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Band Episode: The Submarines

The Window Seat :: The Submarines from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

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Dance Card: Ben L’Oncle Soul “Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes Cover)

Ben l’Oncle Soul is a French soul singer. That’s right: French. Soul. Singer. Hello!!! (Insert swoons from the ladies around the world here.) If you like retro soul and funk with a modern feel, check out his debut record! Every song is a gem, and sometimes the record will play on repeat 5 times before I decide to switch to something else. The record is only available as an import cd right now (super $$$), but you can listen to the album and his first EP on Spotify.

Ben L’Oncle Soul (real name Benjamin Duterde) got his start singing in the Fitiavana Gospel Choir, his work with the Gospel choir led him to a solo recording deal with the French division of Motown Records. He released the Soul Wash EP in 2009 and then 6 months later he made his full-length debut with the the self titled Ben l’Oncle Soul. His first single off the debut record is a cover of the White Stripes classic, Seven Nation Army.

Who do I speak to about putting together a tour with Jamie Lidell and Ben L’Oncle Soul? That would be a dream come true, right?

For more info go to: Myspace.com/oncleben

And thanks to my friend Wendy, for introducing me to his music. She’s the coolest girl in school, and is a genius when it comes to music.

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Band Episode: Danielle Ate The Sandwich

The Window Seat :: Danielle Ate the Sandwich from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

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Standby: Charles Bradley

Best part of the Charles Bradley concert….after his final song he walks offstage and into the crowd and begins to hug audience members. The audience hugs lasted for a good 20 minutes, I kid you not. If you get a chance to see Charles and the Menahan Street Band, go!

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Standby: Summer Camp

Summer Camp is made up of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey. They started making music together in October of 2009 just to fill the time. Thank goodness these 2 ridiculously cool people were both bored at the same time AND loved the same music and movies from the 80′s. Their EP, Young, was one of my favorites last year, and I can’t wait for their new album Welcome to Condale to drop in the states. Oh and please notice that I wrote the word “drop” instead of “released” because I am so down with the terminology of the biz…wait, what?

According to the band, Welcome to Condale is “Our love letter to the days of being a teenager, when everything is so Important, and you’re transformed irrevocably by a miserable relationship with a spotty youth called Darren who works at Pizza Hut. We believe that you never really escape that time, for better or for worse. It’s the things you fall in love with then that will stay with you forever. Well, except Darren. Hopefully.” How do you not love these guys?!!

Learn more about Summer Camp HERE and watch their new video HERE.

Oh and check out our friends at NEXT BIG SOUND, to keep track of the most popular bands/artists across the internet. They know whats cool before anyone else does!

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Standby: Rosie and Me

It’s only a matter of time before all of these perfectly sweet little ditties from Rosie and Me are featured on TV shows like One Tree Gossip Girl Hill and Dawson’s Vampire Creek Diaries. For me, their music is a perfect soundtrack to the falling leaves and subtle chill in the air this morning. Like it or not, summer is over and the fall has arrived. Time to start planning your fall mixtapes and more importantly your Halloween costumes! What are you going to dress up as this year??

PS: Download Rosie and Me’s debut EP for free HERE. Also check out more tunes from them on Soundcloud HERE.

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Dance Card: The Vaccines “If You Wanna”

The Window Seat :: Dance Card :: The Vaccines from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

This jam by The Vaccines is summer 2011– hence Christy’s killer tan in the video…kidding. She hasn’t had a tan since the 9th grade (when she discovered The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees).

This Dance Card was shot at one of our favorite spots in Denver, The Empire Building. The artwork on the garage door was done by Dave Choe and Sam Flores who visited Denver in 2008 for the Democratic National Convention. Pretty cool right?

And The Vaccines…infectious pop songs that clock in at around 2 minutes a song. Their music is good for dancing, driving the getaway car, cleaning the mansion, roughing up the bad guys, dancing and more dancing. The Vaccines did a show with the Arctic Monkeys in May, and although they were the openers, we believe these young lads stole the show. Their debut record What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? is out now.

Dance Cards are for lovers.

-C+M

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Happy Birthday Buddy Holly!

the window seat :: standby :: she & him covering buddy holly from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

Today would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th Birthday. In honor of his 75th birthday, here is a Standby on an excellent covers record that just came out. The originals are better, but its really great to hear a BLACK KEYS or SHE AND HIM interpretation of a Buddy Holly classic. Still one of the most influential rockers of all time. RAVE ON Mr. Holly and Happy Birthday from The Window Seat.

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A Trailer….

Launching September 2011!

The Window Seat Trailer from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

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Standby:The Antlers

the window seat :: standby :: the antlers from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

The Antlers new record, Burst Apart, is one of my favorite records of 2011! I wasn’t sure I would like their new record as much as I liked their last record, but I was wrong. Equally good, very different, but equally good. Please be sure to listen/buy the song Rolled Together….what a beautious track. What are you waiting for? Go listen to it on the Internets!!

Note on our video at :23 seconds: Apparantly thats how I hold an air guitar…I think someone needs to brush up on her air guitar lessons. Just sayin.

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