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Sometimes, luck, fate, good fortune or whatever...put me and all of us, in the right place to just stumble across great new music. Often, 'new' music to me, is not always the hippest and most cutting edge stuff 9but hell, sometimes it is)..
I did a nice trip over the last few days with some interesting characters. It seems all we did was sort of talk about music, and our stories surrounding getting to and from gigs and the rest of our fine messes that life has thus thrown at us. Steve Jones was one of said characters', and he and I ended up talking a bit about new music and his new radio show on LA's KROQ ( Jonesy's Jukebox). I went to HIS playlist to preview these songs for you all. Is that some sort of internet plagiarism? Oh well; the dude straight up has impeccable taste in music.
White Lies, "E.S.T": For fans of 80s synth-pop. I am not sure if this is old or new to be honest. I don't want to Google them. Sometimes it's nice to sit in the mystery.
Quadron, "Slippin'": This is really sweet, hipster, girl-pop in the vein of something Mark Ronson would do--with less horns and hoopla.
, "Cars": If you want to be the coolest kid on the block, well then stock up your iPod with some Jim Noir. You will certainly get 'dude-nods' if you can sing along to one of these tunes as it suddenly plays at some Capitol Hill or Silver Lake skinny-jeans clothing store!