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Friday, Oct 10, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
New Myths boast a stylish synth-pop sound on their debut Give Me Noise that belies their relative newness as a band.

New York synth-pop trio New Myths boast a polished, stylish sound on their debut full-length Give Me Noise that belies their relative newness as a band, having joined forces just in 2012. Of particular note from Give Me Noise is the track “False Gold”, which was selected by none other than Lou Reed for a playlist on Sirius XM. Elsewhere, there are hints at Bat for Lashes-like drama, only set to driving keyboards and electric guitars. PopMatters premieres New Myths’ Give Me Noise, which releases on 14 October on the band’s own Taming Ghosts label.


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Friday, Oct 10, 2014
Northwest band Eyelids, with members of Guided By Voices and the Decemberists, deliver another sweet slice of bittersweet pop bliss on "Psych #1"

Northwest psych-rock group Eyelids has players from Guided By Voices, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and the Decemberists (among others), but on the band’s first full-length, 854, Eyelids isn’t leaning on any past connections. This is the band’s own vital, infectious brand of hazy power-pop, and nowhere does it deliver the dose with as much potency as on lead single “Psych #1”.


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Friday, Oct 10, 2014
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Choosing how you listen to your music is no easy choice; fortunately, Philips offers music lovers an easy option with their excellent range of headphones.

For a real music lover, choosing headphones or earphones is no easy task. Genuine audiophiles will never be satisfied with pulling the cheapest earbuds off the rack; we want something that brings the best out of our music, because music is no small matter.


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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Copies of the band's latest 7" reference new album called Rose Mountain.

This Monday, Screaming Females premiered their new single, “Wishing Well”, online. The song is wistful and resigned. It’s hard to figure out which sounds more jarring coming from Marissa Paternoster, the low-key meandering guitar lines that open the song or the lyrics where she promises to “be much sweeter”. It’s poppier than anything in the band’s catalog and is an exciting step forward.


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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Psychedelic soul band King Khan and the Shrines played an incindiery show on KEXP back in March and today the radio station has released the videos on YouTube.

Here’s the full set…



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