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June 23, 2014

{Cohoba}

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Dominican electro/beat producer Cohoba's latest EP Chromatism is now streaming online.

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{OOIOO}

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Japanese pop experimentalists OOIOO's new album Gamel is now streaming online.

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{NONONO}

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Electro pop trio NONONO's debut album We Are Only What We Feel is now streaming online.

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June 10, 2014

{The Fresh & Onlys}

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San Francisco indie rock band The Fresh & Onlys‘ new album, House of Spirits, is now streaming online.

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{Guy Blakeslee}

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Guy Blakeslee, the Lead singer of the psych rock outfit The Entrance Band has just released his own solo synth pop driven album titled Ophelia Slowly. The album is now streaming online.

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June 09, 2014

{Emfasis}

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Monterrey hip-hop/R&B act Emfasis' new album Husky is streaming online.

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{Miniature Tigers}

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Synth pop/rock act Miniature Tigers album Cruel Runnings is streaming online.

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{El mató a un policía motorizado}

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Argentine indie rock band El mató a un policía motorizado's new album La Dinastía Scorpio is streaming online.

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{TV Girl}

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LA indie pop act TV Girl's new album French Exit is up online for free.

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{Sam Smith}

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British pop singer Sam Smith's new album In The Lonely Hour is streaming online.

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June 02, 2014

{Univers}

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I blogged about this Barcelona quartet Univers' debut album L'estat Natural awhile back, but I've only just recently absorbed it. Fuzzed out guitar rock, shoegaze, post-punk, call it what you will. To me it just sounds gorgeous.

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{Dub Thompson}

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The California duo mashes music of all genres and eras. Their album is now streaming online.

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{Escuela de Trance}

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Argentine indie pop/rockers Escuela de Trance's infectious new EP [Volveremos] a ser amigos, is streaming online.

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{First Aid Kit}

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Swedish sisters return with a breezy folk album titled Stay Gold.

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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!


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"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

{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)

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"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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{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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April 23, 2014

{Univers}

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Barcelona quartet Univers' debut album L'estat Natural is surely one great rock album. Fuzzed out guitar rock, shoegaze, post-punk, call it what you will. To me it just sounds gorgeous.

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{Elephant}

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London indie pop duo Elephant's new album Sky Swimming is now streaming online.

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April 21, 2014

{Tokyo Police Club}

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Indie dance rock band Tokyo Police Club return with a new ambitious album titled Forcefield. Just peep the nearly nine-minute epic “Argentina- Parts I, II, III".

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{Los Waldners}

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Costa Rican indie rock/pop quartet Los Waldners are offering up their C86 inspired album, Eclipse Total Del Corazón, for free.

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{Wye Oak}

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Indie duo Wye Oak get synth-pop on their latest album Shriek.

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{Rodrigo y Gabriela}

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Mexico City duo Rodrigo y Gabriela weave elements of heavy metal with flamenco on their new album 9 Dead Alive.

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{Prins Thomas}

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Norway DJ/musician/producer/label owner/remixer, Prins Thomas releases his third solo album of original compositions titled III.

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April 09, 2014

{Duck Sauce}

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House/garage producers Armand Van Helden and A-Trak are Duck Sauce. Their new album Quack is dancefloor friendly.

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{Willis Earl Beal}

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Chicago lo-fi experimental bluesy soul singer Willis Earl Beal posted a new eight-song album called A Place That Doesn’t Exist.

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{Dirty Love Vol. II}

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I put together a follow up to a futuristic R&B mix I put out awhile back. I just realized I never posted it, but better late than never.
(Not safe for work)

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"Dirty Love II'" (click on the download button)

Dirty Love Vol. II
Track listing:
1. Banks - 'This is What It Feels Like'
2. Vondelpark - 'Always Forever'
3. The-Dream - 'Slow It Down'
4. J. Holiday - 'After We F***'
5. Marcol - 'XY'
6. Le Youth - 'Cool'
7. The Weeknd - 'The Party & The After Party'
8. Jessy Lanza - 'Pull My Hair Back'
9. Rihanna - 'Stay' (Branchez Bootleg)
10. Brenmar - 'Medusa'


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April 08, 2014

{Hy Brazil}

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Hy Brazil is a compilation series that aims to map and promote the new music produced in Brazil focusing on electronic and experimental sounds.

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{Ben Watt}

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Ben Watt is half of the longstanding duo Everything But The Girl, but is now releasing his first solo album in 31 years.

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April 07, 2014

{The Mor Paranoids}

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London-based garage pop rock four piece The Mor Paranoids new album Circular is now streaming.

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{Horse Thief}

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Oklahoma psych-folk band Horse Thief's new album Fear in Bliss is now streaming online.

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April 01, 2014

{Nicky Egan}

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Philly-born Nicky Egan charms with her smokey blend of R&B, drawing legit comparisons to Amy Winehouse on her debut album The 45 Homestead Project.

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{SOHN}

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Vienna-based producer SOHN is about to drop his Electronic and futuristic R&B infused debut album Tremors.

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March 26, 2014

{Pure X}

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Austin psych-pop quartet return with a dreamy new album, titled Heavenly, which is now streaming online.

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{Alizzz}

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Catalan producer Christian Quirante's (a.k.a. Alizzz) new EP Sunshine is streaming online. He drops R&B, soul, house, and club music into his beats.

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{De La Soul}

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Pioneer rappers De La Soul just put out a mixtape Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy), on which the group raps over unreleased beats from the late rap production genius J Dilla.

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March 25, 2014

{Mac DeMarco}

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Montreal space-rocker Mac DeMarco new album, Salad Days is now streaming online.

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March 24, 2014

{Weeknight}

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New York shoe gaze/synth pop band Weeknight's new album Post-Everything is streaming online.

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{Caught A Ghost}

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Los Angeles futuristic blue eyed soul band Caught a Ghost debut album Human Nature is streaming online.

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{Thievery Corporation}

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Washington, D.C. electronic duo Thievery Corporation incorporate Brazilian rhythm's into their unique blend of acid jazz on their latest album Saudade.

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{Cloud Nothings}

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Cleveland punk band Cloud Nothings return with an excellent, hard rocking album titled Here and Nowhere Else.

