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[new music roundup] 9.27.11

So this is a bit late, but I was at the Big Black Delta show at The Satellite last night (very good show btw, definitely worth checking out if you have the chance), followed by a pretty hectic day of work, and I may have had one too many PRB tall boys at the show.  Needless to say, today I wasn’t exactly the olympic caliber blogger I aim to be today.

But enough excuses, here are a few of my favorite new releases this week.  Enjoy.


Big Black Delta – BBDLP1 

For fans of: M83, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Mellowdrone, SONOIO

Key tracks: Huggin & Kissin, Betamax, Put The Gun On The Floor, IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

(hint: BBDLP1 is available for free download at bigblackdelta.com)


Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams

For fans of: Vivian Girls, Best Coast, Frankie Rose and The Outs, Crystal Stilts

Key tracks: Bedroom Eyes, Coming Down, Always Looking, Crystal Baby


J. Viewz – rivers and homes

For fans of: Violet Vision, Younger Brother, Washed Out, Blackbird Blackbird

Key tracks: Salty Air, Rivers and Homes, Far Too Close, About the Sea


The Knux – Eraser

For fans of: The Roots, Kid Cudi, Jurassic 5, Kidz in the Hall

Key tracks: Run (feat. Kid Cudi), You Can’t Lose, 1974 (feat. Natalia Kills), Eraser


Teen Daze – A Silent Planet EP

For fans of: Blackbird Blackbird, Memoryhouse, Two Bicycles, MillionYoung

Key tracks: Surface, The Harvest, Watch Over Me


Twin Sister – In Heaven

For fans of: Crystal Stilts, Beach House, Real Estate, Tennis

Key Tracks: Gene Ciampi, Stop, Kimmi In a Rice Field, Bad Street


Honorable Mention:

9th Wonder – The Wonder Years

Kasabian – Velociraptor!

Wilco – The Whole Love

[watch] J.Viewz//Salty Air

J.Viewz is the multi-genre electronica project of the Brooklyn-based Producer & Remixer Jonathan Dagan.  I’ve a bit out of the loop, so you may or may not already be familiar with the backstory of the recently completed album, rivers and homes, but here it goes anyways.

rivers and homes, is the result of his “Work in Progress” project, in which fans paid for the album in advance, and he released a new track every month or so.  Now that the the album is complete, he’s put together a beautiful 26 page booklet of artwork and lyrics to package it in, and mailed it out to his subscribers (order it here).

If you’re a fan of chill wave and such acts as Washed Out and Blackbird Blackbird, you’ll most definitely be a fan J.Viewz.  rivers and homes is set for release on September 5th, but in the meantime, enjoy the video for Salty Air.