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February 27, 2013

{The Men}

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Brooklyn rockers The Men return with their new album New Moon.

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{Ryan Hemsworth}

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Ontario remixer Ryan Hemsworth recorded a pretty cool mix for FADER.

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February 26, 2013

{Upwards and Onwards}

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I got this great compilation of Japanese C86 inspired indie, twee, and dream pop.

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{Javelin}

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Genre-mashing duo Javelin's new album Hi Beams is pretty darn catchy.

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{Bajofondo}

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The Latin alternative group Bajofondo's new album Presente is a mix of electronica, tango and folk music from the Rio de la Plata region of South America (Argentina, Uruguay).

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{Rhye}

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Los Angeles bedroom-R&B duo Rhye's new album Woman is blowing my mind. I need to stop listening to this now

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{Waxahatchee}

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Waxahatchee's new album Cerulean Salt marks a departure from solitary acoustic guitar songs of the last album American Weekend. This album has signature sad songs, but this time with a rock band feel

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February 25, 2013

{Eden}

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This drama is based on a true story about a young Korean-American girl that is abducted and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring.

Look for the film in select theaters March 20th.

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{Simon Killer}

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Antonio Campos' erotic and and psychological drama Simon Killer is about a college graduate that travels to Paris to clear his head and gets into some shady business.

Look for the film in select theaters April 5th.

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{Blancanieves}

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From Pablo Berger and inspired by a tale from The Brother's Grimm (Snow White) comes a black-and-white silent Spanish drama about a girl training as a bullfighter, until she runs away with a troupe of dwarves to became a legend.

Look for the film in select theaters March 29th.

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{Summer Twins}

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I got a link to stream Summer Twins new self-titled album. They play rock ‘n roll/garage rock inspired by the ’50s and ’60s.

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{Matilda Manzana}

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I got a link to stream Mexico City shoe gaze/dream pop/indie band Matilda Manzana new album Conjuntos Cartograficos.

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{Youth Lagoon}

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Indie artist Youth Lagoon's new album Wondrous Bughouse is also streaming over on NPR. I haven't quite gotten into this one yet, but I'm gonna give it another spin in a bit.

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{Josh Ritter}

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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's excellent new album The Beast in it's Tracks is streaming over on NPR. The album was written entirely in response to his recent divorce, but he's such a positive guy that theres' hardly any bitterness involved. Songs "Hopeful", "New Lover", and "Joy To You Baby" are my early favorites.

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February 19, 2013

{Johnny Marr}

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Former Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr releases his first solo album titled The Messenger.

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{R.L. Kelly}

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R.L. Kelly is R.L. Kelly is LA lo-fi artist Rachel Levy. SHe's got her Life's A Bummer EP up for free.

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{Evil Dead}

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This is a remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film about five friends holed up in a remote cabin. Hard to imagine them making a better movie, but we'll see.

No official release date yet.

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{Frances Ha}

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This is the forthcoming film from Noah Baumbach. It's the story of a girl that throws herself headlong into her dreams.

Look for the film in select theaters May 17th.

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{Like Someone in Love}

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From Abbas Kiarostami (Certified Copy) comes the story of a brief encounter between an elderly professor and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort.

Look for the film in select theaters February 15th.

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{Autre Ne Veut}

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This year is off to a fast start. Already Frightened Rabbit, Night Beds, Atoms for Peace, and Autre Ne Veut all seem like strong contenders for Top Ten albums of the year. Autre Ne Veut's (aka Arthur Ashin) new album Anxiety is infectious bedroom R&B.

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{Shout Out Louds}

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Swedish band Shout Out Louds channel the '80s more than ever on their new album Optica.

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{Atoms for Peace}

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Atoms for Peace are Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco. Their new album AMOK feels alot like Thome Yorke's solo album Eraser, only it feels less cold and much groovier with the addition of live instrumentation to go along with the electronica.

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February 18, 2013

{Amor de Dias}

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Amor de Dias is the collaboration between The Clientele’s frontman Alasdair MacLean and songwriting partner Lupe Núñez-Fernández (of the duo Pipas).

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{Balún}

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Spanish dream pop band Balún released a free three song EP titled La Luna.

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{From Up on Poppy Hill}

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From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Hayao and Goro Miyazaki comes this unique coming-of-age story set in Yokohama in 1963 as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II.

Look for the film in select theaters February 15th.

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{No}

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This film, from Pablo Larraín, is one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Language film in this year’s Academy Awards. Set in 1988, this is the story of the campaign to remove Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal.

Look for the film in select theaters February 15th.

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{Hava Nagila}

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This is a documentary tracing the roots of the song "Hava Nagila (Let Us Rejoice)". It features interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, and Josh Kun, as well as performances of the song by Belafonte, Francis, Danny Kaye, Bob Dylan, Lena Horne, Regina Spektor and Chubby Checker.

Look for the film in select theaters March 1st.

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{War Witch}

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This Foreign Language Nominee is the story of a 12 years old girl kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle.

Look for the film in select theaters March 1st.

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{Jamie Lidell}

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Electro-soul man Jamie Lidell returns with a new self-titled album that is streaming over at the New Myspace (it’s officially called “the New Myspace”).

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{Mark Kozelek}

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Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek covers 13 songs (Bad Brains, Misfits, Danzig, Bruno Mars, Ted Nugent) on his latest titled Rats.

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{MIMA}

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Puerto Rican indie staple MIMA blends everything from punk to afrobeat on her latest album El Pozo.

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{Beach Fossils}

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New York City dream pop band returns with Clash the Truth

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