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Sweaters – Can’t Stop Winning

Can’t Stop Winning Another west coast soul / rock band out there… and this sound is fantastic.  The band, Sweaters, is a quartet out of L.A. just released a 7″ single on White Iris Records.  The track, Can’t Stop Winning, is a glowing mid-tempo soul rock effort with some amazing melodies backed up by a piano rhythm.  As the energy ramps up the music blasts and the fuzzy guitars and slamming piano chords come, it tells you to live life as hard as you can. Each 7″ single will come with a 14 page manifesto written by vocal / keyboardist, Jordan…

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Two new tracks from Noah & the Whale

Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N by ListenBeforeYouBuy Noah and the Whale’s debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, quickly became one of my favorite albums in 2008 with great tracks like 2 atoms in a molecule, shape of my heart and 5 years time. Fast forward to album number 3, Last Night On Earth which the band will release in March 2011. Released yesterday, the first single from the track is streamable above.  L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. sounds like a brighter, friendlier version of Tom Petty’s Don’t Come Around Here No More.  It’s got warm melodies and a sing songy feel and its extremely…

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The Luyas at the Paradise Tonight

Tiny Head Tonight at the Paradise Rock Club, we can welcome The Luyas with open arms.  Their upcoming album, Too Beautiful to Work will be released on February 22 (February 21, in the UK). I’ve gotten a chance to listen to the album, its a collection of echo-drenched space-age pop songs, its futurist but retro at the same time. The Luyas had a lot of help on the album as well. They enlisted talented friends such as Owen Pallett on violin, Colin Stetson adds saxophone and clarinet, Sarah Neufeld (who plays in a band called Arcade Fire) also plays violin. The…

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No Mustaches, Just Music | A Mixtape

This is my mixtape for November.  As some of you are celebrating the end of Movember, I’m making mixtapes.  Hope you enjoy it. Tracklist: Jenny O – Well OK Honey Girls – The Oh So Protective One Sean Bones – Turn Them Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Simple Girl Electric Owls – Silverfawn Conspiracy of Owls – Three David Wax Museum – Born With a Broken Heart Kurt von Stetten – Aioki Broken Records – A Darkness Rises Up Telekinesis – Car Crash Cut Copy – Take Me Over Murder Mystery – Problems MAKE OUT – I Don’t Want Anybody…

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Broken Records release track, A Darkness Rises Up

A Darkness Rises Up

In January, the new LP from Ediburgh’s Broken Records will release here stateside. In anticipation here is a brand new track “A Darkness Rises Up” which received a video treatment earlier in the month. Let Me Come Home, upcoming LP from Broken Records has already been released in the UK; here in the US we will have to wait for January 11th before we hear it in full.  For now check out the track, and if you want to hear it a second time, check the video below. Continue reading Broken Records release track, A Darkness Rises Up

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Edward Sharpe releases an Itunes Session

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – Fire & Water (iTunes Session) by VagrantRecords Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros just released their iTunes Session.  New versions of some of my favorite tracks from their release “Up From Below” are available on the session. An unreleased track is also available through the session entitled “Fire & Water.” Check the sessions’ version of Janglin’ and stream “Fire & Water” above. Tracklisting: Up From Below Janglin’ 40 Day Dream Fire & Water Brother Desert Song Buy the iTunes Session Buy Up From Below

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New Cave Singers track, Swim Club

Swim Club Glad to finally hear that Seattle’s Cave Singers will release their third album, No Witch early next year.  Its a follow up to their 2009 release ‘Welcome Joy,’ which to me was a fantastic entry in their body of work.  This new album, No Witch, will be their first release under jagjaguwar, and it was produced by Randall Dunn, who recently worked with labelmates Black Mountain.) “Swim Club” is a warm folk track that shows off singer Pete Quirk’s signature raspy voice and the simplistic yet lush sounds of a folk band that make great music. I look…

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