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Did You Hear? Life of the Liar

I love this track–it’s got a late-70s Elvis Costello / John Lennon feel to it, and it manages to cram a lot of layered instruments into a seamless mix. Great chord changes, an awesome woody bass line, a synth, an accordion, some trumpets… can’t go wrong!

This track is one of 64 that were written by the band to each represent one hexagram of the I Ching… 30 have been released so far.

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Did You Hear? Bohemian Rhapsody

While waiting to see a live Green Day show in Hyde Park, the massive crowd of over 65,000 people, without being told to, sung a rousing version of the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Man, it’s nice to see a huge group of people acting collectively to create something beautiful. Skip to ~4:00 for the obligatory head-banging; it’s kind of like stuffing 65,000 people into Wayne and Garth’s car.

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Did You Hear? Romeo

Big, gaudy, and loud, this is some great pop music that pulls influences from all over the map. It’s a little bit St. Vincent, a little bit Sneaker Pimps, and maybe even a little Cranberries. There’s synth pop, drum n bass, and a few other styles jammed into one compact package. Love it.

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Did You Hear? Why iii Love the Moon

There are few things better than watching talented people make great music.

In this session, Phony PpL worked with Just Blaze (Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z), and just ripped the top off of this song.

(We posted another track from these guys back in 2015.)

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Did You Hear? Dean Town

This is the kind of music that makes your face do that funk frown–you know, when the groove is so filthy and tight, you just shake your head and frown through it. Check out “Wait for the Moment” (or really any of their other tracks) for another example of how seriously these guys take a good groove.

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Did You Hear? Up Above My Head

If you’ve never of Sister Rosetta, you’re certainly not alone, but you’ve been missing out on some some incredible early gospel/r&b/rock&roll, as well as a crucial puzzle piece in the history of American Music.

Here’s another great song from Sister Rosetta: “This Train”

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