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(31) Days of Good: 12.8.12

I know it’s the Christmas season, but Charli XCX’s synth-pop ballad “Valentine” was one of my favorites this year.  So in keeping with a Valentines theme for today, it’s only right that I highlight The Temper Trap’s “Need Your Love”, along with tracks from the UK’s Citizens!, Brooklyn’s HAERTS (can’t wait to hear more from this duo, probably my most anticipated of 2013), and LA’s Kisses.  And for my anti-Valentine’s Day readers, Deerhoof’s “Breakup Songs” and La Sera’s “Break My Heart”.

 

 

Charli XCX – Valentine [single]
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I love this song.  It’s been on constant repeat since first listen and i’ve yet to get tired of it.  When you have a chance, definitely check out the music video (one of the year’s best) and the Gigamesh remix.

Citizens! – True Romance [from Here We Are]
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“Breakup Songs” from the album Breakup Song.  A bit confusing, but after eleven albums of energetic and delightful noise-pop, I expect nothing less.

Deerhoof – Breakup Songs [from Breakup Song]
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As far as I know, this track is the first (and only) release from the duo.  I can’t wait to hear more.  Might be my most anticipated of 2013.

HAERTS – Wings [single]
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Kisses released this single back in August, their first new track since their 2010 debut, The Heart of the Nightlife.  I’m hoping this is the precursor of a new album in 2013.

Kisses – Funny Heartbeat [single]
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Sees the Light is the second album by Katy Goodman (Vivian Girls, All Saints Day), whose pure and melodious voice, masks a tragically beautiful breakup record.

La Sera – Break My Heart [from Sees the Light]
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Great follow up to 2009’s Conditions.  Leadoff track, “I Need Your Love”, has been my favorite since first listen, but “Trembling Hands”, “Miracle”, and “Where Do We Go From Here” are a few more tracks worth a listen.

The Temper Trap – Need Your Love [from The Temper Trap]
♩[bonus] The Temper Trap – Need Your Love (RAC remix)
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[on repeat] Citizens!//Caroline EP

Though this EP was released back in July, I heard it for the first time earlier this afternoon and I am quite smitten.  No joke, i’ve been listening to them, pretty much exclusively, all day.  Composed of Londoners Martyn, Thom, Mike, Lawrence and Tom , Citizens! produces very addictive and imaginative pop music.  The band’s debut LP Here We Are is currently available in UK/EU/AU and will be available here in the US Oct. 8th, courtesy of Kitsuné.  In the meantime, enjoy a few of my favorite tracks and videos below.

 

 

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[new music roundup] 10.18.11

Some of my favorite new releases this week, including the highly anticipated new 2-disc LP from M83.  Enjoy.

Class Actress//Rapproacher

For fans of: Austra, Phantogram, Summer Camp, Discovery
Key tracks: Keep You, Weekend, Love Me Like You Used To, Missed

 

Gauntlet Hair//Gauntlet Hair


For fans of: Dunes, Dominant Legs, Sleep ∞ Over, Les Sins
Key tracks: Top Bunk, Keep Time, Mop It Up, Lights Out

 

Library Voices//Summer of Lust


For fans of: Rah Rah, The Wooden Sky, Hannah Georgas, Two Hours Traffic
Key tracks: Generation Handclap, If Raymond Carver Was Born In The 90s, Que Sera Sarah, Anthem for a New Canadia

 

M83//Hurry Up We’re Dreaming


For fans of: Washed Out, Active Child, Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky
Key tracks: Intro (feat. Zola Jesus), Midnight City, Wait, My Tears Are Becoming a Sea, Raconte-Moi Une Histoire

 

Niki & The Dove//The Drummer EP


For fans of: Those Dancing Days, Kite, Little Marbles, Young Galaxy
Key tracks: Last Night, Mother Project, Manon, Sundog

 

Penguin Prison//Penguin Prison


For fans of: Feldberg, Human Life, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Holy Ghost!
Key tracks: Don’t Fuck With My Money, The Worse It Gets, Golden Train, A Funny Thing

 

Psychic Ills//Hazed Dream


For fans of: Cave, Oneida, Jackie O Motherfucker, Bardo Pond
Key tracks: Mind Daze, Midnight Moon, That’s Alright, Incense Head

 

Real Estate//Days


For fans of: Beach Fossils, Kurt Vile, Woods, Atlas Sound
Key tracks: Green Aisles, Easy, It’s Real, Out of Tune

 

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin//Tape Club


For fans of: Voxtrot, Headlights, Mates of State, Telekinesis
Key tracks: Yellow Missing Signs, Coming Through, Let’s Get Tired, The Clod and the Pebble

 

Other notable new releases:
Body Language//Social Studies
The Deep Dark Woods//The Place I Left Behind
Four Tet//Fabriclive 59
Forest Fire//Staring At the X
Gigamesh//Gigamesh EP
Kimya Dawson//Thunder Thighs
Kissing Party//Wasters Wall
The Reminding Ideas//House of Weather
States//Room to Run

[hot off the press] Gigamesh Remixes Theophilus London

Gigamesh has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world with his own popular blend of remixes, as well as his work with remix group DiscoTech, and his role in Señor Stereo, a disco influenced live-electronic group. Theophilus London did a rare LIVE performance of Gigamesh’s contest winning (check it out below) at Noisey’s “Special Engagement” concert this summer.

Starting today, you can download the track where it premiered with Interview Magazine (or on this here blog below).

♫ Theophilus London – I Stand Alone (Gigamesh Remix) ♫