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Grass Widow - Past Time San Francisco's Grass Widow quickly won my heart with their 2008 self-titled LP on Make a Mess Records, which I did not think was possible to top. After announcing their follow-up LP Past Time would be released on Kill Rock Stars, I should have imagined that great things would happen. Past Time is my top favorite album of 2010, with a really quality recording that does justice to their killer harmonies and melodic weirdo-garage tunes.

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Big Eyes upcoming 7" and LP on Don Giovanni

Full disclosure: I played in a band with Kate. Okay, now that we're over that, Big Eyes is one of my favorite local bands. They, along with other friends and great musicians Laura Stevenson & the Cans, announced their addition to the Don Giovanni Records family last month. Look out for a new 7" from Big Eyes, including my favorite jam, "Why Can't I" in January 2011, with a full-length to follow. Watch "Why Can't I?" live at the Knitting Factory: or check out the "Since You Left" Pink Couch Session:

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Screaming Females - Daytrotter Session

New Jersey's Screaming Females is one of the hardest working bands in the biz, finally receiving much due attention, after years of self-releasing their records, in the past two years. I've been lucky enough to tour with them and watch King Mike get at least one ill-advised stick-n-poke tattoo by the hand of Marissa. They recently did a Daytrotter session including one of my favorite tracks, "Zoo of Death."

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Appropriately, I've been listening to a lot of Beatles records lately. "Yer Blues" is perfect for anyone suffering from seasonal depression, or who generally enjoys wallowing.

Is there anything that we missed this week? Let us know in the comments. Next Monday's post will be by Katie Crutchfield of P.S. Eliot. Stay tuned!

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