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City Weekly is asking locals what’s playing on their iPods and assorted digital toys'brand-new tunes, classic favorites, etc.'right now, and why. This week, the in-house staff edition (yes, it is a rip-off of Staff Box in the front of the paper).

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Wolf Parade, “Lousy Pictures”

(2005, SubPop.com)

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Haigen Pearson: “When I’m heading to work and strolling downtown in the early morning, I’ve been starting my daily soundtrack off with this catchy strut track.”

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Coq Roq, “Bob Your Head”

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(2005, CoqRoq.com)

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Bill Frost: “Coq Roq, the punk band dressed like psycho chickens in those Burger King commercials'I think they’re Metal Gods in disguise.”

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Death Cab For Cutie, “405 (Acoustic)”

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(2000, Barsuk.com)

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Lindsay Larkin: “It’s one of the prettiest songs I know, so self-indulgently depressing. Best listened to while road-tripping.”

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Barry Manilow, “Mandy”

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(1974, BarryManilow.com)

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Natalie May: “I can’t explain why. I just like it.”

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Fall Out Boy, “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”

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(2005, FallOutBoyRock.com)

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Lisa Mitchener: “I realize I’m supposed to detest this track due to the fact it belongs to the entirely-too-trendy-but-once-indie-cool emo genre, but with lines like ‘I’m just a notch in your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song,’ I can’t help but love it.”

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Nada Surf, “Blizzard of ‘77”

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(2002, NadaSurf.com)

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Jared VanAarle: “From Let Go'actually, the whole CD is great and I never skip a track.”

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Manu Chao, “Clandestino”

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(1998, ManuChao.net)

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Naomi Zeveloff: “I like it because its dance-y rhythm belies the Spanish story of an illegal immigrant, a clandestine trying to make it in ‘Babylon,’ or the U.S. In light of the increasing tensions surrounding immigration in the valley, I find it particularly relevant.”

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Siouxsie & the Banshees, “Peek-a-Boo”

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(1988, Vamp.org/Siouxsie)

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Jodie Johnson: “It’s like your little black dress; it transcends time.”

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Guided By Voices, “Echos Myron”

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(1994, GBV.com)

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Jenny Poplar: “GBV always float my boat in the summertime.”

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Emiliana Torrini “Lifesaver”

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(2005, RoughTradeRecords.com)

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Anna Papadakis: “Icelandic accent, amazing vocals (Bjork Esthero) and perfectly depressing lyrics. She may be the perfect woman.”

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The Doors, “Love Street”

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(1968, TheDoors.com)

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Josh Wangrud: “Entourage not only has some of the best pot-smoking antics on TV, but also has damn fine music. Like this classic jam heard at the end of last week’s episode, and now inside my brain where it refuses to leave.”

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