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Tegan and Sara – Call It Off – Official Video
Monday September 15th 2008, 11:56 am
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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The official video for Tegan and Sara’s “Call if Off” came out today. Yay.

Tegan and Sara – Call It Off
from The Con, 2007

Tegan and Sara – Call It Off Lyrics
I won’t regret saying this, this thing that I’m saying.
Is it better than keeping my mouth shut,
that goes without saying.
Call, break, it, off.
Call, break, my own heart.
Maybe I would have been something you’d be good at.
Maybe you would have been something I’d be good at.
But now we’ll never know.
I won’t be sad but in case I’ll go there.
Everyday.
To make myself feel bad there’s a chance I’ll start to wonder if this was the thing to do.

I won’t be out long, but I still think it better if
you take your time coming over here.
I think that’s for the best.
Call, break, it, off.
Call, break, my own heart.
Maybe I would have been something you’d be good at.
Maybe you would have been something I’d be good at.
But now, we’ll never know.
I won’t be sad but in case I’ll go there.
Everyday.
To make myself feel bad there’s a chance I’ll start to wonder if this was the thing to do.
I’ll start to wonder if this was the thing to do.



St. Vincent – These Days (Live)
Thursday August 21st 2008, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

These Days” for one of those days…and here comes the rain again.

St. Vincent – These Days (Live, DUMBO Session)
Nico cover, 2007

Nico – These Days Lyrics
I’ve been out walking.
I don’t do too much talking these days.
These days.
These days I seem to think a lot about the things that I forgot to do.
And all the times I had the chance to.

I’ve stopped my rambling,
I don’t do too much gambling these days.
These days.
These days I seem to think about how all the changes came about my ways,
and I wonder if I’ll see another highway.

I had a lover.
I don’t think I’ll risk another these days.
These days.
And if I seem to be afraid to live the life that I have made in song.
It’s just that I’ve been losing, so long.

I’ve stopped my dreaming.
I won’t do too much scheming these days.
These days.
These days I sit on corner stones and count the time in quarter tones to ten.

Please don’t confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.



Against Me! (featuring Tegan Quin) – Borne On The FM Waves of the Heart
Monday June 30th 2008, 11:55 am
Filed under: Borne on the FM Waves,Indie Music 2007

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the rock afire explosion borne on the fm waves of the heart
After watching The Rock-afire Explosion jam out to Usher (see Love in This Club), I thought they needed some indie love too. Should I bid on the song with the biggest play count on my iTunes? A classic indie song? One of my favorites from a fallen icon? Or instead of digging deep, should I think in the moment like I did as a kid and say you know, it would be bad ass to see a bear with Tom Gabel’s voice and a pom pom wielding Mitzi Mozzerela as Tegan Quin.

My fondest memories amidst jamming out to The Rock-afire Explosion include the time a friend found a Little Person’s wallet at the bottom of the plastic ball pit, and long car rides with a group of sugar-induced kids singing their hearts out to random eighties hits (NKOTB) and A Nightmare on Elm Street theme song (nine, ten, FREDDY’S BACK AGAIN!) Although I am much older now, I still have bad days where I exclaim to friends that “only skee ball can make me happy”…and it never fails.

Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart” is a collaboration by two artists from amazing bands (go buy their albums if you haven’t already), and has been playing in my headphones since its release. If you have yet to hear this song, enjoy a version that will take you back to a day of working hard for tickets instead of pay checks, eating bad cheese pizza like it was the Last Supper, and watching life-sized kinda-creepy stuffed animals sing and dance for your viewing pleasure.

I won this bid in a landslide, and it was worth every token…

Against Me! (featuring Tegan Quin) – Borne On The FM Waves of the Heart
from New Wave, 2007
Performed by The Rock-afire Explosion. Choreography by Aaron Fechter.

Checkout the article in SpinMasters of Puppets: The Rock-afire Explosion Story.”

Want to place a bid to see your favorite song performed by The Rock-afire Explosion? Visit Fan Programs.



Illinois – Alone Again
Saturday June 07th 2008, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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Illinois – Alone Again
from What the Hell Do I Know?, 2007



Pony Pants – White Palace (Vytear Remix)
Wednesday May 28th 2008, 9:55 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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All that anger, materializes. It turns into desire. I know…it’s complicated ain’t it?

Pony Pants – White Palace (Vytear Remix)
Original Song from Till Death Do Us Party, 2007



The New Pornographers – Challengers
Saturday May 17th 2008, 4:28 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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“Be safe” you say, whatever the mess you are, you mind okay. That is the custom,
on down.

The New Pornographers – Challengers
from Challengers, 2007

The New Pornographers – Challengers Lyrics
Yes I know it was late,
we were greeting the sun,
before long.

And you live with someone,
I live with somebody too.
Leave it there,
for safe keeping.
One of the west village in plains,
that was the custom
come dawn.

