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The other day I posted to twitter asking for something new to listen to. Recently I’ve been seeking out new stuff and I’m all hopped up on new tunes again. Dealing with keeping iTunes libraries sync’d between two laptops and a bunch of hard drives is something else, but one way or anther I’ve been listening to the new Melvins, the new Torche, the new Diplo/Santo Gold mix, the fancy new Pogues boxset, and a ton of ambient background stuff like Explosions in the Sky and If These Trees Could Talk. So anyway I asked for recommendations from folks and was told to check out the following:

  • New Wilco
  • JUD – Sufferboy
  • A band called “red” or “the music”
  • The Night Marchers
  • Uriah Heep, Demons and Wizards
  • Flyleaf
  • Etta James
  • The Walkmen
  • MGMT

So far I’ve listened to none of them (except MGMT which I listened to briefly and then grabbed more to listen to futher), but I have the list and that is important. I’m going to check them all out, and will report back when I do. I’m also pretty excited because I found out Rival Schools are playing right down the street from my house next month so I rushed out and bought tickets already.

I’m happy that I’m back into music again. When I left Victory for years and years I was so burnt on the Music Industry that I could barely listen to anything without it leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I think I’ve been away from it all long enough that I can just be a fan again and get excited when I hear something new that speaks to me and moves me somehow. There’s nothing quite like it and I can see the thirst for that stuff growing. So tell me, what have you been listening too recently that’s been stuck in your head and really rocking you?

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