unknown dance songs

The Killer Meters-Freak/Black Mountain

Holy great new music, Batman! I just discovered this band while doing a little spot of Youtube-ing, and, um….whoa. They’re dropping big stinky funk bombs all over the UK and EU. Check ‘em out at http://www.myspace.com/thekillermetersfunk and send some US love their way!

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Posted in Unknown Songs on December 13th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

They Might Be Giants-Birdhouse In Your Soul

They Might Be Giants have come a long way. They’re a band that have been constantly reinventing themselves from day one-although they’ve consistently delivered catchy pop songs with deceptively dark lyrics, along the way they’ve grown from a two guys and a drum machine to a full-on rock band, recording albums that touch on everything from dancy electronica to kids music to a Grammy-nominated recording that’s all about science. If you don’t know them, GET to know them! I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll like.

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Posted in Underplayed Music on December 6th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Lauryn Hill-Every Ghetto, Every City

Talk about being thankful! Lauryn Hill’s memories are about growing up in New Jersey, but these lyrics transcend just one person’s reminiscence. I think everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s can find something in this song to relate to, and bring a smile to their face. This song-besides being catchy as anything-underscores the need to look back and remember where you came from, and to never forget what it was like to be a younger you, and try your best to hold on to that childhood feeling that all is right with the world and things will be okay.

Enjoy!

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Posted in Underplayed Music on November 23rd, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Squirrel Nut Zippers-Ghost of Stephen Foster

Happy Monday everybody!
Remember these guys? Despite fading from the mainstream, Squirrel Nut Zippers will always have a place in my heart. 1998’s “Perennial Favorites” features this excellent track, accompanied here by this top-notch video.

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Unknown Songs on November 8th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

MGMT – Electric Feel

I talked to way too many people this weekend that haven’t heard of MGMT. They have been Spin.com’s “Artist of the Day”, Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Artist to Watch”, and named as Last.fm’s most played artist of 2008. This one’s for everyone who has been hiding under a rock for the past two years.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on August 20th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Elikeh – Selma To Soweto

Elikeh is a collective of like-minded roots musicians performing their own brand of African Roots music. The material is a combination of traditional rhythms from Togo and 70’s Afrofunk. They seem to be heavily influenced by the music of Fela Kuti which makes sense because Elikeh’s drummer toured with Femi Kuti, Fela’s son, for three years.

On Saturday, August 22nd, Elikeh will be hosting an Afrofunk Dance Party in DC. If you are in the Baltimore/DC/NOVA area, this show is pretty much mandatory. While “Selma To Soweto” seems like a relatively chill song, Afrobeat music is always very fun to see live and everyone will be dancing their asses off. If you come out to the show, be sure to say hello. Show details below.

AFROFUNK DANCE PARTY w/ ELIKEH & FORQUARTERS COLLECTIVE
Start Time: Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 10:00pm
End Time: Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 1:30am
Location: Velvet Lounge
Street: 915 U st .NW
City/Town: Washington City, DC
Questions? info@elikeh.com

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on August 18th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

( @passionpit @tokertunes ) Passion Pit was formed in 2007 out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Sleepyhead” is one of the four songs off of their EP Chunk Of Change that were created for Michael Angelakos’s then-girlfriend as a Valentines gift.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on August 10th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –