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March 29, 2012

{Chromatics}

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Portland dance-rock outfit Chromatics return with their 90-minute opus (double album) Kill For Love that's already being hailed by some as one of the best albums of the year.

Stream the album right here

They went crazy with the videos...











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March 28, 2012

{Lonely Star}

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I put this downtempo electro/trip hop mix for a friend, but I just thought this was too good not to share. Get cozy friends, this one clocks in at nearly an hour. (Props to No Moda for the cover art)

Have a listen...

"Lonely Star'"

Here's the track listing:
Alpha - "Sometime Later"
Jose Conde - "El Vestido" (Remix)
Nightmares on Wax - "You wish"
The Weeknd - "Montreal"
Terranova- "Chase the Blues Away'" (Remix)
L'Orange - "Her Sins"
Lou Reed - "This Magic Moment"
Active Child (featuring: How To Dress Well) - "Playing House"
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - "Sand River"
Helado Negro - "2 Dia"
Ez A Divat - "No Fun, No Fun" (Remix)
Bon Iver - "Perth" (Bootleg Remix)
The Perishers - "8am Departures"

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{Children of the Night}

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New York's Children Of The Night are part nerd-rap, part street-rap and their new mixtape Queens… Revisited is available for download.

Download the mixtape here or stream it right here...



I'm digging this sample of the Shuggie Otis classic "Outta My Head" on "Ellis (12:06)"...



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{Jesus Henry Christ}

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In this film Henry James Herman is a boy-genius petri dish child who embarks on a search for his biological father. The film stars Toni Collette an Michael Sheen.

Look for the film in select theaters on May 25th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Chernobyl Diaries}

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Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). The film follows a group of six young tourists on an "extreme tour" into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, which is a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. Naturally, the group finds themselves stranded and then the real scares begin.

Look for the film in select theaters on May 25th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{4:44 Last Day on Earth}

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In Abel Ferrara's sci-fi drama at 4:44 am the world will come to an end. Some hope for a miracle, but not our two lovers. They, like the majority of the Earth's population have accepted their fate: the world is going to end.

Look for the film in select theaters on March 23rd.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Hit So Hard}

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Hit So Hard follows the rise to fame (and the near-fatal fall from it) of Patty Schemel, drummer for Courtney Love's rock band, Hole. Given a Hi-8 video camera just before Hole's infamous Live Through This world tour, Patty captured intimate footage of the grunge scene. The documentary features members of Nirvana, Faith no More, Veruca Salt, Luscious Jackson, The Go-Go's, Hole, and The Bangles.

Look for the film in select theaters on April 13th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Q Desire}

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The synopsis for this film goes as such: In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.

Look for the film in select theaters on February 23rd.

View the trailer here or right here...



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March 27, 2012

{Bear in Heaven}

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Brooklyn synth pop trio return with their new album I Love You, It's Cool, which is streaming over on NPR.

Stream the album right here

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{Regina Spektor}

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Everyones favorite quirky indie pop songstress Regina Spektor returns with her new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (out March 29th). You can stream two songs over on her website.

Stream "Don't Leave Me (No Me Quitte Pas)" and "All The Rowboats" right here

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{Sigur Ros}

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I'm digging this first single from Sigur Rós' forthcoming album Valtari (to release May 28th).



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{Graham Coxon}

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Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is set to release his next solo album A+E (via Parlophone on April 2nd), but you can stream it online now.

Stream the album right here

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March 26, 2012

{Mati Zundel}

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Argentine producer/songwriter Mati Zundel's new album Amazonico Gravitante is an interesting mix of cumbia, indigenous music, folk, and electronica.

Stream the album right here

You can stream his previous mixtape Cuando Yo Bailo, Tiembla La Tierra ("When I Dance, The Earth Trembles") below...



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{M. Ward}

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SInger/songwriter M. Ward's forthcoming album A Wasteland Companion is streaming over on NPR. I'm not a fan of his cutesy side project with Zooey Deschanel (She & Him), so I tune out on the poppier songs that Zooey shows up on. The quieter moments ("Clean Slate", "There's A Key") are when this feels like good ol' M. Ward material.

Stream the album right here

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{ASAP Rocky}

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OG Ron C, DJ Candlestick and Mr. Rogers present the official chopped and screwed version of ASAP Rocky’s “LiveLoveASAP”

Download the mixtape here or stream it right here...



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March 21, 2012

{Cowboy Junkies}

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Alt country legends Cowboy Junkies forthcoming album The Wilderness is streaming online (courtesy of Paste). The Wilderness completes their four-CD collection The Nomad Series.

Stream the album right here

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March 20, 2012

{S/S/S}

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Sufjan Stevens teamed up with the Anticon artists Son Lux and Serengeti to form the new trio S /S/S. Their debut EP Beak & Claw is out today and streaming online.

Give it a listen right here

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{Lambchop}

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Last month psych-country heroes Lambchop released their album Mr M.
It's really something special

Here's a few standouts...







Here's the video for "Gone Tomorrow"...



Stream (or order) the album right here

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{Aziz Ansari}

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Comedian Aziz Ansari just put out a new album for $5 to promote his new Dangerously Delicious tour.

He's got a preview up on his site. Have a listen right here

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{THEESatisfaction}

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Seattle hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction's forthcoming album awE naturalE (out March 27 on Sub Pop) is streaming over on NPR.

