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October 31, 2011

{Girl in A Coma}

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Texas alt-rock trio Girl in A Coma are set to release their album Exits and All the Rest, but NPR is streaming the album right now.

Have a listen to the poppy lead single "Smart"

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{Soft Moon}

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Bay Area darkwave outfit The Soft Moon chose to release their EP titled Total Decay today. Spin is streaming the EP, which is fitting halloween music.

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{David Lynch}

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Crazy Clown Time is the debut album from filmmaker/artist/living legend David Lynch. The album is out on November 8th via Sunday Best Recordings/PIAS America, but you can stream the album in full courtesy of NPR.

Lynch said the album was “inspired by modern blues, folk, indie, dance music, and the work of Lynch’s longtime collaborator, Angelo Badalamenti.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ front woman Karen O. appears on the opening track “Pinky’s Dream”, which you can hear below...


David Lynch - Pinky's Dream (feat. Karen O) by Pretty Much Amazing

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October 27, 2011

{Lushlife}

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Philly experimental hip-hop artist Lushlife just released a mixtape for free titled No More Golden Days.

Have a listen...



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{R.E.M.}

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R.E.M.’s greatest-hits collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982- 2011 arrives next month. It features the new single “We All Go Back To Where We Belong” (they recorded just before their break up). They posted two videos, one with Kirsten Dunst, and the other with veteran artist and poet John Giorno.

Kirsten Dunst version...



John Giorno version...



Stream the song right here

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October 26, 2011

{Surfer Blood}

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Indie rock band Surfer Blood have just released a 4 track EP titled Tarot Classics. I mentioned this last week, but I've only recently had time to give it a listen. Tracks 3 ("Voyager Reprise") and 4 ("Drinking Problem") are the real highlights.

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{Fernando Milagros}

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I've been enjoying Chilean singer/songwriter Fernando Milagros' new album San Sebastian.

Have a listen...

"Piedra Angular"

Hear "Carnaval" (featuring Christina Rosenvinge)...



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{The Black Keys}

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The Black Keys are previewing the first single, “Lonely Boy”, off the forthcoming album El Camino.

Have a listen...



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{Kurt Vile}

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On November 8th Matador Records will be releasing Kurt Vile's new EP titled So Outta Reach, featuring brand new tracks taken from the Smoke Ring For My Halo album sessions.

Here's my fav tune...

"The Creature"

Listen to a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Downtown Train" courtesy of Some Velvet Blog

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October 25, 2011

{Nada Surf}

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Brooklyn indie veterans Nada Surf are gering up to release a new album titled The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (out early next year). They are now offering up an early preview called “When I Was Young.”

Get the download for the price of an email (trust me it's worth it)...



Here's a classic...



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October 24, 2011

{Sidewalls}

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Sidewalls is a romantic comedy from director Gustavo Taretto. The film is a clever and moving ode to the modern people and urban landscape of Buenos Aires.

Look for the film in select theaters October 28th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Rid of Me}

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From writer/director James Westby (Film Geek, The Auteur) comes Rid of Me, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends.

Look for the film in select theaters November 18th.

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{I Melt With You}

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I Melt With You is a film about old college friends that gather for a week in Big Sur to celebrate their friendship and catch-up on each other's lives. They talk about their careers, families, and enormous responsibilities, but there is a lot more going on beneath the surface.

Look for the film in select theaters December 9th.

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{Neon Indian}

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Some folks who purchased the deluxe edition of Neon Indian’s Era Extraña album also got a bonus disc that was simply labeled “Neon Indian Mixtape”, with no tracklist or extra information attached. The 48-minute mix includes a whole lot of random new wave and synthpop, much of which is in French.

If you're in the mood to hear something wild, give it a listen below...


Neon Indian - Era Extraña Mixtape by disconaivete


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{Los Rakas}

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I recently got a link to this remix of Goapele’s most recent single “Play”, featuring Oakland hip-hop duo by way of Panama Los Rakas.

Have a listen...

Goapele f. Los Rakas, "Play (Rakas Remix)" by The FADER

Here's one of Los Rakas latest...

"Vengo de Panama"

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{Yuck}

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For their Japanese edition of their self-titled album British rockers Yuck included a cover of “Natsu Nandesu,” a 1971 song from the Japanese folk-rock band Happy End.

Have a listen...

Natsu Nandesu by Yuck

Previously mentioned...

UK 90's rock revivalists Yuck are releasing a deluxe version of their self-tiled album, which will include six extra tracks.

Have a listen to five of them...

"Coconut Bible"


Cousin Corona by Yuck


Milkshake by Yuck

The Base Of A Dream Is Empty by Yuck


Doctors In My Bed by Yuck

Pre-order the deluxe edition of their self-titled album (out October 10th via Fat Possum) right here

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{Ryan Adams}

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If you pre-ordered the deluxe edition of Ryan Adams' excellent new album Ashes & Fire, then you got a Flexi-Disc with an acoustic tune called “Petal In A Rainstorm".

