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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bettye LaVette is looking to further establish herself as a key interpreter of modern music with an album of covers sometime later in the fall. With announced renditions by the likes of Neil Young, K.D. Lang and Bob Dylan it's good to see her stretching beyond a predictable old school R&B palette. That said, a Black Keys cover is something you'd expect her to kill effortlessly, and that she does. That she does.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Bandcamp or the band's own website. Foul ball, gents.
Majenta LP. He's also a photographer if ya ain't heard. Give it up or turn it loose.
Don't Fuck With My Money", and the RAC crew can basically do no wrong with their endless procession of high profile remixes. Here they step out with a rare original (their first?) and knock it out of the park with a mainstream pop finesse that's right in Penguin Prison's wheelhouse. Check the video for the original as well as the audio for "The Magician Remix" below.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Holograms is out July 10 on Captured Tracks.
Advaitic Songs is out July 24 on Drag City.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Diver is out now on True Panther Sounds.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Debo Band is out July 10 on Sub Pop.
Bastard Jazz Recordings produced by Tall Black Guy full of artists I'm not familiar with but will be eagerly checking into. As a preview of the album's release Bastard Jazz has gifted us with the lone contribution from Tall Black Guy a.k.a Terrel Wallace himself, the jazz funk-y "Sparkling Adventure".
Metacritic making clear that I'm not alone in that - but a) "The Only One" is one of the few songs on the album that can stand up to the brilliance of the band's debut, and b) the video for the song features an entire fridge full of Sriracha. Maybe we haven't parted ways quite yet.
"Little Girls" and now "House of Secrets", a slow burn track that emphasizes easily made out vocals and chiming hooks. "House of Secrets" will be Weird Dreams' side of a split 7" with Girls Names, out June 25 on Slumberland.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Oh yeah, he's also got another Dublin Death Patrol album in the works, so apparently he's squashed whatever beef he had with those guys. Look, I'm willing to entertain the idea that Souza is just a bitch to work with, all I'm saying is maybe it's worth the effort.
New Images signee LTD, which has a pop sensibility buried somewhere deep within that chillgaze facade.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Merge, the B-side of which is a cover of Bananarama's immortal "Cruel Summer".
Monday, June 11, 2012
But that's as much a statement on how close the likes of Perry, Gaga, etc. are to currying favor with me than it is a slight on Charli XCX. If top 40 pop didn't insist on half assing every single aspect of its tunes all it would take is one unique thing about it that I could latch onto and I'd be on board in a second (see: Robyn). Until then, I've got enough shit on my plate as it is without beating myself up for not acknowledging an obligatory "no snob here!" nod to some mega-selling dance pop act. Life's too short for insincere stabs at peer acceptance. Shite is shite no matter how you Instagram it.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
The ESG EP is out June 12 on Dim Mak.
Tumblr and shit.
Again, NSFW as fuck... you're warned:
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Algiers will be released September 11 on Quarterstick.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
(via Listen Before You Buy):
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Sunday, June 3, 2012
It's aggravating, like I say.
The "Body Weather" / "Azul" single is out July 2 on Moshi Moshi.
The San'en EP is out now on Black Acre. Limited vinyl box set available here.