Thursday, August 7, 2008

Casual Listening Extra 8-8-08

Casual Listening


August 8, 2008

Closure in Moscow – The Pennance and the Patience (rock)

Emo that breaks the mold. The loud guitars and anguished vocals are still there, but with a variety in tempo, style, and melody beyond what you usually hear on alternative radio.

Listen to Closure in MoscowWe Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains

Issa Bagayogo – Mali Koura (world)

Music from Mali set to a serious dance groove. Deep vocals, bright guitars, and a mix of sampled and actual percussion.

Listen to Issa Bagayoyo – “Poye

The Rumble Strips – Girls and Weather (ska)

Influenced by third-wave punk ska, but with more than just the relentless two-step beat. This group throws a good bit of horn-driven rock into the mix.

Listen to The Rumble Strips “Girls and Boys in Love

Clan 537 – Habia Una Vez: La Caperucita (Reggaeton)

Solid Reggaeton, which for the uninitiated is the relatively new and immensely catchy Latin rap-pop dance craze. Roll down the windows and play loud.

Listen to Clan 537 “Dan Jan

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