1. Don Ryan finished 3rd in the ETTG Band of the Year voting. If you haven’t heard This Town (or the rest of his fantastic album Tangle Town), then this situation must be remedied.
(you can purchase and download the whole damn Tangle Town album at amazon by clicking on the album cover – or you can go to Don’s Bandcamp page and name your own price – I’d suggest $1000 but you do what feels best for you)
(you can click on the album cover to purchase and download Sufjan Stevens’ album The Age of Adz. The Sister Crayon version is available at Stereogum.)
3. The Sigur Ros track from the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack shows up again this week. It’s a cool song which originally came from their 2005 album, Takk…, It’s Hoppipolla
4. Hoppipolla ends with some brass which makes a nice transition to the next song which comes from Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass’ classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights. The song, A Taste of Honey, is actually a cover of a 1960 Bobby Scott song.
5. Finally, we take it up a few notches with Iggy & the Stooges proto-punk classic Search and Destroy from Raw Power.