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Doucebox Jukebox

DBJB- Middle Brother

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This week on the Jukebox I wanted to present to you my favorite song so far this year, “Blue Eyes” by Middle Brother. If you haven’t heard of Middle Brother by now you must be new to this blog. I’ve probably listened to this song a thousand times and I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. It’s a shame that Middle Brother isn’t going to tour again, they’re too good not to. Luckily I caught them in January, right when their album came out. I wish I could have made it to Newport with the rest of our staff…really upset about that.

I put the video of their Rolling Stone session on here because I think it is hilarious when John McCauley pops up from behind the couch, Vasquez does too, but here is a link to the studio version for better sound quality.

 

DBJB- The Shouting Matches

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This week on the jukebox is something I stumbled upon when I was trying to find out if Peter Wolf Crier was coming to Boston. Turns out they are, September 27th at the Middle East, but that is not the point of this post, The Shouting Matches are. The Shouting Matches consists of frontman Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Peter Wolf Crier drummer Brian Moen.  The blues garage-rock duo has recorded some songs but has yet to officially release any, probably because Vernon got sidetracked…

It’s pretty cool seeing Vernon with an electric guitar playing Black Keys-esque guitar riffs.

 

 

DBJB- Toro Y Moi

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This week’s pick out of the Jukebox is a cut off of Toro Y Moi’s sophomore album. “Got Blinded” features Beach Boys-esque harmonies floating on top of the keyboard stylings of frontman Chazwick Bundick. Get ready to dance your D off!

 

DBJB- Futurebirds

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I got a chance to catch Futurebirds at Bonnaroo this year and they absolutely crushed it. They were definitely one of my favorite acts of the weekend. The boys from Athens, Georgia only have 2 EPs and 1 album out but they still seem to be dominating my iPod. I cannot get enough of these guys – I think “Ski Chalet” has been on every one of my running playlists since Bonnaroo. On their 2011 EP, Via Flamina, they do a tremendous rendition of Stevie Nicks’ “Wild Heart.” It has been stuck in my head for days so I thought I would share it with all you Maimed and Tamers.

Enjoy:

Here is a link to the studio version…Just no video to go along with it

 

DBJB- Cavil at Rest

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Doucebox Jukebox is back. I know everyone missed it. This week I’m going to feature the band Cavil at Rest. Never heard of them? Well it turns out they are Local Natives…before they changed their name to Local Natives.  They had one album as Cavil at Rest, titled Orion Way, and it’s a much different sound than what we got from Gorilla Manor. It’s a little more emo sounding than I prefer, but it still has “Sun Hands” on it, and quite frankly, that’s all you need.  I also really liked the first tune on the album, “Who’s There” as well as, “We Could Love.”

Enjoy

I couldn’t find a good video of “Who’s There” but apparently this is at a High School

 

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

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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I thought I’d start the year off right and give you guys a little Jeff Tweedy action.  This is a video of him at Farm Aid performing Sunken Treasure.  Listen close, and have a happy new year!

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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Happy Holidays!

Here is a couple that you probably haven’t heard non-stop on the radio:

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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So, a few months ago, I was rummaging through youtube to see if Pearl Jam ever covered Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” (I’m a huge PJ and Neil Young fan). This is when I stumbled upon the gem of Mike McCready and Davy Knowles absolutely shredding the shit out of it.  I obviously knew who Mike McCready was but I had never heard of Davy Knowles.  Turns out he is the lead man in a blues/rock band known as Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam.  Anyways, if you have Mike McCready make a guest appearance in your band you must be pretty fricken sick.

Put on your welding helmets because your face is about to get melted off.

Doucebox Jukebox Pick of the Week

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Yup, I came up with that title myself.

This weeks pick is Holly Miranda’s cover of Tool’s “Ænema.”  The Maimed and Tamed crew had the pleasure of seeing Holly Miranda open for MMJ on perhaps the greatest show I’ve ever seen (Z).  Anyways Miranda was a pleasant surprise and this cover is just something that everyone needs to hear.

I may be in love