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Thursday, April 29, 2010

movie light



The soulful and sultry "Movie Light" is taken from the forthcoming Gentle One / Movie Light 7" from Austin's Soft Healer, out this summer on the great Captured Tracks. Inspired by "essential oils, moonlight, and burnt sage":

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Soft Healer :: Movie Light

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Speaking of Captured Tracks, here's a brand new clip for Wild Nothing's"Chinatown," featuring scenes from the 1969 short film Clown. "Chinatown" appears on Wild Nothing's upcoming LP Gemini, out next month on CT:



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wild nothing :: chinatown

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grow

Another hit from the unstoppable Yours Truly, featuring Barcelona 'blisscore' pioneers Delorean performing a gorgeous version of Subiza standout "Grow" at Montjuïc Castle in Spain. Shot by Nate Chan:



Delorean's Subiza is out June 8 on True Panther.

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delorean :: stay close
delorean :: stay close (sun airway remix)

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GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio

Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Best Coast, the Books, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Twin Sister, Memoryhouse, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: April 29, 2010

01 best coast :: our deal
02 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: fright night (nevermore)
03 twin sister :: lady daydream (cassette version)
04 memoryhouse :: gian lorenzo bernini
05 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking
06 tonstartssbandht :: black country
07 trailer trash tracys :: candy girl (demo)
08 silent diane :: juliet the painting
09 beach house :: master of none
10 sleep over :: your world is night
11 grimes :: feyd rautha dark heart
12 the bitters :: no anchor
13 PVC street gang :: cutlass
14 harlem :: gay human bones
15 smith westerns :: be my girl
16 the books :: beautiful people
17 panda bear :: take pills
18 the zombies :: care of cell 44
19 the samps :: FXNC
20 DOM :: living in america
21 the sandwitches :: grey wizard
22 ganglians :: blood on the sand
23 GZA :: 4th chamber
24 raekwon :: 10 bricks
25 toro y moi :: minors
26 korallreven :: the truest faith
27 summer camp :: i only have eyes for you
28 all saints day :: it'll come around
29 mountain man :: animal tracks
30 tim delaughter :: blurry (demo)
31 fever ray :: here before (vashti bunyan cover)

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memory tapes x visions of trees



Memory Tapes gets reworked by London's Visions of Trees:

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memory tapes :: green knight (visions of trees remix)

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tonight


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The Big Pink :: Tonight (oOoOO remix)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

beach boy dream



Thanks to Friendship Bracelet for the well-timed heads up on Ecuador/Minneapolis' Karen Freire, and her band Buffalo Moon. The group's Wetsuit cassette is out now on Moon Glyph, and while the tape definitely delivers on the promise of sunny, Astrud Gilberto/Stan Getz-inspired "bossanova/light psych" (see "Poolside Dreaming" + "Jamba Samba"), album closer "Beach Boy" is a classic, lovelorn '60s pop gem, making this a pretty solid week for those.

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buffalo moon :: beach boy
buffalo moon :: poolside dreaming

Buffalo Moon's Wetsuit seems pretty ambitious, as far as cassette-only releases that are limited to only 100 copies go. I would imagine they're almost gone, so grab one here while you can.

EDIT: you can also get Wetsuit on iTunes or on CD from the band.

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the truest faith



We posted a preview of this track recently as part of Korallreven's excellent spring mix, and now we have the whole thing, taken from the group's new single. The Truest Faith 7" is limited to 500 copies on maroon vinyl, out now on Acephale.

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Korallreven :: The Truest Faith

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

history of the loop digga



Stones Throw just posted up two jams from Madlib's latest Medicine Show release, the triple-LP History of the Loop Digga, on which the insanely prolific producer showcases some of his earliest beat tapes from the '90s:

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Madlib :: Static Invazion
Madlib :: Episode XVI

Medicine Show No. 5 is out May 25 on Stones Throw.

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the way out



New song from The Books, taken from their upcoming album The Way Out, due this July on Temporary Residence Limited:

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The Books :: Beautiful People

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new Best Coast :: "our deal"



New song from Best Coast, taken from Bright Falls. Watch the clip that features the song here (episode 02). "Our Deal" will also appear on Best Coast's forthcoming debut full-length:

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Best Coast :: Our Deal

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i was thinking...



[fan video via wtd]

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gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...

