SLS ~ Smells Like Sour


SLS17 Is Almost Here

slsHoly crap, June is almost half over. That means SLS17 is almost due.

Mark and I were talking about SLS yesterday and we realized it will celebrate its ten year anniversary next year. Don't know what SLS is? Start by reading the guide then check out this list of every SLS song, ever.

Here are the tunes that will get heavy consideration for SLS17.

  • Velvet Revolver - She Builds Quick Machines
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Tarantula
  • Chris Cornell - Billy Jean
  • Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
  • Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick
  • The White Stripes - Icky Thump
  • Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
  • The Kooks - Naive
  • The Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
  • Linkin Park - What I've Done
  • The Fratellis - Flathead
  • Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
  • Tokyo Police Club - Nature Of The Experiment
  • Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
  • The Shins - Phantom Limb
  • Sam Roberts - With A Bullet
  • Modest Mouse - Dashboard
  • Incubus - Anna Molly
  • The Tragically Hip - Lonely End of the Rink
  • Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves
  • illScarlett - OneA

It's not too late to submit a tune for consideration. This compilation is the 20 best new rock tunes from the previous six months, according to the esteemed SLS committee.

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Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

slsI'm submitting a new song for SLS17 consideration. I'm submitting "Young Folks" from Peter, Bjorn & John.

I'm not going to lie to you, this one took a while to win me over. At first I didn't think the style would suit SLS and I thought the opening whistling thing was just silly, but after a few listens it won me over. I'm now totally digging the vibe, chilling out to it on beautiful spring nights.

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Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick

slsI'm submitting a new song for SLS17 consideration. I'm submitting "Sick, Sick, Sick" from Queens of the Stone Age.

You might remember this song from the QotSA promo video I shared previously. This awesome track also has Julian Casablancas of The Strokes on backing vocals and guitar.

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The White Stripes - Icky Thump

slsI'm submitting a new song for SLS17 consideration. I'm submitting "Icky Thump" from The White Stripes.

It's such a funky track you've got to give this a couple of listens before you judge it. This is some fan made vid, but it's all about the audio anyway.

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Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm

slsI'm submitting a new song for SLS17 consideration. I'm submitting the Arctic Monkey's "Brianstorm".

It's a cool track. Here's the vid so you can hear for yourself.

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The Kooks - Naive

slsThere's not much time to go before SLS17 is unveiled. I've been digging a few new tunes late, but we'll start with The Kook's "Naive".

It's a cool track, but damn it sounds like Hot Hot Heat to me. These guys are from Brighton, which means they're definitely not Hot Hot Heat under a different name, but if Steve Bays had an English accent, this is how he'd sound.

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The Fratellis and Linkin Park

slsThere's only a couple of months to go before SLS17 is unveiled. I've been busy, and SLS has been a little neglected.

Proof of this neglect is the fact Jill beat me to the nomination of The Fratellis' "Flathead". It's a cool, catchy little tune, ain't it?

I also nominated Linkin Park's "What I've Done".

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Lazy Eye Experiment with Tokyo Pickups

slsThere's only about four months to go before SLS17 is unveiled. Of course, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. You're all about the SLS, aren't you?

I just submitted a couple of songs I've been digging lately for SLS17 consideration.

  • Tokyo Police Club - Nature Of The Experiment
  • Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye

TPC are from Newmarket of all places, but they sound nothing like Serial Joe. Lazy Eye is a tune that grew on me. I hear The Breeders in there and a little Pumpkins, but I'm totally digging it these days.

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Some SLS17 Submissions

slsOn another cold February day in Toronto I'm thinking about late June when the 17th instalment of SLS will be unveiled. Here are a few songs I've recently submitted for consideration.

  • The Shins - Phantom Limb
  • Sam Roberts - With A Bullet
  • Modest Mouse - Dashboard

The snow should be melted by then.

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SLS Submission: Lonely End of the Rink

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS17 consideration. I submitted "Lonely End of the Rink" from The Tragically Hip.

I know, I know. Big surprise, eh? If you disagree, watch this video and have the guts to say so in the comments.

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