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Fresh Saturday Videos

Fresh videos for you today. First off, an amazingly funny Avett Brothers songs titled Slight Figure Of Speech. I just loved this video so much.


And the new clip from the new Vampire Weekend song titled Cousins, from their upcoming (and highly anticipated) album Contra. Yeap...another non-sense song from Vampire but we love it anyway.



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The Happiest Times for a Little Big Adventure

Another video release from Sweden today. It's the new video from Little Big Adventure titled Happiest Times, taken from his latest EP The Hateful Eye. It's on Labrador label, so you know it's worth it!



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Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Seven

As always, true to our 4-5 fans that are listening to us on Poplie Radio, another show came to an end. Yet again, all kind of new bands took over the show for 2 hours of endless indie tunes. Stay tuned here and see you all next time! [download link of the show below]

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Museum of Bellas Artes are questioning Who Do You Love

Museum of Bellas Artes are a trio from Stockholm that play the usual Swedish mellow pop. They did a cover of Who do you Love by Sapphires (track originally released back in 1964) last year and now they got a brand new video and remix to go with it. Check both out...they are simply so Swedish!



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Sometimes in Miami Horror

Ready for today's show from 20.00 till 22.00 at Poplie Radio with a mix of different styles, including the latest single by Miami Horror titled Sometimes. A summer breaze during this sunny weekend for you all. Enjoy!



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Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Six

Another show on Poplie Radio is now history. Last night we had a special extended 4-hour show and managed to include dozens of new artists (mostly from L.A. this time). The funny thing is, we actually run out of time in the end (still had 5-6 more tracks we wanted to air). Guess we need to seriously consider adding another timeslot during the week (for our 5 dedicated fans!). Until then, stay tuned here and see ya next time! [download link below for those that missed us]

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Another Music Blast

Another Music Blast from our new MP3s for you. It seems like we are getting more and more music these days (hopefully we'll be able to handle it)!











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Robert Church and The Holy Commmunity and their Los Tres De Canarias

Robert Chuch & The Holy Community are a lo fi pop band from Sweden (typical). They are now releasing a cassete-only album (titled Los Tres De Canarias) from a small label in Michigan (Fox Pop). They are a mix of Casiotone and Swedish pop, so of'course we couldn't resist posting it. Good stuff for starting off the weekend!



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Mika Miko forever (...or not)

Sad news as it seems...The Californian punkers Mika Miko are calling it a day according to the Los Angeles Times (confirmed by their record label). The root of the problem seems to be "returns to school, new projects, jobs and relationships". Sounds like these youth are giving up simply because they are growing up. A real pitty...



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Take Away some Athens Soundies

Belated as ever, I just found this site which is inspired by the Take Away Shows series of LaBlogotheque. It is called Athens Soundies [hey hey...copyright issues? :-)] and features lo-fi videos from indie bands. It is pretty cool so check it out. I've chosen two videos for you, one from the amazing Warpaint and another from Acrylics. Enjoy!





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Music Blast on Athens66

This is a new post series, obviously called Music Blast. Every now and then, we will post some free songs for you from various new and upcoming bands. Hopefully some of them will shine through!











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The Idyllists and their Long Hours Between Sunset and Morning

This is another of those bands that we are lucky to be contacted by. The Idyllists are from Los Angeles (seems like we host a lot of California bands these days...perhaps we are influenced by Californication?) although they sound much more british (in a good way). Their influences are definetly britpop with high resemblance to the Smiths. Beautiful happy tunes and melodies with pure pop elements and straightforward tunes that really stay with you. I'm suprised how these guys haven't made it big yet...but guess you never know when this will change (hopefully soon). Enjoy!



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500 Days of Summer

So I finally saw this one (been looking for the movie for months). To be honest I expected it a bit better but nevertheless I enjoyed it. Cool music, Zooey Deschanel and romance with a twist..what else do you need for a light comedy? Of'course the ending may put some people off (you've been warned) but the music and the close ups of Zooey were pretty much enough for me.





