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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Valery Gore's "S.O.", a tune dominated by enchanting, Imogen Heap-esque vocal layering, now has a video with equally vibrant images.

PopMatters writer Zachary Houle recently said of Gore’s newest LP, Idols in the Dark Heart, “Fans who love a sense of adventure should definitely go out of their way and hunt this disc down.” Below, you can watch a video from this “beguiling” and “challening” album, “S.O.”.




Idols in the Dark Heart, is out now.


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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Today Manchester electronic music producer Andy Stott unveils the title track from his upcoming release Faith in Strangers’.

“Faith in Strangers” is flat out mesmerizing and hypnotic, like much of the album. Faith in Strangers’ releases 18 November via Modern Love.



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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
The wispy wind instruments of yMusic's "Bladed Stance" are complemented perfectly by the Terrence Malick-esque visuals of the song's video.

Surely, Balance Problems, the latest LP by the New York chamber classical outfit yMusic, is a misnomer. Tackling compositions by various composers (including Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens) is no easy task, but this collective of six musicians has proven itself able to balance the variegated compositions it plays. yMusic is made up of Rob Moose, CJ Camerieri, Clarice Jensen, Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, and Nadia Sirota, all impressive musicians in their own right. When they all come together as yMusic, however, the results are even more stunning.


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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
For those keen on funky, NOLA grooves, Flow Tribe's "Back and Forth" will do the trick just right.

New Orleans outfit Flow Tribe makes what has been called “groove-based gumbo”, a sonic mixing and melding of rock, funk, and R&B rhythms. Just about a month ago, the band released its newest EP, Alligator White, and performed many of its new tunes in front of a packed audience at the classic NOLA haunt Tipitina’s. Below you can watch a video of the track “Back and Forth”, a performance that captures the effervescent joie de vivre of this impressive gaggle of players.


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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Jeff Austin's latest tune, "What the Night Brings", is perfect for fans of '90s country music. It's but a small taste of what's to come on his new album, The Simple Truth.

I first heard Jeff Austin perform “What the Night Brings” at RCA Studios in Nashville, during the week of the 2014 Americana Music Festival. That performance, during which Austin played the song accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, gave the song a reflective, somewhat somber mood. The album version of the song, by contrast, hearkens back to the sounds of ‘90s country radio.


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