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October 29, 2012

{Bomba Estereo}

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he Colombian band Bomba Estereo continue to blend electronics, cumbia, and guitars their new album Elegancia Tropical.

Stream the album (courtesy of NPR) right here

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{Andy Scott}

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For British electronic producer Andy Scott's new album, Luxury Problems, he asked his former piano teacher to record herself singing a cappella and send him the audio files. He then extracted clips with a tailor's precision and designed his considerably darker productions around her voice.

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October 23, 2012

{Time is on the Outside, Looking In: A Fall Mix}

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This gloomy mix changed so many times that I don't really remember what it has to with Fall anymore, I think there was a certain mood I was going for. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Time is on the Outside, Looking In'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Red House Painters - "All Mixed Up"
Yuck- "Stutter"
Labi Siffre- "My Song"
Toro y Moi - "Blessa" (Original Mix)
Beach House - "Master of None'"
Tom Boyle - "La Caja"
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Spread Your Love"
The Meeting Places - "On Our Own"
The Raveonettes - "You Hit Me (I'm Down)"
The Velvet Underground & Nico - "Sunday Morning"


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{Manuel Garcia}

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Singer/songwriter Manuel Garcia released his new album titled Acuario. In the past he's been referred to as Chile's Nick Drake, but he's definitely modernized his sound on this album.

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{Chad Valley}

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UK based electro-pop producer Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel) is set to release his debut album Young Hunger. The album features guest spots from Active Child, El Perro Del Mar, Twin Shadow, Glasser and more.

Stream the album courtesy of the Hype Machine right here

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October 22, 2012

{Cafe Tacvba}

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NPR is also streaming the new album from Spanish rock legends Café Tacvba (out October 22nd). The album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, is their first in five years.

Stream the album right here

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{Cody ChesnuTT}

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It's been a decade since Southern rock' n soul singer Cody ChesnuTT released his debut album The Headphone Masterpiece. Now he returns with Landing on a Hundred (due out Oct. 30th), but you can stream the album now courtesy of NPR.

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October 18, 2012

{The Man with the Iron Fists Soundtrack}

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The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack features: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and more.

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{Blackbird Blackbird}

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Hype Machine is also streaming San Francisco-based Blackbird Blackbird (aka Mikey Maramag) folktronica flavored Boracay Planet EP

Stream the EP right here

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{Diamond Rings}

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Ontario native Diamond Rings (aka John O'Regan) is set to release his synth pop heavy sophomore album Free Dimensional, but you can stream the album now (courtesy of Hype Machine).

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October 17, 2012

{Ben Gibbard}

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Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard releases his solo debut album titled Former Lives. If you try not to compare this to some of his past material, it's actually a real solid listen all the way through and it's streaming as one big 37-minute YouTube chunk. Listen below...



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{California Wives}

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Chicago indie rockers California Waves are set to release their insanely catchy debut album Art History on September 4th (via Vagrant Records), but you can stream the album right now.

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October 16, 2012

{Bill Fey}

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It’s been over 40 years since Bill Fey released an album and now he's returned with (Life is People) an album should make everyone's top ten albums of the year list. This album came out a couple months back, but I just recently got a link to stream it. If you only listen to a couple songs, check out the celebration of life ballad "Never Ending Happening" or his heartfelt rendition of Wilco's “Jesus, Etc.”

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{Dragon}

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From Peter Ho-Sun Chan is a story of a town is shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store, but when a man single-handedly saves the shopkeeper's life, he comes under investigation.

Look for this film in select theaters October 26th

View the trailer right here

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{The Man with the Iron Fists}

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Wu Tang Clan's RZA is set to make his directorial debut with Man With the Iron Fists. Quentin Tarantino produces this "bloody R rated martial arts extravaganza", and clearly you can see his influence. The film mixes kung fu with a spaghetti western mindset and a hip hop influence. The screenplay was written by Eli Roth (Hostel) and RZA.

Look for this film in select theaters November 2nd

View the red band trailer right here or the original trailer below...



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{Paul Banks}

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Interpol’s Paul Banks’ first solo album under his own name will drop next week (via Matador Records), but you can stream it now via YouTube.



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{IO Echo}

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L.A.'s shoegaze/synth pop duo IO Echo are streaming their infectious self-titled EP.

Stream the EP right here

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{GRMLN}

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GRMLN is the alias of 19 year old UC Santa Cruz student Yoodoo Park, whose abut to release his debut EP titled Explore (via Carpark Records on October 23rd). It's not gonna change your life or anything, but it's pretty amazing bedroom/garage pop.

Stream the EP right here

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October 15, 2012

{Saint Lou Lou}

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Swedish/Australian twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou just put out a great new mixtape perfect for lazy autumn days.

Track listing:
Jonathan Jeremiah – Happiness (Quiet Village Remix)
(Extract) Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You (CFCF Remix)
Antena – Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje Remix)
George Harrison – Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp
Marius Våreld – Dicinson
W&H – Always Forever
Lauer – Frontex Slowfox
ESP – It’s For You
Moloko – The Time Is Now
Stolen Voices – Jean 1
Donnie & Joe Emerson – My Heart
The Bees – Winter Rose Rose (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Quiet Village – Keep On Rolling
Riz Ortolani – Love With Fun

Stream the mix tape right here

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{28 Hotel Rooms}

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What begins as a one night stand a one-night stand turns into an unexpected love that slowly evolves into a profound relationship and threatens to impact lives.

Look for this film in select theaters November 9th

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{Not Fade Away}

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From The Sopranos creator David Chase comes a story of three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey that decide to form a rock band.

No official release date for this one yet, but when we know more so will you.

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{The Flat}

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At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades after immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects he begins to uncover clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

Look for this film in select theaters October 19th

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{Astro}

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Chilean electro rockers Astro dropped their debut album last year, but they just put out this new video for "Columbo". I'm realizing now that I didn't give this album enough time to sink in. They draw comparisons to Animal Collective, MGMT, and Passion Pit.

Watch the video for "Columbo" (directed by Carlos Rincones) here...



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{Black Marble}

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Brooklyn's Black Marble have just released their debut album A Different Arrangement. Fans of 80's synth pop or post punk might enjoy this album.

Stream a couple of tracks right here or below...



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{Daphni}

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Caribou’s Dan Snaith has just released his first solo electronic album under the moniker Daphni. The album is entitled JIAOLONG (pronounced “JOW-long”)

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October 10, 2012

{Lord Huron}

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Los Angeles' Lord Huron is set to release his first full-length album Lonesome Dreams (October 9th), but you can stream the album now courtesy of NPR. The album is an alluring mix of indie-choirboy folk that should have you feeling good in no time at all.

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{Letting Up Despite Great Faults}

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Letting Up Despite Great Faults are often compared to dream pop acts like Pains of Being Pure at Heart or Wild Nothing. While these bands share a sturdy foundation, this band has more of an '80s electro-pop vibe.

Stream their new album Untogether below...



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October 09, 2012

{Tamaryn}

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West Coast dream pop/shoegaze musician Tamaryn will deliver her sophomore album Tender New Signs (October 16 via Mexican Summer), but you can stream it online right now.

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