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[new music roundup] 10.27.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Curtis Harding//Face Your Fear



Fever Ray//Plunge



FRAME//State of Mind



John Maus//Screen Memories



Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights



MØ//When I Was Young EP



YACHT//Strawberry Moon EP



What are your favorite releases this week?

[new music roundup] 7.17.12

A few of my favorite new releases, including the latest from The Very Best, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Nas.  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for a much more complete list of this week’s new releases.

The Dust Engineers//Bail EP



Hans Zimmer//The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack



JEFF the Brotherhood//Hypnotic Nights



John Maus//A Collection of Rarities…



Nas//Life Is Good



The Very Best//MTMTMK



What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good: Day 2

Day 2 brings us another smorgasbord of good, featuring tracks from Funeral Party, John Maus, WU LYF, and Yelle.  Enjoy and remember to tune in tomorrow for more good.

Funeral Party is a post punk four-piece from Los Angeles.  Their debut LP, The Golden Age of Knowhere, featured a handful of good tracks, but my favorite is definitely “New York City Moves To The Sound of L.A.”.  If you’re a fan of LCD Soundsystem, you’ll probably enjoy this track as much as I do.

♪ Funeral Party – New York City Moves To The Sound of L.A. (from The Golden Age of Knowhere)

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If you’re a fan of Joy Division bass lines and analog synths straight out of the ’80s, i’d be truly surprised if you disliked John Maus’ latest LP, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves.  The LP is chock-full of fantastic tracks, but in my personal opinion, it’s the final track, “Believer”,  that stands out the most.

♪ John Maus – Believer (from We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves)

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I honestly don’t much about WU LYF (World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation), but I really dug their debut LP, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain.  I do know they hail from Manchester, England, and a four-piece that specializes in the self-described genre “heavy pop”.  WU LYF were one of the biggest “buzz bands” of 2011 and I expect to hear a lot more from these guys in the coming years.

♪ WU LYF – Dirt (from Go Tell Fire to the Mountain)

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Safari Disco Club is the second studio album by French electropop trio, Yelle.  I was a big fan of their first LP, Pop Up, and Safari quickly became a favorite of mine and staple for dance party playlists.

♪ Yelle – C’est Pas Une Vie (from Safari Disco Club)

More Yelle: