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New Music Monday

M83 – Midnight City

Posted September 25, 2011 by Kevin

M83 fans!  Anthony Gonzalez just announced the release of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming on October 13th as a follow-up (finally!) to 2008’s masterpiece Saturdays=Youth. Kicker: It’s a DOUBLE album release.  Last year, he told Pitchfork, “For now, the direction of the album is very, very, very epic. Very orchestrated. I feel like it’s a mix of all my albums, […]

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Little Dragon – Please Turn

Posted October 2, 2011 by Kevin

Little Dragon play soul music in constant search of a soul. The most rewarding part of listening to them, and (more specifically) their third LP Ritual Union, is watching them continually discover it in myriad ways. Ostensibly, this is dream pop from Sweden — which is hardly a development considered particularly noteworthy. Little Dragon, though, most effectively […]

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The Decemberists – E.Watson

Posted November 2, 2011 by Kevin

The Decemberists are the kind of band that always keeps its fans on edge wondering what they’ll do next. First, they released a full-length LP, The King Is Dead, a simple folk-pop album that turned out to be a complete 180 from the high-concept of their previous album. A few months ago, lead singer Colin […]

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Soap&Skin – Wonder

Posted September 24, 2012 by Kevin

On March 19th, Austrian singer-songwriter Anja Franziska Plaschg dropped her second album under the Soap&Skin pseudonym, Narrow. “Wonder” is the second track to drop from the album, and the track is as simple as it is painful. Anja’s weary voice coos softly over gently played piano arpeggios as an atmosphere of extremely faint instrumentation builds up […]

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Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – Prozac Rock

Posted February 12, 2012 by Sierra

Margot and the Nukes’ 2010 effort, Buzzard, removed the “chamber pop” misconceptions following The Dust of Retreat.  The Animal!/Not Animal controversy led to their departure from Epic Records, a change in the band’s lineup, and a shift in Margot’s sound. As frontman Richard Edwards would attest to, the band plays melodic rock-and-roll.  Their newest LP is entitled […]

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