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Monday, April 26, 2010

video: M.I.A. | "born free"



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Sunday, April 25, 2010

something about us

Twin Sister covers Daft Punk on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Shot by Ian Perlman:





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Friday, April 23, 2010

alternates


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Download the gorgeous, stripped-down cassette version of Twin Sister's "Lady Daydream," taken from Alternates, which is out now on Chocolate Bobka's new imprint, The Curatorial Club:

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Twin Sister :: Lady Daydream (cassette version)

[via twinsistermusic.com]

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In related news, Twin Sister posted up an outstanding 40+ minute mix of '70s Indian film music on their website. Grab it here.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

silent diane



Here's a new track from Austin residents / friends of Sleep Over, Silent Diane, taken from from the duo's excellent new Riverside 7" single, out now on Answering Machine Recordings. B-side "Juliet the Painting" showcases Christine Aprile + Eli Welbourne's beautifully ominous darkwave, which is aptly summed up by the group's last.fm description: "Austin based synth-pop dark dream-mares for the purposes of dance and recreation."

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silent diane :: juliet the painting

Silent Diane's Riverside 7" is limited to 300 copies on "randomly mixed colored vinyl." Get it here.

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polaroids :: Beach House + Washed Out | Dallas, TX

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[all photos by David]

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GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio



Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Silent Diane, the Samps, Beach House, Soft Metals, jj, Grimes, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: April 22, 2010

01 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...
02 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: fright night (nevermore)
03 holy shit :: written all over your face
04 the samps :: F.X.N.C.
05 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round
06 pearl harbor :: luv goon
07 magic kids :: hey boy
08 grimes :: avi
09 nite jewel :: weak 4 me
10 grimes :: gambang
11 paavoharju :: kevatrempu
12 jj :: CEO birthday
13 korallreven :: the truest faith
14 ducktails :: mirror image
15 cass mccombs :: not the way
16 cults :: most wanted
17 dara puspita :: love somebody
18 atlas sound :: doctor
19 miracles club :: a new love
20 les sins :: lina
21 soft metals :: the cold world melts
22 the bitters :: travelin girl
23 happy birthday :: subliminal message
24 pictureplane :: goth star
25 silent diane :: juliet the painting
26 sleep over :: your world is night
27 beach house :: 10 mile stereo (cough syrup remix)
28 the shivers :: beauty
29 memoryhouse :: lately (troisieme)
30 girls :: end of the world

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ariel pink video demo reel



It's worth taking a break from Before Today to watch this clip, put together by Nanuka. Thanks to CJ for the tip. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti tours this summer with Pearl Harbor + Magic Kids.

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ariel pink :: round and round

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video: the xx | "islands"



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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

prologue





Who is CEO?

[CEO :: prologue]

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mp3: new jj | "ceo birthday"



"here's to those moments when the illusions of separation collapse and we are one, we are life. here's to bonds stronger than blood. cin cin." --YOURS0134

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Monday, April 19, 2010

mp3: peter bjorn and john remix the golden filter



mp3:
the golden filter :: hide me (peter bjorn and john remix)
the golden filter :: hide me

Voluspa is out June 15 in the U.S. Stream the album in its entirety at the band's website.

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subliminal message



Happy Birthday performs "Subliminal Message" live for Insound's Studio Sessions. Watch the full session here.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

lately (troisième)



Memoryhouse sent over this lovely new version of "Lately" (Ed Droste's favorite new song), in which the duo have replaced Jon Brion's heartbreaking Eternal Sunshine sample with a gorgeous stripped-down arrangement that they'd been rehearsing for a live acoustic performance. Look for the Lately single, featuring "Lately (Deuxieme)" backed with a remix by Teengirl Fantasy, on June 1 on Inflated Records.

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Memoryhouse :: Lately (Troisième)



related: Make your own sailboat with Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse.

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mirror image



New Ducktails, from his forthcoming Mirror Image 7", out soon on shdwply.

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ducktails :: mirror image

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geidi primes



Montreal's Claire Boucher -- aka Grimes -- sent us her new Geidi Primes tape a while back, and while I somehow missed it until recently, it has quickly become an essential go-to late night jam. Some of these songs immediately bring to mind Nite Jewel's warped, distant bedroom dance-pop, but Boucher gets pretty dark and exceedingly weird at times, occasionally recalling Paavoharju's gorgeous, hauntingly fleeting otherworldly transmissions (see "Gambang"). Geidi Primes is out now on Montreal's Arbutus Records. Buy it on cassette here, and download it for FREE below:

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grimes :: avi
grimes :: rosa
grimes :: venus in fleurs
grimes :: gambang
grimes :: feyd rautha dark heart

grimes :: geidi primes .zip (44 mb)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

mexican summer



Our friends at Mexican Summer just sent over a list of their upcoming releases, and in addition to some pretty rad and extremely limited Record Store Day exclusives (see above) that will be available on Saturday, they've also got some great releases planned in the coming months from the Mantles, the Bitters, the Samps (Cole of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), Ramases, Dunes, and more. Here's a preview, courtesy of the label:



