Mp3 Menagerie: Under The Sea, Superchunk, Kitka

Under The Sea – Walking Slowly Up An Escalator Moving Forward (mp3 expired)*

I’m not a fan of “jam bands” and thus rarely like guitar-driven instrumentals, but this is a very good exception. The verbosely titled “Walking Slowly Up An Escalator Moving Forward” is the kind of atmospheric pop-rock song that indie teen romance movie scores are based on. There doesn’t seem to be an album to go with the song…yet.

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of band’s PR rep

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Superchunk – Skip Steps 1 & 3 (mp3) *

Superchunk’s No Pocky for Kitty and On the Mouth albums have been remastered and will be reissued by Merge Records on CD, LP and digital download on August 17th. This awesomely hyper, punked up rock track is from No Pocky for Kitty.

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of label

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Kitka – The Awakening (live) (mp3)*

Vocal ensemble Kitka are kindly sharing this live recording of the opening track from their beautiful album The Rusalka Cycle (click title for my album review).

*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of band

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