Matthew E. White – Rock ‘n’ Roll is Cold

Matthew E. White’s 2013 debut, Big Inner, was a orgasmic mixture of disneyesque instrumentation, gospel choirs, odball samples, motown brass and not to mention White’s mellifluous vocals. It was a perfect album. Now White is releasing a follow up, and …

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Django Django – First Light

FINALLY, after waiting for an eternity Django Django are BACK. If you were a fan of their percussive heavy beat-laden beach boy evoking pop, then prepare yourself for this new track. Actually if you were expecting something life changing and …

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Pond – Sitting up on our Crane

When not creating psychedelic tunes in Tame Impala, a good number of the band create psychedelic tunes with their other group, Pond. After some success a couple of years ago with Hobo Rocket, Pond will be releasing their sixth record …

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Natalie Prass – Why Don’t You Believe in Me

Looks like it’s a quiet start to 201. However, despite the hushed tones, this track just won me over. Natalie Prass just oozes soul. Her voice was made for late night wine drinking sessions, chilling by a fireplace or just …

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Jens Lekman – Postcard #1

Now this is a an ambitious project! Swedish pop maestro Jens Lekman will be recording a song every week, and Postcard #1 is the kickstarter. Honestly, Lekman can record himself farting through a trombone, and I’ll rave about it, so …

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Vindictive Jukebox’s Top 10 of 2014 No. 1

Wild Beasts – Present Tense Wild Beasts are definitely one of my all time favourite bands, but as a fan I’ve always had two criticisms of their music. One is the fact that they tend to overdo the eccentric character …

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Music Alliance pact – December 2014

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 17-track compilation through Dropbox here. MALTA: Stagedive Malta Fraser – Bouboulina Sunshine UK …

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Vindictive Jukebox’s Top 10 of 2014 No. 2

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days Mac DeMarco surprised me greatly back in 2012 when he released his debut album 2. It was a record filled with detuned guitar. Mac’s nerdy croon (which he adapted after recording his first EP, using …

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Vindictive Jukebox’s Top 10 of 2014 No. 3

Ariel Pink – Pom Pom Pom pom is quite a unique album in the mighty Ariel Pink discography. There’s a certain amount of joyous abandon which he’s never really had before. Take opener Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade – …

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Vindictive Jukebox’s Top 10 of 2014 No. 4

Total Control – Typical System Somehow, every single year, a post punk band makes it into my top ten. This year it’s Australia’s Total Control. Basically there are a lot of elements which appeal to me. Some examples would be …

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