M&T Best Songs of 2017

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M&T Best Albums of 2017

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January 2018 Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Dinner Playlist Update

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Here is the Grooveshark link if you want all the songs in one place. No Beatles on there though, so unfortunately the list is not complete but you can still have a toast to all the douchebags at your next meal and enjoy some M&T dinner party faves while you do it.


Dinner Playlist

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For the past few days I have been visiting friends in North Carolina and the other night we went out to the Piedmont Ale House in Burlington, where they have some phenomenal burgers just in case you were wondering. Along with the tasty meat patties, the pub also had a stellar soundtrack for all of the patrons to enjoy while they were chowing down. Some of the highlights included “Sprawl II” by Arcade Fire, “Seven” by Sunny Day Real Estate, “The Beast and Dragon, Adored” by Spoon along with some Mumford & Sons and Florence + the Machine. After enjoying my meal as well as the accompanying beats I got to thinking what would be on my personal dinner playlist if I were to have some friends over for burgers and beers. Below is what I concocted for my dinner party so if you want to join me for some good food, drink and music, let me know and we can do dinner the Maimed & Tamed way.

1. Bon Iver- “Flume”

2. Grizzly Bear- “Cheerleader”

3. young minds- “underground”

Another great track off of Jim Hewitt’s image demos EP

4. James Taylor- “Carolina in My Mind”

Wouldn’t be a dinner party without some Sweet Baby James

5. The Band- Atlantic City

Might be better than the Boss’s original

6. LCD Soundsystem- “Home”

7. Band of Horses- “Monsters”

8. The Beatles- “And I Love Her”

9. Radiohead- “Scatterbrain”

10. Kings of Convenience- “Little Kids”

11. Procol Harum- “Whiter Shade of Pale”

Classic. Enough said.

12. Ween- “Freedom of ‘76”

13. My Morning Jacket- “The Bear”

Every good playlist needs a little MMJ love

14. Matthew Good Band- “Strange Days”

15. Pela- “Your Desert’s Not a Desert At All”

16. Phoenix- “North”

Underrated instrumental off of the the Frenchmen’s 3rd disc

17. Telepopmusik- “Breathe”


Somewhere Soundtrack

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Along with making some pretty solid movies, Sofia Coppola also knows how to put together a wonderful and engaging soundtrack. In the past she has utilized music from The Cure, New Order, Peaches, and My Bloody Valentine. In her newest film Somewhere she fills out the soundtrack with songs from the Foo Fighters, The Meters, The Strokes, and a re-worked version of “Love Like a Sunset” courtesy of Phoenix frontman (and Coppola’s boyfriend) Thomas Mars. Check out the trailer below featuring Phoenix and The Strokes.

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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Dawes- “Peace in the Valley”

I’ve been wanting to put this video up for a while but I was hesitant because we had done a concert review of them in November and already had a sick vid of them on the site.  Two months is all I can wait.  Dawes was one of my favorite live acts last year and “Peace in the Valley” was just magical.  Gotta love the Springsteen swag and the vintage guitar play by Taylor Goldsmith along with drum solo’s from his bro Griffin.

side note- Taylor is up for the best sex faces during guitar solos of the year award and Griffin is up for the best face while playing any instrument ever award

It’s a mothafuckin’ celebration!

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From all of us here at Maimed and Tamed, we’d like to thank any and all internet surfers who have came across our little corner of the net, whether it be by a misclick or somewhat on purpose, for getting us to 1,000 views. Now that we’re all big time and stuff, you can follow us on twitter @maimedtamed for new post updates, breaking news, and hilarious quick quips. Now go get ya freak on.

Winter Meltdown Playlist

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Its that time of year again when winter has set up shop, officially opened for business, and is on a 24/7 schedule of nipple hardening ice winds and 12-inch by night mega blizzards. This is not me complaining about winter, (enough people do that) it has its pros and cons just like all the other seasons. But the short days and lack of Vitamin D to the soul can take a toll on everyone. And that’s why I’ve thrown together this little playlist of both old and new tunes that are sure to warm your heart and give you the peace of mind to accept winter and embrace (or cope with) it for a few more months.

The Clash- “Lost in the Supermarket”

Underrated London Calling tune that will get you moving and not try to inject you with sunshine.

Bon Iver- “Beach Baby”

From Justin Vernon’s follow up EP Blood Bank, the Wisconsin winter boy does his best to evoke a little warm weather imagery.

Department of Eagles- “In Ear Park”

Daniel Rossen’s (Grizzly Bear) side project produced this tingling/swooping guitar melody that’s about as delightful as a snowflake on the tongue.

Jeff Buckley- “Grace”

J. Buck suggests waiting “in the fire”, but I think “by the fire” will do just fine too.

Destroyer- “Chinatown”

I don’t know what it is, but something about Dan Bejar’s voice coupled with that saxophone is just downright soothing.

