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Topic: Emily Arin

MP-Free Vol. 4: The energizer

It keeps going and going and going ...

Heard you liked those MP3s. Good! We’ve got — you guessed it — more, and two days’ worth on top of that. That is, if nothing new comes in, which it always does.

Our goal? System overload: more good music than you can handle. Here we go.

1.    “Breadcrumb Trail” — Buried Beds. Adventurous, charming pop music with swooning strings, jaunty piano, energetic drums and beautiful female vocals.

2.    “When You Knew Me When” — Emily Arin. You know how Jenny Lewis is cute in every way (musically, aesthetically, lyrically)? So is Emily Arin, only, like, more.

3.    "Breakneck Speed" / "Something Good Can Work" —Tokyo Police Club. The excellent “Breakneck Speed” off last year’s brilliant “Champ” gets mashed up with “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club, whom I don’t know enough about, in this infectious party jam.

4.    “Away Frm U” — Oberhofer. You can download Oberhofer’s enthusiastic, bizarre and uniquely life-affirming pop almost everywhere that matters musically (Pitchfork, Stereogum, Daytrotter, Altered Zones, Yours Truly, RCRD LBL). File in the “Everyone will be listening to him in 2012” category.

5.    “Not Enough” — Stacy Clark. A solid female-fronted piano singer/songwriter tune which grabbed my attention because every free download (up to number 1,000) donates a dollar to To Write Love on Her Arms, which is an incredible organization that fights against self-destructive actions.

6.    “Baby Don’t You Cry” — Fergus and Geronimo. I dislike trashy garage rock as a general rule, but the best stuff breaks through the junky haze, as this memorable track does.


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by Stephen Carradini 01.27.2011 3 years ago
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Emily Arin — Patch of Land

Baffling, awe-inspiring and calming all at once


Stephen Carradini
Many artists do what they do within a framework that’s easily named: pop, folk, country, metal, etc.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans — Sit Resist

Disparate genres tie into an incredibly coherent sound


Stephen Carradini
I lauded Emily Arin’s latest earlier this year because of its ability to seamlessly fuse disparate genres into one thing.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011