Ears To The Music, IX: Mountain Goats, Chll Pll, Shaky Hands, Mission of Burma, Land of Talk, The Very Most & More

The following playlist mix features a number of songs from recent releases that are music to our ears. There is no time to do a review here in order to concentrate on some really amazing new music from artists and bands that we are prepping to share with all of you. Therefore, we’ll let the music speak for itself.

If you like what you hear, check out the artists’ websites and MySpace pages for more and help do your part to keep independent and alternative music alive and well; without all of us doing our part to support the music we like the most, it will be even harder than it is now for relatively unknown musicians and bands to keep doing what they do.

“Genesis 3:23” Mountain Goats from Life of the World to Come (2009)

“Pass Out” Chll Pll from Aggressively Humble (2009)

“Allison and the Ancient Eyes”The Shaky Hands from Let It Die (2009)

“1, 2, 3, Partyy!”Mission of Burma from The Sound The Light The Speed (2009)

“You May Never”Land of Talk from Fun and Laughter (2009)

“Autumn”The Very Most from Autumn (2009)

“And Suddenly”The School from Searching For The Now 6 (2009)

“Another Noon”Jon & Roy from Another Noon (2009)

“Fantasy Pictures”T.H. White from The Private Spotlight (2009)

Lullaby”Dark Mean from Dark Mean EP (free) (2009)

“Living This Life”The Dutchess & the Duke from Sunset/Sunrise (2009)

“The Hero is a Graduate”Mumblin’ Deaf Ro from Senor, My Friend (2009)

“Down to the Wire”Son Volt from American Central Dust (2009)

“Kerouac”Chris Hickey from Razzmatazz (2009)

“Nothern Lights”Bowerbirds from Upper Air (2009)

“Dreamer”Tiny Vipers from Life on Earth (2009)

“Deja”Helado Negro from Awe Owe (2009)

“John & Yoko (featuring Yelle)”Kennedy from Life Is a Party (2009)

“Peach Cobbler”Marmoset from Tea Tornado (2009)

“Caterpillar Playground”Nurses from Apples Acre (2009)

“The Diz”The Love X Nowhere from High Score Blackout (2009)

Music Related Shorties

PC Magazine reviews Google Music

Wired.com lists the Best 8 Ways to Share Mix Tapes

Writer and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio tells the astonishing and dramatic story behind Johnny Cash’s virtually unknown folk protest record Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian.

Free download from Blind Man’s Colour member Kyle West’s musical project Chromatic Flights

The Pablove Foundation and Dreamworks Studios will hold an acoustic night of performances at LA’s The Avalon Nov. 21st with sets from Tom Morello (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Tom Gabel (Against Me!), Butch Walker and others to raise money for children with cancer.

Largehearted Boy has been compiling listings of the top songs and albums of the 2000s as determined by other blogs, websites and online press.

Erlend Oye of Kings of Convenience talks to PopMatters about the band’s new album, Declaration of Dependence.

Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair will return in 2010 and partner with the green i4c Campaign to raise awareness of social issues.

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