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Bernard and Edith – Tidal Wave

I was always a fan of the Bella Union label, but this year their releases have been nothing short of stellar. First there was the psychedelic pop of BC Camplight, then there was the superlative Father John Misty album. In …

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Brian Lopez – Crossfire Cries

I think it’s great when a music video is both funny and complements the song. Brian Lopez’s Crossfire Cries fulfills this nicely. A guy is ready to sign a contract for a job interview. However the boss goes for some …

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Gosh Pith – Prints

Low slung guitars, sleepytime vocals and a tiny little homage to Texan band Spoon makes Prints a cool, cool track. It’s got a relaxed vibe but cares enough to pay attention to the tune. Sure it takes you back a …

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Rish Khanna – Figments of Memories

Wow I have no clue about who Rish Khanna is or what he does, but damn, the guy makes great tunes. This track reminds me of Disney, Four Tet and Caribou all mixed up in one enchanting, heady rush. Figments …

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Blur – Go Out

After twelve years of speculation, red herrings, bust ups and one off singles, the mighty Blur are back with a new album, and Go Out is the first taster. This is exciting news as no one expected Blur to even …

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Free Weed – Later

There’s something about slacker-sounding music which I like. It sounds effortless and simple, and usually the quirky factor is endearing. Free Weed’s Later encapsulates all that nicely. There’s a beat that reminds me of Iggy Pop’s Nightclubbing, mumbly baritone vocals, …

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The Vacant Lots – 6AM (Alan Vega remix)

Over the past few years The Sonic Cathedral label has been releasing a lot of first class shoegazing/dream pop/krautrock/add your own genre here. However, the review is going to focus on a remix. A remix you say? Yes. Personally I …

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Music Alliance Pact – February 2015

Click the play button icon to listen to individual songs, right-click on the song title to download an mp3, or grab a zip file of the full 19-track compilation through Dropbox here. MALTA: Stagedive Malta Yews – Keep Trying Till …

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Via Tania – Moon Bow

Via Tania’s Moon Bow conjures up images of smoky lounges, plush carpeting and dimmed lighting. This track slinks and curls round your body like some sort of boa constrictor. The lush orchestration just complements Via Tania’s unique voice. This track …

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Floris Bates – In the Winter

Ariel Pink , Connan Mockasin , Mac DeMarco and Prince. These are pop savants, and it looks like Holland’s Floris Bates is ready to join them. In the winter is a track filled with gooey keyboards, a strong backbeat, high …

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