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Sunday Scots (Sunday Shuffle #362)

Today I'm focusing on Teenage Fanclub. A couple weeks ago I ripped my CD of Bandwagonesque and downloaded the last remaining albums of theirs I didn't own (except for A Catholic Education, which isn't available in mp3). A couple days ago Norman Blake (one of the three songwriters in the band) tweeted that a new album was almost done. It's been 5 years since their last one, so this was exciting news. They are one of my favorite bands and if you don't know them, I highly recommend checking out their brand of power pop and slightly less-powered pop. Oh, they're from Scotland, which means I can keep my alliteration going on these one band Sunday Shuffles too. Woo!

1. Nowhere (8) - from Man-Made
2. Don't Hide (7) - from Man-Made
3. Pet Rock (5) - from Bandwagonesque
4. Start Again (23) - from Songs From Northern Britain
5. Dumb Dumb Dumb (4) - from Howdy!
6. When I Still Have Thee (22) - from Shadows
7. I Gotta Know (9) - from Grand Prix
8. Happiness (4) - from

Sunday Superchunk (Sunday Shuffle #361)

I wasn't going to do a Shuffle this morning; instead, I was listening to Ivan & Alyosha, because I found out yesterday that they have a new album coming out in May. After I finished All The Times We Had, I decided to do one of my more focused shuffles. Today's band is Superchunk, a band I wish I had listened to back in the 90s but has become one of my favorites over the last 5 years. Seeing them in concert a few years back is still a highlight. Lead singer Mac McCaughan has a solo record coming out in early May that I'm really looking forward to. Anyway, let's get to today's ten from Superchunk...

1. What Do You Look Forward To? (13) - from Here's To Shutting Up
2. June Showers (13) - from Come Pick Me Up
3. Precision Auto (18) - from On the Mouth
4. Kicked In (18) - from Foolish
5. Trash Heap (16) - from On the Mouth
6. Creek (20) - from No Pocky for Kitty
7. Certain Stars (11) - from Here's Where The Strings Come In
8. Low Branches (12) - from Come Pi…

Sunday Shuffle #360

I added a bunch of new albums to iTunes last weekend...and have been in shuffle mode ever since. Just felt like one of those weeks, I guess. Sometimes it seems as if shuffle mode has some favorites; the algorithm can be odd. Anyway, I though I'd shuffle at least one more day and let you know what today's first ten are...

1. Minotaur/Cracker (4) - last played on 1/15/12
2. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?/Arctic Monkeys (6) - last played on 9/29/14
3. Who You Talkin' To?/Sloan (8) - last played on 12/7/14
4. Queen of Eyes/The Soft Boys (8) - last played on 10/7/12
5. Caucasian Blues/Jarvis Cocker (7) - last played on 3/14/15
6. Cool Water/Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (12) - last played on 1/1/12
7. Age of Kings/The Mountain Goats (10) - last played on 9/18/12
8. Broken Man/The Baseball Project (5) - last played on 1/27/13
9. Islero/Crooked Fingers (9) - last played on 7/19/14
10. Mouthful of Diamonds (7) - last played on 3/1/15

Sunday Shuffle #359

It's been a month since I did the last one and I feel like doing one today. That's how the magic happens, people. Ha. Anyway, here are today's ten...

1. Mystery Hours/The New Pornographers (2) - last played on 11/9/14
2. Early Aubade/Roman Candle (7) - last played on 5/19/13
3. Immaculate/Shearwater (14) - last played on 11/3/14
4. My Friend/Dr. Dog (5) - last played on 10/20/13
5. Imitosis/Andrew Bird (3) - last played on 6/18/12
6. Have You Ever Seen the Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival (6) - last played on 10/19/14
7. Dance Away/Smith Westerns (9) - last played on 10/26/14
8. Lisbon/The Walkmen (13) - last played on 11/12/14
9. Jack Killed Mom/Jenny Lewis (4) - last played on 11/1/14
10. Oh No/Andrew Bird (6) - last played on 12/21/14