:: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 ::
Tu(n)esday: no cartoons, no spies, no politics, just music
If you all don't mind, I think I'm going to sit out this whole online conversation about the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Plenty of other, more insightful bloggers are spewing forth opinion on both sides of the issue, and I really have nothing to add.

Instead, I'll offer a pleasant diversion: music.

First, from Sterogum presents a full CD worth of guilt-free mp3s for your listening and downloading pleasure. Don't worry; it's all legal. Good Valentine's Day music from Drive-By Truckers (that one's for you, bro), something from Delta 5 that echos the Slits of old, and more. It's hit and miss with these, but you're likely to find something that'll make you smile or tap your feet, or both.

Over at 100 records, they're posting music at a furious rate. Yesterday's post was an homage to a classic but underrated punk band, Stiff Little Fingers (one of Richard Hall's favorites, as I recall), with some tunes for you to sample.(Be sure to read the disclaimer first.)

Meanwhile, fluxblog continues to unearth good tunes with weird titles. Come to think of it, the songs are kinda weird, too.

Pitchfork has some new stuff on its downloads page. The latest, posted on Groundhog Day, is something from the Eels.

From purevolume: a couple of freebies from an indie group called The Static Age.

And finally, hear from the woman who has captured my heart lately: Cat Power. Click that link to go to the eMusic site and hear samples, or stream her new album, The Greatest.

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:: Andrew 07:02 + ::

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Robbers & Cowards Cold War Kids, Robbers & Cowards

Carinvore Simon Dawes, Carnivore

Until Death Comes Frida Hyvonen, Until Death Comes

Tratore Basics 2: New Brazilian Rock Tratore Basics Vol. 2, Novo Rock Brazil

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Two Thousand The French Kicks: Two Thousand

Paper Television The Blow: Paper Television

Freedom Haters Unite! A Bloodshot Records Sampler, Vol. 1 Freedom Haters Unite! A Bloodshot Records Sampler

Beast Moans Swan Lake: Beast Moans

Prototypes Prototypes: Prototypes

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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives Voxtrot: Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

Your Biggest Fan Voxtrot: Your Biggest Fan

Translate Macon Greyson: Translate

Get Evens The Evens: Get Evens

Veruca Salt IV Veruca Salt: Veruca Salt IV

Modern Times Bob Dylan: Modern Times

Look Your Best Pink Tuscadero: Look Your Best

Blue On Blue Leigh Nash: Blue on Blue

I Am  Not Afraid Of  You And I Will Beat Your Ass Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Boys and Girls in America The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America

The Longest Meow Bobby Bare Jr.: The Longest Meow"

Hello Love The Be Good Tanyas: Hello Love

The Lemonheads The Lemonheads: The Lemonheads

Ben Kweller Ben Kweller: Ben Kweller

We Are The Pipettes The Pipettes: We Are the Pipettes

Surprise Paul Simon: Surprise

Sev7en Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners: Sev7en

A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways

For the Best of Us The John Doe Thing: For the Best of Us

Runaway Bombshell The Fondas: Runaway Bombshell

Flat-Pack Philosophy Buzzcocks: Flat Pack Philosophy

Citrus Asobi Seksu: Citrus

The Loon Tapes 'n Tapes: The Loon

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News and Tributes The Futureheads: News and Tributes

Zoysia The Bottle Rockets: Zoysia

Let's Get Out of This Country Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out of This Country

Bang Bang Rock & Roll Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll

A Blessing and a Curse Drive By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

Broken Boy Soldiers The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Life Pursuit Belle and Sebastian: The Life Pursuit

The Greatest Cat Power: The Greatest

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