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March 18, 2014

{All We Want is the Moon: Mood Mix II}

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Awhile back I put this mood mix together inspired by some of the art house films I was watching at the time. I tried to treat the mix as if it were a soundtrack. Enjoy


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"Mood Mix II'" (click on the download button)

All We Want is the Moon: Mood Mix II
Track listing:
1. Philip Glass - 'Neverwas'
2. Juana Molina - 'Salvese Quien'
3. Bibio - 'The First Daffodils'
4. Charles Mingus - 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat'
5. John Talabot - 'El Oeste'
6. Oscar & The Wolf - 'All I Want'
7. Teen Daze - 'Walk'
8. Washed Out - 'A Dedication'
9. Volcano Choir - 'Comrade'


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{Tokyo Police Club}

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Canada's indie dance rock outfit Tokyo Police Club return with their new album Forcefield.

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{Tigres Leones}

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Madrid garage rock trio Tigres Leones have just released their Muerte a los Muertos EP.

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{Saint Pepsi}

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New York's Saint Pepsi just dropped their Gin City EP. It's filled with catchy beats and samples.

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March 17, 2014

{The War on Drugs}

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Philly rockers The War on Drugs hypnotic new album, Lost in the Dream, is streaming over on NPR.

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{Carmen Sandiego}

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Uruguay indie rock/pop band Carmen Sandiego’s latest album, Ciudad Dormitorio, is now streaming online.

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{Drowners}

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New York newcomers' Drowners debut self-titled album grew on me...and quickly. At first I thought, they clearly wear their hearts on their sleeves. You will recognize hints of The Strokes, The Libertines, Suede, Arctic Monkeys, or The Smiths. The songs are all so short and sweet though it makes you want to just keep hitting the repeat button.

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{Drowners}

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New York newcomers' Drowners debut self-titled album grew on me...and quickly. At first I thought, they clearly wear their hearts on their sleeves. You will recognize hints of The Strokes, The Libertines, Suede, Arctic Monkeys, or The Smiths. The songs are all so short and sweet though it makes you want to just keep hitting the repeat button.

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March 11, 2014

{Nothing}

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Philadelphia’s Nothing recently released their debut full length Guilty Of Everything. Recorded and produced by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, War On Drugs, etc) Nothing seamlessly merge the distorted guitar sounds of 90's alternative rock with post-metal/hardcore.

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{Svper}

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My friends at Mucho Musica will have (all the way from Barcelona) Svper (formerly known as Pegasvs) making their West Coast debut at La Cita Bar in downtown LA on Wednesday March 19th as part of Mucho Wednesdays! Stream their Spanish Synth Pop goodness below.

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March 10, 2014

{Art Reeks}

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Art Reeks is a collaborative 12 inch compilation of grunge, indie, and lo-fi pop from the two British labels Reeks Of Effort & Art Is Hard.

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{Art Reeks}

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Art Reeks is a collaborative 12 inch compilation of grunge, indie, and lo-fi pop from the two British labels Reeks Of Effort & Art Is Hard.

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{Ana Tijoux}

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French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux returns with her new album titled Vengo.

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{Hauschka}

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German composer, songwriter and experimental musician Hauschka's new album Abandon City is now streaming online.

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{Perfect Pussy}

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Syracuse noise rock group Perfect Pussy's 23 minute debut album, Say Yes To Love, is streaming online.

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March 04, 2014

{Dirty Love Vol. I}

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On my latest mix I dabble in futuristic R&B.
(This one is not safe for work)

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"Dirty Love'" (click on the download button)

Dirty Love Vol. 1
Track listing: 1. Kelela - 'Go All Night'
2. inc. - '5 Days'
3. Ciara - 'Ride'
4. Jeremih - 'X's & O's'
5. R. Kelly - 'Genius'
6. 10010 - 'Rapture'
7. 1990 - 'Twisted' (Keith Sweat reworking)
8. Jhene Aiko - 'Drinking & Driving'
9.Iman Omari - 'Energy'
10. Magic Fades - 'She Beat All the Haters'
11. The-Dream - F.I.L.A.


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{Metronomy}

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British dance-rockers return with their fourth album Love Letters.

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Here's the video for "I'm Aquarius"...



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{Black Lips}

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Atlanta rockers Black Lips return with their first album in three years, titled Underneath the Rainbow.

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{Perfect Lullaby Vol.2}

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Electronic producers Nguzunguzu offer up a sequel to their genre-defying mix Perfect Lullaby, including remixes from Mariah Carey, Rihanna, T Pain, Future, Era, and Nova & Jory and more.

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{Oh Dear! Mixtape}

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oh dear! is an independent culture zine from Guadalajara, and they have put together this free mixtape. The album opens with Algodón Egipcio doing a cover of Youth Lagoon.

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{Ibi Ego}

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Lately I just can't get enough of this Tijuana dream pop band Ibi Ego. Their album MCMXCV III is streaming on their sound cloud.

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March 03, 2014

{Tycho}

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San Francisco pop/rock instrumentalist Scott Hansen's (aka Tycho) new album Awake is streaming online Awake

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January 08, 2014

{Lily & Madeleine}

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Recently signed to Asthmatic Kitty (label co-founded by Sufjan Stevens) these sisters make timeless folk songs. Their self-titled album is sraming online.

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{Peru Maravilloso}

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Tiger Milk Records presents Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia. Stream it below.

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{James Vincent McMorrow}

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Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow returns with a new album titled Post Tropical next week, but it's streaming online now.

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January 06, 2014

{Vektroid}

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Portland, OR-based electronic producer Vektroid put up a free download of her new album titled Tape: Isle Of Avalon.

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{Nacho Picasso}

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Seattle rapper Nacho Picasso's latest mixtape Trances With Wolves is up a online as a free download.

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{The Crystal Method}

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Electronic legends The Crystal Method return with a new self titled album.

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{Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings}

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Soul revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings return with a new album titled Give The People What Tehy Want.

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November 06, 2013

{Matias Aguayo}

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I must not have been ready for Matias Aguayo's brand of weirdness when I heard this awhile back, but I recently popped his album The Visitor back into my regular rotation and I just can't get enough.

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{Shy Girls}

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Stream Portland’s Shy Girls bedroom R&B EP titled Timeshare.

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{Perfect Pussy}

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Syracuse noise rockers Perfect Pussy's new EP I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling is sreaming online.

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{Flume}

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Australian producer Flume is set to release a new mix tape, which includes guest spots from Autre Ne Veut, Killer Mike, Ghostface Killah, Twin Shadow, How To Dress Well, Freddie Gibbs, Stalley, and more.

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{Nacho Picasso}

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Seattle rapper Nacho Picasso latest album High & Mighty is streaming online.

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{John Talabot}

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Barcelona producer/DJ John Talabot is streaming his dancefloor rooted 70min DJ-Kicks series mix online.

