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Song of the Week: “Lífsins Ólgusjór” by Samaris

Another week, another recommendation for an Icelandic rock band.  “Lífsins Ólgusjór”  by Samaris is inspired by 19th-century Icelandic poetry and laid over a reggae beat.  Check out their recently released second album Silkidranga for more.

Song of the Week: “The Sticks” by The Budos Band

The Budos Band is a 9-piece instrumental Afro-Soul ensemble from Staten Island.  Their new album is called Burnt Offering and includes the track “The Sticks.”

You can hear more by The Budos Band and other artists on the great music podcast The Sounds in My Head.

Song of the Week: “FUNKNROLL” by Prince

Prince released two new albums at the end of September, Art Official Age under his own name and with the band 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrum Electrum.  Both albums contain a version of the song “FUNKNROLL.”  While the version below is from Art Official Age, overall Plectrum Electrum is by far the better album.

Enjoy the groove.

Song of the Week: “Aztec Chant” (Tessela Remix) by Pev

This week I just feel like zoning out, and  have found the relentless rhythms of “Aztec Chant” (Tessela Remix) by Pev to be the ideal soundtrack.

I learned of this through NPR Music’s Recommended Dose who have an excellent playlist of October’s top dance tracks.

Song of the Week: “Masten Lake Lagoon” by The Pharmacy

I’ve been posting a lot of dance tracks lately, so here’s a rocker with lots of guitar riffs to mix things up.  “Masten Lake Lagoon” is the first single off of Washington state band The Pharmacy’s new album Spells, which will also be their last since the band announced their break-up.  More about the  band and the song avaialable from KEXP Seattle’s Song of the Day page.

Bonus Song of the Week: “Secrets” by Mary Lambert (Fedde Le Grand Remix)

Just to keep the dance party going, here’s Mary Lambert’s song “Secrets” from her album Heart on My Sleeve as remixed by Fedde Le Grand.

And here is the original, unadorned version of Mary Lambert’s “Secrets”:

Song of the Week: “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain” by Aretha Franklin

I always thought that “Rolling in the Deep” sounded like a cover of an Aretha Franklin song.  This confirms that Adele is a time traveler.

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