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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ani DiFranco, The Divine Comedy, Sambassadeur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Helium

I haven't been getting many of the new albums from 2012 yet, but one of the ones that will be on the top of my favorites list is Which Side Are You On? by Ani DiFranco. Here is one of my favorites off the album, Amendment, which is up there with my all-time favorites of her work:



I discovered The Divine Comedy's Bang Goes the Knighthood album and found this charming and acerbic critique of the bankers that caused the Second Great Depression:



I am still really liking the Los Campesinos Hello Sadness album. Here's the title track. It's a great video and as to be expected from their work, it is about troubled relationships:



Remake That Caught My Attention Lately: Sambassadeur remake of "Small Parade" by Tobin Sprout of Guided By Voices:



and the original:



Some Old Songs That Caught My Attention Lately: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and reminded me how good the song and video are. I love the emotion on her face from 2:20 to 3:00:



I watched Wild Flag live streaming from Coachella, which inspired me to watch some old Mary Timony and Helium videos. Here's Honeycomb off the Dirt of Luck: