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Music Video: The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night” by Barbecue Bros
October 22, 2010, 10:05 pm
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A preview of my upcoming mix. Ridiculously awesome/bizarre track. The Way Out is available now, from Temporary Residence Ltd. Records.

Music Video: Roadside Graves – “Liv Tyler” by Barbecue Bros
September 3, 2010, 3:33 pm
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I caught this song today when it closed out the Aquarium Drunkard Blog Radio show on Sirius XMU. And it floored me. It’s a great song that starts slow before kicking it up a notch honky-tonk style at about the 2:42 mark. From their EP, You Won’t Be Happy With Me.

Music Video: Jónsi – “Animal Arithmetic” by Barbecue Bros
August 10, 2010, 1:32 pm
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The second video from Go features drums, dancing and a generally uplifting sound. Jónsi is currently on tour in Europe, with US dates coming in the fall.

Music Video: Free Energy – “Bang Pop” by Barbecue Bros
June 2, 2010, 3:56 pm
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Really looking forward to catching these guys tonight at Snug Harbor.

Music Video: The National – “Sorrow” by Barbecue Bros
May 11, 2010, 1:14 pm
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Another song from High Violet. This video was taken of the band in Prospect Park by the magazine Nowness by photographer Susanna Howe of The New York Times and New York Magazine. Read the accompanying interview with guitarist Aaron Dessner here.

(via Selectism)

Music Video: Jonsi – “Go Do” by Barbecue Bros
April 27, 2010, 10:44 am
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The first video from Jónsi‘s solo project. Be prepared for lots and lots of bird imagery.

Music Video: Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union” by Barbecue Bros
April 14, 2010, 1:49 pm
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The lead track off the band’s sprawling, Civil War concept album The Monitor (named after the first US battleship Ironclad (h/t Susong), the USS Monitor). I caught these guys open up for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists last year and enjoyed them quite a bit, so glad to see them getting some well deserved hype for this album.