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{Blood Orange}

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Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) is creating some R&B flavored pop songs on his new album on his own under the name Blood Orange. The album is titled Cupid Deluxe and is filled with guests like David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Kindness, Skepta and Caroline Polachek from Chairlift.

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{BFlecha}

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Spain's BFlecha is set to release debut album A Marte, which is full of electro R&B. Personally, hey had me at the deep house groove on 'Mundo Bizarro'.

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October 28, 2013

{Gomez}

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I've just discovered that British rock band Gomez has their entire catalogue streaming on their site. That means you can go all the way back to Bring It On and listen to 'Tijuana Lady' or to Liquid Skin and hear 'Rosalita', then jump to the more recent How We Operate and hear 'Notice' or 'See The World' and so forth.

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{Cut Copy}

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Australian dance act Cut Copy's new album, Free Your Mind, is now streaming online.

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{Psapp}

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London 'toytronica' duo Psapp's new album What Makes Us Glow is streaming online.

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{Univers}

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Barcelona noise pop band Univers have a new single streaming on their bandcamp.

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October 22, 2013

{Death Cab For Cutie}

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It's the ten year anniversary of Death Cab's classic Transatlanticism album, now we get to hear the demos.

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{Juana Molina}

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Argentine experimentalist Juana Molina is set to release her excellent new album, Wed 21 (out on October 29th). She played every instrument, layered it all herself, and produced it. It's very hypnotic and I can't stop listening to it.

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October 21, 2013

{Ryan Hemsworth}

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Toronto producer and dropper of beats Ryan Hemsworth's new album Guilt Trips is now streaming online.

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October 15, 2013

{Anoraak}

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French producer and artist Frederic Riviere returns with his second album Chronotropic. The album is a blend of disco-house, new wave and electro-pop.

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{Active Child}

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Alt pop/R&B project Active Child's new Rapor EP is now streaming online.

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{Fishlights}

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Mexico's Fishlights new self-titled dream pop EP is streaming online.

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{Fishlights}

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Mexico's Fishlights new self-titled dream pop EP is streaming online.

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{Mutual Benefit}

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Mutual Benefit is the moniker of Jordan Lee and his new album is streaming online. His slow pop songs feature a lot of violin, guitar loops, and backing harmonies.

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October 14, 2013

{Villa Diamante}

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Argentinian DJ Villa Diamante offers up his dancefloor friendly album of mash-ups for free.

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{Best Coast}

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California pop outfit Best coast's new EP Fade Away is like crack for me right now. It's so short and sweet, I just keep hitting the replay on it

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{Polica}

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Minneapolis electropop-R&B band Poliça are set to release their sophomore album Shulamith on Oct. 22nd, but it's streaming online right now. If that first track "Chain My Name" doesn't grab you, then you should probably move on. It doesn't get much better than that.

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October 09, 2013

{Falling Leaves: A Fall Mix}

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Here's my Fall Mix, enjoy.
(Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Falling Leaves: A Fall Mix '13'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Friends - "The Way"
Jake Bugg - "Broken"
Cate Le Bon (feat. Perfume Genius) - "I Wish I Knew"
Denver- "Las Fuerzas"
Tommy James & The Shondels - "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
The Smith Westerns - "Best Friend"
Joseph Arthur - "September Baby"
Dr. Dog - "The Truth"
Mazzy Star - "In The Kingdom"


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{Kwes}

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British singer and producer Kwes is set to release his debut album titled ilp, on October 15 via Warp, but it's now streaming online.

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{Diplo}

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Diplo's latest EP titled Revolution is electro party tunes to add to your twerkout. The project contains contributions and collaborations from Action Bronson, RiFF RaFF, Mike Posner, Travis Porter, and more.

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{School of Night}

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Antlers’ Darby Cicci’s solo project School Of Night is streaming his self-titled synth-pop EP.

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{Heavenly Beat}

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Former Beach Fossils bassist Heavenly Beat (aka John Pena) is streaming his solo indie rock album titled Prominence.

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{Mucho Musica Dance Party}

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My friends over at Mucho Musica are having an open format Saturday night dance party this weekend (Oct. 12th) at La Cita in downtown LA. DJ's will be spinning hits of the 80's. 90's, 00's.

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{THEESatisfaction}

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Seattle hip hop experimentalist duo THEESatisfaction are streaming their new EP titled and that's your time.

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October 07, 2013

{Cults}

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'60s style pop duo Cults return with a new album titled Static.

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{Cold Reflections of the Sun: A Mood Mix}

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Awhile back I put together a difficult mix and now I am working on a flow up, so I thought I'd repost this.

I've been watching a lot of difficult films lately, so I felt inspired to put together a slightly difficult mood mix. I treated this kind of like a soundtrack. Enjoy...or run for your life! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Cold Reflections of the Sun Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Nicolas Jaar - "Etre"
Broken Twin - "Out of Air"
Joh Coltrane - "In A Sentimental Mood"
Jane Siberry - "The Narrow Bridge"
Julee Cruise - "The Nightingale'"
Bjork - "Possibly Maybe"
Eluvium- "Etendre"
Grupo Lluvia - "Mi Viejo"
Olafur Arnalds - "For Teda"
Andy Quin - "Awakening"

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October 01, 2013

{Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin}

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Missouri indie pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin return with their new album (that I haven't been able to stop listening to) Fly By Wire.

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{Cuushe}

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This Japanese band fuse dream pop, electro, and ambient R&B. Stream their album Butterfly Case below.

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{Matinee as Hell}

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The blog Matinee as Hell put up a free compilation of 35 Mexican lo-fi bedroom pop acts.

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{JHAS}

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Stockholm hip hop instrumentalist JHAS is offering his album Random Selection for free.

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September 30, 2013

{Glasser}

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Los Angeles electro pop experimentalist Glasser returns with a new album titled Interiors.

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{La Nueva Guardia}

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Argentina synth pop duo La Nueva Guardia (LGN) are offering their album, titled Encendidos, for a pay what you like price.

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{Tired Pony}

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Tired Pony is a pop rock supergroup featuring Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian) and more. Their new album The Ghost of the Mountain is streaming online.

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{Victor Hugo}

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Peruvian pop rocker Victor Hugo released his album titled El Primer Disco de Víctor Hugo for free. The album was described as "a collection of rock songs that carries the sentimentality and nostalgia of a Morrissey track, mixed with Gustavo-Cerati-type nuggets of wisdom." Go straight for "Olviden al Morir".

