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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
The bleak lyrical musings of "Murder" are made all the more jarring by Shoare's calm, measured vocal delivery.

Mat Shoare doesn’t sound like a murderer. Paradoxically, that’s what makes “Murder”, a track off his forthcoming Right as Rain LP, all the more creepy. With its tense, staccato 4/4 guitar riff, the tune is designed to crawl its way slowly up your spine as Shoare spins his malevolent yarn. The chiaroscuro music video to “Murder”, which you can view exclusively below, enhances this bleakness to an even greater degree.


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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015
"Very First Breath" was just named was named Hottest Record In The World by Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show.

The Glasgow musician and DJ Hudson Mohawke is set to drop his newest LP, Lantern this summer. This release will follow what has been a productive spring for him, which included appearances at the just-concluded South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.


Below you can stream “Very First Breath”, where Hudson Mohawke is joined by French vocalist Irfane.


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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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