Have a listen"...



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{Damien Rice}

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Damien Rice's cover of U2′s classic track "One" for Q Magazine compilation gives me goosebumps. I love the way he changes a few words around to shift the entire blame on himself.


One by u2mexico

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{Rihanna}

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I'm going to go ahead and call this a guilty pleasure. I blame Calvin Harris for that sick 90's house beat.

Here's the video...



Or just listen...

 Rihanna - We Found Love .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine




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{Diamond Rings}

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Canadian synthpop act Diamond Rings (aka John O’Regan) recently released a limited edition 7' single “You & Me”, but the b-side steals the show. It's a cover of “Mellow Doubt” by the criminally underappreciated Scots Teenage Fanclub.


Diamond Rings - Mellow Doubt (Teenage Fanclub cover) by diamondringsmusic

Here's the original in all it's glory...

Teenage Fanclub - Mellow Doubt from Terje Lynnebakken on Vimeo.



Oh yeah, here's the a side of that single...


Diamond Rings "You & Me" by GrillMarketing

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{Coldplay}

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After that great last album (Viva La Vida) Coldplay are set to release Mylo Xyloto on October 24th. It appears I now have to accept the fact that these guys have become a damn good band.

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{Frightened Rabbit}

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Frightened Rabbit are offering their new EP simply titled A Frightened Rabbit EP for the price of an email. You can listen to all three tunes below


Frightened Rabbit - The Work (Featuring Archie Fisher) by ListenBeforeYouBuy


Frightened Rabbit - Scottish Winds by ListenBeforeYouBuy


Frightened Rabbit - Fuck This Place (Featuring Tracyanne Campbell From Camera Obscura) by ListenBeforeYouBuy

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{Radical Face}

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I've been digging the new album from Radical Face (aka Ben Cooper) titled Family Tree - The Roots. This is the first album of three in the Family Tree-project that follows the tale of a fictional family, the Northcotes, through its generations. It is dedicated to the first two generations of the Northcotes' family tree and is narratively based in the 1800s.

This one is my fav track...

"Family Portrait"

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{Gira Peonza}

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I've been enjoying Argentina's Gira Peonza's new album Las Estaciones. It's melancholy pop that's perfect for fall.

Have a listen to the first track...

"Trapecio"

Stream the album below...



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October 20, 2011

{Surfer Blood}

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Indie rock band Surfer Blood has just released a 4 track EP titled Tarot Classics.

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October 19, 2011

{Noel Gallagher}

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The solo debut from former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, officially releases on November 8th via Island/Merucry. You can stream the 10-track effort in full on PIAS Germany’s SoundCloud.

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October 12, 2011

{Murs}

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Underground rapper Murs returns with his latest project Love & Rockets 1: The Transformation, produced by Ski Beatz.

My fav track is his ode to West Coast rap titled "Eazy-E". Have a listen...

"Eazy-E""

Here's the first single...



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[Erasure}

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Flamboyant synthpop duo Erasure return with their 14th album, which was produced by Frankmusik.

The album opener is classic Erasure. Have a listen...

"Be With You""

Here's the first single...


Erasure - When I Start To (Break It All Down) by Mute UK

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{Big Troubles}

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I can't stop listening to Big Troubles latest album Romantic Comedy. It's infectious lo-fi pop with bursts of jangly guitars, feedback, and an early ’90s alternative rock badge of honor.

Have a listen...





Stream the album in it's entirety right here

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{Pieta Brown}

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Lately I been digging the folk blues of Pieta Brown's new album Mercury.

Have a listen...

"Butterfly Blues"


Mercury by Pieta Brown - with Bo Ramsey by leefarer

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October 10, 2011

{M83}

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French electropop band M83's new double album titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is now streaming over on Urban Outfitters site.

Here's a couple of standouts...

"Midnight City"

"Reunion"

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October 04, 2011

{Norman Soundtrack}

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Forthcoming coming-of-age film Norman features an original score by Andrew Bird, as well as songs from Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen, Richard Swift and more. You can stream the album in it's entirety below.

Listen to the soundtrack (and pre-order) right here

Watch the trailer here



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October 03, 2011

{Drive Soundtrack}

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I recently watched the film Drive, about a stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman that discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston. I can't get enough of the soundtrack. The score was done by Cliff Martinez, but there are a few proper songs as well.

Here's a couple of standouts...


Nightcall (feat. Lovefoxxx) by Kavinsky


College feat. Electric Youth - A Real Hero [music from the Motion Picture, Drive] by Electric Youth (Official)

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