Sunday, May 16, 2010

MJTV: Drive-By Truckers - Working This Job

Brand new vid from The Big To-Do...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cheap Thrills: The Mary Onettes - The Night Before The Funeral

A free legal MP3 download of the track for the video I just posted (courtesy of Labrador Records)

MP3: The Mary Onettes - The Night Before The Funeral

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MJTV: The Mary Onettes - The Night Before The Funeral

Just had this one land in my Inbox. The vid was directed by band member Philip Ekström and the person in the vid is brother/bandmate Henrik.

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Ok, so it's been a little bit like Celebrity Death Pool around here lately. I've been working on a few major projects that'll be unwrapped (hopefully) in the next 30 days or so... Anyway, didn't want you to think I hadn't noticed.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

A video tribute to the late artist...

His biggest hit was The Boxtops' "The Letter"...

A 1985 appearance on MTV's 120 Minutes...

A live performance of this power pop gem with Big Star...

The Replacements named this 1987 track from Pleased To Meet Me after Chilton...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

R.I.P Teddy Pendergrass

An amazing sexy, soulful voice is silent.

Help Musical Justice Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

MJ Listeners/Readers -

It's true. Ten years ago today, Musical Justice was born with the hope of rescuing indie rock lovers from mainstream radio one song at a time. Over those 10 years, we've played over 17 million songs to more than 1 million listeners in 130+ countries around the world. We couldn't have piled up stats like that without your support.

So we've got a small favor to ask. Help us celebrate this milestone by doing just one thing to help us get a new listener. Some ideas you might consider include:

* Post us to your Facebook page
* Tweet about our anniversary
* Add us to your email signature line
* Mention us on your blog
* Write about us on your favorite artists' message board
* If you haven't checked in for awhile, give us a listen yourself

Thanks again for listening and have a great 2010!

The Musical Justice Team

Friday, January 01, 2010

Musical Justice's Top 10 CDs of 2009

Been a little while since we've posted, so I've got a couple of recaps first. Here's the wrap-up of 2009's best:

TOP 10 CDs OF 2009

1. Art Brut - Art Brut vs Satan

Some of the buzz may have worn off this band, but Frank Black helps distill this band to the essence of its' cheeky charm.

2. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Not their best, but this record is leavened with a lighter touch and the self-awareness you'd expect from a self-titled opening track like "Wilco (The Song)". Wilco will love you baby. Indeed.

3. Pearl Jam - Backspacer

"The Fixer" is Vedder and company's best rock single in a decade. A welcomed return to form.

4. Matthew Ryan - Dear Lover

Intensely personal and cinematic in scope. Shimmering at times, scruffy others. Criminally under-the-radar, Ryan's been one of the most consistent and prolific songwriters of this generation.

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

A little less punk, a little more danceable. A matured effort that probably left some old fans behind. That says more about those fans' narrow view of the band IMHO.

6. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko's most commercially successful work, hitting #3 on the pop charts. Uncompromising though -- she did it on her terms.

7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

This year's model with 10 great high-energy tracks like "Young Adult Friction" and "This Love Is Fucking Right".

8. U2 - No Line On The Horizon

A failure only when judged against the substantial yardstick of their own best work. Still "Magnificent", "Boots" and "Crazy" are worthy additions to the canon.

9. Metric - Fantasies

The lead track, "Help I'm Alive" is undeniable and relentlessly catchy. This band might be a record away from huge.

10. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

The 2005 comeback continues with this band's best since their indie label days.