Ben Lee Got A Raw Deal
Most of the time I really dig the tracks that Scenestars (http://www.scenestars.net/) has up for yours and my sampling pleasure. Most of the time. I could do without all the trance-y/dub/let'sjustchilloutcausei'mcomingdownhardman selections. But the Scenestar I dig the mostest is Rachel Hurley. Besides having a great pop sensibility and overall eclectic tastes; she always manages to turn me onto something new. And lemme tell ya folks, that ain't an easy thing to do. Where was I? Oh yeah. Pop sensibility. I downloaded Ben Lee's majestic cover of Modest Mouse's "Float On" and quickly fell in love with it. This Aussie's got skillz. Fast forward several months to the release of Ben's new jawn "Awake Is The New Sleep" and the single "Catch My Disease." This is pure pop the way it should be: loose, off the cuff, and downright catchy. Enjoy the fruits of Mr. Lee's recent downward spiral after being dumped by Claire Danes. Whatevs.
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