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Friday, Mar 28, 2014
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New York by way of Tennessee rocker Hans Chew follows up his critically acclaimed debut Tennessee & Other Stories, with the Dixie-fried rock 'n' roll awesomeness of Life & Love releasing April 1st via At the Helm.

Hans Chew doesn’t stop there as his piano style draws deeply from the playing of New Orleans masters and he clearly imbibed the grooves of classic British rock, such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Life & Love is a barn burning smoker of a record that’s simply irresistible. Now, we’re going to step assign and let Hans Chew tell you about the creation of the album.


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Friday, Mar 28, 2014
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Brooklyn's ETERNAL LIPS (aka Grey Gersten) teams with TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone for a live performance of "Voice" from ETERNAL LIPS' new self-titled EP.

This live version of “Voice” without overdubs, edits or studio enhancements is a shimmering, ethereal song, filled with gentle electronic flourishes and a dreamy vibe. Gersten told us that he views recording and live performance quite differently. “Records are like movies and Live Shows are like theatre. Our album has all the beautiful textures and effects that the recording process allows but why try and re-create that for a live performance? In this live video we have a foot tapping instead of a million dollar drum machine. The directness and intimacy offers a different view of the song.”


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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Chilltronic outfit All India Radio give us more free rarities.

Well, they’ve done it again. Australia’s All India Radio has released another free album of remixes and unreleased tracks from their Bandcamp account. It’s called Ghost Songs: Remixed & Unreleased Tracks Vol. 3. and it’s packed with 16 songs spanning 69 minutes. Where are the first two volumes, you ask? Well, here’s the first one and here’s the second one. They are yours for the taking but Martin Kennedy and company will gladly take a donation.


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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Los Angeles-based couple Chelsey Holland and Christopher Wormald put out their debut EP called I'll Eat You Last this March. And now, "Are You Rich?" has a video.

Since forming in 2008, INTIMATCHINE have generated an admirable about of unsigned hype. The Los Angeles-based duo Chelsey Holland and Christopher Wormald produce a hypnotic, proto-industrial, post-Internet sound at home with fans of the likes of Hype Williams and HTRK. Their debut EP, I’ll Eat You Last was self-released sometime this March, destined to solidify their base.


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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
Italian rapper O'Priò fires off a missive to a former crime boss and sheds light on environmental disaster.

O’Priò’s “La Deposizione” has an interesting story to it. It deals with a catastrophe in Southern Italy called “La Terra dei fuochi” (The Land of the Fires), which concerns the areas around Naples and Caserta, respectfully. These areas were targeted for waste contamination years ago and have remained an environmental disaster since, polluting the groundwater and food sources in Italy with toxic waste. O’Priò fingers Carmine Schiavone (a former member of criminal organization Camorra) for this environmental crime, taking him to task in his lyrics of restrained fury.


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