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Remember the good old days when there were basically forty songs you had to know about and any given moment.? And if one of them was Surfin Bird by the Trashmen, really you were down to 39 ...
Now, new music flies at us from unseen corners, and you're more likely to be really into an indie band whose entire fan base you know on a first name basis. How do you keep track of it all? And how do you feel when one of your little buried treasures gets really popular?
How come everybody listens to Dave Matthews and nobody listens to the Weepies?
Welcome to a highly arbitrary roundtable on pop and alternative rock featuring Eric Danton of the Hartford Courant and Joan Holiday of the Happy Club. And me. I used to have Eric's job, and I was the worst rock critic in the history of the Courant and maybe American newspapers. Leav us your comments. Dispute our opinions. Ruin our faith your casual lies ... we hate that song.
Curious about the songs you heard today? Check them out below:
Sam Roberts - Them Kids
Owl City - Hot Air Balloon
Arianna Savall - Yo M'Enamori d'Un Aire
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
A Fine Frenzy - Elements
A Fine Frenzy - Bird of the Summer
Antartica - The Weepies
Eastmountainsouth - Winter
Eastmountainsouth - Ghost