MGMT’s Flash Delirium

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Monday 15 March 2010

So MGMT are set to bring back their flutes, horns and psychedelic falsetto melodies on their forthcoming album, Congratulations. But this teaser track seems to cram every imaginable genre into the space of less than five minutes, resulting in an interesting sound, to say the least. You will either love, hate — or like myself […]

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Beach House’s Zebra

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Wednesday 10 March 2010

It’s soothing and sumptuous. It’s Zebra by Beach House. The harmonious opening track of Teen Dream is lovely and ridden with reverb. I don’t care if the album was leaked early. These songs will endure the test of time, just like their self-titled album has.

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The Knife’s Colouring of Pigeons

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Monday 8 March 2010

Why am I so fond of The Knife’s latest track? Yes, the opera chanting opening takes me down memory lane: reminiscent of Edea’s theme song, reminding me of childhood Final Fantasy VIII playstation days. But ultimately this collaborative effort with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock is ambitiously rich in sparkling percussion and takes the listener on […]

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The sunny tunes of Princeton

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By Eat. Sip. Chew. in New Music on Tuesday 2 March 2010

I’ve  been on a severe Kinks kick as of late. So it’s not surprising that I’ve fallen in love with Princeton — an LA band similarly formed in part by brothers (in this case twins) Jesse and Matt Kivel. Princeton echoes soothing Washed Out beats, coupled with Biff Ross wit-romantic filled lyrics (‘Show Some Love, When […]

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Julia Nunes’ Secret Playlist

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Monday 1 March 2010

Julia Nunes has been a singer-songwriter since age 13. She plays guitar, ukulele, melodica, and piano, but she also uses household items, such as pillows, water bottles, tissue boxes or an old slinky, for extra percussion. Her charm is best displayed on stage or in the videos she posts on YouTube. Using video/audio layering and […]

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Boy Eats Drum Machine en route to SXSW

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Thursday 25 February 2010

Jon Ragel takes the stage as Boy Eats Drum Machine, with a saxophone, turntable, microphone, sampler and green tom drum. He’ll be touring all over the West of America on his way to SXSW in March with his deliciously proggy power trio labelmates, Finn Riggins.

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Rhett Dashwood’s video for Cheap Pop Song

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By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 23 February 2010

Director Rhett Dashwood created this clever video for the catchy Kumisolo track, Cheap Pop Song. How much fun can two fingers have?

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Kate Miller-Heidke’s Politics In Space

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 12 February 2010

Recording with Los Angeles producer Mickey Petralia (Beck, Peaches), Kate Miller-Heidke spent two months crafting her new album, Curiouser. With his strict 4pm to 4am shifts (with no days off), Petralia’s studio wizardry turned out to be the perfect galvanizing force for Miller-Heidke’s carefully detailed home demos. [Illustration via Deviant Art]

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour tour the US

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 4 February 2010

Copenhagen group, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, will be crossing the Atlantic this March for their first US tour of the year, blasting out their unique fusion of happy soul and kaleidoscopic pop. The tour will kick off at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie, followed by stops in DC, NYC, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, and band […]

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Speak

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 28 January 2010

They may have the least stimulating band name in recent times, but don’t be fooled: Speak are all about innovative pop, their music invoking timeless melodies and energetic, synth-laden anthems. Don’t believe us? No?! Well, check out their single Carrie below and, if you dig it, download it for free via our Music Download section.

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El Perro Del Mar’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Sunday 13 December 2009

Sweden-based El Perro Del Mar, otherwise known as Sarah Assbring, recently released her third full-length album, Love Is Not Pop and supported Peter Bjorn and John on their North American tour. We asked her to tell us about her favourite songs by other artists and she started with the Joy Division song, New Dawn Fades […]

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Thumping Justice remix of MGMT’s Electric Feel

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By Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 5 December 2009

Did I say forget MGMT? Forget me. This Justice remix of the Brooklyn band’s breakhit hit may have been floating around for a while now, but’s still phat. And I mean fat. [listen to Management before they were MGMT]

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French band, Cocoon

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 14 October 2009

We’re big fans of French duo Cocoon, so we spoke to frontman Marc Daumail to prove it. Ahead of their upcoming tour of Australia in November, we asked him how vibrant the French music scene is right now: ‘It’s such a relief to be considered like a real band singing in English in a country like […]

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Arctic Monkeys Humbug giveaway

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 25 August 2009

We like monkeys. But we like Arctic Monkeys more. To celebrate the release of their new album, Humbug, we have a very cool prize-pack featuring a Humbug LP, poster, badges and a 7″ and 10″ for Crying Lightning. Just leave a message under this post saying why you really, really want one.

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Rare Michael Jackson Motown radio session

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Tuesday 7 July 2009

From the Motown archives, this is a rare radio session recorded in the early 70s and featuring the original Jackson 5 — Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael — all interviewing one another. During the podcast you’ll hear a very young sounding Michael talk about his favorite sports, bands, even what he looks for in […]

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