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Pete's Pick: Menomena

04-Apr-2006 05:21 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Menomena is a West coast experimental rock trio. For whatever reason, the song E. is Stable (off of the I Am The Fun Blame Monster!) sounds great when you're cycling along side of the beach on a sunny afternoon. You have to check out Menomena's website, it's hilarious.

Pete's Pick: Supergrass

25-Mar-2006 06:26 PM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Road To Rouen is Supergrass' 5th full-length album, and the opening track Tales of Endurance (Parts 4, 5 & 6) is a great start to this 9 track CD. You can hear the entire album, in fairly low quality, using the Road To Rouen Radio.

Pete's Pick: Audible

18-Mar-2006 05:57 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Audible is a band out of Phillidelphia that is putting in the time right now playing live shows in support of their Sky Signal album. The first listen through the CD was good, but their stuff really grew on me. My favorite track is When We Were Wrong. You can listen to some other samples on the official Audible website or on the Audible MySpace page.

Pete's Pick: Kings Of Leon

11-Mar-2006 12:18 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Kings Of Leon are from Nashville and play a unique style of rock. Aha Shake Heartbreak has a few great tracks, including my favorite of theirs: Soft. You can see a bunch of videos and give a listen to Molly's Chambers on the Kings Of Leon website.

Pete's Pick: The American Analog Set

28-Feb-2006 01:46 PM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
The American Analog Set was formed in Austin, Texas. They released Set Free in late 2005. I discovered they were playing in Toronto the day after the concert, and then they announced they're not planning on touring anymore. Too bad for me. Best track off this album is Cool Kids Keep. You can listen to Immaculate Heart from the AmAnSet website.

Pete's Pick: Grandaddy

20-Feb-2006 06:09 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Described as "solar-powered space-pop", Grandaddy was formed in California in 1992 and announced their breakup on Jan 27th, 2006. Too bad, but they were at it a long time so I guess it was time. Their latest full length CD is Sumday. I get a real kick out of their techo-business lyrics on I'm on Standby and The Group Who Couldn't Say, among others. Give a listen to Now It's On. You can also check out Florida which is available on the Grandaddy Website.

Pete's Pick: Earlimart

13-Feb-2006 06:26 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
I discovered Earlimart in September 2005, almost exactly a year after they released Treble & Tremble. I got hooked on Broke The Furniture and All They Ever Do Is Talk, and then (like heroin) I couldn't stop. This CD is definitely one of my top 5 favorite finds in 2005. Go listen to some of their music on the Earlimart MySpace page, then head over to the Earlimart website for some videos.

Pete's Pick: Elbow

08-Feb-2006 02:43 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Elbow has been topping Doug's weekly listening charts on last.fm recently. The title track Leaders Of The Free World is just amazing, and you can download it for free from the Elbow MySpace page. You can also listen to a bunch of samples on the official Elbow website (roll-over the little guys on the left to get to the music); I recommend Asleep In The Back.