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Top Ten Songs of the Week 1/12/09

Every Tuesday here we have our own quarter-sized version of what Kasey Kasem used to do on Sundays back in the day. Each of the links below correspond to the songs on our little hit parade. It’s designed as something that with a few clicks of a mouse will keep you entertained through your lunch hour if you’re at a desk job, or late at night if you’re bored.

 

1.  Maynard & the Musties – Elvis Museum

Frontman Joe Maynard’s ostensibly true story about one obsessed woman’s tribute to the King, with subtly sly commentary on the culture of celebrity. Producer Ryan Adams on piano and lapsteel.

 

2.   Max Raabe – Oops I Did It Again

German retro cabaret crooner covering Britney Spears. Words cannot describe.

 

3.  Kerry Kennedy’s Ghostwise – More from the Mountain

Gothic Americana like the Walkabouts. Eerie and irresistible. They play Rose Bar on 1/21.

 

4.  Heather Nova – Talking to Strangers

Long and hypnotic with haunting strings and Nova’s trademark wail. Streaming at her site.

 

5. The Naturals – Missus Sinclair

Super catchy 60s flavored dark guitar pop from North Carolina. Check it out. 

 

6. The Slackers – Dreidel Dub

A little late for the holiday, this amusing ska instrumental is ultimately a good excuse for a characteristically ripping Glenn Pine trombone solo. Thanks to Jacob of Across the Aisle for the heads-up on this – it’s a new single w/a dub remix as the b-side.

 

7. Close2death – Memory

An artsy, ornate, minor-key metalish ballad from this intriguing female-fronted band. They’re at Arlene’s on 2/12

 

8. The Sleaze Tax – Tape You to a Star

This is consistently surprising, multistylistic indie rocker Barbara Manning’s latest project, something akin to Exene’s shortlived but excellent Auntie Christ

 

9. The Darrin James Band – Had Enough of Me

Swinging minor-key oldtimey Waits-style piano ballad as Jack Grace might have done it. Sweet. He’s at the Parkside on 1/15.

 

10. Steel Battalion – The Emo Blues

“This song is dedicated to all those motherfuckers who wear more makeup than girls,” snarls these NJ rockers’ frontman on this LOL funny parody. They’re at Trash on Jan 18.

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