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Sunday, January 31, 2010

major lazer covers beyonce



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major lazer :: halo (beyonce cover)

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january 2010 mix



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january 2010 mix (56 mb)

[tracklist after the jump]

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01 jj :: my way
02 white hinterland :: icarus
03 miracles club :: a new love
04 high places :: on giving up
05 coyote clean up :: can't shake the full moon
06 bullion :: crazy over you
07 run dmt :: feel flows
08 night control :: CS
09 the sandwitches :: grey wizard
10 sleep over :: your world is night
11 grouper :: vessel
12 donnie and joe emerson :: baby

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photos: Girls + Magic Kids | Live in Dallas









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Saturday, January 30, 2010

guv luv



Dope new mixtape from Ben Cook aka Young Governor, featuring new and unreleased material from the Bitters, Marvelous Darlings, Young Governor, the Jonas Bros, and more. You can order a physical copy on cassette from Southpaw (limited ed. of 66), or download for free below courtesy of Young Guv's blog. Full tracklist here.

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Young Governor :: Guv Luv Mixtape Vol. 1 (32 mb)

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Friday, January 29, 2010

new Erykah Badu | "jump up in the air"


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Check the "teaser" video for Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh, featuring the official/final version of awesome web-only bonus joint "Jump Up In The Air (and Stay There)" featuring Weezy.

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premiere: stream Pantha Du Prince | Black Noise

Pantha Du Prince's Black Noise, a gorgeous/sprawling collection of shimmering, consistently affecting otherworldly minimalist techno jams, is finally out next month via Rough Trade. The label has hooked us up with a full album stream in advance of the record's February 9 release date. Take a listen below, and grab the album's first single "The Splendour" for free, courtesy of the label:



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pantha du prince :: the splendour

Black Noise is out February 9. Pre-order the double LP here. And look for the haunting video for "Stick To My Side," coming soon.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

mp3: Vivian Girls | "He's Gone" (Chantels cover)



We mentioned Vivian Girls' cover of the Chantels' classic "He's Gone" a while back, after being treated to a special a capella rendition here in Dallas. Next best thing: the group has decided to give away their charming studio version (which was recorded by their friend King Tuff) for free, so they sent it over for us to post here. The song will also appear on the b-side of the upcoming My Love Will Follow Me single, due out next month on the Girls' own Wild World Records.

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in a cloud



Thanks to No Conclusion for the heads up on In A Cloud, a new comp from Secret Seven Records that offers a glimpse at the wealth of amazing new talent exploding in San Francisco at the moment. Check out the Sandwitches' understatedly gorgeous contribution below, and hit up NC for another equally swoon-worthy, haunting track from Hannah & Raven of Grass Widow.

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The Sandwitches :: Grey Wizard

In a Cloud: New Sounds from San Francisco is out in March, and is limited to 500 copies. Pre-order here.

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Panda Bear | TOMBOY



It's already been widely speculated (via a t-shirt), but we have confirmed with Panda Bear's publicist that the new full-length is indeed titled TOMBOY, and will be released in September on Paw Tracks (date subject to change).

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Panda Bear :: untitled | Live in Belgium

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S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.



"Anglophile jams on a Tascam 388 tape machine..."

"S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G." is the new "video single" from latest Woodsist signees, San Francisco's the Art Museums. The Kinks/Television Personalities comparisons abound, and with good reason: check the super catchy, early '80s Brit-pop jangle of these two jams, and watch the video for "S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G." (which was apparently made in the '80s) after the jump...

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art museums :: S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.
art museums :: sculpture gardens

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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 High Places, Harlem, Caribou, the Besnard Lakes, Sleep Over, Coyote Clean Up, Sharon Van Etten, 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 :: January 28, 2009

01 harlem :: someday soon
02 happy birthday :: girls FM
03 night control :: CS
04 girls :: oh boy
05 beach house :: silver soul
06 grizzly bear :: boy from school (hot chip cover)
07 mountain man :: animal tracks
08 the besnard lakes :: chicago train
09 dum dum girls :: jail la la
10 coasting :: hots for teacher
11 strange boys :: be brave
12 jj :: my way
13 oOOooO :: nosummr4u
14 coyote clean up :: can't shake the full moon
15 memoryhouse :: to the lighthouse (millionyoung remix)
16 the golden filter :: hide me (demo)
17 tanlines :: real life (memory tapes remix)
18 miracles club :: a new love
19 sleep over :: your world is night
20 silver pines :: time father
21 WU LYF :: heavy pop
22 philip oskar augustine :: internal combustion
23 run dmt :: feel flows
24 run dmt :: disaster babe
25 gil scott-heron :: me and the devil
26 ghostface, method man, and raekwon :: our dreams
27 high places :: on giving up
28 caribou :: odessa
29 sunset :: late night dawning
30 sharon van etten :: love more
31 joanna newsom :: sadie

