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Freelance Whales – Day Off

Day Off Freelance Whales, the 5-piece band from Queens, NY, have been hard at work lately releasing single after single.  They haven’t mentioned a new album (that I know of) yet keep producing fantastic new music. This may be released as a follow up to their album Weathervanes which is a fantastic album definitely worth the $5.99 it garners on Amazon. http://www.greenlabelsound.com/artists/freelance-whales/

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The Dodos – Black Night

San Francisco rock outfit the Dodos are preparing to release a new album, No Color, come March 15th via Frenchkiss.  In preparation they release ‘Black Night,’ their first single from the album.

First thing you’ll notice is the heartbeat like pounding drums, the intricate guitar, and a driving, hard charging force in the song that amps itself up throughout the song, its vigorous and energetic.  The album, out next month features multiple songs with Neko Case (not on Black Night) .

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I’m Feeling Janu…Weary. A Mixtape

This is my mixtape for January. This is the first time I’m replacing a mixtape for a mixtape(this is the new january mixtape, hope you downloaded the old one).  There are lots of great things to listen to in 2011, here’s twenty songs you should be listening to. Tracklist: Peter Bjorn and John – Breaker, Breaker Bright Eyes – Haile Selassie David Wax Museum – Chuchumbe Hands and Knees – The Moonlight is Wicked Apex Manor – Under the Gun Akron / Family – So It Goes O’Death – Bugs James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat The…

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Toro y Moi – New Beat

Toro Y Moi “New Beat” by carparkrecords Check out the groovin second track from Toro y Moi’s upcoming album Underneath the Pine, out 2/22 on Carpark Records.

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Review | The Decemberists – The King is Dead

Down By the Water January Hymn The Decemberists are synonymous with songs of forlorned sailors, drunken seafarers and tempestuous characters of a time we’re all glad we missed.  When they released The King is Dead, there was an air of let down with this album as if The Decemberists had turned a deaf ear to what they do so well.  What is it we have with The King is Dead?  We’ve got one fantastic Americana album.  With help from Gillian Welch, and Peter Buck (REM) this album is damn fine. Opening track, Don’t Carry it All, is one of the…

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Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes will return to your ears come May 3rd when they release their second album, Helplessness Blues via Sub Pop.  Check out the lead single, a gorgeous sprawling acoustic affair that has got some really beautiful sounding harmonies.  Can’t wait to hear the album the album as a whole.

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Alexander – Million Years

Million Years by AlexanderEbert You may know him as Edward Sharpe, but the frontman of the Magnetic Zeros is releasing a solo project under his given name, Alexander Ebert.  The album entitled Alexander, was written and recorded during time off from the MZ’s. Alexander Ebert would work in his bedroom with bare minimum recording gear, a guitar and some thrift store instruments during this time off, and Alexander is what has come of it. Check out ‘Million Years’ a very warm, introspective track about the sole search for love and the truly amazing possibilities it has for us.  Its catchy…

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Apex Manor – The Year of Magical Drinking

Under the Gun Apex Manor is the now defunct Broken West, lead by singer songwriter Ross Flournoy continuing the tradition set forth by the Broken West.  Apex Manor released their debut record, The Year of Magical Drinking, to the world on Merge Records this week, and by no stretch is it less than fantastic. Infectious tracks, fuzzy guitars, and a dialed down twangy infused power pop sprinkled all over this album give it a warm glow.   The album is immediately accessible and not in a bad way, its got this timeless quality to it, every song feels honest and…

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