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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
The United Kingdom folk trio Bear's Den puts their own unique spin on the North Carolina electropop outfit Sylvan Esso's tune "Coffee".

islands, the debut album by Bear’s Den, is out now on Communion Records/Caroline.


Sylvan Esso’s most recent LP is their 2014 self-titled outing, which features the original take of “Coffee”. Regarding that record, PopMatters Associate Music Editor Matthew Fiander wrote, “Sylvan Esso would be an impressive statement for a long-established act, but considering it’s a first step for this duo, there may be no ceiling for an act that can rumble the dancefloor like this.”


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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
Having just returned from a stint at South By Southwest, the Danish indie rock outfit Mew has released an acoustic version of their new tune "Satellites".

The studio version of “Satellites” will be released on Mew’s forthcoming + - (‘plus minus”) LP, the group’s first studio outing in six years.


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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
Dark, serpentine electronic rhythms define the newest music video by the San Francisco artist Lila Rose.

A hallucinatory reverie of shadow-obscured images make up the music video to Lila Rose’s “World on Fire”. The San Francisco artist is set to release her new full-length player, WE.ANIMALS., in mid-April. As the declarative all-caps of the album’s title hints at, the LP expresses Rose’s vision for a more unitive existence between humankind and the rest of the animal kingdom.


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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
The New Jersey group OWEL takes the classic '60s pop formula, cranks the violin up to ten, and gets a terrific tune as a result: "Every Good Boy Does Fine", the title track off their new EP.

There’s really only one way to describe the title track of the New Jersey band OWEL’s forthcoming EP, Every Good Boy: a darn good pop tune. Right from the outset, it tips its cap to the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the other luminaries of ‘60s pop with its vocal harmonies. Where it really gets traction, however, is its violin riff, a bold and catchy thing that grabs you and draws you into this sun-bathed number. “Every Good Boy Does Fine” is the kind of upbeat, infectious tune that shows just how much the world of pop music has left to mine from the respective playbooks of the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Years later, their styles still feel fresh. OWEL has done their homework when it comes to songwriting, and the payoff shows splendidly with the new EP.


Every Good Boy EP follows OWEL’s 2013 self-titled debut. The EP was produced by Mike Watts, who has also worked with As Tall As Lions, the Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn, Tides of Man, and several others.


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Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Jheri curls and muscular arms abound in the latest music video by Action Bronson, "Baby Blue", where he is joined by Chance the Rapper.

Following a busy week at the 2015 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, the Queens rapper Action Bronson dropped his newest studio LP, Mr. Wonderful. Below you can view the comical video to “Baby Blue”, which finds Bronson joined by the quickly rising talent that is Chance the Rapper.


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