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[new music roundup] 11.27.12

Not a whole lot of new music out this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth checking out.  A few of my favorites this week include releases from Atlas Genius, Sleeping Bag, and Teen Mom.  As always, make sure you head on over to Largehearted Boy for more new music.

What are your favorite new releases?

 

Atlas Genius//Through the Glass EP

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Sleeping Bag//Women of Your Life

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Teen Mom//Mean Tom

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A few more worth a listen:
Chaos Chaos//S EP
Joan of Arc//Joan of Arc
Mouse on Mars//Wow
Solange//True (collaboration between Solange Knowles and Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange)

[on repeat] Theophilus London

My frequent collaborator, 35mmBeats, introduced me to this mix-tape maestro way back (at least 6 months ago), though I must admit, it wasn’t until the last month or so that I really gave this artist the listening time he deserves.  But for the past week, i’ve listened (almost exclusively) to Mr. London and i’m quite impressed/obsessed.

It’s hard to describe Theophilus London’s sound.  Yes. He’s a Brooklyn rapper, but his electro, dark synth, 80’s hip hop, indie influences, and songwriting skills (not to mention his keen fashion sense), set him apart from the typical hip hopper.  I should also note, he’s reached critical acclaim without ever releasing a full length.

Some of my favorite Theophilus tracks are below, but be sure to pick up the Lovers Holiday EP on February 8 (preorder) and keep an eye out for his debut full length, which is set for a Spring release.  Also, be sure to bookmark This Charming Blog to maintain your Theophilus fix.

[UPDATE] You can stream the entire Lovers Holiday EP courtesy of Spin Magazine.

Theophilus London – GREY X SAGE (Sabali Remix)
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Theophilus London Remix)
The xx – You’ve Got The Love (Theophilus London Remix)
Theophilus London – Flying Overseas (feat Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles)
Theophilus London – Why Even Try (feat. Sara Quin) [free download here]