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{Victor Hugo}

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Peruvian pop rocker Victor Hugo released his album titled El Primer Disco de Víctor Hugo for free. The album was described as "a collection of rock songs that carries the sentimentality and nostalgia of a Morrissey track, mixed with Gustavo-Cerati-type nuggets of wisdom." Go straight for "Olviden al Morir".

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{Passion Pit}

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Electro pop outfit Passion Pit's new three song EP Constant Conversations is now streaming online. (via Spotify)

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{Posada Verde}

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This one came out awhile back, but I'm just now discovering it. Posada Verde are a Buenos Aires 90's inspired alternative rock band and they put up their album Fuimos y Seremos online for free.

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{Yuck}

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London indie rockers Yuck return with their sophomore album, Glow & Behold, in full one week ahead of its release date. Earlier this year they lost original frontman Daniel Blumberg.

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{David Ramirez}

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You can stream Austin singer/songwriter David Ramirez new EP titled The Rooster. Go straight to "The Bad Days" and prepare to be blown away.

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September 24, 2013

{Drake}

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R&B singer/rapper and Toronto native Drake returns with highly anticipated new album Nothing Was The Same, which is now streaming online (via Spotify)

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{Phedre}

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Toronto experimental artsits Phedre return with their sophomore album Golden Age.

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{Justin Timberlake}

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R&B superstar Justin Timberlake is streaming the second half of The 20/20 Experience a week before it's release.

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{La Femme}

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I came across this French new-wave band the other day after I heard their song "Sur La Planche". They recorded a new version for their forthcoming album, but you can stream an older version of that song, as well as the rest of the Le Podium #1 EP.

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September 17, 2013

{Mazzy Star}

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Alt rock act Mazzy Star recorded their first album, titled Seasons Of Your Day, in 17 years.

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{Frankie Rose}

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Former Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls member Frankie Rose returns with her sophomore album titled Herein Wild.

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{Kings of Leon}

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Arena rockers Kings of Leon return with their sixth studio album titled Mechanical Bull. I think if you are a fan of their early material, then you might want to give this a listen.

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{Chvrches}

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Scottish electro pop trio Chvrches debut album is one of the most instantaneously catchy albums I've heard in awhile.

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{Rapsody}

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I recently picked up North Carolina rapper Rapsody's She Got Game mix tape. I just can't get enough of the "Dark Knight" song.

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September 10, 2013

{Alfonso el Pintor}

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Argentina's Alfonso El Pintor return with an infectious pop album in Camino a la Soltura and the best part is it's up for free on their bandcamp page.

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{The Underachievers}

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New York rap duo The Lords Of Flatbush return a new mix tape.

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{The 1975}

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British indie rock sensations The 1975's debut album is streaming online.

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{Sebadoh}

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90's rock band Sebadoh return with their first album in 14 years titled Defend Yourself.

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September 04, 2013

{Mum}

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The Icelandic experimental collective Mum return with their 6th full-length album of offbeat electronic pop titled Smilewound.

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{Denver}

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Chilean pop duo Denver's new album Fuera de Campo is streaming online. If I could only stop listening to the first song "Las Fuerzas" over and over, then I can see how the rest of the album sounds.

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{The Weeknd}

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After a trio of mix tapes Toronto R&B singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) returns with his album Kiss Land. I like what NPR wrote 'More than any of his contemporaries, Tesfaye personifies the anxiety, narcissism and ironic disconnect of the digital generation'.

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{WIllis Earl Beal}

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Bluesy singer/songwriter Willis Earl Beal returns with his sophomore album Nobody Knows. Oh and there's a Cat Power duet.

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{Chelsea Wolf}

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Synth pop outfit Chelsea Wolf return with a new album titled Pain is Beauty.

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{Basecamp}

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I got a link to stream Nashville downtempo electronic/R&B trio Basecamp's self-titled EP.

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{Lil Wayne}

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Lil Wayne recently put out a new mixtape, the fifth volume of his Dedication series, hosted by DJ Drama. It features the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, T.I., Birdman, and others. It also features Wayne rapping over tracks by Kanye West ("New Slaves"), Kendrick Lamar ("Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe"), Drake ("Started From the Bottom"), Jay Z ("FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt"), 2 Chainz ("Feds Watching"), A$AP Rocky ("Fuckin' Problems") and more.

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August 28, 2013

{Version Alternativa - Pluma 8}

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This compilation of cover songs features: Javiera Mena, Carla Morrison, Andrés Calamaro, Niños Mutantes, Rosario Blefari, Nouvelle Cuisine, Sofia Oportot, and more. The artists featured perform covers from: The Smiths, Leonard Cohen, Jeanette, Julio Iglesias, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Queen and more

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August 27, 2013

[Les Mentettes}

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Buenos Aires indie pop band Les Mentettes new EP titled Bouh! is now streaming online.

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{The Copper Gamins}

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Mexico's garage rock duo The Copper Gamins recently released their self-titled debut album. The album is streaming online. If I were you I'd start at the very bottom with The White Stripesy tune "You Keep Around".

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August 26, 2013

{Down Town Sessions}

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I'm excited that I'm going to help promote emerging Latin Indie artists with my friends over at Mucho Musica. One of the latest and greatest things they've done is recently is released what they call The Down Town Sessions. The debut episode features up-and-coming singer songwriter Vanessa Zamora from Tijuana, Mexico.

The Down Town Sessions was created and developed by Mucho Music to document, showcase and highlight Latin Indie or Latin Alternative artists that work with Mucho Music in Los Angeles.
When it comes to the talent that they present at Mucho events, they have bands from not only the United States but from all over the world. Watch the first episode below...



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Vanessa Zamora recently signed to Pan Dulce Productions, Latin Grammy winner Carla Morrisons independent record label. Her album drops in September, but you can hear some of tunes (including covers of Travis, Lykke Li, and Friendly Fires) right here

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{Bob Dylan}

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Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) is a 35 song collection, most newly discovered in the Sony vaults and including less heavily produced "mix-down" versions of songs from Self-Portrait and New Morning.

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{Paula y Los Besos}

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Buenos Aires' Paula y Los Besos put out two EP's full of acoustic guitar pop. The besos on the first album are sweet, loving, and tender, while the besos on the second are bittersweet and melancholic. EP one features a killer cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer” titled “Bailar,” while the sequel has two covers: Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” (“Pozo De Fuego”) and Robert Wyatt’s “Free Will And Testament” (“Libre”).

