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The Best Songs of 2011 | 100 – 76

Yup. It’s that time of year again, and frankly, lists like these really need no introduction. The four of us who contribute to Speakers in Code (Darren, Jason, Matt, and me, the lone female, Katie) spend a lot of our free time investigating new music over the course of each year, and these 100 songs … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Strange Boys – Me and You

A year and a half ago, Matt gave The Strange Boys its first official Jam of the Day, christening “This Girl Taught Me a Dance” with the honors. Since then, the song that so perfectly exudes a slow grind of beach party sexiness, the song that’s so eerily ’60s rock ‘n’ roll it’s almost anachronistic, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Strange Boys – This Girl Taught Me a Dance

If I close my eyes while listening to The Strange Boys, I see them in black and white. There is absolutely none of the high-def, 3-D, THX certified sensory overload entertainment we’re becoming accustomed to. They’re on a no-frills stage – in front of an audience of screaming teenagers. Think Mic Jagger in 1964 or … Read more

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It’s a Big Music Video Friday!

St. Vincent, the woman of my dreams, released a new video for “Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood” yesterday. Guest appearances by Fred Armisen (as a very pretty woman) and Carrie Brownstein make this even better. Texan rockers, The Strange Boys, showcase the debut video for “Be Brave.”  L-u-v this song. Finally, we have … Read more

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The Strange Boys Do Rock ‘N’ Roll Right

Yesterday, we posted that Spoon had announced a string of North American tour dates. All around the Interwebs, fans buzzed about the more-bang-for-your-buck addition of Deerhunter to the lineup. Well, get ready for an even better bargain: the Austin six-piece, The Strange Boys, will start the show off real nice like with their signature “timeless … Read more