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May 29, 2014

{Blackbird Blackbird}

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San Francisco-based dream pop musician Mikey Maramag's (aka Blackbird Blackbird) newalbum Tangerine Sky is streaming online.

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May 28, 2014

{Summertime Waltz}

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Here's a little something to get y'all ready for Summer. Enjoy!


Have a listen...

"Summertime Waltz'" (click on the download button)

Track listing:
1. A Revoir Simone - 'Through the Backyards'
2. The Temptations - 'Heavenly'
3. Baaba Maal - 'Missing You (Mi Yeewnil)'
4. Vampire Weekend - 'Step'
5. Georges Delerue - 'Negresco's Waltz
6. Morrissey - 'Moon River'
7. Los Panchos - 'Sin Ti'
8. Yo La Tengo - 'Our Way To Fall'
9. Devotchka - ''Til End of Time'


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May 27, 2014

{Zebra}

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Chilean band Zebra recently dropped a synth pop/chillwave flavored EP titled Dimensions. At the end of the EP is also a rework from the band Splash called “Ever Before.”

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{Clap Your Hands Say Yeah}

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Indie rockers CYHSY return with their new album titled Only Run on June 3rd, but you can stream the album now

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{How To Dress Well}

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Futuristic R&B artist How to Dress Well’s forthcoming album What Is This Heart? is set to release June 23rd, but you can stream his “No Words to Say: Songs for What Is This Heart?” Mix online now.

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May 21, 2014

{The Amazing Catfish}

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I wish I had caught this Mexican family drama from Claudia Sainte-Luce when it screened at the Newport Beach Film Fest last month, but I may have a chance to see it soon. As an added bonus, the music in the film was done by Madame Recamier.

Look for this film in select theaters June 13th.

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{Hellion}

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Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul stars in this family drama about a family under siege.

Look for this film in select theaters June 13th.

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{A Coffee in Berlin}

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Jan Ole Gerster's debut feature A Coffee in Berlin is a black and white dramedy set to a jazz soundtrack.

Look for this film in select theaters June 13th.

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{Zebra}

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Chilean duo Zebra, composed of DJ/producer Roman (MKRNI, Roman & Castro) and multi-instrumentalist Miguel Irarrazaval (Lainus, Treboles) just released Dimension, a free four song EP of dream pop pearls.

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{Denver}

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Spanish pop band Dënver recently dropped a free five-remix compilation of last year’s Fuera de Campo.

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{Owen Pallett}

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Composer and singer/songwriter Owen Pallett returns with his album In Conflict.

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May 13, 2014

{Jolie Holland}

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Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland returns with plenty of old-time arrangements on her new album Wine Dark Sea.

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{The Roots}

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Hip-hop legends The Roots return with their eleventh studio album titled ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.

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{White Sea}

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The frequent M83 collaborator White Sea's (aka Morgan Kibby) debut album In Cold Blood is now streaming online.

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May 12, 2014

{Pasatono Orquesta}

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This album is filled with vintage Mexican circus music. Nuff said

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{Boots}

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The mysterious producer of Beyoncé's last album has just-dropped his mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall.

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{Coldplay}

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Coldplay will release their sixth album titled Ghost Stories next week, but you can stream it online now.

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{Conor Oberst}

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Singer/songwriter (and Bright Eyes frontman) Conor Oberst returns with his fabulous new album Upside Down Mountain.

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May 07, 2014

{The Pains of Being Pure at Heart}

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Brooklyn indie pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart new album Days of Abandon is streaming online.

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May 06, 2014

{Brit-Pop Mix I}

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I put a Brit-Pop Mix together. It ran a little longer than I expected, but don't worry it's worth it. Enjoy!
(*Note- Tracks 8 and 9 have a curse word or two)

Have a listen...

"Brit-Pop Mix I'" (click on the download button)

Brit-Pop Mix I
Track listing:
1. Gene - 'Haunted By You'
2. Idlewild - 'Let Me Sleep (Next To the Mirror)'
3. Richard Ashcroft - 'Break the Night with Colour'
4. Pulp - 'Sorted out for E's and Whizz'
5. Stereophonics - 'Maybe Tomorrow'
6. Spiritualized - 'Always Forgetting'
7. Trashcan Sinatras - 'Leave Me Alone'
8. Gomez - 'Rosalita'
9. Swim Deep - 'King City'
10. Oasis - 'Don't Go Away'
11. Teenage Fanclub - 'Going Places'
12. Zurdok - 'Estatico'
13. Pet Shop Boys - 'Liberation'
14. Super Furry Animals - 'Juxtaposed with You'
15. The Smiths - 'The Boy with A Thorn in His Side'

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{Me + Her}

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During the Newport Beach Film Festival I caught some great animation short films. Joseph Oxford's Me + Her was one of my faves.

This short film is currently screening at film fests.

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{The Horrors}

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Moody Brit rockers The Horrors return with their excellent fourth album Luminous.

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{Chromeo}

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R&B/dance duo Chromeo return with their new album White Women. Their latest single “Jealous (I Ain't With It)” is in discussion for 'song of summer', you be the judge. The album features Solange, Toro Y Moi, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem.

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May 05, 2014

{The Black Keys}

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Now one of the bigger rock bands in the world, The Black Keys return with Danger Mouse-produced album Turn Blue.

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{Natalie Merchant}

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Singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant is set to release her first album of all new songs in 13 years.

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{Sylvan Esso}

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The duo Sylvan Esso make electronica with folk undertones on their debut self-titled album, which is streaming online.

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{Dawn Golden}

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Dawn Golden's electro-pop debut album Still Life is streaming online.

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{Flake & Flames}

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During the Newport Beach Film Festival I caught the feature length documentary Flake & Flames. The film is about the Kustom Kulture movement going on around the globe

This film is available to purchase on DVD.

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{God Help the Girl}

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I viewed a lot of films last week during the Newport Beach Film Festival I caught a screening of God Help the Girl, a coming-of-age musical project by Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch.

This film is currently screening at festivals, but no official US release date as of yet.

There's no trailer to be found, but you can read about it or watch a teaser clip right here

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{The Immigrant}

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I viewed a lot of films last week during the Newport Beach Film Festival and I'm going to be spreading the word about some of my faves. I caught James Gray's period drama The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. The film is set in the 1920's and opens with two sisters arriving in New York from their native Poland in search of a new start.

Look for this film in select theaters May 16th.

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