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Track of the Week: January 15 2014 // Real Estate – Talking Backwards

Track of the Week: January 15 2014 // Real Estate – Talking Backwards

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January 15th, 2014

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Real Estate became one of the most cherished indie-rock bands around with their breakthrough sophomore release, Days in 2011.  A remarkably coherent and highly crafted collection of melodic guitar songs, they captured a beautifully bucolic sound reminiscent of the idyllic leftfield breeziness of Pavement. Their […]

Track of the Week: January 8 2014 // Beyonce – XO

Track of the Week: January 8 2014 // Beyonce – XO

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January 8th, 2014

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Beyoncé released her fifth solo album in mid-December with no promotional fanfare, but received huge critical acclaim, a fifth consecutive number-one and the highest first week sales of her solo career. The “album” self-titled record finds the iconic singer transitioning to pull off her most […]

Track of the Week: November 13 2013 // Sampha – Too Much

Track of the Week: November 13 2013 // Sampha – Too Much

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November 14th, 2013

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Sampha is the mononymous stage-name for electronic singer-songwriter Sampha Sisay who started making music in his early teenage years and has become widely known for his collaborative work with SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Lil Silva and, most notably, Drake. Hailing from London, the artist has released […]

Track of the Week: November 1 2013 // Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

Track of the Week: November 1 2013 // Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

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November 1st, 2013

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Cut Copy were launched into the international spotlight with their euphoric 2008 record In Ghost Colours, and the Australian quartet successfully followed this up with the Grammy-nominated Zonoscope – a record that impeccably integrated tribal beats with Cut Copy’s breezy electro sound. The group takes […]

Track of the Week: October 1 2013 // Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Track of the Week: October 1 2013 // Arcade Fire – Reflektor

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October 2nd, 2013

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Ever since the release of their stunningly accomplished debut album, Funeral, in 2004 Arcade Fire has established themselves as not only the biggest indie-rock band of the 21st century, but also one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the current era. The Montreal band have […]

Track of the Week: September 5 2013 // Annie – Back Together

Track of the Week: September 5 2013 // Annie – Back Together

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September 5th, 2013

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Norwegian alt-pop singer Annie first broke through with her 1999 Madonna-sampling single ‘The Greatest Hit,’ which became an underground word-of-mouth hit single. Yet it was not until the 2004 release of her debut record Anniemal, which featured productions from fellow Norwegians Röyksopp and England’s Richard […]

Track of the Week: August 27 2013 // Pure Bathing Culture – Pendulum

Track of the Week: August 27 2013 // Pure Bathing Culture – Pendulum

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August 27th, 2013

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Pure Bathing Culture was formed a couple of years ago by vocalist / keyboardist Sarah Versprille and guitarist Daniel Hindman, both of whom are members of acclaimed indie-folk outfit Vetiver. Their debut EP yielded great anticipation with its delicately beautiful melodies and gently seductive shoegaze-infused […]

Track of the Week: August 20, 2013 // Washed Out – Don’t Give Up

Track of the Week: August 20, 2013 // Washed Out – Don’t Give Up

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August 20th, 2013

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Washed Out is the stage moniker of young Georgia musician Ernest Greene, who has enjoyed rising critical acclaim during the relatively short incarnation of his electronic music project. A key figure within the much discussed chillwave movement, his sound is characterized by the liberal use […]

Track of the Week: July 30, 2013 // Vieux Farka Touré – Ali Farka Toure

Track of the Week: July 30, 2013 // Vieux Farka Touré – Ali Farka Toure

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July 30th, 2013

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Boureima “Vieux” Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist and the son of highly acclaimed Grammy-winning Malian musician, the late Ali Farka Touré.  Vieux inherited his father’s gift for music — despite the fact Ali forbade his son from playing music — and released his self-titled […]

Track of the Week: July 15, 2013 // Janelle Monae – Dance Apocolyptic

Track of the Week: July 15, 2013 // Janelle Monae – Dance Apocolyptic

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July 16th, 2013

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Janelle Monáe’s forthcoming LP The Electric Lady is due to be released on September 10th and in April she released the Erykah Badu-featuring single ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ as the first track from the record. It was a much anticipated track from an artist who developed into somewhat […]