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the samps :: FXNC
the mantles :: lily never married
the bitters :: the new real way
ramases :: balloon
dunes :: handle

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GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio



Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Beach House, Teen Inc., Korallreven, Mind Spiders, Sleep Over, No Joy, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: April 15, 2010

01 twin sister :: lady daydream
02 teen inc. :: friend of the night
03 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: bright lit blue skies
04 gauntlet hair :: our scenery
05 kurt vile :: beach on the moon (recycled lyrics)
06 mind spiders :: worlds destroyed
07 beach house :: the arrangement
08 beach house :: zebra (UK edit)
09 washed out :: belong
10 korallreven :: the truest faith
11 air france :: collapsing at your doorstep
12 the tough alliance :: hung up on a dream
13 jj :: masterplan
14 the bitters :: travelin' girl
15 map of africa :: bone
16 kool keith :: livin astro
17 how to dress well :: ready for the world
18 best coast :: when i'm with you
19 summer camp :: ghost train
20 dum dum girls :: rest of our lives
21 sleep over :: sunspots
22 holy other :: blissters
23 grace sings sludge :: my heart was really breaking
24 atlas sound :: walkabout
25 the dovers :: what am i going to do
26 panda bear :: untitled (guys eyes)
27 no age :: you're a target
28 no joy :: no summer
29 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

invisibility : nonexistent



Taken from Kurt Vile's new Square Shells EP, out May 25 on Matador:

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kurt vile :: invisibility : nonexistent

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zebra



Taken from Beach House's limited Record Store Day-exclusive Zebra EP, out this weekend on Sub Pop:

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Beach House :: Zebra (UK Radio edit)

EDIT: Stream "The Arrangement," another track from the EP, below:



Catch Beach House + Washed Out next week here in Dallas at their sold out show at the Granada Theater.

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video: Best Coast | "When I'm With You"



Starring Best Coast, fake Ronald McDonald, In-n-Out Burger, and Snacks the Cat. Directed by our good friend, Emmy™ award-winning director Pete Ohs. Watch it here.



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Best Coast :: When I'm With You

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light of love



Directed by David + Meredith Metcalf.

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music go music :: light of love

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

no summer



Thanks to Best Coast and Georgia for the heads up on LA/Montreal duo No Joy. The group is offering up two squalling jams, both recorded in Montreal by Graham Van Pelt of Think About Life, for free download here. Sounds like the '90s:

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no joy :: no summer

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runway, houses, city, clouds



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Tame Impala :: Runway, Houses, City, Clouds

Taken from Tame Impala's Innerspeaker, out May 21 in Australia and June 8 everywhere else on Modular.

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Gauntlet Hair | I Was Thinking... 7"



Announcing our next release on Forest Family Records: two amazing songs from Lafayette, Colorado's Gauntlet Hair. More here.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

truest faith



Here's a blissed-out new Spring mix by Sweden's Korallreven, featuring tracks from Madlib, Pure Ecstasy, Toro y Moi, Kingdom, Teengirl Fantasy, Joy Orbison, and both sides of Korallreven's own gorgeous new Truest Faith single, which is out soon on Acephale. The duo says the mix is made up of songs that "make us feel the pure ecstasy of what in popular terms use to be called 'life'."

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korallreven mix (50 mb)

[full tracklist here]

Korallreven's Truest Faith 7" will be released later this month on Acephale. Limited to 500 copies with no repress. First 150 copies come on maroon/white splatter vinyl, with the remainder on maroon vinyl. Pre-order here.

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korallreven :: loved up

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

curse upon the world



Rare, blistering vintage funk from L.A.'s Apple and 3 Oranges, taken from California Funk, out April 20 on Jazzman/Now Again:

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apple and 3 oranges :: curse upon the world

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video: HEALTH | "we are water"



You're crazy for this one, Wareheim.

