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Sunday Shuffle #403

The Heavy Rotation that I thought would get posted during the week ran up against my schoolwork. I was able to get most of the rest of it written yesterday, however, so I should go up this week. In the meantime, I hope you checked out my first Saturday Song post; if not, please check it out. If anyone has any feedback, please offer it up via the comments or Facebook or Twitter. As always, you can listen along to the Shuffle each week over on Spotify.

I'm seeing Bob Mould two months from today...wonder if he'll make it in today's ten...

1. Why Do You Have To Put A Date On Everything/Superchunk (20) - last played on 7/9/15
2. Talk on Indolence/The Avett Brothers (4) - last played on 3/14/15
3. Cheer It On/Tokyo Police Club (6) - last played on 11/3/14
4. Green Arrow/Yo La Tengo (3) - last played on 11/13/11
5. Truth Lies Low/The Drams (4) - last played on 7/19/11
6. Strange Mercy/St. Vincent (13) - last played on 12/20/15
7. This Is How It Always Starts/Grandaddy (6) - last played on 10/31/14
8. London Loves/Blur (5) - last played on 4/29/15
9. Hard To Breathe/Irving (5) - last played on 11/22/15
10. Jacqueline Susann/Pernice Brothers (20) - last played on 2/21/16


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2. Bechamel/Pernice Brothers (16) - last played on 5/15/15
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The Broken West/I Can't Go On I'll Go On (2007) - "Down in the Valley" hooked me the first time I heard it streaming on KEXP. At the time, the band was still called The Brokedown, but that would soon change to due copyright issues; that's okay, I like The Broken West as a name better anyway. To get back to "Down in the Valley," what grabbed me were the ringing guitars, layered harmonies, and the organ that weaved in and out. And the lyrics, of course - "I had my feelings like the Dutchman has his gold/Deep in the canyon by the river that runs cold." Speaking of The Dutchman's Gold, that was the name of the EP that I learned had already been out and used my eMusic credits to grab it. "Down in the Valley" was the lead-off track, but there were six other great power pop songs and I was both in love and even mor…