#MusicMonday, Volume 21: Pete Sinjin, 50 Cent, Lower Dens, Neko Case, and more! (with video)

Taylor Neko Case, Middle Cyclone (2009)

[image-1]Neko Case is a force of nature, her crisp vocals and twangly guitars piercing into your soul. Jump right into this album, but watch this EPK first.

Mike Lower Dens, Twin-Hand Movement (2010)

A random find during my turkey break. At first, the album comes off somewhat slow and lo-fi, but keep listening and it picks up. Personally, I'm not into the extremely raw sound that certain bands produce nowadays, so of course I was ready to delete the album after track one. For some reason I kept on listening, and it got better and better after each track. The only thing that throws me off is the volume of the vocals, which should be turned up -- there seems to be some real potential there. Check out Lower Dens and take a seat with Mary.

Brad - Screaming Lord Sutch, Jack The Ripper (1964 recording released in 1970)

English shock rock superhero doing his thing way before and better than Alice Cooper. The first artist in a long time that's blown me away to the point of keeping me up at night.

Steve The Tallest Man on Earth, Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird (2010)

My hipper-than-I-am girlfriend turned me on to this totally captivating DIY Scandanavian singer-songwriter. This EP is every bit the equal of earlier releases, and includes a little electric guitar.

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Pete Sinjin, Better Angels Radio (2010)

The Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter delivers a knockout punch of Americana/folk in the style and spirit of Woody Guthrie and Steve Earle. Fantastic songwriting and crafty acoustic guitar playing are front and center on Sinjin's brand new release. Fans of roots rock will no doubt dig this release. It's refreshing to hear raw talent without any gimmicks or tricks masking it. This is the real deal. Highly recommended.

Shawn Grateful Dead, From the Mars Hotel (1974)

On repeat. I know very few people that enjoy at least one song off this album, but it is absolutely the hangover cure for the new century.

Infinite Skillz50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Trying (2003)

Being stuck in the middle seat on a plane headed to a small town in Mississippi has me feeling a little aggressive.  Maybe Mr. vitamin water will send a jet to come save me.

DeborahHe's My Brother, She's My Sister, He's My Brother, She's My Sister (2010)

I guess I missed out on this band when they came to Tampa in support of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes because Rocktober's conflicting schedule had me at Built to Spill that evening. Big Mistake. Huge. He's My Brother, She's My Sister has a similar vibe to Ed Sharpe, but they incorporate a ton of goodness into their 1960's folk-inspired rock. They've been keeping my toe tapping all morning, no pun intended, as a lot of their rhythm comes from ACTUAL TAP DANCING. I'm also crazy about the boho-chic dresses in the video for "How'm I Gonna Get Back Home Tonight" (check it out after the jump), just in case anyone's rounding out my Christmas list.


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