Arms - “Foolish Love” (Rufus Wainwright cover)

From his 2014 album Backwards Record, featuring songs originally byThey Might Be Giants, Guided By Voices, Matthew Dear, Broadcast, Elliott Smith and more. Highly recommended.

(via Out of Town Films)

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Oct 19
6:42 pm
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Todd Goldstein of Arms, formerly of Harlem Shakes. His latest album Backwards Record is entirely cover songs by other bands, including Guided By Voices, Broadcast, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, The Faces, and more. 
Check out his heartbreaking cover of They Might Be Giants' classic “Ana Ng” from Backwards Record below: 

BONUS: Check out his incredible cover and homemade video for Guided By Voices' “Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory”: 

(photo via Out of Town Films)

Todd Goldstein of Arms, formerly of Harlem Shakes. His latest album Backwards Record is entirely cover songs by other bands, including Guided By Voices, Broadcast, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, The Faces, and more. 

Check out his heartbreaking cover of They Might Be Giants' classic “Ana Ng” from Backwards Record below: 

BONUS: Check out his incredible cover and homemade video for Guided By Voices' “Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory”: 

(photo via Out of Town Films)


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Oct 19
6:38 pm
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Netherfriends - “Birthday”

From his 2014 album P3ACE - out now for FREE from Netherfriends!

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Sep 16
10:02 pm
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Shawn Rosenblatt of Netherfriends. Latest album P3ACE is out now - for free no less! If you’ve been following The Sound and The Furry over the past year you probably already know how much I love this album - it’s for good reason that it’s my most-played album of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and GO DOWNLOAD THE FUCK OUT OF THIS ASAP.
Check out “Never Go Back” below:

(photo via Netherfriends on Facebook)

Shawn Rosenblatt of Netherfriends. Latest album P3ACE is out now - for free no less! If you’ve been following The Sound and The Furry over the past year you probably already know how much I love this album - it’s for good reason that it’s my most-played album of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and GO DOWNLOAD THE FUCK OUT OF THIS ASAP.

Check out “Never Go Back” below:

(photo via Netherfriends on Facebook)


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Sep 16
9:56 pm
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Busdriver - “Colonize the Moon”

From his brand new album Perfect Hair - out now on Big Dada!

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Sep 16
9:25 pm
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Regan Farquhar aka Busdriver. His new album Perfect Hair dropped last week (9/8/14) on Big Dada. Some of you may remember his mind-blowing guest spot on Islands' 2006 track "Where There’s a Will There’s A Whalebone" (from Return to the Sea), but he’s got some damn good guest rhymes of his own from Aesop Rock, Danny Brown, and Open Mike Eagle on Perfect Hair. RECOMMENDED.
Check out my favorite track from Perfect Hair “Upsweep” below: 

(photo via HELLFYRE CLUB)

Regan Farquhar aka Busdriver. His new album Perfect Hair dropped last week (9/8/14) on Big Dada. Some of you may remember his mind-blowing guest spot on Islands' 2006 track "Where There’s a Will There’s A Whalebone" (from Return to the Sea), but he’s got some damn good guest rhymes of his own from Aesop Rock, Danny Brown, and Open Mike Eagle on Perfect Hair. RECOMMENDED.

Check out my favorite track from Perfect Hair “Upsweep” below: 

(photo via HELLFYRE CLUB)


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Sep 16
9:23 pm
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Modern Baseball - “Broken Cash Machine”

From their fantastic sophomore album You’re Gonna Miss It All - out now on Run For Cover Records!

(Source: youtube.com)


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Jul 26
4:08 pm
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Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball. Their sophomore album You’re Gonna Miss It All is out now on Run For Cover Records, and it has become a unexpected favorite of my summer so far. While it could be easy to pigeonhole them into the emo/pop-punk revival category, they’ve got a brilliant tones of mid-00’s Page France and The Weakerthans that make them impossible for me to ignore. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Check out “Going to Bed Now” below:

(photo by EdIsAGenius)

Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball. Their sophomore album You’re Gonna Miss It All is out now on Run For Cover Records, and it has become a unexpected favorite of my summer so far. While it could be easy to pigeonhole them into the emo/pop-punk revival category, they’ve got a brilliant tones of mid-00’s Page France and The Weakerthans that make them impossible for me to ignore. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Check out “Going to Bed Now” below:

(photo by EdIsAGenius)


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Jul 26
4:05 pm
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Kevin Drew - “You In Your Were” (feat. Feist and Zach Galifianakis)

From his fantastic 2014 release Darlings - out now on Arts & Crafts!

