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Music For Listeners 2007/12/08

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Miranda Lee Richards-"Life Boat"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Life Boat".
3) The Whigs-Like A Vibration"  First single from the forthcoming CD 'Mission Control'.
4) We Start Fires-"Play You"  From the CD 'Magazine'.
5) Good Shoes-"Small Town Girl (Stephen Street Remix)"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Small Town Girl".
6) Correcto-"Joni"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Joni".
7) Neon Neon-"Raquel"  From the brand new UK 12" single for "Raquel".
8) Super Furry Animals-"Run Away"  From the CD 'Hey Venus'.
9) Jack Penate-"Second, Minute or Hour"  From the CD single for "Second, Minute or Hour".
10) Lacrosse-"No More Love Songs"  From the brand new CD 'The New Year Will Be for You and Me'.
11) Glasvegas-"Footballs and Flowertops"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Daddy's Gone".
12) Bombay Bicycle Club-"Ghost"  From the brand new UK CD EP 'How We Are'.
13) Stickboy-"Come Round (and See Me Again)"  From the brand new UK CD single 'The Basement Sessions'.
14) Paul Vickers and the Leg-"Tears for Smokey"  From the forthcoming UK CD 'Tropical Favourites'.
15) Laura Marling-"Ghosts"  From the brand new 7" single for "Ghosts".
16) Laura Marling-"My Manic and I"  From the UK 7" single for "My Manic and I".
17) Dark Captain Light Captain-"Jealous Enemies"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Jealous Enemies".
18) Jens Lekman-"If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)"  From the CD 'Night Falls Over Kortedala'
19) Poster Children-"Get A Life"  From the CD 'Junior Citizen'.
20) Poster Children-"The Leader"  From the CD 'No More Songs About Sleep and Fire'.
21) Wooden Shjips-"We Ask You To Ride"  From the CD 'Wooden Shjips'.
22) Vampire Weekend-"Byrn"  Unreleased track taken from the "BLUE CD-R".
23) Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly-"Waiting for the Monster To Drown"  From the brand new CD 'Searching for the Hows and Whys'.
24) Fanfarlo-"Sand and Ice"  Brand new track available as a free download from new-legal-mp3-blog
25) High Priests-"Baby Diamond Mind"  From the brand new UK CD 'Self Prescribed Medication'.
26) Grantura-"Waves"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Waves".
27) The Orb-"Beautiful Day"  From the Japanese CD 'The Dream'.
28) The Verve-"The Thaw Session"  From the band's website - Literally, the first minutes of The 2007 Verve jamming together.
29) "The Mid-Morning Recording"                     Marcus Rubio-'The Life of Pillows'
Grammy Award winning guitarist Joe Reyes was so impressed by the lad, that he has given loads of time and effort to co-producing and performing on two of his albums, and the Irish band Oppenheimer were so taken by him that he was asked to record some string arrangements for their second record. He's only eighteen and he's already turning heads here in Texas and overseas. Tonight we played the third and, in my opinion, the breakthrough album from San Antonio's own songwriter, singer, violinist, guitarist, and an all-around humble guy, Marcus Rubio. Tonight's recording is a brilliant conceptual CD about a boy named Pillows. Pillows' life seems to be full of music, sweaters, electricity, socks, girls, boys, and the occasional zombie. Marcus claims him to be his slightly paranoid alter-ego, and one wonders how many other characters are lingering inside this young man. An album full of hi-fi and low-fi sounds mixed up together, and there are so many great songs featured here. I believe that if this album was released in the UK, at least four or five singles would have seen the light of day. As of yet, it hasn't been released in the UK, but only on a limited number of handmade CD's direct from the artist himself. It's certainly one of our favorite recordings of 2007, and hopefully someday you too will be lucky enough to see the wonderful Marcus Rubio perform live. A wonderful way to celebrate the MFL proclaimed "Year of the Rubio" - 2007. One of the coolest things I saw all year was a collection of "pilliows" with art by Mr. Rubio himself. Were you lucky enough to buy one?  "With caffeinated pupils and bloodshot eyes, they stare at me as if hypnotized".
Michael - MFL

30) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.

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