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Best of 2013: Jason Bourgeois

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Jason is a member of Bourgeois Heroes, Beach Honey and the February Records supergroup, Quiz Kids. Follow him on twitter @junglejasonjr. He made a list of songs that he was into in 2013.

1. Liam Hayes– Fokus. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a movie I really enjoyed. Roman Coppola can do no wrong. Liam Hayes’ score is stellar, too.

2. The Stepkids – The Lottery. Kind of a badass, funky, Steely Dan tune.

3. Hot Chocolate – Every1’s a Winnner. From a very cool Frances Ha scene. Can’t stop listening to this one. The song isn’t from 2013… in fact, a number of the songs on here aren’t!

4. Beachwood Sparks – Sparks Fly Again. “This one goes out to my good friends” is a great way to begin a song.

5. The Monkees – Good Clean Fun. I was lucky enough to see a solo Michael Nesmith show and have amazing seats/a backstage pass to a Monkees reunion gig. My friend Sarah introduced me to Andrew Sandavol, the man who put together the amazing reissue of The Monkees Present and the beautiful Nilsson box.

6. Nilsson – Kojak Columbo. See #5.

7. Henning Ohlenbusch – Maybe I’m Not Meant To Do Anything Remarkable After All. My pal Henning wrote a classic song. I was lucky enough to get asked to make a video (or four)

8. Paul McCartney – New. What can I say, I love those Beatles! Hearing this for the first time made me really happy.

9. King Tuff – Connection. A nice Burger reissue from an album from the recent past. I am converted.

10. Mark Mulcahy – The Rabbit. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy I Love You may be the record of the year.

11. Jeff Lynne – Mercy, Mercy. There’s this music channel that shows all kinds of concerts and roc docs called Palladia. Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO was on heavy rotation and I probably watched it every time it was on. This Don Covay cover closes the film.

12. Sonny & the Sunsets – I See The Void. My friend’s band once opened for these guys and I sat in on guitar. We kinda tanked due to tequila and things, but Sonny & The Sunsets were brilliant.

13. The Upsetters & Friends – To Love Somebody. My friend Brian has a brilliant music podcast called Where’s That Sound Coming From? and the “To Love Somebody” episode was one of many triumphs.

14. The Pastels – Check My Heart. The Pastels release music so infrequently, but they’re worth the wait!

15. The Beach Boys – California Feelin’. Another wonderful box set, Made In Calfornia. I had a legendary “California Feelin'” hammock listening this summer.

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New video: “Hey You” by Quiz Kids

 

Quiz Kids made a great video for “Hey You” from their new EP, “Dynamite!”
Jason Bourgeois directs! Danny makes a cameo!

FEB034: “Dynamite!” by Quiz Kids

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Quiz Kids is comprised of members of Bourgeois Heroes and Boy Genius. New York-based musicians Jason Korenkiewicz and Lisa Klimkiewicz (both of Boy Genius) are joined by Massachusetts’ Jason Bourgeois (Bourgeois Heroes) to form the three-piece pop outfit. Each member of the band takes the lead for one song, giving each tune a distinct sound while retaining that classic jangle sound.

The album was partially recorded with Mitch Easter, frontman of Let’s Active and producer of multiple R.E.M. releases.

As always, this free single comes with original artwork and a fun interview with the band.