Another fine day in Division B. Listen to the matchups here, and vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com by 8pm (EST) on Thursday.
#2 Allison (Elvis Costello) vs. #15 Trigger Finger Itch (Midnight Spin). We’ve gone plenty inter-generational before, but having watched Midnight Spin cover Elvis Costello, I very much look forward to this master/apprentice match-up. Allison is a classic, but the Independent Music Awards just named Trigger Finger Itch the Best Indie Rock Song of 2010.#7 All Shook Up (Elvis Presley) vs. #10 This Bastard’s Life (Swinging Utters). Wow, now THIS is an interesting cross-generational match-up. I guess Elvis was a punk in his own way. This song makes me think of the scene where Edward Bloom jumps out of the airplane in Big Fish.
#3 Hold On, Hold On (Neko Case) vs. #14 The Next Episode (Dr. Dre). Dre as a #14 seed? This has upset potential written all over it.
#6 Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) vs. #11 Going Underground (The Jam)
A parting word: as we march through Round 1 and attempt to Grooveshark everyone’s picks, mistakes will inevitably be made. I encourage anyone who has their nomination playing on a given evening to check out the version we’ve downloaded early, so we can make a correction before many people vote on the wrong version.