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Dog Ears Music: Volume 172

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David Condos
Singer/songwriter David Condos was born in the Windy City and raised in Omaha. Making his bones playing in various bands, the multi-instrumentalist went solo at the hit of the aughts. By 2006, he'd relocated to Nashville and released his first EP. Condos has two releases to date and his work has been featured in the film Nothing But the Truth (starring Kate Beckinsale). Discover this deserving troubadour with "Lullaby for a Ghost," from his 2006 project Smoking City. Glorious listening.
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Genre: Rock
Artist: David Condos
Song: Lullaby for a Ghost
Album: Smoking City






Handsome Furs
Handsome Furs are the Montreal art-pop husband-wife team Dan Boeckner (vocals, guitar) and Alexei Perry (electronics, keys). Founded in the mid-aughts, the duo issued two albums while Boeckner co-captained Canadian supergroup Wolf Parade. When Wolf Parade went on hiatus in late 2010, Handsome Furs went into overdrive, and a new album is set to drop in mid-2011. Shared stages include Modest Mouse and David Cross. Start with "White City," from the Handsome Furs' 2009 sophomore project Face Control.
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Genre: Alternative
Artist: Handsome Furs
Song: White City
Album: Face Control






Keren Ann
New York/Paris/Tel-Aviv multi-talent Keren Ann was born in mid-'70s Israel. She was raised in her native land and the Netherlands before moving to France as a tween. After music studies, Keren Ann made her solo bones on the Euro circuit, then founded Lady & Bird with Icelandic artist Barði Jóhannsson. Credits include film Alexandre Arcady, TV series Grey's Anatomy and Six Feet Under, an international spot for H&M, and a handful-plus of releases to date. Check out the scope of Keren Ann with "Strange Weather," from her 2011 collection 101.
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Genre: Pop
Artist: Keren Ann
Song: Strange Weather
Album: 101






Trent Dabbs
Jackson, Mississippi-born Trent Dabbs has been making records since 2005. Now a Nashville staple, the multi-instrumentalist is a founder of Nashville's Ten Out of Tenn: a musical alliance comprised of Erin McCarley, Andrew Belle, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher, Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), and Jeremy Lister. Dabbs has issued six solo releases to date. Credits include a spot on The OC and tracks for Private Practice, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and Hawaii Five-O. He's also penned titles for Mat Kearney and Lucy Walsh. Download Dabbs' "Follow Suit," from his 2011 project Southerner.
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Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Artist: Trent Dabbs
Song: Follow Suit
Album: Southerner






Bunny Berigan
Jazz maestro Bunny Berigan was born Rowland Bernard Berigan in Wisconsin in 1908. Early years of fiddle and trumpet playing led to a professional career by his late teens. At the start of the Great Depression, Berigan landed a coveted spot in the Hal Kemp Orchestra. In 1931, the trumpeter/vocalist joined Fred Rich's CBS band and became a sought-after studio musician. In 1935, Benny Goodman invited him aboard, launching the Swing Era. Building on success, Berigan started his own orchestra in 1937. Collaborations include The Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich, and Paul Whiteman. The virtuoso struggled with the sauce, eventually succumbing to cirrhosis at the early age of 33. Remember Berigan's grand trove with his classic take on Ira Gershwin/Vernon Duke's "I Can't Get Started," from the Let's Do It! collection.
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Genre: Jazz
Artist: Bunny Berigan
Song: I Can't Get Started
Album: Let's Do It!






Infantree
The San Fernando Valley's Infantree is the high-octane rock collective comprising singer/songwriter/guitar gods Alex Vojdani (keys), Matt Kronish (banjo), and Donald Fisher (keys, bass, mandolin), with Jordan Avesar on drums. Founded in 2007, the band has issued four releases to date. Highlights include Conan and the Bridge School Benefit. Shared stages include Ariel Pink, Portugal the Man, and Daniel Lanois. Their mythic harmonies are rapturous. Get Infantree's 2011 "Work Horse" on Vapor Records. Play it loud!
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Genre: Rock
Artist: Infantree
Song: Work Horse
Album: Work Horse-Single