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{Volcano Choir}

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Singer/songwriter Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) returns with the experimental band Volcano Choir's album titled Repave (out Sept. 3rd). For tracks 1 thru 4 alone, this one is worth picking up.

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August 15, 2013

{SZA}

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R&B singer from New Jersey SZA was raised an Orthodox Muslim, and only started singing less than a year ago. She's just released her first EP, titled S, for free. Production comes from BrandUn DeShay (Danny Brown, Odd Future), Zodiac (The Weeknd), Felix Snow and Patrick Lukens.

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{Miss Garrison}

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Spain-dwelling Chileans Miss Garrison's have released a moody rock album, titled deAaB, and it's now streaming online.

Watch a video here

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August 12, 2013

{Sonido Landon}

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Hailing from Chile, residing in Mexico City Sonido Landon’s pop rock EP Pequeños Defectos came out last year, but I'm just now discovering it for myself. In addition to being an accomplished multi-instrumentalist he is also responsible, along good friend Juan Manuel Torreblanca, for producing Carla Morrison’s first full-length, Déjenme Llorar.

You can stream his EP right here

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{Tink}

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This mixtape came out last year, but it flew under my radar. Tink makes R&B that fans of Drake might enjoy. Here's a link to download the mixtape in case you missed it too.

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{Crocodiles}

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California indie rockers Crocodiles return with their fourth album Crimes of Passion.

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{Shigeto}

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Brooklyn’s Shigeto makes ambient electronic music with hip-hop and jazz touches. His new album No Better Time Than Now is now streaming online.

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August 08, 2013

{The Orwells}

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These Chicago kids (some still in high school) play high energy garage rock. They had a debut album last year and an EP earlier this year.

You can stream a bunch of their songs via thier Soundcloud , but this new late-summer anthem "Who Needs You" is what made a believer out of me. Have a listen...



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{Tulipa Ruiz}

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Brazilian alt pop diva Tulipa Ruiz's latest album Tudo Tanto is streaming on her site (so is her previous album as well).

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August 07, 2013

{Summer Dance Mix '13}

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Feel like dancing? I got your back.
Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)
*Note- the Notorious B.I.G. mashup contains explicit lyrics

Have a listen...

"Summer Dance Mix '13'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Annie - "Hold On"
Duck Sauce - "It's You"
The Hackney Empire - "Fraudian Slip (Uproot Andy Remix)"
Notorious B.I.G./Miley Cyrus Mashup - "Party & Bullshit (in the U.S.A.)"
Classixx - "All You're Waiting For"
Cansei de ser Sexy - "Let's make love"
Saint Pepsi - "Better"
Craig Mack - "Return of the Mack"
Jay Sean - "So High"

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{Ken Yates}

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Boston folk singer Ken Yates new album Twenty-Three is now streaming online. Jump straight to "New York Rain", that's the one that got me hooked.

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{Phony Ppl}

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Clearly influenced by 90's hip hop this Brooklyn collective's new album titled 53,000 is now streaming online

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{The Pocket Rockets}

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My friends over at Mucho Music started a new summer series of free concerts in L.A. called The Launch Pad. This up and coming indie rock band The Pocket Rockets were one of the bands that played last week.

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{Washed Out}

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Chillwave artist Ernest Greene has returns with a new album under his moniker Washed Out. The album is titled Paracosm (out on August 13 through Sub Pop) and is now streaming online.

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August 05, 2013

{Typhoon}

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Portland collective Typhoon return with their new album White Lighter, bringing their signature big band of horns, strings, drums and guitars.

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{Andrea Echeverri}

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Aterciopelados front woman Andrea Echeverri returns with an acoustic, stripped down album titled Ruiseñora, which is now streaming online.

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{Swim Deep}

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Swim Deep are my latest obsession. They find influence in Brit-pop, indie rock, shoegaze, and bands from the C86 indie-pop movement.

Here's the song that reeled me in...



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{All Things Pass: A Slow Summer Mix}

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I now give you a slow late Summer Mix. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"All Things Pass: A Slow Summer Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Nylo - "Introduction"
John Hopkins & Hayden Thorpe - "Goodbye Horses"
Owen - "The Burial"
OMD - "Souvenir"
Oscar & The Wolf - "Moonshine"
Zola Jesus - Avalanche (Slow)"
Lightning Inside You - "She Goes Home" (Demo)
beGun - "Madrid"
Sigur Ros - "Rafstraumur"

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{MINKS}

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Indie label Captured Tracks (DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Beach Fossils) are set to MINKS album Tides End. The album is filled with 80s-tinged summer anthems.

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{Celesta en la Cesta}

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Monterrey folk band Celesta en la Cesta released their EP Celesta en la Cuesta for a pay what you like price.

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{Saint Pepsi}

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This album is full of disco-tinged dance music.

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{Partynextdoor}

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Canadian R&B singer, and Drake affiliate, Partynextdoor maintains similarities to both Drake and The Weeknd. He just released a self-titled mixtape and naturally Drake guest spots.

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{AlunaGeorge}

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UK duo AlunaGeorge are streaming their debut full-length album Body Music. It's near flawless pop.

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July 22, 2013

{Sunblock}

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Sunblock are a relatively new shoegaze band from Huntington Beach.

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{True Widow}

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Texas trio True Widow incorporate shoegaze, drone, and psychedelic rock into their sleazy brand of rock and roll.

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July 01, 2013

{Franny & Zooey}

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I've been digging Dominican Republic twee pop duo Franny & Zooey's Bananafish EP.

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{Whirr}

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Oakland shoegaze outfit Whirr's album Pipe Dreams is streaming on their bandcamp.

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{Speedy Ortiz}

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Fans of '90s-inspired rock might wanna give Speedy Ortiz debut album Major Arcana a spin.

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{Joey Bada$$}

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Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has just released a new mix tape, titled Summer Knights, for free.

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June 26, 2013

{Tus Amigos Nuevos}

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Chile’s Tus Amigos Nuevos is the rock side project of Diego Lorenzini. They put their new album No Sí Son up online for download.

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June 24, 2013

{Darkside}

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Darkside (or for this project they are Daftside) is the side project of Nicolas Jaar, the young Chilean downtempo techno wiz, and guitarist Dave Harrington. The two have remixed every single track from Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories, transforming it into a late night dubbed-out jazz effort.

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{Smith Westerns}

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The Chicago trio return with a power pop/ glam rock infused gem of an album.

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{The Stuyvesants}

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Brooklyn production duo The Stuyvesants are known for their unique style in flipping 70's soul samples. Their latest project titled Refined is 25 tracks of pure snare, kicks and high hat instrumentals.

