SLS ~ Smells Like Sour


USS - Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole" by USS.

I'm told USS stands for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. I heard these guys talking to Bookie tonight on 102.1 and their stuff has a great sound. They'll be at Edgefest, so I'll see them July 19. This is their breakthrough single.

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The Black Keys - Strange Times

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Strange Times" by The Black Keys.

I instantly liked this tune, from the first time I heard it. I know there's an official video featuring Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney playing laser tag, but I couldn't find it, so this will have to do.

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The Weakerthans - Tournament of Hearts

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Tournament of Hearts" by The Weakerthans.

This song reminds me of the previous Weakerthans single, "Civil Twilight", which I also dug. You know a band's Canadian when they drop curling references in their song lyrics. I couldn't find an official video, but here's the tune.

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Sam Roberts - Them Kids

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Them Kids" by Sam Roberts.

I love this tune, even though the opening totally reminds me of My Morning Jacket's "One Big Holiday". Or maybe that's why I love it...

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Weezer - Pork and Beans

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Pork and Beans" by Weezer.

I just heard this today for the first time, and I'm digging it. Of course, I've seen Weezer a couple of times in concert and I worship their blue album and Pinkerton, so I'm what you might call a warm audience.

This YouTube clip has audio ripped off the radio and you'll never guess what song they played next. It's shocking!

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The Bravery - Believe

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Believe" by The Bravery.

This is yet another song I've been digging for some time. We'll call this a little SLS spring cleaning over here. I'm afraid to even look at the official site, which I've neglected for the better part of a year now.

Kic lent me The Sun and the Moon and I'm digging it. Parts of "Believe" remind me of Nirvana's "Plateau" from their MTV Unplugged in New York disc. Does anyone else hear that?

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Bedouin Soundclash - St. Andrews

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "St. Andrews" by Bedouin Soundclash.

Allow me to explain... My first exposure to Kingston, Ontario's Bedouin Soundclash was "When the Night Feels My Song", a song that was played to death back in 2005. I would hear "When the Night Feels My Song" in a Zellers commercial and for whatever reason it turned me off of the song. I refused to put "When the Night Feels My Song" on SLS.

I've actually enjoyed the singles from Street Gospels, but I've fought it. I don't know why I've been fighting it, I guess I hated hearing that first hit single in that damn Zellers ad. Finally, after hearing St. Andrews on the radio for weeks and weeks, I'm agreeing it's SLS-worthy.

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The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Salute Your Solution" by The Raconteurs.

This is fresh Rac. Everything Jack White touches turns to gold, so this will be on SLS19. I can't wait to hear this album, Consolers of the Lonely.

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3 Years Ago, SLS Did Not Sell Out

slsThree years ago today, I wondered aloud if SLS had sold out. On that day, we started selling Smells Like Sour tee-shirts.

Three years later, I'm happy to report SLS didn't sell out that day, because in 36 months we've sold exactly zero of those wonderful tees.

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Foxboro Hot Tubs - Mother Mary

slsI'm submitting a song for SLS19 consideration. I'm submitting "Mother Mary" by Foxboro Hot Tubs.

Who are the Foxboro Hot Tubs? The smart money is on Green Day. They sound an awful lot like Green Day and there are rumours on the Internets. After hearing this song, I'm wondering if Green Day has been listening to a lot of The Fratellis lately, particularly "Flathead". "Mother Mary" and "Flathead" are awfully similar...

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