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April 23, 2013

{Park That Car, Drop That Phone, Sleep on the Floor, Dream About Me: A Spring Mix}

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Here's my latest mix. It ran a little longer than I wanted, but I like how it doesn't rush anywhere. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Park That Car, Drop That Phone, Sleep on the Floor, Dream About Me: A Spring Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
La Big Vic - "Ave B"
Afternoon Naps - "Argyle Spring"
Broken Social Scene - "Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl"
Deptford Goth - "Feel Real"
The 1975 - "HNSCC'"
Peter Von Poehl - "Wombara"
Vondelpark - "Always Forever"
Sore Eros - "The Dream Self"
El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado - "Dos Galaxias"
Phosphorescent - "Song For Zula"
Geographer - "Kites"

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{Discoteca Record Store Day Mix}

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The folks at Discoteca put out a two-hour long mixtape for free download over weekend to celebrate Record Store Day! They pretty much cover every genre (hip-hop, indie, digital cumbia, rock (Caelaluz), electronic and more).

Stream/download the mix right here or below...



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{Post Tenebras Lux}

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Post Tenebras Lux (“light after darkness”) is a wonderfully shot story of an upscale, urban family whose move to the Mexican countryside results in domestic crises and class friction.

Look for this film in select theaters May 1st.

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{What Maisie Knew}

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I'm looking forward to catching this film at the Newport Beach FIlm Festival later this week. This drama stars Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan, as they go through a bitter custody battle.

Look for this film in select theaters May 3rd.

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{The Kings of Summer}

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This is a coming-of-age dramedy about three boys that decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land, away from their parents rules.

Look for this film in select theaters May 31st.

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April 22, 2013

{Latino America Shoegaze Mixtape}

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Blogger Jairo Manzur of Latino America Shoegaze posted this mix of 15 of his favorite Latin shoegaze tracks of 2013 for an exclusive mixtape for Remezcla.

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{Soft Spring Mix}

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I was gonna post my own Spring Mix today, but one of my friends over at Mucho Musica posted this mix from Frank Leopold and I loved it so much I had to share.

Stream/download the mix right here

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April 18, 2013

{The Weeknd}

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A little late on this one too , but The Noise EP contains unreleased songs recorded by The Weeknd. I have no idea why he never release these songs, they are all pretty legit.

Download the EP right here

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{Cassie}

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So I'm a little late on this one, but apparently R&B singer Cassie released a trio of mixtapes back in December. One minimalist R&B, one dark electro, and one pure pop. The links are still live, so knock yourself out.

Stream/download the mixes right here

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{Diego Lorenzini}

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Chilean singer/songwriter Diego Lorenzini gets comparisons to SImon & Garfunkel and Kings of Convenience. He's offering up his album Trenzas ad honorem for free.

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April 16, 2013

{Cassie}

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R&B singer Cassie returns with a brand new mixtape titled Rock-a-Bye Baby. The album features guest spots from Too Short, Meek Mill, Ester Dean, Fabolous, Jeremih, Pusha T and more. Read more: http://www.firstup.se/2013/04/cassie-rock-bye-baby-mixtape-stream.html#ixzz2Qg936aIo

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{Phoenix}

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French indie pop outfit Phoenix return with their latest effort Bankrupt!

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{Laura Mvula}

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British soul singer Laura Mvula has just released her debut album Sing To The Moon

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{Mother Falcon}

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Mother Falcon are a 15 to 20-piece group of orchestra students from Austin. Their new album You Knew has some pretty soaring moments.

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{Young Galaxy}

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Montreal electro-pop outfit Young Galaxy is set to release their new album Ultramarine.

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{Los Rusos Hijos de Puta}

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I got a link to stream Argentina punk rockers Los Rusos Hijos de Puta EP titled HOLA.

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{Jai Paul}

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British producer Jai Paul released his debut self-titled album on Bandcamp.

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{Junip}

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Swedish-Argentine singer/songwriter Jose González returns with his band Junip.

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April 10, 2013

{Big K.R.I.T.}

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Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. released his new mixtape titled King Remembered In Time. Worth checking out for the Bun B collab “Shine On” and the James Blake-sampling “R.E.M." alone.

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{Trebian}

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I got a link to stream Buenos Aires folk pop outfit Trebian.

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April 09, 2013

{Charli XCX}

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The line between indie and mainstream pop continues to blur. Listen to British dance-pop singer Charli XCX's debut album True Romance and judge for yourself.

Stream the album right here

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April 08, 2013

{Iron & Wine}

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Singer/songwriter Sam Beam (aka Iron & Wine) returns with an 11-piece band for his new album Ghost on Ghost.

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April 04, 2013

{The New York Renaissance Mixtape}

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Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg has long been a champion of New York City’s resurgent rap underground and now he’s recruited a whole lot of the city’s rising talent to appear on his The New York Renaissance mixtape. Action Bronson’s “Compliments 2 The Chef”, World’s Fair’s “96 Knicks”, and Joey Bada$$’s “Day In The Life” are a few standouts.

Stream the album right here

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{Andrew bird: Fever Year}

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Part documentary, part concert film this follows singer-songwriter Andrew Bird's most rigorous year of touring. it's the first documentary to capture Bird’s multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances with Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

This film will be screening tonight at the Orange County Museum of Art as part of Cinema Orange, presented by the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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{Pieta}

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From controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk comes a haunting story about a isolated loan shark that uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks.

Look for this film in select theaters May 17th.

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{Violeta Went to Heaven}

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This award winning documentary tells the extraordinary story of the iconic Chilean poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra.

This film is now playing in select theaters.

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{An Oversimplification of Her Beauty}

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If you hear about this film it might be because Jay Z is one of the executive producers, but it should be because this is a fresh and original take on young love in the big city. Director Terence Nance's narrative is playful (poetic, even) and pushes the cinematic envelope.

Look for the film in select theaters April 26th.

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{See Girl Run}

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See Girl Run is about a woman revisiting her past relationships in order to find some guidance.

Look for the film in select theaters April 26th.

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April 02, 2013

{The Knife}

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Experimental Swedish electronic music duo The Knife return with their latest album Shaking the Habitual.

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{Helado Negro}

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Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) makes electronic/trip hop influenced music with lyrics in both Spanish and English. He recently released his third album Invisible Life.

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April 01, 2013

{Bleached}

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Jessica and Jennifer Clavin, both formerly of Mika Miko, perform together as Bleached. They have just released their released their debut full-length titled Ride Your Heart. It's filled with upbeat garage/indie rock tunes.

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{Villagers}

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Dublin singer-songwriter Conor O'Brien (aka Villagers) returns with his interesting mix of folk and orchestral arrangements on {Awayland}.

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{Hy Brazil}

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I got a link to stream/download Hy Brazil Vol 1: Fresh Electronic Music From Brazil 2013. Curated by Chico Dub the album features Brazilian electronic ranging from experimental, drone, ambient, kraut, IDM, improv, free jazz, and more

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{Kurt Vile}

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Philly’s Kurt Vile is set to release a new double album titled Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze next Tuesday, April 9th via Matador Records. The album is filled with long-form guitar, synthesizer jams, and straight ahead rockers.

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{Vondelpark}

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London trio Vondelpark are set to release their debut album Seabed. It's filled with minimal rhythms, introspective guitars, R&B, and electronica.

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