SLS ~ Smells Like Sour


The Raconteurs - Consoler Of The Lonely

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Consoler Of The Lonely" by The Raconteurs.

Jack White is the hardest working man in showbiz today. There's The White Stripes, all that Jack White stuff, The Raconteurs and now, the Dead Weather. The Dead Weather is Jack White on vocals/drums, Allison Mosshart from The Kills (vocals), Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs (bass) and Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age (guitar).

This song, however, is from The Rac. Thanks to Mississauga Mike for finding this audio on YouTube. Everything else I found was live.

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Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Use Somebody" by Kings Of Leon.

I'm a little behind with my SLS duties. All of Only by the Night is pretty awesome, but this is one of my favourite tracks.

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Pearl Jam - Brother

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Brother" by Pearl Jam.

I almost refused to submit "Brother" by Pearl Jam. A few weeks ago, while listening to 102.1 here in Toronto, the deejay teased us by saying they'd play new Pearl Jam after the break. I stuck around, pretty excited to hear new Pearl Jam, and then they played "Brother."

I'm a pretty big Pearl Jam fan. I've seen them live six times and I've been collection Pearl Jam bootlegs since Ten. You can read my Pearl Jam primer here.

"Brother" is not new Pearl Jam. Yes, it's getting an official release now that they're reissuing Ten, but "Brother" is almost twenty years old. I first got my grubby mitts on a version of "Brother" with lyrics in the late 90s and I've been spinning that in MP3 format for over five years now.

It's not new, but it's new to many of you, and it's an awesome tune. That's why I'm putting it on SLS21.... because it rocks.

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Spinnerette - Ghetto Love

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Ghetto Love" by Spinnerette.

This very cool video, directed by Liam Lynch, features Spinnerette's Brody Dalle. Brody Dalle is no stranger to SLS. Two tunes from her previous band, The Distillers, have previously made the grade.

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Your English Is Good - Tokyo Police Club

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Your English Is Good" by Tokyo Police Club.

You know how I love to be current with today's new music. This track was actually released on July 9, 2007. 18-months later, I deem it SLS-worthy.

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Oh, The Boss is Coming! - Arkells

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Oh, The Boss is Coming!" by Arkells.

These guys are from Hamilton and they've got a fun tune on their hands here. This is my music @ work.

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Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Ulysses" by Franz Ferdinand.

I'm really digging this new Franz Ferdinand track. The quiet parts actually remind me of Flight of the Conchords, but don't tell Franz Ferdinand that. Great tune.

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Wannabe in LA - Eagles of Death Metal

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "Wannabe in LA" by Eagles of Death Metal.

Maybe I like this song because 102.1 plays it 20 times a day. Maybe familiarity doesn't breed contempt.

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The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn) - Weezer

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration. I'm submitting "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)" by Weezer.

This might be my favourite Weezer single since "El Scorcho." It's all over the place...

And the opening sirens really mess with you when you're driving.

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Deconstructing SLS20

SLSNow that SLS20 is in the bag, it's time to deconstruct the 20 tunes that made the final cut. How much of SLS20 is CanCon? How many artists are making their first appearance on SLS? Find out the answers to these questions and more below.

  • Canadian Content - 8 (Billy Talent, Brendan Canning, Metric, Sam Roberts, Stars, Tokyo Police Club, USS, Wintersleep)
  • Making Their SLS Debut - 6 (Brendan Canning, Kings of Leon, M.I.A., One Day as a Lion, The Verve, Wintersleep)
  • Artists That Also Appeared On SLS19 - 7 (Death Cab For Cutie, Foo Fighters, MGMT, Sam Roberts, Tokyo Police Club, USS, Weezer)
  • Providing a Female Voice - 3 (M.I.A., Metric, Stars)
  • Longest Current SLS Streak - 3 (Foo Fighters)
  • Longest SLS Drought Ended - 12 (Coldplay)

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