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When I was 13, I had really bad hair. I mean, really bad hair. And I had big square glasses, and wore my jeans pin-rolled at the ankles, and dressed in baggy sweatshirts. So basically not too different than I am today.

Thus garbed I certainly didn't have the confidence to start a band, which is precisely what 11 and 13 year-old sisters Chloe and Asya did after they met Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr (who is now their drum teacher). The girls have already toured with indie stalwarts Rilo Kiley, Mates of State, and no longer indie DCFC. Oh, and they also opened for little known rock band Pearl Jam.

Far from being a novelty act, they sound like a grade 8 version of Death from Above, 1979, with a little White Stripes and Fiery Furnaces thrown into the mix. Basically, they are way better than they have any right to be. I hate them. But their music kicks ass.

Smoosh - Massive Cure

Watch the sweet claymation video for Le Pump.

And listen to their interview on NPR, where you realize they really are just pre-teen girls. Stupid fucking talented assholes.

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Not too long ago, David Gray ruled the world. Seemed you couldn't take a shit without the percussive Babylon keeping you company. He was Coldplay before Coldplay was Coldplay - turning up in every movie trailer, attached to every television ad, playing on heavy rotation in the GAP. And then he put out an album of depressing, repetitive shite because his dad died, no one bought it, and he disappeared.

But he's back! You can't keep a good marketting idea down, and Mr. Gray has returned with an album chock-a-block full of ready for movie credits magic.

Watch him perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

David Gray - Hospital Food


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