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CALLmeKAT

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Thursday 10 March 2011

We love the melancholic, melodic pop of CALLmeKAT, aka Danish singer-songwriter, Katrine Ottosen. Her hauntingly beautiful music fuses live samples, haunting bass lines and a broken omnichord. Sweet!

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What Your Pants Say About You

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By Casper Johansson in New Fashion on Wednesday 9 March 2011

Our friends at College Humor have cast the ultimate dispersion on those cool strolling, hipster low pant wearers, who tend to proliferate around the subways of Brooklyn. Mind you, I’d rather be dressed like them than the farmer, who damn near chokes himself with his outrageous pant height.

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Margaret Cho’s Hey Big Dog (featuring Fiona Apple)

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Friday 4 March 2011

We dig Margaret Cho’s new video for her comedy track, Hey Big Dog, which features the imitable Fiona Apple. The video was directed by Al Ridenour.

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Yelle’s Safari Disco Club

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 4 March 2011

Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, nee Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice, joined by producers Grand Marnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable). We love the video for their new track, Safari Disco Club.

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Caninus have a dog for a singer

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 23 February 2011

Between 2001 and early 2011, the Grindcore band Caninus featured a dog — Basil — on lead vocals. That’s right, a real dog of a vocalist. Now that’s heavy. Sadly, Basil passed away earlier this year, leaving behind a catalogue of music that really is an assault on the eardrums.

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Awesome video for new Gold Panda track, Marriage

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Tuesday 22 February 2011

The video for Gold Panda’s single Marriage was created by Israeli artist Ronni Shendar on location in India, Germany and Israel. The director is also known for her live A/V work with electronic producer Glitterbug (Till Rohmann).

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Oh Fuck, You Just Crushed the Entire Liliput Village

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Tuesday 22 February 2011

An extraordinary pillow case by The Balletcats that ensures your restfulness, sweet dreams, and that you rise and shine for the next tomorrow morning. Right? Right! [buy Ballet Cats t-shirt from our online store. Free shipping!]

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Girl Scout Cookies We Wish Existed

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By Casper Johansson in New Products on Friday 4 February 2011

Americans have a peculiar relationship with Girl Scout Cookies (and an even more peculiar relationship with Girl Scouts, but that’s another post altogether). This list of truthful Girl Scout Cookies by our friends at College Humor is packed full calories. Of the humorous kind, of course.

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Kimberly Cole’s Smack You

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Kimberly Cole, pop star, musician, former TV host, roller skating champion, co-wrote this single, Smack You, with Phillip Lawrence, who along with Bruno Mars makes up the songwriting duo The Smeezingtons.

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De Staat’s new single Sweatshop

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Tuesday 1 February 2011

Check out the sound of De Staat, Holland’s critically acclaimed alternative rock band, whose sound has been compared to Dead Weather, Captain Beefhart, Nick Cave, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Tom Waits. Phew! That’s quite a list.

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Acrylics new single Nightwatch

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 28 January 2011

New York-based duo, Acrylics, have debuted the video for Nightwatch, the fifth track off their forthcoming full-length album, Lives and Treasure. The video for Nightwatch was a collaboration with House Plants, and was filmed on location at The Wassaic Project, an upstate New York oasis of spooky ancient buildings, ominous rivers, and eerie landscapes that […]

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Robin Bacior

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 26 January 2011

Brooklyn’s Robin Bacior released the Raised For Night EP last Autumn and the resulting four songs are simply gorgeous. For a limited time, she’s letting you head over to her bandcamp page and download the entire EP for free.

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Mogwai’s new single San Pedro

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Friday 14 January 2011

Mogwai recently premiered their great new track San Pedro, another ripping offering from their cheekily titled new album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, which will be released on February 15 on Sub Pop Records.

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3D clay artwork by Irma Gruenholz

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By Casper Johansson in New Art on Tuesday 11 January 2011

Awesome 3D graphics work in clay and other materials by Irma Gruenholz, an illustrator from Madrid.

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Kitten demo for Trash Bag Clown

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Tuesday 11 January 2011

Kitten’s Sunday School EP was released in December to critical acclaim and now they’re in the process of recording their debut full-length album. This is a sneak listen to the demo of their track, Trash Bag Crown.

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