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Sufjan Stevens new single, I walked.

I Walked Here’s “I Walked,” from Sufjan Stevens’s upcoming The Age Of Adz. Interesting sound, it’s sort of electronic like, and kind of proggy.  What do you think?

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Artist Watch: Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

Born Again I had first gotten wind of Cory Chisel when he played the recent Newport Folk Festival.  On my way to see the David Wax Museum, I passed by the stage where Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons were playing.  I stopped and listed to him play the first track off of his latest album, Death Won’t Send a Letter, Born Again. Chisel’s music has a haunting, folk-soul vocals and lyrics which are complemented by sounds of oboe, piano, bass violin, and percussion.  All together it creates a near gospel-like folk rock that will bring you back again and…

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Mt. Desolation, new website, EU tour and another track…

I posted on Mt. Desolation back in June, and it’s come to my attention today that they’ve released album artwork, a new website, and a European Tour (please tour the US).  If you’re not aware of Mt. Desolation, check out their track,  Departure and   State of Affairs, which i posted a few months ago. To give you a little background, Mt. Desolation is the alt country side project of Keane’s Time-Rice Oxley and Jesse Quin with help from friends from bands such as Mumford & Sons, Noah & the Whale, and the Long Winters. Look forward to their upcoming…

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Lets it Sway…

Back in the Saddle Sink / Let it Sway Banned (by the Man) First off, I’ve listened to this album so much, it might be a little difficult for me to be unbiased.  But I guess that’s the point now isn’t it?  Either way, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has just released their newest album, and it’s quickly become a go to for me. As usual, the songs are crafted nicely.  They have really found themselves to be great at making catchy indie/pop rock and on this album there’s a great blend of uplifting, anthemic songs (See Back in…

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new Beach House single, White Moon

Beach House – White Moon (Itunes Session) by subpop Check out the beautiful new tune from Beach House, entitled White Moon.  This track comes from their itunes sessions EP.

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Magic Kids’ new album Memphis is a lot of fun.

Phone Magic Kids’ new album Memphis is out today, and if you’ve been keeping up here, you may have noticed I’ve really been enjoying the tracks they have released from this album.  What’s upsetting is that the release seems to have been better to coincide with the beginning of summer rather than the end.  But as we nearly reach September, this might just be what you need to keep the summer going for a few more weeks. The aforementioned, Phone, screams 60’s infused pop with a huge amount of Herman’s Hermits in it… see: Something Tells Me I’m Into Something…

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Cee – Lo Green says F**k You.

F**k You Cee – Lo Green, half of the Gnarls Barkley duo, released this great song, that I’ve barely been able to turn off.  It’s been all over the world these last couple days, and totally worth the attention. I haven’t been able to turn this one off since I first heard it. The track comes off his upcoming album the Lady Killer, due October 4th.

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All Delighted People Raise their Hands… new Sufjan Stevens EP

Totally unexpected today, Sufjan Stevens released a new EP entitled All Delighted People.  He is selling the EP for a small sum ($5) on his bandcamp page. The first track, and title track, on the EP, All Delighted People is a sprawling epic 11 minute musical journey that has everything you’d expect from a Sufjan song, huge orchestral sounds, choirs, harmonizing, and that signature whimsical feel.  Check out the track, if you are a fan, you’re sure to dig this. Now get out there and buy the album.

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Album Review? Menomena’s Mines

TAOS FIVE LITTLE ROOMS Dirty Cartoons I remember hearing Menomena for the first time at a show here in Boston.   They were opening for Barsuk labelmates the Long Winters.  There were tons of issues with the sound and they were supremely frustrated.  But what I did get to hear spurred me to purchase both their albums, I am the Fun Blame Monster and Friend and Foe.  Friend and Foe had totally blown me away, it was funky, it was experimental and totally fun for me. Fast forward three years later, Menomena releases two singles for their upcoming album.  The…

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