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Arizona Turks Gems of the Year – Top 10 Tracks of 2010

30 Dec

AZ Turks Top 10 Tracks of the Year

Arizona Turks Gems of the Year – Top 10 Tracks of 2010
Now that the Hummingbirds are distributed to the fine bands of 2010, it’s time for us to celebrate our Excavator Picks for 2010. Who better than the best gem of them all Arizona Turk.

Arizona Turk is the king of excavating, going to shows, buying records, digging the blogs and he finds some dandy gems. Here are his picks for the 2010 Top Tracks.

10. “Noise It Makes” – My Bee’s Garden
9. “Youth” – Beach Fossils
8. “Distant Street Lights (jambic remix)” – Codes In The Clouds
7. “Lies” – Fenech-Soler
6. “Reds” – Houses
5. “Armed For Peace” – Suuns
4. “Marching Song” – Esben and the Witch
3. “Champion Sound (Alt. Version)” – Crystal Fighters
2. “50’s” – The Pomegranates
1. “Greyhounds In The Slips” – Joy Formidable

Honorable Mentions (not all qualify for NBD because of longevity)
“Always Loved A Film” – Underworld
“Embers” – The Cult
“Andalucia” – Doves
“Younger Us” – Japandroids
“Me and the Moon” – The Drums
“Real Life” – Tanlines

Read our Music Excavators Picks:
Editor Gems (Albums)
Editor Gems (Songs)
Arizona Turk Gems (Albums)
Arizona Turk Gems (Songs)
Music Muse Gems (Songs)

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9 Jul Not LeBron, but Florida's finest James Trio.


None of them are named James, but I thought it appropriate to discuss a new favorite band post LeBron day yesterday. And hey look they’re from Florida, Lake Palm at that…looks like So. Florida will be riddled with more Jameses than they can handle. Their first single is a kick ass tune and it’s a must listen 7″. They’re still not my favorite So. Florida, see Sweet Bronco, but it’s time we recognize that Interpol isn’t the only thing from So. Florida that makes sound that sells. It’s time for these labels to stand-up get on a plane to Ft. Lauderdale and watch these bands. Give Captured Tracks some credit for signing them for their 7″, this is also the label that’s signed Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing

LeBron is not the only James in So. Florida about to kick ass, it’s time to make The Jameses your new favorite band.

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HEAR IT: (7.8.10) BEACH FOSSILS – “Daydream”

8 Jul


This track is why I love this band. I love it’s guitar blended with the vocals. It reminds of Huntington Beach circa 1986. My vans, the orange bathing suits and the summer joy. I get happy every time I put it on. I think it will conjure the same feeling for you all as well. I know it’s a YouTube video, but it’s the best way for me to show/hear the track.

Band of the Day: (7.8.10) BEACH FOSSILS – Brooklyn’s Indie wunderkind brings spacey lo-fi to the mainstream

8 Jul Brooklyn One Man Show!


One man army, Dustin Payseur delivers on his promise of bringing space-age lo-fi to the core of the Indie scene. So all the pubs claim he is a one man show, but let’s give credit to the rest of the band John Pena, Sennott Burke and Tommy Lucas. BF’s March self-titled LP, released on Captured Tracks, overdubs and drowns the vocals, while delivering clean crisp first wave guitar riffs. These tracks are perfect for summer surfing, late night hanging and a dreary drippy summer days lounging by the pool.

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