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(31) Days of Good: 12.21.12

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

 

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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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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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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 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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“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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Favorite Albums of 2012 (so far): Part 2

My favorite albums of 2012 (so far) continue today with some really exciting releases, including the solo debut from the one and only Jack White, the exciting debut from Kishi Bashi, and the beautiful new release from Lost in the TreesA Church That Fits Our Need.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 later this week.

 

Fanfarlo//Rooms Filled With Light

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First Aid Kit//The Lion’s Roar

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Frankie Rose//Interstellar

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Geographer//Myth

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Grimes//Visions

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Islands//A Sleep & A Forgetting

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Jack White//Blunderbuss

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Japandroids//Celebration Rock

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Kishi Bashi//151a

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Lost In The Trees//A Church That Fits Our Needs

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Part 3 coming soon.  Stay tuned.

[anticipation] Beach House//Bloom

We Listen For You puts it best “Beach House is doing that thing where they only make amazing songs.”

After dropping the oh-so-good “Myth” last month, Beach House have followed it up with the release of “Lazuli” .  Both tracks are super good (i still enjoy “Myth” a bit more) and I can’t wait for hear the rest of Bloom, which is Beach House’s upcoming LP Bloom is shaping up to be one 2012’s best.

“Lazuli” will be featured on a special Record Store Day release this Saturday (4.21.12).  Bloom is due out May 15th via Sub Pop.

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[on repeat] Beach House//Myth

Beach House just dropped “Myth”,  their first new single since 2010’s Teen Dream.  After one listen, I was hooked and even more excited for the May 15th release of the dream pop duo’s 4th studio album, Bloom.  You can currently download a free mp3 of “Myth” over at Sub Pop (in exchange for your email).

And if that’s not enough good news for you, Beach House has also scheduled a month-long trans-atlantic tour to support Bloom (no West coast dates yet, but i fully expect more tour dates to be scheduled).  In the meantime, stay tuned for more dream pop goodness from the Baltimore duo as we get closer to May 15th.

Tour Dates
May 04 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
May 05 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
May 06 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
May 08 — Miami Beach, FL — The Fillmore Miami Beach
May 09 — Orlando, FL — Beacham Theater
May 10 — Jacksonville, FL — Freebird Live
May 11 — Birmingham, AL — The Bottletree
May 12 — Athens, GA — The Georgia Theatre
May 13 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
May 23 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
May 24 — London, UK — Village Underground
May 25 — Belgium, BE — De Kreun
May 26 — Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg
May 27 — Berlin, DE – Volksbuhne
May 29 — Paris, FR — Maronguinerie
May 31 — Duedingen, CH — Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
Jun. 02 — Barcelona, ES — Primavera Festival
Jun. 03 — Montpellier, FR — Le Rockstore
Jun. 04 — Bordeaux, FR — Theatre Barbey
Jun. 05 — Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Jun. 06 — Lyon, FR — Epicrerie Moderne
Jun. 07 — Blarritz, FR — L’Atabal
Jun. 08/09 — Porto, PT — Primavera Festival (evening)
Jul. 23 — New York, NY — Central Park SummerStage

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