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premiere: Love Is All | "Repetition"



One of our favorites from Love Is All's new Two Thousand and Ten Injuries LP, the visceral "Repetition" captures some of the raw, fleeting young heartache and longing that made the group's first album such a classic (the song also acts as a pretty perfect setup for the album's sweetest/best number, "Never Now.") Two Thousand and Ten Injuries is out March 23 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order on limited white vinyl -- edition of 500 -- here.

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Magic Kids sign to True Panther



Info here. Catch the band this weekend in TX with Girls + Smith Westerns, and look for a split 7" with Smith Westerns soon on Fat Possum.

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the magic kids :: hey boy

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listen to The Knife's Tomorrow, In a Year



Listen to The Knife's Tomorrow, In a Year in its entirety here, or stream it below. You can also now purchase the album digitally here.



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The Knife :: Colouring of Pigeons

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

photos: Animal Collective | Park City, Utah


danny perez // geologist // avey tare // deacon













[photos by Bill // click for larger image]

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mp3: memory tapes remixes phoenix


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Memory Tapes reworks one of the best/most ubiquitous songs of last year, and the results are predictably great. Word on the street is that this will appear on an upcoming purple vinyl single with another "1901" remix from Animal Collective. Download it from We're Tapes.

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new jj :: "and now"



Listen to the soaring "And Now," taken from jj nº 3, on the new NPR All Songs Considered podcast, alongside new tracks from the Besnard Lakes, Midlake, and more. Thanks to Bryant Heath for the tip.

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video: Broken Bells | "The High Road"



[directed by Sophie Muller]

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eh congo



Our friend Dean from True Panther sent over this jam from Bubu King, the new EP from Sierra Leone's undisputed "King of Bubu," Janka Nabay. Nabay's pulsating modern take on traditional bubu music -- which is rooted in "ancient Muslim Timini funeral procession rhythms" -- is infectious and vibrant, and as Dean points out, sounds a bit at times like "shuffling minimal techno." Nabay, once a big star in his native Sierra Leone, is now a humanitarian living in Philly, and dude has quite the backstory. Taken from his bio:
"(Sierra Leonean) Rebels even appropriated his songs as killing themes -- they used his hits to rev themselves up, and also to lure innocent people out of hiding before murdering them. Janka fought back against the rebels with new songs...declaring that bubu music stands for peace, good governance and the empowerment of women."
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Janka Nabay :: Eh Congo

Bubu King is out March 9 on True Panther. Pre-order the 12" EP here, or get the bundle of all 3 new True Panther releases (including Tanlines + Lemonade) here.

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hots for teacher



Friendship Bracelet comes through with another super tight compilation featuring new/unreleased tracks from the likes of Family Portrait, Jeans Wilder, and more, including this jam from Brooklyn duo Coasting, which has been bouncing around in my head since Madison + Fiona posted it up on their myspace last week:

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coasting :: hots for teacher

Go here to download Friendship Bracelet Club Volume 3 for free.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

mp3: Justice | "Beginning of the End"



New single from Justice, direct from the Ed Banger bros:

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fake justice :: beginning of the end

Edit: looks like this is apparently not Justice, and according to this, was sent by a hacker from a fabricated Ed Banger email account (promo@edbangerrecords.com), confirming everyone's suspicion that it's "not that hard" to sound like Justice/fake Daft Punk.

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video: Animal Collective | ODDSAC trailer



[via ODDSAC]

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listen: new joanna newsom | "81"



Beautiful song, awful cover art. Listen here, if you can get the Drag City site to load, or stream the song below:

(stream removed at request of label)

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late night dawning



Austin's Sunset recently sent over their latest timeless pop gem, the gorgeous "Late Night Dawning." The sweeping, elegiac duet -- which was written and arranged by Bill Baird, and features vocals from the lovely Crystal Fulbright and the elusive Red Hunter -- is a much-welcomed next step for the band, and will appear on Sunset's as-yet-untitled new LP, due sometime this summer:

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mp3: little girls x beach house



Josh McIntyre of Little Girls sent over this cover of "10 Mile Stereo," on which the Toronto band stays surprisingly true to Beach House's already flawless original, while still lacing the song with some of their signature murky "bedroom goth" haze:

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Monday, January 25, 2010

bullion x FACT



Download this perfect 24-minute mix that London producer Bullion put together for FACT, featuring Fleetwood Mac, Buffy Sainte-Marie, David Crosby, and more (full tracklist here):

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Bullion :: FACT mix (45 mb)

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tanlines :: real life (memory tapes remix)

Taken from Tanlines' Real Life digital single, out now on True Panther.