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HEALTH :: we are water
HEALTH :: in heat (Javelin remix)

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New WAVVES record almost done, due out this summer.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

fountains



Here's another one from L.A.'s Teen Inc, whose "Friend of the Night" has been on repeat since we discovered it via Nite Jewel's myspace page earlier this week. The duo just hit us up with more uncanny '80s liteFM after dark vibes in the form of the considerably funkier (but still ridiculously smooth) A-side from their limited clear vinyl debut 7" single, which will probably be very sold out soon:

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Teen Inc. :: Fountains

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elsewhere:

/Film reports that Spike Jonze and the Arcade Fire are currently in Austin collaborating on a new short film, reportedly about "friends growing apart." As The Playlist suggests, the project is almost certainly related (thematically or otherwise) to the band's new record, which is due later this year.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio

Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Neon Indian, All Saints Day, Grace Sings Sludge, Teen Inc., The Bitters, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: April 8, 2010

01 twin sister :: lady daydream
02 heart shaped rock :: heart shaped rock
03 caribou :: odessa (nite jewel remix)
04 teen, inc. :: friend of the night
05 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round
06 night control :: star 131
07 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...
08 pictureplane :: goth star
09 coyote clean up :: can't shake the full moon
10 miracles club :: a new love
11 cults :: go outside
12 eternal summers :: fall straight back
13 grace sings sludge :: mirror
14 grace sings sludge :: my heart was really breaking
15 the sandwitches :: kiss your feet
16 sleep over :: your world is night
17 big boi :: shutterbugg
18 j dilla :: safety dance
19 bun b :: on to the next year
20 the golden filter :: hide me
21 neon indian :: psychic chasms (BRAHMS remix)
22 panda bear :: good girl/carrots (edit)
23 the bitters :: no anchor
24 all saints day :: it'll come around
25 dum dum girls :: play with fire
26 roommates :: back to the sun / girlfriend swap
27 the zombies :: leave me be
28 yuck :: automatic
29 cass mccombs :: you saved my life

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

TEEN INC.



A myspace commenter described this as "Balearic SADE daysounds," and that pretty much nails it. Don't know much else about this L.A. duo, but apparently they're down with the Nite Jewel / Ariel Pink Eagle Rock family. Grab this dreamy smooth jam on limited clear 7" vinyl (500 copies) from the group's website.

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TEEN INC. :: Friend of the Night

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

video: veronica falls | "found love in a graveyard"



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veronica falls :: found love in a graveyard

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wide



Weird Forest Records is repressing Grouper's second full-length, Wide, in an edition of 1000 with new artwork by Liz Harris herself. These will probably be gone soon, so pre-order here. EDIT: Weird Forest is now sold out, but distros should have some copies soon.

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Grouper :: Little Boat / Bone Dance (Audrey)

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ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: before today



Before Today is out June 8 on 4AD.

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ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round

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my heart was really breaking



mp3:
grace sings sludge :: my heart was really breaking

Taken from the beautiful limited Grace Sings Sludge cassette, featuring nine sparse, intimate and often entirely haunting solo home recordings from Grace Cooper of The Sandwitches. Limited to 50 copies, out April 27 on Secret Seven Records. Listen to another track and pre-order here.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

video premiere: The Sandwitches | "Kiss Your Feet"



Here's the first official video from San Francisco's The Sandwitches, for one of the many highlights from the group's amazing 2009 LP, How To Make Ambient Sadcake. Moved by "Kiss Your Feet"'s "ghostly lovesick imagery," director Joey Izzo taps into the song's darker, subtly sinister side on this classic horror flick inspired clip, which stars the band and was shot in a "remote cabin over the course of a single foggy night" in the middle of the woods in Northern California:



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mp3: BRAHMS x neon indian



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Neon Indian :: Psychic Chasms (BRAHMS remix)

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

decisions



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how to dress well :: decisions (feat. yuksel arslan)

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

new Tame Impala :: "Solitude is Bliss"



Listen to "Solitude is Bliss," the glorious new single from Tame Impala, at the group's myspace. Taken from their new LP Innerspeaker, which is due out in May on Modular.

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GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio



Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Twin Sister, Gauntlet Hair, All Saints Day, The Bitters, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: April 1, 2010

01 twin sister :: lady daydream
02 heart shaped rock :: heart shaped rock
03 nite jewel :: we want our things
04 memoryhouse :: lately (deuxieme)
05 cults :: go outside
06 cults :: most wanted
07 reading rainbow :: i will wait
08 eternal summers :: safe at home
09 sleep over :: sunspots
10 silver pines :: time father
11 sunnybrook :: waving hands
12 all saints day :: it'll come around
13 pearl harbor :: california shakedown
14 the sandwitches :: grey wizard
15 dum dum girls :: rest of our lives
16 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round
17 toro y moi :: blessa
18 washed out :: belong
19 panda bear :: take pills
20 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...
21 the bitters :: travelin' girl
22 smith westerns :: be my girl
23 twin sister :: all around and away we go
24 caribou :: odessa (nite jewel remix)
25 salem :: brustreet
26 white denim :: i'd have it just the way we were
27 best coast :: sun was high (so was i)
28 grouper :: vessel
29 julianna barwick :: cloudbank
30 sibylle baier :: tonight
31 the shivers :: beauty

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