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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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The FADER is offering a download of Brazilian singer-songwriter Yoñlu’s new song, “I Know What It’s Like”. The track is from his debut album, A Society in Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre, releasing April 14th on Luaka Bop Records. Watch PopMatters for a review by Deanne Sole close to release date.


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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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Adrien Begrand tapped young Swedish singer Lykke Li as the very vest of the by:Larm 2008 festival in Norway, tapping her as by:Larm’s “It Girl” and “a star in the making”. In further praise, Begrand called her 2008 release, Youth Novelsone of the finest debuts of the year... classy, fun, sensual, and more grown-up than you’d expect, it’s the kind of confident debut that puts the Kate Nashes of the world to shame”. Her new video, “Tonight”, is a bonus track on US versions of that fine debut.



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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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Writing about Cool Kids’ 2008 release, The Bake Sale EP, Jordan Sargent said the Chicago duo “love the ‘80s, so they dress the part, beepers and gold ropes included, and offer an impressive mix of carefree rhymes, silvery flow, and rumbling beats”. Now on tap is the first video from their upcoming release, When Fish Ride Bicycles, directed by GL Joe.



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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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PopMatters’ James Bassett raved about the recent live Justice album, A Cross the Universe, calling it “stunning accompaniment to one of the world’s premiere live shows”. This recent video gives a glimpse of just how frenetic those shows really are.



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Asobi Seksu’s latest album, Hush, is releasing February 17 on Polyvinyl Records. Here’s the first single, “Me & Mary”.



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