[via weird tapes]

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9.20.19.13.5.723378

Got another one of these in the mail from the mysterious iamamiwhoami early this morning. Popular guesses at this point include The Knife, Goldfrapp (not likely based on the first single from Head First), the Golden Filter, and Christina Aguilera, but like our friends at WTD, we're leaning toward "none of the above."



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Friday, January 22, 2010

Gang Gang Dance signs to 4AD



The follow-up to 2008's incredible Saint Dymphna is due later this year. More here.

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gang gang dance :: house jam (xxxchange remix)

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video premiere: Beach House | "Silver Soul"

Beach House's Teen Dream LP is out next week on Sub Pop. The record comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song, each by a different director. We've premiered a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. Today's fifth and final video, for the perfect "Silver Soul," was directed by Beach House's own Victoria Legrand. This one will stay up for good, and you can download the clip in high-quality mp4 format below:



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Beach House :: "Silver Soul" video (50 mb)

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

grizzly bear covers hot chip



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grizzly bear :: boy from school (hot chip cover)

[via IGIF // triple j]

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The Golden Filter | Voluspa



The Golden Filter has announced the details for their long-awaited debut full-length: the mysterious group (we saw them play three incredible shows at SXSW last year, and we still have no idea who they are) will release Voluspa on April 26 on UK label Brille Records, home of The Knife. Lead single "Hide Me" is due April 19; listen to a snippet of that jam now at the TGF's website, or right here:



previously:

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the golden filter :: thunderbird
the golden filter :: solid gold

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video premiere: Beach House | "Used to Be"

Beach House's Teen Dream LP is out next week on Sub Pop. The record comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song, each by a different director. As mentioned previously, we're premiering a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. This stunning animated clip for "Used to Be" was created by Sean Pecknold (brother of Robin), who has also animated/directed magical videos for Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, and others.

Monday: "Lover of Mine"
Tuesday: "Walk in the Park"
Wednesday: "10 Mile Stereo"
Thursday: "Used to Be"
Friday: "Silver Soul"

Teen Dream is out January 26 on Sub Pop. Pre-order the CD/2xLP here. Check back every day this week for another video, with Friday's clip ("Silver Soul") made available as a free download.

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video : Eternal Summers | "Secret Language"



"Secret Language" appears on Eternal Summers' new Seasons EP, limited to 300 copies on white vinyl, out soon on Meal Deal Records. Pre-order here, and catch the band at SXSW 2010.



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eternal summers :: fall straight back

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Grouper :: Sputnik score

Grouper's Liz Harris provides the sparse, appropriately eerie score for director Weston Currie's dark and unsettling short film, Sputnik:



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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

video premiere: Beach House | "10 Mile Stereo"

Beach House's Teen Dream LP is out next week on Sub Pop. The record comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song, each by a different director. As previously mentioned, we're premiering a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. Today's entry is director Kari Altmann's New Age-y clip for my current favorite song on the album, "10 Mile Stereo."

Monday: "Lover of Mine"
Tuesday: "Walk in the Park"
Wednesday: "10 Mile Stereo"
Thursday: "Used to Be"
Friday: "Silver Soul"

Teen Dream is out January 26 on Sub Pop. Pre-order the CD/2xLP here. Check back every day this week for another video, with Friday's clip ("Silver Soul") made available as a free download.

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sleep over



Sleep Over is a promising new group/girl gang featuring Stefanie Franciotti of Silver Pines, along with Christa Palazzolo of Belaire + Sarah Brown. The group recently sent over "Your World is Night," a haunted, fully entrancing lullaby/dirge/lovesong that will appear on an upcoming split 7" with Pure Ecstasy, due out soon on Austin label Light Lodge.

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sleep over :: your world is night

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Thanks to 20JFG for the heads up on Coyote Clean Up, whose warm, eerily familiar late-night pure moods grooves have been described by his (their?) label Afternoons Modeling as "tender vibes, sea mineral scented vox." Coyote Clean Up's 20 song CD-R, Double Trouble, is now sold out, but can be downloaded for free here.

