[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 10 on the list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, please keep checking back to see how the list pans out. Also after the jump, check out songs No. 40-26 in the Top 40 list that will update as it grows...]
No. 10: Max Moon -- Urban Outfitters
Neither SMU grad Astronautalis nor former PPT producer Picnic is a man with too much extra time on his hands. Indiviually, each of these talented hip-hop acts boasts a busy schedule: Astronautalis recently completed a Eurpoean tour alongside Tegan & Sara; Picnic, meanwhile, has been working on various projects, not the least of which finds him among Erykah Badu's hand-selected live beat-making outfit The Cannabinoids.
Somehow, though, the two mange to find some time--a little bit here, a little bit there--to link up, often over web cam, and work on yet one more thing: Their collaborative project called Max Moon.
--"Safety in Numbers"
38.The Burning Hotels
37.The Riverboat Gamblers
-- "DissDissDissKissKissKiss" (video
--"Endless Dream Days"
34.The Southern Sea
--"These Things Always End Badly"
--"Jason Bought a Hatchet"
-- "Country Living" (stream
30.This Old House
29.Occult Detective Club
--"You'll Follow Me"
--"Nothing But Agitation"
26.The Crash That Took Me
-- "Patricia Lynn" (stream
25.Red Monroe -- "Pat Mayse Lake"
24.Danny Balis -- "Tethered"
23.Sleep Whale -- "Cotton Curls"
22.PVC Street Gang -- "Cutlass"
21.Air Review -- "Jura"
20.Xrabit & Damaged Good$ -- "Follow the Leader"
19.Doug Burr -- "The Righteous Will Rejoice"
18.Seryn -- "We Will All Be Changed"
17.galleryCat -- "Say Say Say"
16. Sunnybrook -- "Waving Hands"
15.The O's -- "You've Got Your Heart"
14.Ishi -- "Pastel Lights"
13.Binary Sunrise -- "Five Minutes"
12.The Paper Chase -- "What Should We Do With Your Body? (The Lightning)"
11.Fergus & Geronimo -- "Tell It In My Ear"
10.Max Moon -- "Urban Outfitters"
...and be sure to keep checking back, as this list will update daily
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