The new Vetiver album: The Errant Charm

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By Birds and Arrows in New Music on Tuesday 19 July 2011

The new Vetiver album, The Errant Charm, features simplified production and beautiful music. It seems like the band’s diverse influences are more apparent than ever on this record.

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Wonderful whacky video for new Box Codax single

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Starring Nick McCarthy, of Franz Ferdinand fame, Box Codax are one hell of whacky, wonderful band. Need proof? Check out this off-kilter pop single, Choco Pudding, the video for which was directed by Bob Hardy. Nick McCarthy is Guest Posting for Lost At E Minor this week.

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Free download of the new Teddy Briggs single

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Tuesday 19 July 2011

We’re digging the new single, Tussy, from Sacramento’s Teddy Briggs. You can grab a free download of it via this link.

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Awesome video for the new Ganglians’ single: Jungle

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By Flux Magazine in New Music on Monday 18 July 2011

The video for the new single Jungle sees Ganglians transmogrified into my mind’s eye view of how they sound. They are all bent up and bruised and look a little like they’ve been dipped in a boggy lagoon. Perfect for their gloriously gritty pop and you can see it here in all its gory beauty.

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Bright Eyes: The People’s Key full album stream

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By David Ryan Robinson in New Music on Saturday 16 July 2011

I have been a fan of Conor Oberst for quite some time, and his latest album by Bright Eyes does not disappoint.

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Little Dragon: electronic-soul music from Sweden

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By Payam Doostzadeh in New Music on Saturday 16 July 2011

The singer from Little Dragon, Yukimi Nagano, sounds to me like a Swedish-Japanese version of Erykah Badu. She writes very interesting melodies and her band plays very groovy electronic music. They have a new album called Ritual Union out this month.

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Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers perform live

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By Eilen Jewell in New Music on Friday 15 July 2011

I’m really loving the music of up-and-coming Seattle artist Zoe Muth. She has this beautifully pure, effortless voice that is refreshingly affect-free. Her lyrics are heartfelt and real, and her band, the Lost High Rollers, are the perfect accompaniment to her sound. Listening to her is like the taste of comfort food after being away […]

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Bitches Brew by Miles Davis

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By Antonino Cardillo in New Music on Friday 15 July 2011

Bitches Brew sounds like contemporary architecture should be: a magical contamination of stray fluxes in an irresistible, sexual and penetrating brew.

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Honeydrum’s new EP: Pleasures of the Sun

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Thursday 14 July 2011

Honeydrum has a new EP called Pleasures of the Sun for AMDISCS coming out on July 15. These lo-fi kids are cranking out really wonderful cassettes of swirly baritone pop, totally pure and perfect.

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Bossa Nova jazz band Sister Rogers

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By Payam Doostzadeh in New Music on Wednesday 13 July 2011

One night back at home in Southern California, I decided to go to a bar called The Crosby to check out the live Bossa Nova jazz band called Sister Rogers. That night I fell madly in love with the whole vibe of Bossa Nova jazz and I highly recommend getting their EP online.

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Papa: I am the Lion King (and so is Charley Beil)

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By Jordan Dally in New Music on Wednesday 13 July 2011

I don’t know much about these guys, but since I’ve moved to Los Angeles, Papa are the best band heard or seen. I had the pleasure of playing with them a month ago at the Bootleg Theater. Led by their drummer, they bring it hard and channel a level of songwriting which is severely missed […]

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Small Bones: Deep Water Event Horizon

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 13 July 2011

Sometimes, I just crave good old-fashioned punk rock. In those moments, bands like New Orleans-based Small Bones fit the bill quite nicely. They also put on a great live show, so check them out if they ever come through your town.

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Motion collage made from 40 year-old magazines

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By Glenn Moust in Video on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Created for the Holy Spirits‘ debut EP, The Afternoon’s Blood, this motion collage was hand cut-out, scanned and digitally assembled entirely from a pile of 40 year-old magazines. I’ve made videos for every song on the EP, so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the rest of the set.

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Live at Pompeii by Pink Floyd (saucerful of secret track)

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By Antonino Cardillo in New Music on Saturday 9 July 2011

The Live at Pompeii title is an oxymoron. This is progressive rock performance in an ancient Roman amphitheatre, wrapped from an October-warm sunlight. Definitively magical.

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Siriusmo: electro-techno-German-blip-pop

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By Dan Stafford in New Music on Friday 8 July 2011

Siriusmo used to be on Boys Noize’s record label. But now, apparently, he’s not. I’ve been working to his irreverent and nursery-rhyme like electro-techno-German-blip-pop EP, The Uninvited Guest, for the last three years on repeat. You should start doing the same. Now.

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