(Source: youtube.com)


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Jul 20
3:15 pm
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Kevin Drew, also of Broken Social Scene. His latest solo album Darlings dropped earlier this spring on Arts & Crafts, and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. His track “Bullshit Ballad” was featured last month on The Sound And The Furry Presents: I Heard You On The Radio -Summer Mixtape 2014.
Also not to be missed is Kevin Drew’s Beard Oil (yes, for real!), which is a collaboration with Wildrose Magnolia Natural Skincare & Cosmetics. I myself have a rather sizable beard, and have used numerous beard oils in my day, and after two solid months of using it I gotta say that this is definitely a winner. Get it HERE!
Check out the slow burning "It’s Cool" from Darlings below:

(photo by artsandcraftsproductions)

Kevin Drew, also of Broken Social Scene. His latest solo album Darlings dropped earlier this spring on Arts & Crafts, and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. His track “Bullshit Ballad” was featured last month on The Sound And The Furry Presents: I Heard You On The Radio -Summer Mixtape 2014.

Also not to be missed is Kevin Drew’s Beard Oil (yes, for real!), which is a collaboration with Wildrose Magnolia Natural Skincare & Cosmetics. I myself have a rather sizable beard, and have used numerous beard oils in my day, and after two solid months of using it I gotta say that this is definitely a winner. Get it HERE!

Check out the slow burning "It’s Cool" from Darlings below:

(photo by artsandcraftsproductions)


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Jul 20
3:11 pm
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Evan Bernard of The Weaks. Following their Song A Week Project in 2012-13, they finally produced their first official EP The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die - and I for one am neither going to shut up or be shy about how much I love this album. These guy manage to pack more into six songs in barely 15 minutes than many bands do in a full-length album. Throw into a blender apparent influences that range from early Weezer, Built to Spill, Jawbreaker, The Weakerthans and Japandroids and you’ll get essential summer listening - and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The Weaks' “Dunce Pageant” was featured on The Sound And The Furry Presents: I Heard You On The Radio compilation (get it HERE).
Check out “To Thine Own Self Be True” below:

(photo by Dan Lidon) 

Evan Bernard of The Weaks. Following their Song A Week Project in 2012-13, they finally produced their first official EP The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die - and I for one am neither going to shut up or be shy about how much I love this album. These guy manage to pack more into six songs in barely 15 minutes than many bands do in a full-length album. Throw into a blender apparent influences that range from early Weezer, Built to Spill, Jawbreaker, The Weakerthans and Japandroids and you’ll get essential summer listening - and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

The Weaks' “Dunce Pageant” was featured on The Sound And The Furry Presents: I Heard You On The Radio compilation (get it HERE).

Check out “To Thine Own Self Be True” below:

(photo by Dan Lidon


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Jun 29
2:23 pm
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Jon Bryant. His latest album, 2012’s What Takes You, is out now, but he’s also got a brand new single "Hard Hard Heart" and a new album in the works!
Check out “Hard Hard Heart” (feat. Jenn Grant) below - it’s a featured track on the new TheSoundAndTheFurry.com’s Summer Mixtape (check it out HERE if you haven’t already!)

(via Jon Bryant on Facebook)

Jon Bryant. His latest album, 2012’s What Takes You, is out now, but he’s also got a brand new single "Hard Hard Heart" and a new album in the works!

Check out “Hard Hard Heart” (feat. Jenn Grant) below - it’s a featured track on the new TheSoundAndTheFurry.com’s Summer Mixtape (check it out HERE if you haven’t already!)

