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Captain’s Log: Ladies With Feelings Forever

You’d think that since it’s summertime, I’d be cruising around with the top down, sipping on lemonade, wearing super cool neon shades and blasting high-energy tracks about lipgloss or whatever. Instead, I’m finding myself drawn to mopey women with guitars, plodding dance beats and navel-gazing, introspective lyrics.

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Captain’s Log: The Girls of Winter

Generally speaking, I only compile new music for you every month or so, but this week I unexpectedly became aware of an unusually large amount of excellent new songs that washed ashore with messages and/or tiny ships cleverly jammed inside.

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Captain’s Log: Deep Sea Diver

Sometimes, I like to give you a theme to describe all the glorious new artists I’ve assembled for you; this month, the best I can tell you is that they’re all songs you might want to dance around like a lunatic to. Let’s get to it.

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SXSW 2010 Captain’s Log #1: Hipster Spring Break Begins

Music blogger and SxSW warrior Stef has descended on the music capital of the world to bring us full reports on the happenings and hype acts of this year’s South by Southwest music festival. Highlights from Day 1 include Roky Erickson, the Muffs, the Depreciation Guild, Zoë Keating, and Audiostraddle favorite Hesta Prynn.

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Beat on the Street: SXSW Captain’s Log #3 – Long Day’s Random Musical Journey Into Night

Discussed: SXSW can be really Random, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, I wanna take you to a GAYYYYY bar, War Tapes, White T-Shirts for Black T-Shirt People, useful swag, the School of Seven Bells, the kinds of bands you need to see when it’s dark out, our new favorite bar the Rusty Spur, the AKAs, pasty palors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Priceless Abortion, Girl in A Coma, Graham Coxon’s New Stuff, Tricky, DEVO. Also, TAYLOR F*CKING HANSON.