The Jealous Girlfriends

I think I know why I was drawn to this band when I first heard them. I pay attention to what kind of music is making on to our tv sets these days. Not only to discover new bands, but it helps me do my day job better. Kind of like market research.

The Jealous Girlfriends from New York have definitely been noticed in this realm of the music industry, having placed songs in uber popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Miami and New York as well as the L Word. There’s good reason for this. Not only are their songs are written as musical daydreams for losing yourself in, the words and vocals overtop haunt you. Sometimes Holly Miranda’s (Vocals/guitar) vocals sound a little Feisty, or like Canada’s Jenn Grant, but unlike those two, the band is more rock ala YYY‘s. Alex Lipson (Keys/Synth/Bass Module), Josh Abbott (Guitar/Vocals) and Mike Fadem (Drums) are the other 75% of the band.

Look for their self-titled (Good Fences) debut to hit the stores April 22nd. As well, think there might be a Daytrotter session on its way, keep your ears peeled for that one. As well, the band is on the road, US and Canadian dates with Sea Wolf and Nada Surf (myspace).

Here’s Secret Identity.

Was just thinking back to SXSW, I think these guys where my favorite band that I saw…..

Radiohead Remix Contest

from Brooklyn Vegan

Radiohead, iTunes and Garageband are giving fans the opportunity to remix the band’s new single “Nude” at

To make remixing easy, the separate ‘stems’* from the song will be available to purchase from iTunes. The ‘stems’ available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. Fans can mix them in any way they like, either by adding their own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.

Fans who purchase all five ‘stems’ from iTunes during the first week they’re available, will be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. However, you don’t need GarageBand to do a remix, all the stems are available in iTunes Plus and compatible with several music software platforms.

Finished mixes can be uploaded to where the public will listen and vote for their favourite remix (voting ends May 1st). Fans can also create a widget allowing votes from their own website, Facebook or MySpace page to be counted as ‘mix votes’ back on

Nude is out now in the UK on CD, 7″ and download.

*’stems’ are the component parts of the song.

Gorilla Vs. Bear has got the Holy Fuck Remix.