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{Savage Sister}

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Savage Sister (aka Michael Tenzer) makes shoe gaze/ bedroom pop. His self-titled album is streaming on his bandcamp.

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{Royal Highness}

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Austin electro cumbia duo Royal Highness have their EP Sakala Mois streaming on their bandcamp.

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June 11, 2013

{After Dark 2}

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the Italians Do It Better label released the After Dark 2 compilation, which features unreleased tracks from Chromatics, Glass Candy, Mirage, Symmetry, and Desire.

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{Action Bronson}

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Chef turned naughty rapper Action Bronson teamed up with Harry Fraud to release the EP Saab Stories.

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{Sigur Ros}

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Icelandic trio Sigur Ros are streaming their album Kveikur online, a week before it's release.

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{John Moreland}

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Singer/songwriter John Moreland's new album In The Throes is now streaming on his bandcamp page.

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{Austra}

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Canadian electro pop outfit Austra's new album Olympia is streaming online.

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{Zomby}

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Mysterious British electronic producer Zomby is set to release a double album titled With Love. The second disc is now streaming online

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June 05, 2013

{Young Hunting}

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LA dream pop/indie rockers Young Hunting's album is streaming on Hype Machine a week before it's release.

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{Nacional Records Sampler}

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Nacional Records has released a 23-song sampler from their catalog titled The New Sounds of Latin Music Vol. 4, available for FREE at Amazon. The sampler features: Alex Anwandter, Ana Tijoux, Astro, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mexican Institute of Sound, La Vida Boheme, Natalia Clavier and more.

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June 03, 2013

{Pablo Malaurie}

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Buenos Aires singer Pablo Malaurie's (former frontman of Mataplantas) new album, El Beat de la Cuestión, is streaming online.

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{Disclosure}

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Sibling UK garage/dubstep duo Disclosure's debut album Settle is now streaming online.

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{Surfer Blood}

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Beachy pop rockers Surfer Blood are streaming their sophomore album, Pythons, one week ahead of its release date.

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{Cold Reflections of the Sun: A Mood Mix}

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I've been watching a lot of difficult films lately, so I felt inspired to put together a slightly difficult mood mix. I treated this kind of like a soundtrack. Enjoy...or run for your life! (Cover art by No Moda)


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"Cold Reflections of the Sun Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Nicolas Jaar - "Etre"
Broken Twin - "Out of Air"
Joh Coltrane - "In A Sentimental Mood"
Jane Siberry - "The Narrow Bridge"
Julee Cruise - "The Nightingale'"
Bjork - "Possibly Maybe"
Eluvium- "Etendre"
Grupo Lluvia - "Mi Viejo"
Olafur Arnalds - "For Teda"
Andy Quin - "Awakening"

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{GRMLN}

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Born in Kyoto, Japan, the young Yoodoo Park (aka GRMLN) has made his home in southern California his home. His new album is filled with indie pop/bedroom rock and it's streaming online.

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{Oblivians}

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Garage punk trio Oblivians return with their new album Desperation.

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{The 1975}

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British rockers The 1975's new IV EP is streaming online

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May 28, 2013

{Emorie}

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I got a link to stream Toronto electronic duo Emorie's new album Never Goes Away.

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{Buika}

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Spanish singer Buika progresses from her nouveau flamenco beginnings on her new album La Noche Más Larga

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{Baths}

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Los Angeles-based electro pop artist Baths' (aka Will Wiesenfeld) new album Obsidian is streaming online.

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{Saturno Devorando}

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San Jose shoegaze duo Saturno Devorando are offering their Sans Soleil EP for free.

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{Camera Obscura}

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Scottish twee pop legends Camera Obscura return with a new album Desire Lines on June 4th.

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{Paula y Los Besos}

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Buenos Aires' Paula y Los Besos put out two EP's full of acoustic guitar pop. The besos on the first album are sweet, loving, and tender, while the besos on the second are bittersweet and melancholic. EP one features a cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer” titled “Bailar,” while the sequel has two covers: Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” (“Pozo De Fuego”) and Robert Wyatt’s “Free Will And Testament” (“Libre”).

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{The-Dream}

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R&B powerhouse The-Dream’s eturns with his the sex-obsessed fifth album IV Play, which is streaming in its entirety for free courtesy of his VEVO channel.

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{Random Access Mix}

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I threw together a little mix featuring all the artists that are featured on Daft Punk's forthcoming album Random Access Memories. I had to cut a couple of tracks (Paul Williams, Chilly Gonzales) because it ran kind of longer than I cared for it to. Anyhow, enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


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"Random Access Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Giorgio Moroder - "Chase"
Pharrell - "Frontin"
DJ Falcon - "Honeymoon"
Chic - "Everybody Dance"
Julian Casablancas - "11th Dimension'"
Todd Edwards - "Echo of the Past"
Animal Collective- "My Girls"

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May 13, 2013

{Piñata Protest}

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San Antonio's Piñata Protest effortlessly blend ranchera with punk rock on their new album El Valiente.

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{The National}

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Brooklyn based baroque-rockers The National return with Trouble WIll FInd Me. This one is a strong contender for album of the year.

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{Maria y Jose}

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Tijuana based experimental electronic pop outfit Maria y Jose (aka Tony Gallardo) return with a new album titled Club Negro

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{Daft Punk}

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Daft Punk's highly anticipated new album Random Access Memories is now streaming online. They return in pure robotic disco fashion with guests: Nile Rodgers, Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, and Panda Bear.

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May 09, 2013

{MS MR}

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Buzzed-about Brooklyn/London duo MS MR are se to release of their debut full-length Secondhand Rapture, but it's streaming online now. While you're at it look up the 'Hurricane (CHVRCHES Remix)'.

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May 07, 2013

{Garage Swim}

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Adult Swim just put out a free garage rock compilation featuring THe Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, King Tuff, JEFF The Brotherhood, King Khan with the Grins Gris, Mind Spiders, Crypt O.G.s the Gories, and many more

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{Avepez}

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Argentinian folk pop duo Avepez offer up their album Microlugar for free!

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{Patty Griffin}

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Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin's new album American Kid (featuring Robert Plant on a few tracks) is about the loss of her father, so you know there's solid emotional material here.

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May 06, 2013

{Eluvium}

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Ambient and experimental electronic music artist Eluvium's (aka Mathew Cooper) forthcoming album Nightmare Ending is streaming online.