Twin Shadow- “Castles in the Snow (Com Truise Remix)”

Internet remixer Com Truise gives Twin Shadow’s mellow track a heavy dose of super synth.

The Temper Trap- “Sweet Disposition”

I know it may be on the cheesy side but anything that can help me visualize Zooey Deschannel in a wind blown summer dress gently banging on the tambourine is great in my book.

Tennis- “Take Me Somewhere”

And for a reservoir of artificial sunshine, check out Tennis whose sophomore album Cape Dory is due out later this month.

New Music Mondays: Fitz and the Tantrums

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Funky, yes. But your parents’ dusty old Temptations record, this is not (with no disrespect to the Tempts, of course). Fitz and the Tantrums are a brand-new soul group with some serious old-school flavor. The band was born in late 2008, soon after Fitz, a longtime L.A. musician, serendipitously inherited a church organ. This organ was the catalyst of Fitz and the Tantrums, the six-piece, instrumentally-stacked American soul ensemble. As the band began to form, Fitz asked a daring question in music today: “Can we make a huge sound without any guitars?” The answer is a resounding yes. The results of F.A.T.T.’s risky gut decision paid off immensely, as their saxophone-rich sound secures them as an original, forward-thinking faction of soul music.

The band is unabashedly inspired by Motown, however the sound of their August LP, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, are never boring or contrived. Their lead single, “Moneygrabber,” expertly utilizes the voices of Fitz and his lead female vocalist, Noelle Scaggs. Overflowing with energy and wit, “Moneygrabber” targets the same golddigging, good-for-nothing ladies that Cee-Lo so famously berates in “F— You.” Aside from Pickin’ Up the Pieces’ emotionally-charged tracks like “Moneygrabber,” the best thing about Fitz and the Tantrums may actually be their live performances. And lucky for us Bostonians, F.A.T.T.’s winter tour is bringing them right into town on January 20th. The show will be held at the brand new Brighton Music Hall in Allston, for the mere price of 10 dollars. However, the hype of Fitz’s dynamic live performances is causing tickets to go quickly, so score yours soon.


Flaming Lips = Possibly the Weirdest Band in America

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Here is why:

I hope you watched the whole thing because Coyne gets really into it at the end and I may or may not have nightmares as a result of it.

Guilty Pleasures

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There is always pressure for bloggers to be the hippest cats out there, with impeccable tastes and usually some pretentious opinions. All of us here at M&T do our best to be on the cutting edge (while trying not to be pretentious of course), but sometimes I like to sneak some bands into my iTunes rotation that my indie blogger counterparts may scoff at. Everyone has a few guilty pleasures so I thought I would share a couple of mine with you.

Taking Back Sunday– Definitely my favorite band in my early high school days and I love to revisit their old stuff every once and a while. I stopped keeping up with them after 2006’s Louder Now, but I may have to listen to their new disc (expected for early 2011) since their lineup now features all of the same members from the Tell All Your Friends days.

Armor for Sleep– I was never into these guys as much as TBS, but I can say that they put on a great show. I saw them on a tour with Saves the Day (another guilty pleasure) and the night was filled with a lot of energy and some skanking to boot. Apparently they broke up in 2009, but who knows, maybe being featured on Maimed and Tamed is just what they needed to inspire a reunion.

The Used– Most people know them best for their 2002 hit “The Taste of Ink” which definitely prompted me to check out the rest of their debut album. Here is another cut off of that album which I still love to jam out to from time to time.

Bonnaroo 2011 Wishlist

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We know that there is always speculation and rumors about who will be playing at different festivals and like us you are probably checking message boards and COS’ Festival Outlook everyday for some updates. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and we are counting on a larger than life lineup. Here are a few artists that we would like to see down on the farm this year and keep in mind that this list has absolutely no basis whatsoever and we are just a few kids who think it is alright to dream big.

My Morning Jacket– One would think that they are a lock to recreate their majestic late night performance in 2008 that has since become a part of Bonnaroo lore.

Radiohead– With a new album coming out and a previous Roo performance under their belt we say why not?

Wilco– They have their own festival going now, but who says the boys from Chicago can’t double dip?

Spoon– You all know that Spoon is a favorite of M&T and they are certainly at the top of our must-see bands list, so here’s to hoping we can catch them come June.

Fleet Foxes– At the rate they are working it seems like the follow up to their 2008 release will never come out. Robin Pecknold promised it for 2010, but nothing ever came. How about you make up for your broken promise with a killer Bonnaroo set? Deal.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor– They are in the midst of a comeback tour as we speak, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for what could be one of the most epic/interesting late night sets of all-time.

Warpaint– Couldn’t get tickets to the show at Great Scott before they were sold out so we thought a Bonnaroo appearance would be a nice consolation prize.

Neil Young– There were rumors up until the last minute in 2010 that he was a lock to headline, but that all fell through. Maybe this is the year for Mr. Young’s triumphant Bonnaroo return.