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coyote clean up :: can't shake the full moon

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

video premiere: Beach House | "Walk in the Park"

Beach House's Teen Dream LP is out next week on Sub Pop. The record comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song, each by a different director. As previously mentioned, we're premiering a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. Today's disturbing, revenge-ridden video is for album highlight "Walk in the Park," directed by an apparently very troubled young man named Allen Cordell. Teen Dream vs. Teen Wolf:

Monday: "Lover of Mine"
Tuesday: "Walk in the Park"
Wednesday: "10 Mile Stereo"
Thursday: "Used to Be"
Friday: "Silver Soul"

Teen Dream is out January 26 on Sub Pop. Pre-order the CD/2xLP here. Check back every day this week for another video, with Friday's clip ("Silver Soul") made available as a free download. In related news, you can listen to the album now in its entirety via NPR's First Listen.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

video: toro y moi | "blessa"



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toro y moi :: blessa

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new panda bear // stay up

Thanks to Buryingluck for sending over this clip he shot in Belgium over the weekend, featuring two new Panda Bear songs, which will possibly/hopefully appear on his new album, which may or may not be called Tomboy (probably not). Markedly better sound than the Berlin bootleg that's floating around:



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disaster babe



Baltimore's RUN DMT recently sent over his two latest spaced-out psychedelic jaunts for our listening pleasure. At just two and a half trippy minutes long combined, these fleetingly infectious melodies will inevitably leave you wanting more, so after these, go grab this.

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RUN DMT :: feel flows
RUN DMT :: disaster babe

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If you missed it last week, Secretly Canadian just made jj's "Let Go" available as a free download:

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jj :: let go

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video premiere: Beach House | "Lover of Mine"

Beach House's devastating new full-length, Teen Dream, comes out next week on Sub Pop. It's been quite a while since we've felt this immediately affected/enthralled by an album -- Person Pitch comes to mind -- and the incredibly nuanced, heartachingly gorgeous Teen Dream continues to reveal itself further with each listen (the record also confirms our theory that Victoria Legrand is basically our generation's Nicks and McVie). The album comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the record, each by a different director. We're honored to be premiering a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. "Lover of Mine," directed by Sean Honey, is up first:

Monday: "Lover of Mine"
Tuesday: "Walk in the Park"
Wednesday: "10 Mile Stereo"
Thursday: "Used to Be"
Friday: "Silver Soul"

Teen Dream is out January 26 on Sub Pop. Pre-order the CD/2xLP here. Check back every day this week for another video, with Friday's clip ("Silver Soul") made available as a free download.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

internal combustion



Thanks to Head Underwater for the heads up on Columbia, SC's Tyler Wallace, aka Phillip Oskar Augustine. "Internal Combustion," which features Tyler's friend Washed Out "jammin' the rhythm synth part," is a fuzzy, nostalgic dream-pop gem that probably warrants all of the impending Beach Boys/Panda Bear comparisons:

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phillip oskar augustine :: internal combustion (feat. ernest greene)

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The amazing new video for Gil Scott-Heron's first single in over a decade, "Me and the Devil," taken from his forthcoming I'm New Here LP:



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mp3: new jj | "my way" + "let go"


YOURS0129: "...with money in the bank, nobody to thank, it started with a drank. and a couple of hours later the on the 29th of september they had felt the first breeze coming in from africa, sweet winds of melodies pure and true."
Two new songs from Sweden's JJ, one of which ("Let Go") appears on the group's upcoming Secretly Canadian LP, jj nº 3, while the other prominently features Weezy/Charles Manson. Courtesy of Sincerely Yours:

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jj :: let go
jj :: my way

jj nº 3 is out March 9 in the U.S. Catch JJ at SXSW.



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Thursday, January 14, 2010

mp3: millionyoung x memoryhouse


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South Florida's MillionYoung offers up this blissed-out remix of Memoryhouse's wistful "To the Lighthouse," taken from the group's free The Years EP:

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memoryhouse :: to the lighthouse (millionyoung remix)



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MillionYoung's Be So True EP is out January 19th on Arcade Sound Ltd. Look for him at SXSW.

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video: El Perro Del Mar + Lykke Li | "Change of Heart"

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar performs a stripped down version of her 2009 jam "Change of Heart" (one of our favorites of last year), with help on vocals and percussion coming from sometime-collaborator-on-things-like-these, the lovely Lykke Li. Shot recently on a rooftop terrace in L.A.:



El Perro Del Mar will co-headline a U.S. tour next month with her friend/fellow Swede Taken By Trees. Check all the dates here.

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el perro del mar :: change of heart (rakamonie remix)
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new songs from Pearl Harbor


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Take a listen to new demos "Slivers of You" + "Hubbsian Lament" -- both appear on the new Wish We Were Here CD-R -- at the group's myspace page.

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