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Ted Leo Debuts New Song at Room 205 Session

On May 31, NJ punk (and post-punk) pioneer Ted Leo recorded a trio of solo live performances for Appleâ„¢ accessory makers Incase Designs’ Room 205 series.

Last week, Incase unveiled the first fruit of that labor, the dub-infused Brutalist Bricks track “One Polaroid a Day.” The middle part of the trilogy, a new song called “The Little Smug Supper Club,” premiered this week, and the third and final installment — the Leo classic “The Sword In The Stone” — will be posted on June 20.

“The Little Smug Supper Club,” which you can view above, sounds a lot like classic Leo: a little bit of punk, a solid pop chorus, and a heart of oak. In other words, it’s good stuff.

Past Room 205 sessions have featured La Sera, Abe Vigoda, and Avi Buffalo.

Have Fun With Jenny & Johnny

It’s been 4 years since Rilo Kiley released their last album, the gloriously grimey Under the Blacklight, but fans of front woman Jenny Lewis have fortunately not had to spend that time without her.

The irresistible singer released her first solo-billed album, Acid Tongue, in 2008 (her other “solo” album, 2006’s classic Rabbit Fur Coat, was released as a collaboration with the Watson Twins). Then, last year, Lewis unveiled her latest project: Jenny & Johnny. Continue reading…