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Ladies y Gents, TGIF! Am I right? No, seriously, T G it’s F. This week I present one of the many forums where I find new areas of exploration in the music realm. As I’m sure you know, I am a huge fan of soundtracks. So this week I have four tracks from one of the first movies where I thought “I have to have these songs.” The soundtrack, unfortunately to He Died with a Felafel in His Hands, is not available in the US, it being an Australian film. It’s a brilliant episodic film starring Noah Taylor, who you might recognize from Shine, Almost Famous, or perhaps, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Here’s a sampling of the tracks you’ll hear if you watch the Felafel which is available on Netflix, so go watch it now! The full soundtrack would be well worth piecing together as I’ve done on my own, but there are too many songs to fit all in one four-play.

Track List:

  1. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas
  2. Golden Brown – The Stranglers
  3. Buy Me A Pony – Spiderbait
  4. The Human Germ – Snog
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Ladies y Gents, it’s a late one this week.

Better late than never. —Anonymous

Junes already almost over and so is our look into the future of what I will listen to years down the road. Last week I took the four-play into a folk/acoustic direction. This week we’ll have some alternative/electronica influenced tunes. Skip to the end…

First up is that awesome song from this video. It’s poppy and has that tune that got stuck in my head for quite awhile. It once again doesn’t hurt having those strings prominent in the background. Be sure to check out the other music from Broadcast 2000. You won’t be disappointed. We have “Kim & Jessie” next from M83 a song that I came across accidentally with my music library on shuffle. The song got stuck and has helped as a gateway to other 80’s steeped music. I can’t remember how I came across Black Kids, but their sound is new and their lyrics quite irreverent. This makes listening to their album, Partie Traumatic, repeat worthy. Of an album of winners “I’m Making Eyes at You” is one of my favorites. The last track this week is from LCD Soundsystem. The track, “All my Friends,” may be a long repetitive song but I thing has a nice build to it that keeps the audience interested but still at arms length, much like what the song is about. I got into LCD after hearing and loving the soundtrack to Greenberg.

Bonus Track! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you an additional track that isn’t on Spotify, but I want people to hear. Floorplan are friends of mine, yes, but their song “Giantess” is one of those that I would love regardless. The catchy song plus the memorable music video makes for a deadly duo. The video shows a wit not present this particular song that is apparent in their other tracks. One thing obvious is their talent in nailing down both the lyrical and musical styles that their emulating but still making it entirely their own. Be sure to tell them how much you like the music, download the song from the link at the bottom of the video, and spread it like it’s hot. Cheers.

Track List:

  1. Get Up & Go – Broadcast 2000
  2. Kim & Jessie – M83
  3. I’m Making Eyes At You – Black Kids
  4. All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
  5. Bonus Track: Giantess – Floorplan

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