(via Jon Bryant on Facebook)


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Jun 4
9:34 pm
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Time for TheSoundAndTheFurry.com's annual Summer Mix Tape! Grab your swim trunks and get your summer groove on with 15 tracks of some of the best indie tunes that I've had on constant repeat this year, showcasing some amazing bands featured on The Sound and The Furry (or will be soon!). Download HERE, or subscribe to the playlist on Spotify HERE! 
1. Stone Cold Fox - “Seventeen” from Memory Palace
2. Andrew Jackson Jihad - “Temple Grandin” from Christmas Island
3. Jon Bryant (feat. Jenn Grant) - “Hard Hard Heart” (single)
4. Line & Circle - “Roman Ruins” from Roman Ruins/Carelessness 7”
5. Withered Hand - “Heart Heart” from New Gods
6. The Weaks - “Dunce Pageant” from The World is a Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and Want To Die
7. Netherfriends - “Joey Vision” from P3ACE
8. Kevin Drew - “Bullshit Ballad” from Darlings
9. Hunter Hunted - “End of the World”  from Hunter Hunted
10. Prides - “The Seeds You Sow” from The Seeds You Sow EP
11. Bear Mountain - “Two Step” from XO
12. Thumpers - “Dancing’s Done” from Galore
13. James Vincent McMorrow - “Gold” from Post Tropical
14. Mikhael Paskalev - “Jive Babe” from Jive Babe EP
15. Twin Shadow - “To the Top” (single)
The Sound and The Furry focuses on discovery of music and bands that may not get attention from the mainstream or even the most independent of music blogs. Please help support these artists by buying their music, following/sharing them on social media, seeing them live, supporting their Kickstarters, and most importantly - loving them. If we don’t, they will cease to exist. 
Crank up the volume and have a great summer!

Time for TheSoundAndTheFurry.com's annual Summer Mix Tape! Grab your swim trunks and get your summer groove on with 15 tracks of some of the best indie tunes that I've had on constant repeat this year, showcasing some amazing bands featured on The Sound and The Furry (or will be soon!). Download HERE, or subscribe to the playlist on Spotify HERE

1. Stone Cold Fox - “Seventeen” from Memory Palace

2. Andrew Jackson Jihad - “Temple Grandin” from Christmas Island

3. Jon Bryant (feat. Jenn Grant) - “Hard Hard Heart” (single)

4. Line & Circle - “Roman Ruins” from Roman Ruins/Carelessness 7”

5. Withered Hand - “Heart Heart” from New Gods

6. The Weaks - “Dunce Pageant” from The World is a Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and Want To Die

7. Netherfriends - “Joey Vision” from P3ACE

8. Kevin Drew - “Bullshit Ballad” from Darlings

9. Hunter Hunted - “End of the World”  from Hunter Hunted

10. Prides - “The Seeds You Sow” from The Seeds You Sow EP

11. Bear Mountain - “Two Step” from XO

12. Thumpers - “Dancing’s Done” from Galore

13. James Vincent McMorrow - “Gold” from Post Tropical

14. Mikhael Paskalev - “Jive Babe” from Jive Babe EP

15. Twin Shadow - “To the Top” (single)

The Sound and The Furry focuses on discovery of music and bands that may not get attention from the mainstream or even the most independent of music blogs. Please help support these artists by buying their music, following/sharing them on social media, seeing them live, supporting their Kickstarters, and most importantly - loving them. If we don’t, they will cease to exist. 

Crank up the volume and have a great summer!


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May 30
2:32 pm
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Hunter Hunted - “End of the World”

From their debut self-titled EP - out now!

(by hunterhuntedmusic)


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May 18
12:19 pm
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Michael Garner and Dan Chang of Hunter Hunted. Their debut self-titled EP is out now on A&M/Octone Records!
Check out the summer anthem “Keep Together” below:

Michael Garner and Dan Chang of Hunter Hunted. Their debut self-titled EP is out now on A&M/Octone Records!

Check out the summer anthem “Keep Together” below:


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May 18
12:17 pm
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