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Sleep Never’s Top 25 Tracks of ‘08

Fairly predictable and numbered (though in no particular order). I’m sure I could easily come up with another 30 if I had some time. Guess it was a decent year in music.

1. “Cape Canaveral” Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

2. “Time to Pretend” MGMT

3. “Are You The One?” The Presets

4. “Creator” Santogold

5. “Dance, Dance, Dance” Lykke Li

6. “Eraser” No Age

7. “Jump in the Pool” The Friendly Fires

8. “Day N’ Night” Kid Cudi

9. “Bad Kids” The Black Lips

10. “The Bears are Coming” Late of the Pier

11. “Dead End Job” Jeremy Messersmith

12. “Highways of Gold” Jaguar Love

13. “Sleepy Tigers” Her Space Holiday

14. “Halfway Home” TVOTR

15. “Olympic Airwaves” Foals

16. “You Can Vote However You Like” Ron Clark Academy

17. “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” Vampire Weekend

18. “Homecoming” The Teenagers

19. “Machine Gun” Portishead

20. “That’s Not My Name” The Ting Tings

21. “We Are Rockstars” Does It Offend You, Yeah?

22. “Daylight” Matt & Kim

23. “Graveyard Girl” M83

24. “Ready for the Floor” Hot Chip

25. “Feel The Love” Cut Copy

Sleep Never’s Interview with Jaguar Love

If you haven’t heard of them already, Jaguar Love is the latest project from ex-”Bloody Brothers” members Johnny Whitney and Cody Votolato and “Pretty Girls Make Graves” multi-instrumentalist J. Clark.

Their new(ish) album “Take Me To The Sea” is proof that they’ve grown up without growing tired. They’ve written songs you can sing along to and hold on to, but still packed them with enough sick time shifts, screams, off-kilter riffs and fills to never let you forget where they came from.

Here’s 3:44 with Cody.

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Sounds On The Brain Lately

And by ‘lately,’ I mean, for months.

People keep asking me what I’m listening to and why I don’t post it.

Answer is, I don’t fancy myself a ‘music blog’ per se, as other, better-staffed blogs, with more time on their hands, have spent every single day of their lives with headphones on, digging through crates and will inevitably do it better, more hastily and critically, but it’s come to my attention that not enough people know about how awesome the bands below are.

So here they are. Go ahead and love them, or hate them, feel free to attempt to meticulously categorize them if that’s the only way you can deal. I really don’t care as long as you listen with open ears.

Just click the image to go to their myspace.

Jaguar Love

Late of the Pier

And I’ll probably start doing this more regularly now. If anything, it may help me decrease, in the overall course of my lifetime, the number of times I have to explain who bands are and what they sound like.

Sleep Never “Moments” Collection 09

Sleepnever.com is known around the globe for its rants and reviews, concert coverage and insider interviews with established and up-and-coming bands, artists, photographers, community activists, fans and randoms.

In the first few months since launch, Sleep Never’s traveled across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Turkey to shoot The Ting Tings, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Guns N’ Bombs, Jaguar Love, Shiny Toy Guns, Headlights, and Hollywood Holt (to name a few) and gotten mentions on Nerdy Frames, Get Weird Turn Pro and NME. The site’s also been featured in Scene Trash Magazine, on the Polyvinyl Records Homepage and at Apex Art Gallery in New York City as part of the “Kicks My Heart’s Ass: Short Films About Love” show curated by Davy Rothbart of NPR and Found Magazine.

To get a feel for the Sleep Never style, take a peek at the reel below, and to hear more about what Sleep Never can do for you, contact Chris K. with details of your mission at chrisk@sleepnever.com.

Sleep Never “Moments” Collection 09

Sleepnever.com is known around the globe for its rants and reviews, concert coverage and insider interviews with established and up-and-coming bands, artists, photographers, community activists, fans and randoms.

In the first few months since launch, Sleep Never’s traveled across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Turkey to shoot The Ting Tings, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Guns N’ Bombs, Jaguar Love, Shiny Toy Guns, Headlights, and Hollywood Holt (to name a few) and gotten mentions on Nerdy Frames and Get Weird Turn Pro. The site’s also been featured in Scene Trash Magazine, on the Polyvinyl Records Homepage and at Apex Art Gallery in New York City as part of the “Kick My Heart’s Ass: Short Films About Love” show curated by Davy Rothbart of NPR and Found Magazine.

To get a feel for the Sleep Never style, take a peek at the reel below, and to hear more about what Sleep Never can do for you, contact Chris K. with details of your mission at chrisk@sleepnever.com.