Music Monday: mr. Gnome’s Songs That Keep Them Sane

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Music Monday: mr. Gnome’s Songs That Keep Them Sane
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Cleveland, Ohio is not what we’d call a musical hub. The first thing that comes to mind when we conjure up a musically-inclined Cleveland is the singing ‘n dancing introduction from The Drew Carey Show and that went off the air in 2004. However it is from these unlikely Midwest confines that the psychedelic music duo mr. Gnome surprisingly originates.

Rather than say Travelocity’s wandering gnome, this mr. Gnome is a much darker affair. Sam Meister’s aggressive drums juxtaposed with Nicole Barille’s reverb-drenched feminine voice creates a highly dynamic sound. With lyrical themes running the haunting fantasy gamut and experimental sounds, mr. Gnome’s songs are surprisingly accessible.

For a sampling of their sound, check out the live performance of Spain by mr. Gnome’s 2009 album Heave Yer Skeleton below.

Earlier: Weekend Playlist: Rockabilly Taylor Hollingsworth

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mr. Gnome picks its playlist of "Songs that Constantly Keep Us Sane and Awake During the 8-10 Hour Drives Through the Country Over the Last Month of Touring!"

"Where I End and You Begin" by Radiohead (Hail to the Thief)
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"The Very Thought of You" by Billie Holiday (You Go to My Head)
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"Shine in Exile" by Beat the Devil (Idiot's Guide)
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"Andrew" by Crystal Antlers (Tentacles)
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"These Arms of Mine" by Otis Redding (Pain in My Heart)
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"History Song" by The Good, The Bad and The Queen (The Good, The Bad and The Queen)
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"Goin' Against Your Mind" by Built to Spill (You in Reverse)
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"What's in the Ground Belongs to You" by If These Trees Could Talk (Above the Earth, Below the Sky)
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"Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden (Somewhere Back in Time)
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"Sprout and the Bean" by Joanna Newsom (The Milk-Eyed Mender)
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