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Monday, September 16, 2013

Music Monday: Just Lions, Dramady, Casey Neill, Butt 2 Butt & More

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Maggie May, it's Music Monday!


Here's "Paper Cage," the fine new title track from Just Lions' new EP. (That means the EP is also called Paper Cage. See how this works?) A sparkly, gummy, catchy bit of classic-style indie rock—whatever that mean s—it's a fine introduction to the EP, which comes out October 2. It's Just Lions' second release of 2013, following their equally fine Monsters EP, and will be available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp and in handmade, very limited, one-of-a-kind physical editions as well. Just Lions celebrate the EP's release with a show at Mississippi Studios on October 2.


Let's continue our musical journey with Dramady, the Portland duo of Amanda Mason Wiles and Zacery Quintin Stanley. I'm pretty sure I'm not spelling those names wrong—and they're names I should know, as they have both been parts of many other bands like Rollerball, Narwhal vs. Narwhal, and Six Foot Sloth. In Dramady, they're approaching something a little more conventional but no less arresting. "Keep It Up" comes from Dramady's second album, the forthcoming Answer Only to the Sea, which comes out on November 12 via Cochon Records. You won't be getting this one out of your head anytime soon.

After the jump: Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, Butt 2 Butt, Grails, Blitzen Trapper, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra covering Dirty Projectors!

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