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The Weekly Dose 02-24-14 (f/ Courtney Barnett)

Welcome to the second edition of The Weekly Dose, the Spotify playlist that is updated every week with about an hour’s worth of great music, both new and old.  Thanks to everybody who checked us out in week one.  The idea for this playlist comes from the fact that if I’m not listening to a specific album, I’m usually just shuffling the “favorites” folder on my iPod or Spotify, featuring thousands of my all-time favorite songs.  Because those songs span the decades from the 60’s (or earlier) through today, it’s always an eclectic mix of music.

If you follow The Weekly Dose ON Spotify itself, you’ll notice that the songs will change every week.  There’s currently no need to subscribe to more than the one playlist, although that could change in the future.  A second playlist will debut here soon, and will be an archive featuring all songs from previous weeks for your listening pleasure.  That’s enough explanation for now, let’s get on to this week’s Dose.

Featured Artist of the Week: Courtney Barnett

I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about Courtney Barnett until just recently when I started hearing her songs played on Sirius radio’s station XMU.  Courtney is an Australian singer-songwriter from Melbourne.  She has two EP’s so far, and those two have been combined together into one “double EP” here in the United States.  In addition to getting some radio airplay, she’s also one of just a couple of additions to this year’s Coachella festival since the initial lineup was announced in January.

In addition to two Courtney Barnett songs, this week’s Dose includes a few “flashback” artists spanning the 80’s (Orange Juice), 90’s (Pulp, Jennifer Trynin, Grandaddy) and newer acts like Father John Misty (who had my favorite album of 2012) and last week’s Artist You Should Know: Temples… Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

The Weekly Dose 02-24-14

1. Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
2. of Montreal – Famine Affair
3. Tune-Yards – My Country
4. Grandaddy – The Group Who Couldn’t Say
5. MC Honky – What A Bringdown
6. Miike Snow – Song For No One
7. Orange Juice – Rip It Up
8. Courtney Barnett – History Eraser
9. Father John Misty – Funtimes In Babylon
10. Shout Out Louds – The Comeback
11. Puscifer – Dear Brother
12. Pulp – Help The Aged
13. Jennifer Trynin – Better Than Nothing
14. Temples – The Guesser
15. Air Traffic – Just Abuse Me

 

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Music Video: jj – “Let Go”

Well, we took most of last week off due to internet connectivity issues at home, but it’s finally working again, so here is the music video I was going to post last Friday.

The band jj is set to release their brand new CD, entitled jj n° 3 , in the U.S. next Tuesday (March 9th). I’ve already heard the album online and it’s great, especially if you’re in a mellow mood. Their music is proably best described as Electronica, and the first single “Let Go” has been getting a lot of airplay on Sirius XMU.

Hopefully you enjoy this as much as I do. Check out the video for the dreamy “Let Go”…

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Music Videos: Neon Indian and Pacific!

Another week has come to an end, and so it’s time for another music video. And for the second week in a row, we have two videos for you to enjoy.

The first video is “Deadbeat Summer” from Neon Indian. Sirius XMU has been playing this lately and it quickly became one of my top five songs of the year. Of course, I discovered it at one of the coldest times of the year, but it’s definitely got a summer vibe. Just imagine playing this in the summertime with all the windows in your car rolled down. Continue reading

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Got It Covered – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

We here at Cuter Than Pie are big fans of Swedish artist Lykke Li. We got to see her perform earlier this year at Coachella. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008. Even though I don’t think she’s officially started recording the follow-up yet, she’s still been busy in the studio, recording a song for the Twilight New Moon soundtrack, and this dreamy cover of The Shirelle’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (which was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King).

We first heard this cover on Sirius XMU, as they’ve been playing it a lot as of late. The song is available to download for free, if you sign up for Lykke Li’s mailing list on her site! Check it out below!

Links:
Lykke Li’s Official Website