On the walls of the day,
in the shade of the sun,
we wrote down.
Another vision of us,
we were the challengers of
the unknown.
“Be safe” you say,
whatever the mess you are, you mind okay.
That is the custom,
on down.

Until I see you around,
until we clear the accounts.
Leave it there.
Leave it to us.
We are the challengers of,
the unknown.



Ova Looven – Lust for Svirda (Eschers Reflexion Remix)
Saturday May 03rd 2008, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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Buy Ova Looven – 58:34 Remixes from Artikal Records.

Ova Looven – Lust for Svirda (Eschers Reflexion Remix)
from 58:34 Remixes, 2007

Ova Looven – Lust for Svirda (Eschers Reflexion Remix) Lyrics
How long, could this really go on?
Some things need testing.
Nothing comes from the waves of the radio.
And, that’s so typical.

It doesn’t matter how far I drive.
And everything that catches my memory’s eyes.
This is for the resisting mind.

All the microscopes I own.
I couldn’t find the words that are stuck in the memory.

Green lights, fills up the windows of my car.
Drive so much faster.
Trees fall, over me like a waterfall.
Feel so protected.

All the animals live outside.
Don’t you think they’d feel the weight of a suicide mind?
If they did, they’d grieve like us.

Like a roller coaster ride,
you never know it’s over until your memory lies.

I know you see me, but I can’t see you.



Joshua James – FM Radio
Friday April 25th 2008, 1:42 am
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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Years later, years down, later down the road. On a bus with your FM radio.

Joshua James – FM Radio
from The Sun is Always Brighter LP, 2007



Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then
Wednesday April 23rd 2008, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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If the skies did fall, would you pick up my last call? Until tomorrow then.

Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then
from The Beautiful Lie, 2007

Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then Lyrics
If the world did end, would you be my apocalyptic friend?
Until tomorrow then.

If the skies did fall, would you pick up my last call?
Until tomorrow then.

Navigate to the moon.
Flee the planet this afternoon.
Until tomorrow then.

With the waves rising high, we’d be the first most likely to die.
Until tomorrow then.

I guess, it’s you, I miss, ’cause I just stare at the ceiling.
My stomach knots and twists, you’ve created this feeling.
And I may be out of style, but do you know what true love is?
I’ll make this all so worthwhile, so let’s rise above this.
Rise above this.

So I dug a tunnel underground, and waited patiently to be found.
Until tomorrow then.

All my ideas make them laugh, but in the end you will see they’re not so daft
and we’ll have sorrow to spend.

I guess, it’s you, I miss, ’cause I just stare at the ceiling.
My stomach knots and twists, you’ve created this feeling.
I may be out of style, but do you know what true love is?
I’ll make this all so worthwhile.
So let’s rise above this. Let’s rise above this.
Let’s rise above this.



The Battle Royale – Race Car Lyrics
Sunday April 13th 2008, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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The Battle Royale – Race Car
from Wake Up, Thunderbabe, 2007

Download The Battle Royale – Race Car mp3 at RCRD LBL (while available).

Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. Rewind, rewind, rewind. AFOM and I, with our shared obsession for lyrics and analysis, have devised the following words for this song. They weren’t posted anywhere else, so we couldn’t leave it alone. No, no, oh, no.
UPDATE: Mark Ritsema (synth, vocals) responded to my request to fill in the blanks. So here they are, revised. He said I was “pretty close!”. I’ll take that as a compliment. John Pelant sings lead vocals on this particular song.

The Battle Royale – Race Car Lyrics
No, oh, oh.
Why don’t you leave it alone?
Oh, oh, oh.
Who are you to get known?
When will you be done?
Did you forget where you came from?
I don’t wanna feel,
what you feel.

No, no, oh, no.
No, no, oh, no.

Back on the high speed, don’t you wanna meet me?
I don’t think they’d ever see.
Look what you’ve done to me.
Now, who can I trust?
After all, you got the best of us.
The kids are doing old things.
There must be bells inside their heads that ring.
Even though it’s hard to.
Oh it’s hard to say right now.

In the late night.
In the late night (we’ve lost the way how)?

Don’t you wanna know oh oh?
I couldn’t ever show
you me

inside.

Don’t stay.
Not tonight.

I’ll forget it, you’ll forget it.
I don’t wanna know.
I don’t wanna know.
I’ll forget it, you’ll forget it.
I don’t wanna know.
I don’t wanna know.
I’ll forget what you said.
Come back to us
if you can

I’ll forget what you said
now.

No, no, uh-oh, no.
No, no, uh-oh, no.

Maybe you (can follow)?, maybe you can call us.
I don’t think you’ll ever know, the pain were goin through.

If you don’t already own it, buy The Battle Royale – Wake Up, Thunderbabe here (…and you can graciously thank the band later).