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Dan Mangan - Robots

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When we were in Calgary, we had the pleasure of meeting Dan Mangan, a Canadian singer-songwriter who's starting to make some inroads here in the States. He's exceedingly charming, and we managed to catch most of his set at the Folk Fest, too. Above is his single, currently burning up Canadian college radio, "Robots."

The AV Club on The Sound of Young America: June 2010

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Kyle Ryan
Guests: 
Genevieve Koski

On this edition of The Sound of Young America, Kyle Ryan and Genevieve Koski from The AV Club meet with Jesse to talk about some of the "hip and happening" things going on in pop culture at the moment.

Film wise, Kyle and Jesse discuss the documentary Winnebago Man about... well the Winnebago Man. Next, Genevieve talks with Jesse about the direction of the Starz show Party Down.

On the musical front, Jesse and Kyle find relief in the latest release from the Roots, How I Got Over. And lastly, Genevieve chimes in about the new Robyn album, Body Talk Pt. 1.

Devo's Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Gerald Casale
Guests: 
Mark Mothersbaugh

Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh are founding members of the art-rock band Devo. They had remarkable chart success in the early 1980s, including the hit Whip It. Their philosophy of devolution, compelling videos and bold aesthetic presentation were as big a part of the band as their danceable rock music. Their latest record, Something For Everybody, is their first since 1990.​

Gerry and Mark talk with us about how they arrived at their theory that mankind was on an inexorable downward slide, and how playing rock and roll music in crazy outfits fit into that philosophical framework. They also chat about the philosophy behind their new project. On "Something For Everybody," every song has been focus grouped, and every element of presentation has been selected for maximum saleability. Also, they talk about that Swiffer commercial where "Whip It" was changed to "Swiff It."

Bilal Covers Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Loving You"

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Along with upcoming TSOYA guest Jose James, Bilal is my favorite male vocalist around. He hasn't actually released a record since his debut, 2001's First Born Second, but the word is that his follow-up will come along this year. Check out this incendiary version of Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Loving You" for some evidence of Bilal's power. Click through for the Zep original.

(via Wale)

Hanson: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Hanson

The band Hanson hit it big as teenagers in the late 1990s with the megahit ​MmBop. More than a decade later, they're still making acclaimed R&B-infused pop rock. Their latest album is Shout It Out.

Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson were nominated for three Grammy awards for their album Middle of Nowhere in 1996. They never stopped recording, going independent in 2001. Shout It Out is their ninth album.

"Don't kid yourself, this kid can whistle."

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The Black Keys on Letterman.

The XX: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
The XX

The XX are a three-member band from London, England. Their self-titled debut album was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2009. This year, the band has been chose to play some of the most important music festivals in the world: All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. The group's two singers, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim have been friends since nursery school. Jamie Smith, who programs drums and keyboard sounds joined the group in high school. Their music is modest, intimate and modern; often compared to acts as divergent as Aaliyah and the Cure.

Hansen + Weird Al + Tailfeather Shaking

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Thinking 'Bout Somethin'



HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

Ever since Andrew W.K. told us on Jordan Jesse Go! about hanging out at Hansen's songwriting fantasy camp, I have felt that the Hansen brothers are among The Good Ones. This exceedingly pleasant song and its accompanying video, which features both Weird Al Yankovic and an elaborate recreation of one of the best dance numbers in The Blues Brothers (the Ray Charles "Shake Your Tailfeather" scene) is further evidence.

Lemmy

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Lemmy is on The Sound of Young America next week. We decided to put this clip from Airheads in the radio show.

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