In HIGH DEMAND Today:
The Twilight Singers -- Sublime. From the online-only A Stitch In Time EP, a torchy ballad that's a surefire panty-peeler. It really goes without saying that we really, really love Greg Dulli's voice. Hard copies of the EP available from One Little Indian come November. (site)
The Pigeon Detectives -- Wait For Me. In a 180-degree shift from the previous song, here's some totally snuggly and twee Brit Indie. It's the B-side to the "You Know I Love You" single. This band is ridiculously sweet; this kind of thing is a big weakness, but don't tell, okay? (site)
The Tranzmitors -- Dancing In The Front. I swear, all this adorable Canadian pop is just crawling out of the woodwork lately. This is a totally cutesy and sassy dance anthem -- hardly substantial, but it made me smile; a serendipitous find that totally brightened my day. (MySpace)
Presets -- Down Down Down (Midnight Juggernauts Remix). I love remixes with distinct movements that provide multiple shifts in mood -- like the way this one shifts effortlessly from an insane strobelight electro party to spangled synths and back again before blending the two tangents seamlessly. (site)
Dear Nora -- Defeated and Lonely. Not to be a total downer on the way out, but I read the other day on Dreams of Horses that Dear Nora is no more. Katy Davidson is still making music (she is, she says, "breaking up with [her]self"), most notably with Marianna Ritchey, as Katy and Marianna. This is an appropriately fitting track from Dear Nora's final album, There is No Home. (Related: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Dear Nora -- Hot Boyz) (info, and more mp3s)
BONUS: Amerie -- Take Control (Instrumental). Please, please, please mash this up with something that desperately needs its horn and rhythm section replaced with this bit of super-slick ultra-modern R'n'B magic.