Here's a couple of standouts...

"QueenS

"Enchantruss

Stream the album right here

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March 19, 2012

{Mad About Mountains}

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Mad About Mountains is stripped down singer/songwriter fare. The first track is a bit avant garde, so if that's not your thing, start off on track two. Stream the self-titled album...



Order the album here

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March 15, 2012

{Spiritualized}

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Brit space-rock greats Spiritualized return with their latest album Sweet Heart Sweet Light (to release March 19th).

Watch them play a brand new tune "Little Girl" right here

Hear the first single "Hey Jane" right here

Pre-order the album here

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{The Shins}

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Indie pop darlings The Shins new album Port Of Morrow (out March 20th) is now streaming over on iTunes. My early verdict is that this could’ve been a classic EP, but instead is a good album.

Stream the album right here

Here they are performing "Simple Song" on SNL...



Here they are performing "It's Only Life"...



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March 14, 2012

{Festival Norml Mixtape}

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In Monterrey, Mexico the Festival Norml just went down. It's an eclectic collection of over 25 Latin American and US indie bands ranging from Chile, Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, Brooklyn, San Francisco and more. They put up a cool mixtape featuring some of the artists featured. Stream or download below.

Download (or stream) the mix right here

Here's the track listing:
1. Davila 666 – ‘Pa’ Qué Vives’
2. Vladimir – ‘Cuadrácula’
3. Los Monjo – ‘Cobardes’
4. El Columpio Asesino – ‘Toro’
5. Dive – ‘Sometime’
6. James Ferraro – ‘Earth Minutes’
7. Pictureplane – ‘Post Physical’
8. Teengirl Fantasy – ‘Dancing in Slow Motion (Featuring Shannon Funchess)’
9. TLC – ‘Silly How (ZUTZUT Refix)’
10. Javier Estrada vs. Ezekiel – ‘Bass Squad’
11. Sonido San Francisco – ‘El trueno bajo la Tierra’
12. Gatekeeper – ‘Storm Column’
13. Alex Anwandter – ‘Como puedes vivir contigo mismo’
14. Antoine Reverb – ‘Memory Interrupted’
15. Mentira Mentira – ‘Turnaway’
16. Los Mundos – ‘Gurú’
17. Liturgy – ‘Generation’

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{Will Brennan}

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Florida rapper Will Brennan just released a new mixtape called Rite of Passage, which you can download below. I'm really digging "Going Through It", "Hashish", and "This Land".

Download (or stream) the album right here

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{Eric Harvey}

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Spoon keyboard and guitarist Eric Harvey just released his debut album Lake Disappointment, which is streaming over on his bandcamp. I particularly like "Tried & True", "Born to Break", "Year of the Rat", and "She's a Chameleon".

Stream the album right here or below...



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March 12, 2012

{Alex Anwandter}

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Chilean pop sensation Alex Anwandter recently released his latest album Rebelde. This one stays a little more pop genre than his last album, the dance heavy Odisea. The disco flavored album opener “Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo” is my immediate favorite of the bunch.

Have a listen...



Here's the video for "Tatuaje"...



Order the album right here

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{Action Bronson & Party Supplies}

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Queens rapper Action Bronson and producer Party Supplies released their collaborative mixtape Blue Chips. (Note this one is explicit)

Download the mixtape right here

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{Kindness}

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British disco-revivalist Kindness' (aka Adam Bainbridge) will release his debut album World, You Need A Change Of Mind (on March 19th), but the album is streaming right now.

Stream the album right here (courtesy of Stereogum)

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March 08, 2012

{Good For Nothing}

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This is Mike Wallis' directorial debut, inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns.

Look for the film in select theaters on March 9th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Attenberg}

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Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, this is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father, has returned to die.

Look for the film in select theaters on March 9th.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{The Deep Blue Sea}

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This romantic drama from Terence Davies (starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston) about the wife of a British Judge who is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Look for the film in select theaters on March 23rd.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Big K.R.I.T.}

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Meridian, Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. recently released a new mixtape called 4Eva N A Day.

Download the mixtape right here or stream it below...



Here's the video for "Boobie Miles" (Explicit)...



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March 07, 2012

{Miguel}

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Los Angeles' Miguel recently dropped Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1 EP. The three-song set is futuristic, yet retro, R&B and soul.

Download the EP right here or stream it below...



Here's the video for "That I Do" (FTRMX)...



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{Burning Hearts}

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Finnish dream pop four-piece Burning Hearts new album Extinctions is streaming (courtesy of The Fader).

Stream the album right here

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March 05, 2012

{Willis Earl Beal}

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Willis Earl Beal is a songwriter whose lo-fi vintage, analog-blues-heavy style attracted the attentions of XL, who signed him to their imprint Hot Charity.

Have a listen to "Monotony"...



Here's the video for "Evening's Kiss"...



Order the album right here

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{Tanlines}

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NPR are streaming Brooklyn indie pop duo Tanlines' debut Mixed Emotions (out March 20th

Stream the album right here

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March 01, 2012

{John Moreland}

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John Moreland Americana folk rock & roll in the vein of The Gaslight Anthem or Bruce Springsteen. His latest album Everything The Hard Way is streaming in it's entirety, it is insanely good.

Stream his latest album below or right here



This one is my fav...





Here he is playing an unreleased tune called "God's Medicine"...



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