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Terror Pigeon! - Forget Everything That Makes You Want To Not Be This Band

Just like “Girl!”, this track reminds me of the peaking days of passionate, honest indie rock. “Forget Everything That Makes You Want To Not Be This Band” is gleaming with positive energy, big naïve emotions and a sense of welcome and all-inclusiveness. Perhaps some see this as “a theme song for the musical youth”, but for some of us, Terror Pigeon! reminds of those long gone days when being in…

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Best from the inbox: Week37 2014

This weeks Best from the inbox: Present Waves, Jenny Dalton, Pr0files, Brook Bentham

Once a week we round up the best music submitted directly by the bands/artists to our mailbox.  Often without a record deal, these are the artists that justify this or any commercial-free blogs existence. Please give them a chance to break through the waves by listening, and if you like what you hear, show your support here or directly to the artists.  

Present Waves – Kings & Queens

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Video: Austin Cesear – La Paloma

Pulsating suggestive minimalism. “La Paloma” is lo-fi electronics at its very best. Taken from Austin Cesear’s upcoming mini album…

Francisco The Man - Big Ideas

Francsisco The Man - Big Ideas

Francisco The Man returns with “Big Ideas” from their upcoming debut album. If their sublime former single “Progress”loosely recalled the thumping energy of M83 circa “Don’t Save Us From The Flames”, then the guitar-driven “Big Ideas” is frontman Scotty Cantino channeling his inner Billy Corgan.  But don’t mistake them for being rookies; the band has been on-and-off the past seven years but so…

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Ex Cops - Tragically Alright (feat. Ariel Pink)

Ex Cops – Tragically Alright (feat. Ariel Pink)

Brooklyn based Ex Cops teams up with Ariel Pink on this jangly, shoegazing alt-pop number, “Tragically Alright”. This is very different from the duo’s previous work – less shoegaze (thank god) and more Beach Boys – to the point where it’s hard to believe it’s the same band as on previous single “Black Soap”. But this definitely works.

Ex Cops second album is titled Daggersand is out October 28…

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Idea For A Film - Can’t Sit Still

Idea For A Film – Can’t Sit Still

A sprawling, cinematic beauty from the mysterious corners of internet. Whoever the people behind might be, there is no shortage ideas. Like the band name suggests, the music is highly visual with a flair for dramatic film scores. As the song pushes forward, conventional structures are broken down, the romantically painted canvas begins to crackle and darker clouds start rolling in. Just when…

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The Myth behind Mirage

The Myth behind Mirage

There lies a very twisted story behind Mirage, the so-called solo alias of a 19-years old Californian kid named Robin Nydal. This kid fooled two record labels, Pitchfork, The Fader, and about anyone who came in contact with his music.  I vividly remember reading/listening to “Blood for the Return” this spring and thinking; “how the hell could a 19-year old kid nobody heard of making music like…

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Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

It takes only about ten second to settle into those unmistakable Aphexian drum patterns and rolling analog bassline – not the often annoying, seizure-provoking clutter of Richard D. James Album – but the beautiful, melodic classic James heard on Selected Ambient Work 85-92or tracks like “IZ-US” “On”, which I much rather give a spin…

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Blake Mills - If I’m Unworthy

When you’re first and foremost a guitarist, it’s not a bad thing to have Eric Clapton as an admirer. Clapton recently told Rolling Stone that “Blake Mills is the last guitarist I heard that I thought was phenomenal.” So who is Blake Mills? Even if you haven’t heard of him, it’s a good guess you’ve heardhim before. This is a guy who has played with Cass McCombs, Neil Diamond, Haim, Julian…

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