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(31) Days of Good: 12.19.13

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“…the cathartic peak on the back half of Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse…” via Stereogum

♩ Youth Lagoon – Raspberry Cane [from Wonderous Bughouse]
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“Pretty and eccentric, ornate but never cluttered, Blaudzun’s songs alternately boom and swoon…” via Stephen Thompson, NPR:First Listen

♩ Blaudzun – Elephants [from Heavy Flowers]
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“In The City’ is a lush, soaring gem…a gorgeous slice of modern indie rock” via Jacob Webb, KEXP: Song of the Day

♩ Caveman – In The City [from Caveman]
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“The standout tracks are almost without exception those including Arnór Dan Arnarson’s vocals, especially in ‘Old Skin’ where they stream angelic above the instrumentation.” via Drowned In Sound

♩ Ólafur Arnalds – Old Skin [from For Now I Am Winter]
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“…’Wave Forms,’ a pretty, maximalist pop cut as bubbly as it is charmingly unsettling.” via Pretty Much Amazing

♩ Islands – Wave Forms [from Ski Mask]
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[new music roundup] 4.2.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new stuff from Caveman, Generationals, Surrogate, Telekinesis, and the highly anticipated b-side/rarities/unreleased tracks compilation from Rilo Kiley.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for more new music.  And one more thing, HAPPY 30th birthday to my Honey Bunny!!!

 

Bonobo//The North Borders

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Caveman//Caveman

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Generationals//Heza

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Ólafur Arnalds//For Now I Am Winter

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Rilo Kiley//RKives

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Surrogate//Post Heroic

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Telekinesis//Dormarion

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A few more worth a listen:
The Besnard Lakes//Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Bleached//Ride Your Heart
Cold War Kids//Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
Dutch Uncles//Out of Touch in the Wild
Gems//Tall Mountain
Hem//Departure and Farewell
Kinski//Cosy Moments
Tyler, the Creator//Wolf
Various Artists//The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver

Outside Lands 2012

The daily lineups were finally announced (now all we need are some actual set times).  Saturday is definitely the day not to miss.  Which day are you most excited about?

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Outside Lands 2012

SF’s Outside Lands Festival turns 5 this year and has announced quite the lineup to celebrate.

Highlights include: Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, Beck, Big Boi, Bloc Party, Caveman, Dr. Dog, Explosions in the Sky, Father John Misty, Fitz and the Tantrums, Foo Fighters, fun., Jack White, Justice, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Norah Jones, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, Regina Spektor, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Sigur Rós, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala, Tanlines, Tennis, The Kills, The Walkmen, Thee Oh Sees, Washed Out, White Denim, Yacht, Yellow Ostrich, and Zola Jesus.

It all goes down August 10-12 this year in the beautiful Golden Gate Park.  Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 12pm (PDT).

(31) Days of Good: Day 16

I started listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered quite religiously this last year and was subsequently introduced to a lot of good music.  Here’re few of my favorite introductions this year.

 

Little Scream is one person — her name is Laurel Sprengelmeyer. She’s originally from Iowa, now based in Montreal. She put out what I think is an absolutely captivating record. It’s got a lot of push and pull: It’s very powerful, very delicate, very dreamy and meditative, but also very poppy and catchy.” – Robin Hilton [source]

♪ Little Scream – Cannons (from The Golden Record)

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“[There was] a lot of electronica this year; I think the songs are getting better. The technology made the sounds really cool, and I think there was a lot more understanding of how to make these records more accessible.” – Bob Boilen [source]

♪ Apparat – Black Water (from The Devil’s Work)

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“The layers of the guitar are exactly what make this band hit all those sweet spots for me. There’s a beautiful wash that you get from the guitar, but then you also get lots of great melody. I went to see them at CMJ, and they were the first show that I couldn’t get into.” – Bob Boilen [source]

♪ Caveman – Old Friend (from CoCo Beware)

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“This is a record I particularly loved playing in the car. Each [song] takes a Sigur Rós song’s worth of build and compresses into a little bit more digestible three- and four-minute pop songs. This one starts slowly and just gets bigger and bigger and bigger.” – Stephen Thompson [source]

♪ Delay Trees – Gold (from Delay Trees)

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“It’s a look and a study, in song and in sound, of life in a small Scottish town. It doesn’t romanticize it — it paints sort of hard pictures of what life is like there and what people think.” – Bob Boilen [source]  This last track is my favorite of the bunch — one of the most beautiful songs I heard all year.

♪ King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bubble (from Diamond Mine) [stream only]

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