They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng
The Kinks – Animal Farm
Let’s Active – Route 67
Rosebuds – Leaves Do Fall
Wire – Lowdown
Super Furry Animals – Something for the Weekend
Ralph Myerz And The Jack Herren Band – Kill the DJ
Norway’s Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band make the kind of fun dance music that is destined to end up in TV commercials or an episode of Entourage. I prefer laid-back vibe of 2005’s A Special Album to the new one, Sharp Knives and Loaded Guns, which is more in-your-face in a Fatboy Slim kind of way. "Kill the DJ," from the latter, is a prime example of the what they’re all about. It’s dumb and you kind of don’t want to admit you like it, but then it comes up on shuffle and you suddenly realize you’re dancing on the subway.
Photo swiped from Anniiapple’s Flickr photostream.