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Favorite Discoveries of 2009

Cool bands (in alphabetical order?) that I discovered for the first time in 2009. Rule: they must not have been formed in 2009/must not have released their first record in 2009. Anything questionable, I didn’t include. And no doubts that I forgot some.

– Atlas Sound
– Black Moth Super Rainbow
– Bloodshot Bill
– Bobby Ubangi
– Box Elders
– Galaxie 500
– Mika Miko
– Portugal. The Man
– Thee Oh Sees

Question of the Week…?

This question is entirely influenced by The Needle Drop, as is this entire segment. Here it is:

What does Punk Rock Mean to You? Examples?

Just to get the ball rolling, here’s what I think. Punk Rock means to me, freedom to act, sound, look, smell, or taste however you like. The elements of attitude, integrity, and passion are clearly displayed. Artists are NOTsigned to major labels, with exceptions to early “Punk” artists. Lastly, music that is cutting edge and/or distinctive. For modern examples, my favorite punk bands are The Black Lips, Jay Reatard, The King Khan & BBQ Show, No Age, Mika Miko, and Wavves.

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CD Review: We Be Xuxa

Mika Miko
Label: PPT
Release: 2009

1. “Blues Not Speed” – 9.4
2. “Turkey Sandwich” – 9.3
3. “I Got A Lot (New New New) – 9.6
4. “Wild Bore” – 9.2
5. “Sex” – 9.5
6. “Totion” – 9.5
7. “On the Rise” – 9.6
8. “Beat the Rush” – 9.7
9. “Johnson R. Cool” – 9.1
10. “Sex Jazz” – 9.4
11. “Keep on Calling” – 9.3
12. “Turkey Barnyard Mix” – 9.5

Comments: Sounds like an all-girl version of early Black Lips material, except a little bit more punk and a little bit more catchy. It’s no wonder why Ian St. Pe said this is a band he is really digging.

Grade: 9.4