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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “She’s My Baby” by Bloodshot Bill

So, I saw King Khan & BBQ live recently and had the extreme pleasure of being introduced to the fantastic rockabilly punk stylings of opening act Bloodshot Bill. Now, as many of you know, we love all things King Khan (see here, here, here) but I must say that Bloodshot Bill stole the show. Add to the equation that he’s a one-man-band, playing high-hat cymbals with his left foot, bass drum with his right, guitar in his hands and Mike Patton-meets-Michael Winslow-meets-Elvis-meets-Frog vocal style, and what you get is a unique, fun, rocking good time.

Begin your Bloodshot Bill education with “She’s My Baby” off his 2009 release, Git High Tonite!, on the Transistor 66 label. Follow it up with the below live track (in fancy 3D!) and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: "Down With the King" by Run D.M.C.

Enjoy the end of your week with Run’s 1993 hit Down With the King! Look out for cameos by  Eazy-ERedmanKris KrossJermaine DupriOnyxSalt-n-PepaKRS-OneEPMDA Tribe Called QuestKid CapriDas EFXP.M. Dawn and Naughty by Nature.

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Full KEXP show by King Khan & The Shrines

I know there’s at least a couple of us here that are big King Khan fans. If you’ve never seen them live and have a chance, don’t miss it! Think James Brown meets garage punk!

If you can’t dance to this check your pulse. 

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TWO FOR TUESDAY: “Oblivion” by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfør

It’s been some light blogging lately, but there are some highly anticipated new albums on the horizon, so it’s back to the stacks for more. One such anticipated album is M83’s soundtrack for the movie Oblivion. Like he did by hiring Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy (one of my favorite soundtracks of the past decade), director Joseph Kosinski has chosen a single musical group to produce the soundtrack for his latest sci-fi blockbuster.

Regular readers will know that we here at DFTD like M83 quite a lot, and, while this new track is different from past M83 tracks due to the presence of Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør, it is still very strong and bodes well for the rest of the album.

Since it’s Two For Tuesday, here’s a song from M83’s 2008 album Saturdays = Youth, “Kim & Jessie.”

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"Is It Alright" by Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin’s self titled album came out in 2011 but for reasons beyong me, he’s remained under the radar. He reminds me of the Beach Boys, Dr. Dog, and Coconut Records. 

This song is 3 minutes long but manages to seamlessly jump from change-up to change-up.  Enjoy. Dance. 

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Streams of Whiskey” by The Pogues

It’s been a slow week, so let’s get this holiday weekend started by following the advice of the wise Shane Macgowan:

I am going, I am going
Any which way the wind may be blowing.
I am going, I am going
Where streams of whiskey are flowing.

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"Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" by Kenny Rogers


The 15 year Lebowski celebration continues here at DFTD. Undisputably Kenny Rogers’ greatest tune.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “Hotel California” by Gypsy Kings

Jesus

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the funniest movie ever, here’s Gypsy Kings’ cover of the Eagles’ “Hotel California.” While you may hate the fuckin’ Eagles as much as el Dudarino, there’s no way you can hate this fast-paced, Spanish-lyric version of their classic tune. And if you do, I’m going to have to send Jesus to your door. Nobody fucks with The Jesus.

"Relax" dijo el portero
Por mi es honor recibir
Puede salir cuando quiere
Pero nunca yo partir

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"Entertainment" by Phoenix

Check out this seriously AWESOME video for the new song, “Entertainment” by French band Phoenix. The song is the first to be released from their upcoming 3rd album Bankrupt!, due out on April 22nd.

Dance.

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"Give a Little Love" by Sufjan Stevens


New tune from Sufjan that he apparently “dug up” on his computer. The song was originally recorded in 2010. And since it’s Two-for-Tuesdays, here’s one of my faves:

"For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti"

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