HAPPY HOLIDAYS from MODERN MYSTERY

The Modern Mystery Staff wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!

Thanks for making 2010 our best year ever!

xoxoxo
Modern Mystery

The Raveonettes – “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” by ModernMystery4

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MERRY MIXMAS Revamp!


The holidays are soon approaching and we here at Modern Mystery have just the right thing to get you into the Christmas spirit! Holiday music is one of the best things about the season and we hope you enjoy this little, well, er, big mix. It’s our second Mixmas and we went all out with 38 songs this year. Everyone from Matt Pond PA to Of Montreal, you have to check it out below to believe your little eyes. This is the one gift you can peek at this Christmas!

Dressy Bessy- All the Right Reasons
The Sixth Great Lake- Always After Christmas Boring
Asobi Seksu- Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)
Belle and Sebastian- O Little Town of Bethlehem
Blitzen Trapper- Christmas is Coming Soon
Bright Eyes- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Casper and the Cookies- Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree
Ladybug Transistor- Christmas Extravangza
My First Keyboard- Christmas is Only Good If You’re a Girl (Boy)
Of Montreal- Christmas Isn’t Safe for Animals
Essex Green- Deck the Halls
Denison Winter- A Christmas Song
Drive-By Truckers-Mrs. Claus’ Kimono
The Features- Christmas Wish Book
Felice Brothers- Murder by Mistletoe
The Music Tapes- Freeing Song for Reigndeer
Frightened Rabbit- It’s Xmas So We’ll Stop
Fun.- Believe in Me
Gentlemen Auction House- Don’t Want Another Christmas Like Last Christmas
Marbles- Gift for You
Fabulous Bird with Bill Doss-It’s Christmas Time Again
Long Winters- Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas
Low-Just Like Christmas
Matt Pond PA- Holiday Road
My Morning Jacket- Christmas Time is Here
Of Montreal- My Favorite Christmas (In a Hundred Words or Less)
Reigning Sound- If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home
Rilo Kiley- Xmas Cake
Robbers on High Street- Seasons Greetings
Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas
Summer Hymns- Santa Couldn’t Fit You Under My Tree
Slow Club- Christmas TV
Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
The Wedding Present- White Christmas
The Raveonettes- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Wombats- This is Christmas
The Damnwells- Xmas Eve
The Knife- Christmas Reindeer

Rooftop Vigilantes Skip Cross Country

Kansas’ own Rooftop Vigilantes just performed at last weekend’s free Scion Garage Festival on Saturday. The event, taking place at Liberty Hall, sawthe band playing alongside Times New Viking, Best Coast, The Raveonettes, The Oblivians, The Clean among others.

This┬ámonth the four-piece will pony up with friends Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk for a short jaunt that will bring both bands to the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. Check out the specifics of that show and more, down below.

ROOFTOP VIGILANTES TOUR DATES:
10/09 @ The Ghost Parlor, Manhattan, KS *
10/14 @ Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS
10/15 @ White Lightning Wherehouse, Iowa City, IA *
10/16 @ Cal’s Bar, Chicago, IL * (w/ Blasted Diplomats)
10/17 @ Contemporary Art Institute, Detroit, MI * (w/ Swimsuit, Lord Scrummage)
10/18 @ The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH *
10/19 @ SMOG @ BARD College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY * (w/ The Great Valley)
10/20 @ Butcher Shoppe, Boston, MA * (w/ Girlfriends, Free Pizza)
10/22 @ Cake Shop (CMJ Day Party), New York, NY
10/23 @ Bruar Falls (CMJ Day Party), Brooklyn, NY
10/23 @ Cake Shop (CMJ), New York, NY

* with Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk

Secondhand Sunday: The Raveonettes “Attack of the Ghost Riders”


Today’s Secondhand Sunday is truly a blast from the past for me. Take a peak at one of the first videos by the dark folks in The Raveonettes titled “Attack of the Ghost Riders.” When I worked in a record store when the EP for Whip It On
first came out, it was all the rage. Haunting, thrilling, brilliant, all in the key of Bb minor. It still sends chills down my spine. Check it out!

A Very Merry MIXMAS!

The holidays are soon approaching and we here at Modern Mystery have just the right thing to get you into the Christmas spirit! Holiday music is one of the best things about the season and we hope you enjoy this little, well, er, big mix. It’s our second Mixmas and we went all out with 38 songs this year. Everyone from Matt Pond PA to Of Montreal, you have to check it out below to believe your little eyes. This is the one gift you can peek at this Christmas!

Dressy Bessy- All the Right Reasons
The Sixth Great Lake- Always After Christmas Boring
Asobi Seksu- Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)
Belle and Sebastian– O Little Town of Bethlehem
Blitzen Trapper- Christmas is Coming Soon
Bright Eyes- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Casper and the Cookies- Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree
Ladybug Transistor- Christmas Extravangza
My First Keyboard- Christmas is Only Good If You’re a Girl (Boy)
Of Montreal- Christmas Isn’t Safe for Animals
Essex Green- Deck the Halls
Denison Winter- A Christmas Song
Drive-By Truckers-Mrs. Claus’ Kimono
The Features- Christmas Wish Book
Felice Brothers- Murder by Mistletoe
The Music Tapes- Freeing Song for Reigndeer
Frightened Rabbit- It’s Xmas So We’ll Stop
Fun.- Believe in Me
Gentlemen Auction House- Don’t Want Another Christmas Like Last Christmas
Marbles- Gift for You
Fabulous Bird with Bill Doss-It’s Christmas Time Again
Long Winters- Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas
Low-Just Like Christmas
Matt Pond PA- Holiday Road
My Morning Jacket- Christmas Time is Here
Of Montreal- My Favorite Christmas (In a Hundred Words or Less)
Reigning Sound- If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home
Rilo Kiley- Xmas Cake
Robbers on High Street- Seasons Greetings
Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas
Summer Hymns- Santa Couldn’t Fit You Under My Tree
Slow Club- Christmas TV
Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
The Wedding Present- White Christmas
The Raveonettes- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Wombats- This is Christmas
The Damnwells- Xmas Eve
The Knife- Christmas Reindeer