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by Timothy Gabriele

22 Nov 2010

Turns out for all the vocal distortion and twisted beats, James Blake has quite a voice on him. This one’s mostly piano-led, with some ambient asides, and a drum beat that oddly enough does not show up until the last 30 seconds. An oddball combination for a new single, but one that may prove too affective to resist.

by Timothy Gabriele

22 Nov 2010

This prismatic video of beautifully digitally animated abstract happenings is a teaser for the 2011 Bible Eyes album by Egyptrixx, which is being released on the pivotal new Night Slugs label (which released essential releases by the likes of Lil Silva, Mosca, Kingdom, and Girl Unit in 2010). 2011 looks to be a like a big year for moody music.

by J.C. Sciaccotta

19 Nov 2010

Canada’s Japandroids recently released the third entry in their 7” series, titled “Heavenward Grand Prix”. The song was recorded during the same sessions that produced their full-length debut, Post-Nothing, and features a cover of PJ Harvey’s “Shame” as the b-side.

The single will be pressed on clear vinyl and limited to 2000 copies, so get it while you can (the first two entries in the series sold out very quickly).

by Devin Mainville

19 Nov 2010

Free Energy released their first episode of Free Energy Power Hour, a show the band developed for Free Energy TV Internet, last month. Now fans better get prepared for more adventure, disaster and heartbreak as episode two has just been released.  Episode two comes fresh on the heels of Free Energy’s continued national tour with Foxy Shazam, titled the “Foxy and Free Tour”, and newly announced gigs opening for Weezer. The dates for these will be released soon, so stay tuned, until then check out episode two.

by Matt James

19 Nov 2010

As Mother Nature draws the curtain on another passing year and blows the icy chill of winter through our veins what better way to salute the rise of darkness than a cosy night spent dreaming in Glass Graves?

Yes Oakland’s Glass Graves – the nom du guerre of the fiendishly monikered Gaby Graves – are hoping to blacken the blue skies of our youth by offering their macabre n’ marvellous debut LP Architecture for free. Whilst the headstone may whisper ‘witch-house’, it sleeps more soundly near those plots filled by late ‘80s / early ‘90s crack’d n’ curs’d romantics like Curve, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Cranes and The Cure. Glorious midnight pop with a weeping, bleeding heart. Oh and rats, bloodbaths, shadows, prisons and cemeteries. Dellamore! Dellamorte! Something wicked this way comes! Now dig for victory comrades!

[Dowload album]

01 The Trap Rebaited
02 Sister Dream
03 Glass Lips
04 Parachutes
05 Mess of Live Vines
06 The Twin
07 Corrine
08 Quarantined
09 Lila Tov

//Mixed media

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