Music Tuesday: Savages, Foxy Shazam, Garbage & More…

Savages

More music picks for your Tuesday. 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.

First up we have Savages, coming up after the jump with a variation on their opening track from Silence Yourself: “Shut Up.” It has what is probably my favorite opening monologue since Timothy Leary’s extended sample on the live Salival version of Tool’s “Third Eye.” Their album hits this week and it’s caffeinated rock with a medium grind. We like it. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl.)

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Music Tuesday: Karl Hyde, Phoenix, !!! & More

Karl Hyde

More music picks for your Tuesday, co-curated this week by Rob and Widge. 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.

First up, a pick from Rob: it’s Karl Hyde of Underworld fame, with his first solo album, Edgeland. From Rob: “Half Of Underworld’s solo debut is a record of blips, bleeps, expansive sounds and grooves.” Indeed. The album is already out, though the MP3 version is, according to Amazon, not available until May 7th for some reason. After the jump we have “Sleepless,” live in Tokyo from this year. (Amazon: CD; Vinyl.)

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Music Tuesday: Depeche Mode, Nakia, Beans on Toast & More…

Depeche Mode

More music picks for your Tuesday. 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.

With new Depeche Mode, I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed “Angel” off of Delta Machine. In fact, when it first came on my iPod on shuffle, I didn’t even recognize it as Depeche Mode. I have no idea why–in retrospect, Dave Gahan certainly sounds like himself. But sometimes the coffee just isn’t working as well as it should. This is them Live on Letterman, but somehow they’ve skipped the awkward Dave intro and outro. Note: for about $2 more, you can get CD and MP3 both. So. (Amazon: CD/MP3; MP3.)

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Music Tuesday: Iron & Wine, Dr. John, Florrie & More…

Iron and Wine

More music picks for your Tuesday. 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.

We start off with the new album (out today) from Iron & Wine, Ghost on Ghost. The song in question is “Low Light Buddy of Mine” and this was recorded at SXSW this year. Enjoy. (Amazon: CD; CD/Vinyl; MP3.)

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Music Tuesday: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sign of Four, Grandchildren & More…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

More music picks for your Tuesday. 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.

So we had posted “Sacrilege” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs previously. And it was tasty then. But then the band went on Letterman along with the choir known as Broadway Inspirational Voices and did something that always makes me happy: they sounded just as good–if not better–live as they do in the studio. Some bands are studio bands and you accept that and move on. But a nice, tight, rock-your-face-off able-to-do-it-live band? Those bring a smile to my face. And choirs help. The album, Mosquito, is due out next week. (Amazon: “Sacrilege” MP3 Single; Mosquito: CD, Deluxe CD, Vinyl.)

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