Songs/Videos for Indian Summer

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The changing of the guard when summer gives way to fall is a sensory explosion in New England.  The clear mornings, mild days and cool nights give you that extra ounce of oomph in your boogie woogie tap shoes.  You don't really want summer to fade away completely but no crowds at the beach, better surf, forgotten sweaters and scrumptious cider donuts make the Indian Summer oh so sweet.  Here's the September soundtrack so far:

1) Javelin's new Thrill Jockey 12" Release Javelin: Best song "Soda Popinski"  this will be used in a new Apple ad sooner rather than later.  Trust me.

Here is the new "Video Poster" for their Brooklyn show: Uber-cool


Miho Hatori, Javelin at Market Hotel 09/18 from Mike Anderson on Vimeo.


2) Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20": With shades of Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" this video is a quick reminder how groovalicious this band can be when it get's it's funk on. Great accompaniment for harvesting sweet corn.


Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20" Official Video from friendly fire recordings on Vimeo.


3) These United States: "Honor Amongst Thieves"   This is perhaps the most addictive song in the mix.  Jocular and infectious is just what you want when chopping wood for the coming frost while still wearing short sleeves and sun block.






4) Rock Plaza Central "Handsome Men": A little banjo, dash of Violin and of course trumpet are perfect for switching the cut height on the lawn mower from 2" to 3" and of course bagging the clippings to cull the abundance of nitrogen



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