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Monday, August 01, 2005

This morning I'm going to post a few random sites and tracks since I'm kind of backed up here. So first off, I've been listening to Pedro the Lion again (it's funny how you go in cycles) and came across a pretty good site for mp3's of live shows and tracks.

photo Megan Holmes

Check out the website here.

Something in the Way (Nirvana cover)
Pink & Brown - The Headphones

Next up is Blasting Trout Overbite. They are extremely low-fi, probably home recorded, with a touch of screaming and humor here and there, but I can't stop listening to them. Their site has an enormous amount of tracks so check it out here. Below are two covers they did.

King of Carrot Flowers pt. 1 (NMH cover)
Caring is Creepy (Shins cover)

Now just some random finds out there.

The Plague - The Mountain Goats
No Children - The Mountain Goats
Sea of Love (cover) - Cat Power

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:02 AM


  1. At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the BTO site is going through some updates, so be sure to check back. also, we have a lot of new stuff coming out soon! thanks for the support!

    -- dan, BTO


  2. At 4:48 PM, Blogger The Perm & The Skullet said…

    Sure Dan. Let me know when the updates are complete and I will repost. Great work.


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