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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013
After living a year in Italy, Erlend Øye returns with an unexpected and delightful new track of pure Italo-pop beauty.

Erlend Øye’s creativity is endless; as if being part of Kings of Convenience and the Whitest Boy Alive wasn’t enough, he will now release an entire album with tracks sang in Italian under the name of Erlend Øye and La Comitiva. La Prima Estate – which in English means “the first summer”—still doesn’t have a release date, but you can listen to the title track and first single on Spotify. Bubble Records, the label he co-founded with Marcin Øz in 2006, shared some details of this new record on their Facebook page:


“In 2012 Erlend Øye moved from Norway to Italy. It didn’t take him long to discover the goldmine of Italian music of the 60s and 70s and start taking inspiration from its arrangements and style of melodies. Neither did it take him long to take inspiration from the lives of the people around him in the Sicilian town of Siracusa, his new home, and learn enough of the language to write this song, La Prima Estate, his first song in Italian, which centers around his friend Lucia and her day of graduation. Recorded in Berlin, backed by the musicians of The Whitest Boy Alive on bass, drums and synthesizer, Erlend plays the electric guitar and mandolin, while new face Victor Abrahamsson is responsible for the tracks signature flute melodies.”



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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013
Athens, Georgia-based Elf Power will be dropping a new album titled 'Sunlight on the Moon' on October 1, marking the band's tenth studio album release.

To coincide with the album’s release, the band will be touring with reunited Neutral Milk Hotel.


Last week, Elf Power released a single from the album also named “Sunshine on the Moon“. The track is a succulent, accessible pop melody comprised of the band’s signature jangly guitars and psychedelic overtones. Like a lot of Elf Power songs, the track is immediately catchy, which is no easy feat for a band that has been composing melodic gems since 1994. Give it a listen. You will be singing along in no time.



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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Two artists have been the bright lights of UK dance music this year, Disclosure and Rudimental. Disclosure has already gotten their critical acclaim in the US and now on August 6, Rudimental will finally get their chance with the Stateside release of their debut 'Home'.

Here’s a remix of “Feel the Love” by Woz and featuring buzz rapper Childish Gambino.


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Friday, Jul 26, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
This week Four Tet announced a new album, 'Beautiful Rewind', only saying it would be out soon. Here's a taste of the new material.


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Friday, Jul 26, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Barbarossa's London launch event for his new record, 'Bloodlines' releasing via Memphis Industries, has already sold out. It's an eagerly awaited album dropping August 5th in the UK and the 6th in the US. Here's a new remix of "Turbine".


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