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by Eleanore Catolico

13 Oct 2009


Nigerian-born, German-based soul artist Nneka is set to release her US debut Concrete Jungle. Nneka derives her sound from the likes of Bob Marley, Nina Simone, and Erykah Badu. In Concrete Jungle, Nneka’s voice is the resounding instrument of hope driving the record, shifting from palpable desire to invigorated fury. Listen to Concrete Jungle‘s first single “The Uncomfortable Truth” and check out her upcoming U.S. tour dates.

Nneka
The Uncomfortable Truth [MP3]
     

by Faye Rasmussen

13 Oct 2009


The Temper Trap’s debut release, Conditions, comes out today, October 13th. If the Melbourne band sounds familiar, it may be due to their contribution on the 500 Days Of Summer soundtrack with their single, “Sweet Disposition”. In addition to the release of their first album today, you can also spot the band tonight on Jimmy Kimmel. They are starting a U.S. tour this week, singing their new ten track album along the way. Here’s a single off the new album, “Down River”.

The Temper Trap
Down River [MP3]     

by Eleanore Catolico

13 Oct 2009


Phoenix, continuing to make the late night rounds, performed “Girlfriend” off their current record, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last Friday.

by Tyler Gould

12 Oct 2009


The drumbeat on “The Sweetest Thing”, from My Maudlin Career and not a U2 cover, is that one poppy rhythm that activates some latent dopamine receptors in 80% of people and is highly conducive to hand clapping. The video strikes a nice balance between saccharine and wistful. Watch for the guy in the Lemmy costume.

by Tyler Gould

12 Oct 2009


Twenty one years ago this week: Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, which has come to be regarded as one of the best records of the ‘80s. Click through for more videos from this classic album.

“Teen Age Riot”

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