Category Archives: 31 days of good 2010

(31) Days of Good: Day 31

Just one day left of GOOD…and seeing as how it’s New Years Eve, here are my favorite tracks from 2010 that make the perfect additions to any Rockin’ New Years Eve Party playlist.

(31) Days of Good: Day 30

Vacation fun + Laziness = Extra short post today (but you can always find more GOOD over at 35mmBeats)

Frankie Rose (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls) went out on her own this year and the results were fantastic. I fell in love with this track back when I first listened to the self-titled debut and it’s still in heavy rotation on my pizzle. More Frankie Rose & the Outs here.

Frankie Rose and the Outs – Little Brown Haired Girl by Ragged Words

So, this song by Savoir Adore was originally released in 2009, but the EP was released this year and it’s too good not to include here.

Savoir Adore – Bodies by musicmule

KCRW, LA’s only good radio station, introduced me this wonderful Mexican, singer/songwriter, Carla Morrison. I haven’t heard a song by her that I haven’t liked, but Una Salida (enjoy the acoustic version below) from Mientras Tu Dormias… is my favorite.



















(31) Days of Good: Day 29

Indie folk duo, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, were back this year with She & Him’s Volume Two.

I really enjoyed this album, especially the cover’s of I Can Here Music and Gonna Get Along Without You Now, as well as the first single, In The Sun, but my favorite track is Don’t Look Back — a song about love that parallels the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

 She & Him – Don’t Look Back by voxmood

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Magic Kids is an indie pop rock band from Memphis.  They released their debut album, Memphis, this Summer and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I’m really digging these guys right now and can’t wait to hear more, probably because they remind me of one of my all time favorite bands — The Beach Boys.  In fact, The Guardian says “says their songs are so Beach Boys 1963-64, they should only be heard in a Duece Coupe.”

 The Magic Kids – Superball by plastiquenouveau

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(31) Days of Good: Day 28

First up, congrats to my sis!  She’s getting married today and i’m super happy for her.  Second, i’m officially on vacation as I write this and it feels GLORIOUS!  So, in celebration of both occasions, i’ve got two extra good picks for today’s edition of GOOD.  

Phantogram is a “street beat, psych pop” duo from NY.  Although active since 2007, the duo had a big 2010.  Earlier this year, they signed with Barsuk Records and also released their latest, Eyelid Movies, which has been a staple on year end lists this year.
Purchase on iTunes.
Next up, TV on the Radio bandmember/producer Dave Sitek’s solo-side project, Maximum Balloon.  
This record was another favorite of mine and barely missed out on a spot on my top 10 of 2010 list.  The record includes contributions by a ton of guests (pretty much every track), including David Byrne, Karen O, Aku, Theophilus London, and Little Dragon.  There’s really not a bad song on the record, but the Little Dragon collaboration is my personal favorite.
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(31) Days of Good: Day 27

One of my favorite covers of 2010 comes to us from the indie rock, husband/wife, duo Mates of State.  This year the duo released Crushes (The Covers Mixtape), which includes covers of other indie rock acts, including Tom Waits, Belle & Sebastian, The Mars Volta, and Girls.

You can download two tracks, Laura (Girls cover) and True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston cover), for free at matesofstate.com.
Next up, Girls, an indie rock band from San Francisco that have been compared to Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and The Beach Boys.  This year they released the Broken Dreams Club EP.

 Girls – Heartbreaker by Hypetrak

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