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{Dungeonesse}

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Synth-pop duo Dungeonesse's forthcoming self-titled album is streaming online.

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{Rumpfunk’s Remixalia}

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Germany’s Rumpfunk Records just dropped a 12-track compilation featuring Lluvia Acida remixes of Chile-based acts. The compilation includes remixes of Gepe, Paniko, Fakuta, Humanoides, Mika Martini, Los Children, Sokio and more.

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{Chance the Rapper}

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Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper recently released his Acid Rap mixtape.

I haven't absorbed the mixtape yet, but I did hear this song the other day and I can't get it outta my head...



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{Classixx}

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California production duo Classixx made their name as remixers, but their new album Hanging Gardens will undoubtedly get plenty of summertime plays.

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{Savages}

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London post-punk revivalists Savages new album Silence Yourself is streaming online.

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{Bamba Promo Mix}

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Now that not even reggaeton artists are doing reggaeton anymore, Texan producer Sonora takes it back to its underground roots in this high-octane 15 minute mix.

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{Small Black}

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Brooklyn-based synth pop band Small Black's forthcoming album Limits of Desire is streaming online

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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)


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"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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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March 26, 2013

{Algodon Egipcio}

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A little late on this one, but Venezuelan dream pop artist Algodón Egipcio recently put out a remix album of his debut album La Lucha Constante for free. Each track isremixed by musicians and producers from a different country.

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{Chvrches}

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Glasgow synth pop trio are set to release their EP titled Recover.

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{Caveman}

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NYC pop rock band Caveman return with a pretty catchy self-titled album.

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{IO Echo}

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LA dream pop/shoegaze outfit IO Echo are set to release their full length debut Ministry of Love.

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March 18, 2013

{K. Sabroso}

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Producer K.Sabroso is offering his debut album Perfect Taste as a free download exclusively for Remezcla. The 12 tracks range from Afro-Latin, to house to break-beats.

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{Wavves}

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Fans of 90's rock are gonna wanna gives Wavves latest album Afraid Of Heights a spin.

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{The Strokes}

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New York indie rockers The Strokes return with their new album Comedown Machine.

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March 11, 2013

{Justin Timberlake}

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You know you wanna give JT's latest a spin.

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{Low}

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Minnesota indie pop trio Low return with their 10th full-length album titled The Invisible Way, which was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

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{Suede}

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Britpop legends Suede return with their first album in 11 years.

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{Deniro Farrar}

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Deniro Farrar‘s new album The Patriarch is a little more thug for me, but I love the diverse dream pop-esque beats.

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March 06, 2013

{Biffy Clyro}

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I'm on the fence with these Scottish alt-rockers, but don't let that stop you from listening.

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March 05, 2013

{Drifting Nightly Mix}

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Here's my latest mix. I tried to keep it at a nice mid-tempo groove the whole way through. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


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"Drifting Nightly'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Taken By Trees - "Dreams"
OMD - "Souvenir"
The Five Stairsteps - "World of Fantasy"
Kings of Convenience - "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From"
Happy End - "Kaze Wo Atsumete'"
#FO - "Tu Lo Que Tienes es Ansiedad"
Onra - "Somewhere (Deep in the Night)"
Autre Ne Veut - "Counting"
Ian McCulloch - "Sliding"
Enigma - "Return To Innocence"


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{Alex & Daniel}

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Two of the reigning princes of Chilean Pop Alex Anwandter and Gepe (Daniel) release an album together simply titled Alex & Daniel. The first single “Mundo Real" really kicks this thing off right. No official US release date just yet, but when I know more so will you.

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March 04, 2013

{Phosphorescent}

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Roots rocker Phosphorescent's (aka Matthew Houck) new album Muchacho expands on his sound by adding some electronic elements.

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{M.I.A.}

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M.I.A. released a new 8-minute mix called Matangi mix, which is also the title of her next album (out on April 15th).

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{Devandra Banhart}

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Freak folk artist Devendra Banhart returns with a new album Mala.

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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

{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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{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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{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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January 28, 2013

{Frightened Rabbit}

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Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit's excellent new album Pedestrian Verse is now streaming online. Gonna go ahead and call this the first great rock album of the year.

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January 24, 2013

{Parquet Courts}

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Parquet Courts play vintage inspired DIY New York punk. Released exclusively on cassette tape, the album now is offered digitally.

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{The Holydrug Couple}

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Rumor has it that there is a psychedelic revival going down in Santiago, Chile. This is Ives Sepulveda's (his other band goes by Föllakzoid) work with Manuel Parra. This is a lot easier to digest than his other more experimental psychedelic outfit.

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{Rites Wild}

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Ways of Being is the debut album from Australian Stacy Wilson (aka Rites Wild). The album is layered repetitive synth lines, drum machines, and hazy psychedelic vocals.

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January 23, 2013

{Lockets}

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Bedroom pop, dream pop, shoegaze...call it what you will, but this Philadelphia band's debut album Camera Shy is growing on me fast.

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{Las Cruces}

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Chilean indie rock band Las Cruces has been getting some playing time lately.

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{Magic Fades}

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I've been digging New York R&B/electro outfit Magic Fades album Obsession.

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January 10, 2013

{Christopher Owens}

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Former indie rock band Girls frontman Christopher Owens solo debut album Lysandre is now streaming online. It's more melodic than his previous albums with his band. I'm not really sure how those sax solos fit in, but maybe it'll grow on me.

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January 09, 2013

{Action Bronson}

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Foul mouthed rapper Action Bronson released a mix tape earlier this year, Blue Chips with producer Party Supplies, that was one of my favorite albums of the year. He recently teamed up with The Alchemist for his new free mix tape Rare Chandeliers.

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Download or stream the Blue Chips mix tape right here

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{Jeremih}

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Chicago R&B up-and-comer Jeremih released a mix tape, Late Nights with Jeremih, that was one of my favorite albums of the year.

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{Yo La Tengo}

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Indie rock/folk veterans Yo La Tengo will release a new full-length, Fade, via Matador. The full album is streaming via Pitchfork Advance.

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{Austin Brown}

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Michael Jackson's nephew, Austin Brown, debuts his new mixtape Highway 85. It's a nice mix of old school R&B with some modern touches.

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{Natalia Lafourcade}

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I mentioned this album awhile back, but at the time I hadn't really absorbed it. Now that I've spent some quality time with Natalia Lafourcade's Mujer Divina I regret not listening to this sooner so I could've added this to my Favorite Albums of the Year list.
Indie darling Natalia Lafourcade's latest album Mujer Divina is a tribute to composer Agustín Lara. The album features collaborations with Adrián Dárgelos (Babasonicos), Kevin Johansen, Alex Ferreira, Café Tacvba’s Meme), Gilberto Gil), Devendra Banhart and more.

