Song of the Day: Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks” (Rodway Remix)


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Modern Mystery’s Top 20 Songs of the Year

2009 was an incredible year for songs. No doubt about it. Even some of the last minute yearly additions were able to sweep the early year competitors off of their feet. In 2009 there was a surprise around every corner with the quality of songs written. I’m not sure there could have been a better ending to the decade. Check out our Top 20 Songs below!

1. Matt Pond PA- “Starting”
2. Wooden Birds- “False Alarm”
3. Grizzly Bear- “Two Weeks”
4. The Drums-“Let’s Go Surfing”
5. The Spinto Band- “Jackhammer”
6. Sloan-“Take it Upon Yourself”
7. Vampire Weekend-“Cousins”
8. Ryan Adams-“Go Ahead and Rain”
9. Julian Casablancas- “11th Dimension”
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-“Zero”
11. James Husband- “A Grave in the Gravel”
12. Alvin Band- “Temple Pressure”
13. Darwin Deez- “Constellations”
14. Surfer Blood- “Swim”
15. Bishop Allen- “Dimmer”
16. Jupiter One- “Flaming Arrow”
17. Phoenix- “1901”
18. Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Young Adult Friction”
19. Japandroids- “The Boys Are Leaving Town”
20. Julian Plenti- “Games for Days”

Music Video Friday

There is an over abundance of great music videos that have hit the web recently, and we feel it’s our duty to share them with you. Here are our favorite videos of the week. Yes they seem to vary in sound but hell, we would have it no other way. Let’s mix it up on this Friday afternoon.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Heads Will Roll’
The second video off of the new album is particulary brilliant. Would you expect any less frorm them?

Bat For Lashes ‘Pearl’s Dream’

Patrick Wolf  ‘Hard Times’

Peter Bjorn & John ‘It Don’t Move Me’

Metric ‘Sick Muse’

REPRISE: GRIZZLY BEAR ‘TWO WEEKS’
C’mon, we just HAD to!

Happy Grizzly Bear Day!

We’re not sure if there is any other way to say it, but Happy Grizzly Bear Day! Really, has anyone talked about anything else all day besides the release of ‘Veckatimest’?  We haven’t been able to have a conversation all day without someone mentioning it. 

‘Veckatimest’ is an album that is rich with one impressive song after another.  It gets better with every listen and truly takes you on a musical journey. This is by far Grizzly Bear’s best album yet, and is definitely the year’s most anticipated indie record. Not to call early shots just yet, but this is sure to be headed to many ‘Top Albums Lists of 2009’. 

Check out ‘Veckatimest’ on Grizzly Bear’s MYSPACE

Watch Grizzly Bear’s New Video for ‘Two Weeks’

The band is also on an extensive tour (with 3 New York stops!)

May 26 Vancouver, BC Commodore (w/ Foreign Born)  
May 28 New York, NY SOLD OUT: Town Hall (w/ Here We Go Magic)
May 29 New York, NY SOLD OUT: Town Hall (w/ Here We Go Magic)
May 31 Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT:Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 01 Washington, DC SOLD OUT: 9:30 Club (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 02 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 03 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 04 Montréal, QC Le National (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 05 Toronto, ON SOLD OUT: Phoenix (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 07 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 08 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 09 Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 11 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
Jun 13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (with TV on the Radio)
Jun 15 Dallas, TX Granada (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 16 Austin, TX SOLD OUT: The Parish (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 18 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall (w/ Wilco)
Jun 19 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jun 21 San Francisco, CA Fillmore (w/ Here We Go Magic)
Jul 19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug 07 Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic
Aug 09 Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic
Aug 13 Olso, Norway Øya Festival
Aug 14 Göteborg, Sweden Way Out West Festival
Aug 15 Rees-Haldern, Germany Haldern Pop Festival  
Aug 16 St. Malo, France La Route du RockFestival
Aug 18 London, UK Koko  
Aug 20 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
Aug 21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Lowlands Paradise
Aug 22 Glanusk, UK Green Man Festival
Oct 02 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival