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Editor’s Pick #275: Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement by timmyhan

Listen to Mayer Hawthorne's debut album A Strange Arrangement

PREVIEW: VISIT Mayer Hawthorne’s MySpace

If you already listen to Mayer Hawthorne, you obviously live a slightly better life, but if not, you owe it to yourself and your anger management coach to dip your big toe in the glorious pool that is…Mayer Hawthorne.

When i first heard Mayer Hawthorne’s single, Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out, I pictured this John Legend-esque suave mother trucker in a fly suit, but to my surprise, he resembled a younger & slimmer version of Death Cab for Cutie’s frontman, Benjamin Gibbard, in a fly suit. However, Mayer Hawthorne is nothing like Gibbard musically. Mayer Hawthorne sounds like Pharrell and The Funk Brothers got together for a more than glorious & harmonious union.

His debut album hit the streets September 8, 2009, and has already received much street cred, more notably from the “pimp of music” himself, Snoop Dogg. When Rolling Stone interviewed Snoop Dogg, they asked who he was listening to these days, and his response was Mayer Hawthorne! You can never go wrong with a recommendation from Snoop. So check out Mayer Hawthorne’s debut album, A Strange Arrangement, before he gets so cool that it becomes uncool to have him in your ipod.

— Timmy Han, Art Director

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