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[new music roundup] 2.10.17

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Clock Opera//Venn

[clockopera.com]

 

Electric Guest//Plural


[electricguestmusic.com]

 

Hand Habits//Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)

[handhabits.bandcamp.com]

 

Jesca Hoop//Memories Are Now

[jescahoop.com]

 

Lowly//Heba

[facebook.com/lowlyband]

 

Teen Daze//Themes for Dying Earth

[teen-daze.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good: 12.24.12

ellie_goulding_i_heart_santa

I’ve restrained myself until now, but it’s Christmas Eve and I can’t hold out any longer.  So without further ado, some holiday goodness for this most wonderful time of the year.  Happy Holidays everyone!  Have fun, be merry, stay safe.

 

♩Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag [from Holidays Rule]

blackpraire.com//sallieford.com

 

♩Damien Jurado – Kalla Hus

damienjurado.com

 

♩Eleanor Friedberger – Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) [from Holidays Rule]

eleanorfriedberger.com

 

♩Electric Guest – Holiday

electricguest.com

 

♩Ellie Goulding – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)

elliegoulding.com

 

♩Fitz and The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady

fitzandthetantrums.com

 

♩French Horn Rebellion – Cold Enough (feat. Jody Watley) [from Love is Dangerous EP]

frenchhornrebellion.com//jodywatley.net

 

♩Parenthetical Girls – Rejoice! Rejoice! [from Good Christian Men Rejoice, It’s Parenthetical Girls]

parentheticalgirls.com

 

♩The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime [from Holidays Rule]

theshins.com

 

Tune it tomorrow for more holiday tunes.

(31) Days of Good: 12.21.12

World didn’t end after all.  Ball’s in your court Mayan calendar.

 

curumin_arrocha

Brazilian artist Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, aka Curumin, has one of the most diverse backgrounds and unique styles in music today.  Born to Spanish and Japanese parents, he grew up in São Paulo and was influence by the sounds of Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Bebeto, Run-RMC, and the B-52’s.  At only 8 years old, he formed his first rock band and he hasn’t looked back since.

♩Curumin – Selvage [from Arrocha]

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electric_guest_mondo

2012 was a breakout year for Electric Guest.  The Los Angeles-based indie pop duo released their debut studio album Mondo (produced by Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse) and played a handful of the year’s biggest music festivals, including SXSW, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Montreux, Outside Lands, Splendour in the Grass, and more.

Electric Guest – This Head I Hold [from Mondo]
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geographer_myth

San Francisco’s Geographer is one of my favorite new discoveries.  They’ve been making music since 2008, when Michael Deni (vocals, guitars, synthesizers) moved from New Jersey, but it wasn’t until Paste premiered “Life of Crime” last December that I took notice.  With a self-described sound as being “soulful music from outer space”, the trio has been hard at work the last couple of years and it’s certainly paid off.

Geographer – Life of Crime [from Myth]
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islands-asleepaforgetting

Islands is one of my favorite bands of the last ten years.  The band’s latest album, A Sleep & a Forgetting, was released early in 2012 and inspired by the end of frontman Nicholas Thorburn’s marriage.  “This album is far more personal than any I’ve made before,” Thorburn explains. “I left New York after the end of a relationship and came to Los Angeles. There was a piano where I was staying and that’s where I wrote these songs. This record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming. I started writing it on Valentine’s Day and it’s coming out on Valentine’s Day.” (via ANTI-)

Islands – In A Dream It Seemed Real [from A Sleep & a Forgetting]
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princeton_rememberance_of_things_to_come

“The string pop music that Los Angeles-based Princeton has conjured up is reminiscent of Ra Ra Riot, but whereas the latter band has a frantic sense of urgency, the members of Princeton are content with laid-back tunes that mesh with the Southern California lifestyle.  One full length and a handful of EPs later, Princeton is back with their second LP Remembrance of Things to Come that showcases the weaving of East Coast prep school pop and sunny California road trip jams.” (via Paste)

Princeton – Remembrance of Things to Come [from Remembrance of Things to Come]
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CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Now until Oct 20th, hundreds of bands and music fans will take over New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon.  While CMJ may lack the “big names” you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza, it totally makes up for it with shear volume.  There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it’s actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see.  But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music discovery aspect.  This is where you’ll see the next “big name” and it will be in a random Manhattan basement with 10 other lucky people.  Personally, this is the music festival I want to attend most.  One of these days my dream will become a reality, but until then I am happy writing about it.  And hopefully helping this year’s attendees deal with the daunting task of combing through all the music they have at their fingertips.  So if you’re having a tough time deciding who to see this week, consider these artists/bands.  And last but not least, have fun discovering your new favorite band.

CMJ Schedule//CMJ Artists

A
Alex Winston 

B
Beach Day
Blonde Summer
Blue Hawaii

C
Chad Valley
Chip Tha Ripper
Choir of Young Believers
Com Truise
Conveyor
Cruiser

D
Debo Band
Drop Electric

Dum Dum Girls

E
Eleanor Friedberger
Electric Guest

F
Field Mouse
French Camp
French Horn Rebellion

G
Generationals
Geographer
Ghostface Killah
Goldroom

GZA

H
Heliotropes
Hey Marseilles

Hey Rosetta!
HUMANS

I
Icona Pop

J
Jensen Sportag
JJAMZ
The Jezabels

K
Ki:Theory

Killer Mike
Kimbra

L
Little Beard
Little Green Cars
Local H
Lovelife
Lowlakes
The Luyas

M
Magmana
Mansions
Miami Horror DJs
Miracles of Modern Science
MNDR

Mount Moriah
Mountain Goats
MSMR

N
Natureboy
NewVillager
Nina Sky
Nneka

O
OFF!
OK SWEETHEART
OPOSSOM

P
Penguin Prison (DJ)
Pillow Talk
The Postelles
The Presets
Psychic Twin
Purple

Q
Q-Tip
Quiet Loudly

R
Raccoon Fighter
Radical Dads
Rah Rah
Rocket & The Ghost
Rumors

S
San Cisco
Savoir Adore

Sea Wolf
Sick/Sea
Skinny Lister
Skipping Girl Vinegar
Slowdance
Solid Gold
Starlight Girls
Swimclub

T
Talk Normal
Teen Daze

Telekinesis
Tempers
Thieves Like Us
Tiny Victories
Twin Tigers

U
Umbrella Men

V
Viceroy
Vital

W
The Walkmen

Wichita Falls
Wild Child
Wildcat! Wildcat!
Winter People

X
XNY

Y
Yacht
Young Adults
Young magic

Z
Zula