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Moon's Song of the Week: Blowjob For the Blues by Beans on Toast

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Nothing on my new music radar has really lit me up this week so here’s something from the vault that you may not have come across before. Beans on Toast is a part time minstrel/part time bar man who is probably most famous for being really good mates with Frank Turner. Beans has supported Frank at several of his gigs including the one night mega concert at Wembley which is where I first saw him. During the Wembley set Beans tried out some songs he’d never done before, forgot the words, abandoned a couple half way through because he was bored and then dived into the relatively modest audience (most people hadn’t even arrived at that point) and demanded they carry him to the bar. In short it was bloody fantastic.

This track comes from Beans’ album “Trying to Tell the Truth” and is the perfect accompaniment for the festival season. If you like low-fi music videos featuring girls with no trousers dancing like your dad, then this is the tune for you.

You can download this track for free from his website.

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Moon's Song Of The Week: Varúð by Sigur Rós

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Sigur Rós decided to do something interesting with their new album because, well because they’re Sigur Rós and that’s what they do. This time around they gave a small sum of money to various film makers and asked them to make music videos for various tracks on the record. This is the offering from Inga Brigisdottir for the track “Varúð”. It’s an animated version of the album cover and is nothing if not hypnotic.

So far as the song goes it’s everything you love about  Sigur Rós and you should expect it to appear on the trailers for a dozen nature documentaries sometime soon. If you’re a fan of the kind of Sigur Rós tracks that just build and build then you’re in for a treat with this one.

You can view the other videos from the project here.

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Moon's Song of the Week: Cold As Ice Remix by A.Skillz & Nick Thayer

 

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I’m digging out a great club track this week British DJ A.Skillz and his Aussie partner in crime, Nick Thayer produced this badass reworking of Foreigner’s Cold As Ice a few months ago and I’ve been wanting to throw it up on the site ever since. There’s not a tonne of stuff to say about it, just that you’re gonna wanna play it loud.

You can download the track for free from HERE.

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Star Wars: The Star Wars That I Used to Know Music Video

Everybody loves a bit of Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ but here’s an alternative that George Lucas might not want to pay attention to. This great spoof uses a blend of both films and music video and speaks for a good ol’ section of the adult population that remember the first time a Star Destroyer appeared chasing a Frontier Runner in 1977.

Moon's Song of the Week: Burning Streets of Rome by The Smittens

 

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Aching for a bit of 90s-esque alt-pop? We’ve got you covered. American indy band, The Smittens, have hit on an ingenious way to make a video about Rome without actually having the fly out to the eternal city itself. Everything about this video – from the clever use of Google Street View to the quintessential ‘dancing in your bedroom’ shots – is wonderfully low-fi and to my mind that just adds to the charm of what is already a lovely song.

Burning Streets of Rome is out now.

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Moon's Song of the Week: Faster Horses by MNDR

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Moon’s bringing you a bit of electro today. Faster Horses is the new single from American electro duo, MNDR and it’s pretty much exactly the kind of music you need on a Friday. While it really needs a big sound system to do it justice, it still has a fantastic feel to it on my puny speakers. I just love the way it breaks down half way through.

Faster Horses is out now.

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Moon's Song of the Week – Octopus by Bloc Party

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The first slivers of content from Bloc Party’s forthcoming sort-of-comeback (I’m not sure how long you have to be away to be able to “come back”) album “Four” began to hit the internet this week in the form of a new song and video. The track is already causing debate amoungst fans but that’s kind of par for the course with a new Bloc Party track.

I’m a little on the fence about it right now but that’s how I generally start off with the band and I always end up loving the music so I’m willing to let this one settle for a bit. It has to be said that Bloc Party off form are still better than many bands at their best.

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Moon's Song of the Week – Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes (Little Daylight mix)

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I promised a treat for today’s song and so here you go. Man on Fire is one of the best tracks I’ve stumbled upon in some weeks and has a lovely summer vibe that should help you forget the rain for a few moments. It comes courtesy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes newly released second album titled “Here” and you can buy it now.

We’re off to the London Film and Comic Con preview night tonight. If you have a spare fiver and are at a loose end, pop down to the London Olympia and have a nose around before the hordes descend tomorrow!

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Moon's Song of the Week: Everything Changes by Eytan and The Embassy

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This week’s track has the rare distinction of being a world record holder in that if features the most costume changes of any unedited music video. In the course of this fun and jaunty summer tune New York artist Eytan Oren whizzes through 30 different outfits covering some of the biggest faces in pop. The costume choices are funny in and of themselves but the fact that the video is unedited makes it all the more impressive.

You can download the track for free from it’s youtube page.

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Moon's Song of the Week: Tears To Cry by The Paul Hegley Band

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Since starting Song of the Week I’ve been getting regular emails from people wondering if we can feature their band on our site. These emails are more often than not the kind of copy/paste “unique opportunity for your readers” rubbish that signals the fact that we’ve been added to yet another PR company’s mailing list. Every so often however, such as in the case of the guys from The Paul Hegley Band, the email is from genuine artists who are just trying to get their work out there.

That’s not to say that we feature every person we get a nice email from, but as it turns out I’m a sucker for the kind of moody, Dire Straits-esque guitar playing that Paul has going on in the opening of this track and I reckon it’s well worth a listen.

Tears to Cry comes out July 11th.

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