Music Download: Joe Passed, “Lego My Ego”

Via Riot Act Media, if fuzzy, post punk type pop music is your thing, then this is your thing. Download “Lego My Ego” from soundcloud.

One of the songs from Jo Passed’s upcoming EP, Out, it’s heavily textured, buzzing with energy, and catchy in a head-nodding kind of way. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the thing sounds like.

New Music: The Smith Street Band, “Surrender”

Because today deserves guitars, drums, and a very strange mess.

Fight the Man

I love this story and I hope the forces of good triumph over the forces of Warner.

Happy Birthday remains the most profitable song ever. Every year, it is the song that earns the highest royalty rates, sent to Warner/Chappell Music (which makes millions per year from “licensing” the song). However, as we’ve been pointing out for years, the song is almost certainly in the public domain.

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A Little Summer Music: bentcousin’s “DIZZY”

Don’t know what it is about this song, but I’m really enjoying it right now.

Musical Moment: Fat Freddy’s Drop, “Wandering Eye”

Because we like music, here’s a little happy something for mid-day.

Calexico. With a side of Kenny Loggins.

I would have imagined that Calexico would have done better with “I’m Alright” (the theme to Caddyshack) but this cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” has proven me wrong. Loads of fun.