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Chancellorpink – Still Life Self Portrait & Cadillac

admin März 26, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Chancellorpink is one-man band Ray McLaughlin, who also handles production, marketing & putting the cat out at night! He’s been recording under the moniker for four years and self-released an album every year since.

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The Morning Benders - Big Echo

admin März 17, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

This San Francisco baroque-pop group’s second album is a homecoming of sorts, as it finds the Morning Benders embracing a more coastal, kaleidoscopic California sound. It also finds them embracing the cavernous experiments of Grizzly Bear,

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Fang Island - Fang Island

admin März 17, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Fang Island describe their aesthetic as “everyone high-fiving everyone,” and on their wildly infectious second album, the Brooklyn rockers take manic musicianship and shoutalong choruses to another level– even with only a couple of

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Ceremony – New album just around the corner

admin März 17, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Noise-makers and pedal-lovers Ceremony from Fredericksburg, Virginia, are releasing a new album on Killer Pimp, hopefully in April. I was waiting for an email from Safranin Sound about this, but apparently the band got a

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Liars - Sisterworld

admin März 10, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

For a band known for switching gears from track to track and album to album, Sisterworld is the most thoroughly Liars-sounding record so far. It has the rhythmic insistence of Drum’s Not Dead, the

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Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

admin März 10, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Forget the cartoon characters. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s animated misfits have always been mainly interesting as a concept, and on much of the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, it feels like Albarn and co.

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The story behind the song #3 – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

admin März 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have risen to fame in the past year, and deservedly so. I’ve been watching them ever since they landed on my doorstep in snowy Iceland in 2008 and

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Whirl – Demos

admin Februar 27, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

I guess there are two ways a shoegaze band can go these days. Mix it up with electronica as the likes of M83, Perfect Blue, Ulrich Schnauss etc have done to great effect or

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Pantha du Prince - Black Noise

admin Februar 24, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

The German producer Hendrik Weber’s follow-up to This Bliss is big and dense with the kind of detail that rewards close attention. Weber is unlike most minimal techno producers in that he doesn’t look

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Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

admin Februar 24, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

The full-length follow-up to Ys is no less ambitious, but this 3xLP set also has some of the most inviting and accessible songs of Newsom’s career. While songs here evoke moments of Ys and

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The Trudy – Oh!

admin Februar 17, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Today seems to be the day long lost videos resurface! This one is by The Trudy for their single Oh! from a few years back which they claim they found down the back of

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Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

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Local Natives have a familiar sound– rustic vocals, harmonies, clattering percussion– but songwriting skill and youthful energy mark their striking debut. Advance singles “Airplanes” and “Sun Hands” recalled elements of Dodos or the Fleet

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Oddbox Records indiepop clash with indie-mp3!

admin Februar 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Odd Box Records teams up with Indie-MP3 for a free afternoon of indiepop at RoTa in Notting Hill. Playing the afternoon are: The Trudy The Wednesday Club The Sequins The Gresham Flyers It starts

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Hot Chip - One Life Stand

admin Februar 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Ever since Hot Chip started as indie kids seemingly dabbling in classic soul and modern R&B, they’ve been underestimated. Delivering lines about “20-inch rims” and “Yo La Tengo” in a proper English accent, as

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Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

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After a 2006 album created in collaboration with Air and Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Gainsbourg returns with a surprisingly great LP written and produced by Beck. The nods to psych rock, junkyard blues, half-rap cadences,

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Frightened Rabbit – Fun Stuff

admin Februar 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Ah, as the release date for A Winter of Mixed Drinks fast approaches (March 1st) we’re being treated to yet more Frightened Rabbit goodness.  The band have released the album track Fun Stuff for

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Lo-Fi-Fnk – Marchin’ In

admin Februar 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Swedish electropop duo Lo-Fi-Fnk take their time between releases, but when they put something out, like 2008’s straggler single “Want U” (which can be heard on JeffMix2009.03.28 ) or 2006’s “Wake Up” (from their

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Kraftwerk – Tanzmusik

admin Februar 8, 2010 Kommentare deaktiviert

Kraftwerk – Tanzmusik (1973) wellrespected : Ralf und Florian is such a fascinating transitional album to listen to, in that it so distinctly serves as a bridge between the heterodox experiments of Kraftwerk’s first

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