The whole album is available to stream via her sound cloud

This song isn't on the album, but it's such a cool performance I thought I'd share...



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December 18, 2012

{Shores of Eternity: A Winter Mix}

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I make a lot of different mixes, but I tend to treat my Winter Mixes with extra care. I mixed in some old tunes with some new, and generally try and introduce people to certain types of music they never thought they'd like. Hopefully I've succeeded. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Shores of Eternity: A Winter Mix'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Ornella Vanoni - "L'appuntamento"
Etta James - "My Dearest Darling"
Sufjan Stevens - "The Midnight Clear"
Sigur Ros - "Staralfur"
Carla Morrison - "Eres Tu'"
Francoise Hardy - "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles"
How To Dress Well - "World I Need You, Won't Be Without You"
Active Child - "You Are All I See"
Bill Fay - "The Never Ending Happening"
Sandor Frigyes - "St. Matthew Passion BWV 244"


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December 12, 2012

{Favorite Albums of 2012}

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These are my picks for top 25 albums of the year, plus 25 honorable mentions, so I guess technically this is a top 50. I put them loosely in order of albums that got the most play in my ipod. I managed to find links to stream a good amount of albums, so knock yourself out! (*click on the band name)

Beach House - Bloom

The Walkmen - Heaven

The XX - Coexist

Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose

Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't

Ulises Hadjis - Cosas Perdidas

Bill Fay - Life is People

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Ashes and Roses

Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquor II

Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

Tallest Man on Earth- There's No Leaving Now

Best Coast- The Only Place

Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Alex Anwandter -Rebeldes

Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams

Jack White - Blunderbuss

John Talabot - Fin

And here's 25 more that are not to be missed...

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Untogether

The Very Best - MTMTMK

Ben Gibbard - Former Lives

Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves

Kishi Bashi - 151a

Mati Zundel - Amazonico Gravitante

The Killers - Battle Born

Lampchop - Mr. M

Chromatics - Kill for Love

Action Bronson - Blue Chips mixtape

How To Dress Well - Total Loss

Angel Haze - Reservation mixtape

Allo Darling - Europe

Passion Pit - Gossamer

Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih mixtape

Tame Impala - Lonerism

Jesse Ware - Devotion

Big K.R.I.T. - Live from the Underground

Waxahatchee - American Weekend

Carla Morrison - Dejenme Llorar

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Metric - Syhthetica

Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone

Exlovers - Moth

Band of Horses - Mirage Rock

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November 28, 2012

{Acid Pauli}

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Yet another album I was a little late discovering...German producer Acid Pauli (aka Martin Gretschmann) mixes late night house grooves with experimental bohemian jazz. I would go straight for "(La Voz) Tan Tierna" to get an idea of how good this album is.

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{Matthew Dear}

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Here's another album I was late on...former techno DJ Matthew Dear's latest album Beams is full of carnival whistles, hand claps, basslines and seedy synths.

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{Waxahatchee}

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I'm trying to listen to as many albums as humanly possible so I can put a list together of my favs of the year. Here's one that I missed...Waxahatchee is Katie Crutchfield and her album American Weekend is a lo-fi recording filled with stark, confessional and personal lyrics.

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November 27, 2012

{Tracey Thorn}

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Everything But the Girl front woman Tracey Thorn has just released her very own Christmas album titled Tinsel and Lights. In addition to two original songs, it features covers of songs by The White Stripes, Sufjan Stevens, Randy Newman, Stephin Merritt, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Low, and others. Not every song is strictly a "Christmas" song, which I'm sure will make a lot of people happy.

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{Natalia Lafourcade}

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Indie darling Natalia Lafourcade's latest album Mujer Divina is a tribute to composer Agustín Lara. The album features collaborations with Adrián Dárgelos (Babasonicos), Kevin Johansen, Alex Ferreira, Café Tacvba’s Meme), Gilberto Gil), Devendra Banhart and more.

The whole album is available to stream via her sound cloud

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November 19, 2012

{Bjork}

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Bjork is set to release a collection of remixes of tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. The album features contributions from: Death Grips, El Guincho, Matthew Herbert, These New Puritans, Hudson Mohawke, Omar Souleyman, and more.

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{The Rosebuds}

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Indie rock band The Rosebuds recorded their own version of Sade's fourth album Love Deluxe (released 20 years ago) and are offering it for free.

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{Allo Darlin'}

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As the year winds down I try to get caught up on some albums that slipped through the cracks. London's Allo Darlin's album Europe is full of unashamedly upbeat twee-pop gems.

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November 15, 2012

{Action Bronson}

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Queens rapper Action Bronson already released one of the best rap albums of the year (Blue Chips mix tape) with Brooklyn producer Party Supplies. Now he follows up with Rare Chandeliers, a full-length collaboration with producer the Alchemist.

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{Murs & 9th Wonder}

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Rapper Murs and producer 9th Wonder's fifth and final album together, The Final Adventure is now streaming online. Out the gate, I'm loving 'Whatuptho' and 'Better Way'.

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November 14, 2012

{Stumbleine}

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Bristol, UK electronic artist Stumbleine has just released a solo album titled Spiderwebbed.

Stream the album (and download the track "Honeycomb") right here or below...

Also, grab a download a cover of Mazzy Star’s classic “Fade Into You” right here and grab the download of "The Beat My Heart Skipped" here



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{Sufjan Stevens}

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Sufjan Stevens just released a 58-track Christmas album called SIlver & Gold. You can stream the album below and download the last two tracks "Justice Delivers It's Death" and "Christmas Unicorn" for FREE.

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{Love is All I Got Mini-Mix}

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This is just a bonus mini-mix that I thought I'd share. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"Love is All I Got'" (click on the download button)

Here's the track listing:
Isaac Delusion - "Walking in the Midnight Sun"
Poolside- "Do You Believe"
Erasure- "Always"
Mexican Institute of Sound - "Se Baila"
Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - "Love is All I Got'"
Kids of 88 (feat. Alisa Xayalith) - "Tucan"
The Very Best (Featuring: Seye Adelekan)- "Kondaine"

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{Calvin Love}

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Longtime guitarist in the Los Angeles bands Red Cortez and Just an Animal, Calvin Love blends lo-fi pop with electronic, new wave, and 80s inspired synth pop on his album New Radar.

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