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Sambassadeur are back these Days

One of our favorite Swedish (what else) bands is almost ready to release a new album. Sambassadeur are back on the studio and have almost finished recording their tracks, which are due in January on Labrador (again what else) label. Until then, enjoy their new (and free) track Days!


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Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Five

Our show last night (Sunday) as usual from 20.00 till 22.00 on Poplie Radio was one of our best so far. The music was far better than we expected and the crowd (all 5 of them) was more than pleased. What a shame so many people missed the Beyoncé concert and stayed home just for our show. It was sure worth it though. See you all on our next live session! [download link below for those that missed us]

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No Age are always Losing Feeling

Ok, so stupid Pitchfork posted this exclusively but nevertheless we love No Age so here is their new clip from the latest EP Losing Feeling. These guys fucking rock!



Titiyo & Moto Boy's Crying Bed

New clip from Swedish duo Titiyo & Moto Boy. The song is titled If Only Your Bed Could Cry and is from their upcoming album Hidden (in 2010). A bit of Antony resemblance here but that's ok...



Tap Tap are On My Way

On My Way is the second album by Thomas Trustfund's band Tap Tap (the lead singer of Pete and the Pirates). His debut Lanzafame was released back in 2003 and was considered a real gem that went unnoticed by most people. His new work was released on Stolen Records label at the end of Septemeber and once again contains really solid material. Happy, light pop that makes you smile and relax in the midst of autumn. We included them on our previous playlist on poplie radio and they were sure worth it. Enjoy!


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Ramona Falls Say Fever

Fresh new video today from the incredible Ramona Falls. The track is I Say Fever and is coming from his amazing debut album Intuit. The video is directed by Stefan Nadelman (2003 Sundance short-film prize winner). Enjoy!!



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Xaxakes are back and swinging

I just had to post this one since I grew up listening to them. It's the new clip from the return of Xaxakes. The song is called Ponan ta Xeilh mou (My Lips Hurt) and their latest album is titled To Valse Twn Elafiwn (The Deer-Waltz) out on Archangel Music label. Lovely..



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Athens66 @ Poplie Radio - Take Four

Yet another Sunday show from 20.00 till 22.00 on Poplie Radio has gone by. Lot's of technical problems this week, but in the end the show was better than we expected, including some new tunes from Yeasayer, Tap Tap and lots of Seattle bands like Telekinesis, Say Hi and The Cave Singers. Of'course, the highlight of the show was the new Cobra Killer album!! As alway, you can download our show below. See you all on our next live session!

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The Team

Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

Team Members

Recommended

High Places - High Places vs. Mankind Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Caribou - Swim Sambassadeur - European The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme Portugal. the Man - American Ghetto Local Natives - Gorilla Manor Errors - Come Down With Me Hot Chip - One Life Stand Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago Royal Bangs - Let it Beep Magnolia Electric Co - Josephine Phantogram - Eyelid Movies Digits - Hold it Close Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light Kordan - Fantasy Nation Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Dial M for Murder - Fiction of her Dreams Throw me the Statue - Creaturesque Atlas Sound - Logos Noah and the Whale  - The First Days of Spring Delorean - Ayrton Senna Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue Portugal the Man - The Satanic Satanist Pony Pony Pony Run Run  - You Need Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul Camera Obscura -My Maudlin Career Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Norma – Book of Norma Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions Vanilla Swingers – Vanilla Swingers Lindstrom - Where you go I go too Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Beck – Modern Guilt The Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity Monika - Avatar Sigur Ros - Me? su? i eyrum vi? spilum endalaust Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In the Light Shearwater – Rook Okay – Huggable Dust Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Lykke Li - Youth Novel Los Campesinos – Hold on Now, Youngster Metric - Grow up and Blow away No Age - Nouns Battles – Mirrored The National - Boxer Foals - Antidotes British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? The Kills – Midnight Boom

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