that’s like me asking you to take out your shoe laces

Neko Case  РPeople Got A Lotta Nerve (weird and lovely illustrations)
James Morrison – Nothing Ever Hurt Like You (pounding soul chorus)
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – Take Off Your Sunglasses (Dylan-esque retro goodness)
Company of Thieves – Oscar Wilde (more proof of Wes Anderson’s influence)
Bat for Lashes – Daniel (crazy and Radiohead-approved)
Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band – Cheer For Fate (destructive forces)
Shocking Blue – Mighty Joe (they can’t keep a straight face)

and, for the throwback:
Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock N Roll Fun (love the overheads)

i want to go back in time and dance on hullabaloo

Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (John Hughes, Yacht Rock, Thriller, The Cure)
Stars – Bitches In Tokyo (“Never let shampoo touch your hair. Ever.”)
The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next to Me (the closest you’ll get to a time machine)
Noah & The Whale – 5 Years Time (I am drawn to things that emulate Wes Anderson’s style)
Hot Chip – One Pure Thought (reminds me of my late 80s/ early 90s childhood)
Jaguar Love – Highways of Gold (an illustrated play)