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We’re celebrating 5o years of Vans all over the world on March 16th. If you’re going to SXSW in Austin, TX get into this show with Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Kelela, Hinds, and more using your festival badge. More details and other show locations: houseofvans.com

Songs That People Should Really Listen To (with links)

So I did these on my last blog, so might as well continue the tradition!

I like to listen to

Hippo Campus, Saint Motel, MisterWives, Rebel and a Basketcase, Night Riots, Wild Party, Matisyahu, James Supercave, Wax Fang, COIN, The Colourist, The Naked and Famous, Great Good Fine Ok, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Real Estate, NVDES, Von Sell, Cathedrals, public, CHVRCHES, Pinback, Yumi Zouma, Kishi Bashi, Kitten, Dresses, Paper Lions, Silversun Pickups, DREAMERS, Mainland, Local Natives, Girl Friend (my actual girlfriend is cool to listen to also), Sir Sly, MISSIO, Grizfolk, Michael Franti & Spearhead, WATERS, The Zolas, Bad Books, Vacationer, Gentlemen Hall, Controller, POP ETC, Lewis Del Mar, Nite, Small Black, Flor, The Shins, Jamestown Revival, Cut Copy, Young Wonder, Purity Ring, Zero 7, AURORA, Jose Gonzalez, Syd Matters, Band of Horses, Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, Eddie Vedder, Radical Face, Xavier Rudd, Matt Pond PA, The National, Lorde, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Atlas Genius, The Wombats, Jeremy Loops, Maggie Rogers, Mounties, Phoebe Ryan, Goldroom, Dralms, Glass Animals, The Head and the Heart, Joseph, Wayfarers, Zak Waters, Paul Cook and The Chronicles, Miracles of Modern Science, Catey Shaw, Club 8, Colony House, Dillon Francis, Under The Influence of Giants, Freedom Fry, Future Islands, Arcade Fire, firekid, Bad Suns, Grizzly Bear, Poets of the Fall, Owl City, Angels and Airwaves, Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars.

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Better Strange by James Supercave

It doesn’t “burn” much hotter than it does on James Supercave’s latest. The Southern Californian trio are smoldering on new single Burn, a dizzying, kaleidoscopic dance rock meets psychedelic pop number full of frisky dalliance. Burn’s funky spring and muggy warble overflows with soulful passion. The track comes from James Supercave’s debut album, Better Strange, out February 12th.

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James Supercave’s Better Strange begins with a wonky smoothness that immediately lured in the part of me that’s eternally in love with Metronomy. As the song breaks out into lurching beats and catchy but quirky hooks, I’m also reminded of Oscar & The Wolf’s baroque style of music. The Echo Park musician unleashed a mashup video for the psychedelic alt pop song today, created from a short named Half Wet by acclaiemd UK animator Sophie Koko Gate. James Supercave will be releasing a highly anticipated debut album early next year on Fairfax Recordings. Better Strange is available now on iTunes.

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