"Remember Beck before his career devolved into magazine-pleasing genre exercises? These guys have the same bent, rustic perspective on popcraft, and a heap of ambition"
This is really a song for summer, full of unicorns and dragonflies, but I just recently discovered Blitzen Trapper's wonderful brand of "bent and occasionally manic country/psych/pop music", so here it is. This track was taken from their 2005 LP Field Rexx, which was "recorded for $22 on a dank and androgynous 4-track". Slightly reminiscent of Grandaddy at their breeziest moments.
Blitzen Trapper Summer Twin mp3
Visit Some Velvet Blog and I Guess I'm Floating for new tracks from Calexico.
Chromewaves has Isobel Campbell's perfect cover of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)".
Badminton Stamps has the new single from the Guillemots. Very nice.
Dreams of Horses has Cat Power covering Guns 'n Roses covering Bob Dylan.
Finally, check out the excellent Post Typography, who is the designer of that very awesome "monkey with record" logo you see in the top left corner of this site.