The Strypes: Snapshot

Time for another awesome Irish band alert! The Strypes are four teenage lads from Cavan, Ireland. Their debut album, Snapshot, has a bluesy garage rock sound somewhere between early Beatles and Stones and all those early 2000s “The” bands – The Strokes, The Vines, The Libertines, etc. In other words, I love it! Fave tracks: “Mystery Man, “Blue Collar Jane,” “Angel Eyes” and their cover of the Willie Dixon/Bo Diddley song “You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.”

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Little Green Cars: Absolute Zero

Little Green Cars are unusual, Irish and wonderful – an irresistible combination to me, of course. My favorite track on their Absolute Zero album is “My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me,” the video of which you can watch below…

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Brendan’s 2013 Top Songs List

By: Brendan

Brendan’s Top 15 Free Downloads of 2013:

Dr. Dog – These Days

Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom

Brandi Carlile – Hard Way Home

Dying Machines – It Has Been

Bing Satellites – Awakening

Alabama Shakes – I Found You

Chloe Howl – Rumour (Yacht Remix)

Charles Hammell – Hear My Voice

Charlotte Church – Glitterbombed

Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris – Take Me Home, Country Roads

TG Lurgan – Liom Fhéin (Gaelic cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”)

The So So Glos – Everything Revival (mp3 download page)

Katie Herzig – Nothing! Shhhhhhhhhhhh

Soak – Sea Creatures (Ryan Vail/Unknown Remix)

Caitlin Rose – No More Lonely

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