Nouvelle Vague, Blow Up Hollywood, PF Sloan

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Tropicalia from a regrouped OS Mutantes; Sitar meets 12-string guitar in Satwa; New Wave Bossa Nova by Nouvelle Vague; Classic new rock from Heartless Bastards; A soldier's life in song: Blow Up Hollywood; The eve of destruction with PF Sloan; Spooky folk-bluegrass from Crooked Still.

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Nouvelle Vague, Blow Up Hollywood, PF Sloan

Soul Jazz Records Presents Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

Bat Macumba

  • Artist: OS Mutantes
  • Album: Soul Jazz Records Presents Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound
  • Song: Bat Macumba

OS Mutantes was one of more influential and popular tropicalia groups to emerge in Brazil in the late 1960s. The band has regrouped and appears on this new collection with other artists like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Tom Zé.

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  • "Bat Macumba"
  • Album: Soul Jazz Records Presents Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound
  • Artist: OS Mutantes
 
Satwa

Allegro Piradissimo

  • Artist: Satwa
  • Album: Satwa
  • Song: Allegro Piradissimo

Satwa features two artists: Lula Cortez and Lailson de Holanda Cavalcanti playing together on 12-string guitar and sitar. Originally recorded in 1973, this reissued version was made from the few remaining LPs because the master tapes have since disappeared.

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Bande a Part

Ever Fallen in Love

  • Artist: Nouvelle Vague
  • Album: Bande a Part
  • Song: Ever Fallen in Love

Nouvelle Vague is a French Bossa Nova cover band that takes '70s and '80s new wave songs like Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and reworks them with a Bossa Nova beat.

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  • Album: Bande a Part
  • Artist: Nouvelle Vague
  • Label: Luaka Bop
 
All This Time

Into the Open

  • Artist: Heartless Bastards
  • Album: All This Time
  • Song: Into the Open

Heartless Bastards is an Ohio-based rock band with an incredible singer. Erika Wennerstrom says "I'm 27 years old and from Dayton, Ohio. I've wanted to be a songwriter and performer since I was born. I have a band now, Heartless Bastards. Mike Lamping plays bass, Kevin Vaughn, drums, and I write the songs, play guitar, and sing. I just want to keep on moving and do my best not to look back."

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  • Album: All This Time
  • Artist: Heartless Bastards
  • Label: Fat Possum (Ryko)
 
The Diaries of Private Henry Hill

Charge

  • Artist: Blow Up Hollywood
  • Album: Diaries of Private Henry Hill
  • Song: Charge

Blow Up Hollywood is a New York rock group fronted by Steve Messina. The group's latest release is a concept album drawing on what Messina says are the private diaries of an Iraqi war soldier.

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  • Album: The Diaries of Private Henry Hill
  • Artist: Blow Up Hollywood
 
Sailover

Eve of Destruction

  • Artist: P.F. Sloan
  • Album: Sailover
  • Song: Eve of Destruction

PF Sloan was a hired-songwriter for labels back in the 1960s. He wrote a number of hit songs for different artists. "Eve of Destruction," one of Sloan's most influential songs, is included on a new CD of his work.

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  • Album: Sailover
  • Artist: PF Sloan
  • Label: Hightone
 
Shaken By A Low Sound

Wind and Rain

  • Artist: Crooked Still
  • Album: Shaken By A Low Sound
  • Song: Wind and Rain

Crooked Still is a neo bluegrass and folk group that mixes banjo and cello with the double bass. Their latest CD is a collection of new interpretations of traditional tunes like "Little Sadie," "Lone Pilgrim" and Bill Monroe's "Can't You Hear Me Callin'."

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  • Album: Shaken By A Low Sound
  • Artist: Crooked Still
 

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