SLS ~ Smells Like Sour


SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "Gold Lion" from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

At first I wasn't sure I liked this highly anticipated first single from the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs disc, but I threw in on a playlist of new tunes and before ya knew it I was diggin' it.

It's not Maps, but it's a catchy little ditty that's worthy of some serious SLS15 consideration.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "Poster of a Girl" from Metric.

My love for Emily Haines' voice is no secret. I frequently enjoy both Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? and Live It Out and it's all because of that voice. Yummy.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "Crooked Teeth" from Death Cab For Cutie.

This song grew on me. At first I thought it was pretty regular, but after hearing it over and over and over again, I submitted to its sweetness.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "No Way Back" from the Foo Fighters.

I considered submitting this song about six weeks ago, but I wasn't sure at the time if it was worthy. Today I changed my mind after hearing it on the radio during my morning shower. This time, it clicked and I could see it on the playlist for SLS15.

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Half Way Home

slsMarch is just about over and that means we're about half way through the period for SLS15 submissions. We'll choose the final playlist for SLS15 at the end of June.

Thus far it's shaping up to be pretty strong. Quite a few more tunes will be added before we're said and done here. For the record, here's what I like so far.

  • I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
  • World Wide Suicide - Pearl Jam
  • The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand
  • The Grace - Neverending White Lights
  • Rock & Roll Queen - The Subways
  • Out Of Exile - Audioslave
  • The Bridge - Elliott Brood
  • 7-4 Shoreline - Broken Social Scene
  • I'll Believe In Anything - Wolf Parade
  • Use It - The New Pornographers
  • Banquet - Bloc Party

If you're in need of an SLS refresher, check out the guide. Note to self, update guide.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor" from the Arctic Monkeys.

This band has a lot of buzz following them around... we'll see if they live up to expectations. It's a good single though and it's got me dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "World Wide Suicide" from Pearl Jam.

This is the new Pearl Jam single they gave away for free online. I wrote all about it here. If you want to decide for yourself if it's SLS-worthy, I'm more than happy to email an MP3 of the song to everyone who leaves a comment on that page.

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "The Fallen" from Franz Ferdinand.

As the lead track on You Could Have It So Much Better I've been enjoying "The Fallen" for months. It's a great song - interesting, fun and melodious all at once. I think it will fit perfectly on SLS15.

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The Grace

SLS"The Grace" from Neverending White Light is one of those tunes that just sort of seeps into your blood over time. It's a slow burn, but a long one. In ultra high rotation on your local alt-rock station, it's probably reaching its apex right about... now.

I wandered over to our official SLS site to submit it for SLS15 consideration when I saw Carter had beat me to the punch. The nature of "The Grace" is such that it may have a rather lengthy shelf life, and that's not such a bad thing. It plods along, sweet and haunting at the same time. Dallas Green never sounded so good. It's not as MOR as Finger Eleven's "One Thing" and it's not as cheesy as Hoobastank's "The Reason". It's actually got soul and spirit.

This disc intrigues the hell out of me and I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it. "Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies" features, in addition to Green, Nick Hexum, Raine Maida, Scott Anderson, Marco DiFelice and Danny Greaves. Windsor's Daniel Victor is the brainchild behind the Cancon mega-project.

I've got other "Grace" songs in my collection. Here's a sample:

  • Grace, Too - The Tragically Hip
  • Grace - Ministry
  • Grace - Jeff Buckley
  • Grace - U2
  • Grace - Jethro Tull
  • Grace - Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan
  • Amazing Grace - Elvis Presley
  • If I Should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
  • Graceland - Paul Simon

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SLS Submission

SLS SubmissionI just submitted a tune for SLS15 consideration. I submitted "Rock & Roll Queen" from The Subways.

It's a little Oasis-ish, but it's a pretty damn good little rock song. Besides, there's nothing wrong with sounding a little Oasis-ish, just ask Jet. The Subways are a British indie band from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

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