member of Scorpions)
Desert Saints “Cowboy Song” (Thin Lizzy)
Cosmo Jarvis “Friend Of The Devil” (Grateful Dead)

Ty Segall

Ty Segall is a prolific musician out of San Francisco who has release numerous songs and albums both solo and with a variety of bands.

Slaughterhouse came out this summer, an intense album he recorded with his touring band, simply called Ty Segall Band.

“I Bought My Eyes” is a song that I have been blasting for months. (Free download as well.)

Bat for Lashes

The 3rd Bat for Lashes album, The Haunted Man will be available later this month.

We have featured her blissful voice here in the past in podcasts and with her cover of Depeche Mode and her duet with Beck.

“All Your Gold” is the new single.

Aimee Mann

The always stunning and brilliantly talented Aimee Mann has recently released Charmer, her 8th studio album.

An icon to female musicians and independent artists, Aimee has always charted her own course and continues to create very personal and deeply heartfelt songs.

The title track is a free download from Noise Trade.

Lopsided World of L

Columbus Day in America, Jonathan L from Berlin.

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*Azure Ray “Scattered Like Leaves”
*Kraftwerk “Radioaktivität” (1979)
*Attica 7 “Crackerman”
*My Glorious “You Should Be Dancing”
*Muse “Madness”
*Stratovarius “Coming Home” (live)
*JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK “Cherry Bomb” (1996 live w/ L7)
*Nox Interna “Pray” (replay)
*Dum Dum Girls “Lord Knows”
*The Heavy “Can’t Play Dead”
*The Heavy “Curse Me Good”
*Corb Lund “The Gothest Girl I Can”
*Schreiber-Rock “die Lust ist raus”
*Brother Ali “4th King” (produced by Jake One)
*Schmidt “Boom Boom”
*Brain Dead Symphony “You See Me Walk Away”
*The Wallflowers w/ Mick Jones “Reboot The Mission”(replay)
*Icon Of Coil “Perfect Sex”
*Paper Tongues “Amen” (replay)
*Dorrn “Stop Pushing Me Around”
*Kendra Morris “The Plunge”
*Claps “In My Dreams”
*Tony deKaro “Violina Magica”
*Mandasue Heller “All That Glitters (Final mastered version)
*Shy Around Strangers “It’s Alright”
*Ben Taylor “Oh Brother”
*Black Light Burns “Because Of You (Wes Borland/Limp Bizkit)

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear released their 4th album Shields in September to critical acclaim.

This Brooklyn quartet opened for Radiohead in 2008 and Jonny Greenwood declared Grizzly Bear to be his favorite band.

“Yet Again” is the current single.

Crystal Castles

The intense electronic duo Crystal Castles is set to release their 3rd album, Crystal Castles III in November.

(We loved their collaboration with Robert Smith from Crystal Castles II in 2010.)

They gave us the blistering first song “Plague” earlier this year, and now follow with “Wrath of God”.

Both are free downloads here and here.

Plague

Wrath of God

Frightened Rabbit

As we await the 4th studio album from Frightened Rabbit sometime in 2013, the boys with our favorite Scottish brogue have just released a 5-song EP to tide us over.

State Hospital is the title and also the title track.

A.C. Newman

A.C. Newman, the founding member and leader of The New Pornographers, will release is his 3rd solo album next week.

He utilizes the wonderful vocal talents of Neko Case, another member of The New Pornographers, on much of Shut Down the Streets.

“Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns” is a free download.

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