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Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Volcano Choir returns with their new album 'Repave' on September 3rd and the video for the single "Byegone" was directed by noted Japanese video director Michinori Saigo.

Volcano Choir says that his videos “capture the elements we often look for, but don’t know how to put into words. They’re evocative, symbolic, and interesting, without treading too far into concrete territory. Each of his videos tell a story, but they are stories that need to filter through each individual to reveal their meaning. They involve rhythm and a strong sense of flow, mimicking music and narrative, yet existing outside both mediums. It’s like the magic spell version of our songs. How do you find someone to make such things? You don’t. It’s nearly impossible to hire such understanding. And because of that, we’re so glad we became friends with Michinori, a guy on the other side of the world, with different ideas and a different perspective, that somehow captures exactly what we want to say.”


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Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
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North Mississippi Allstars will release their seventh album, 'World Boogie Is Coming', on September 3rd. The record was largely self-produced by the band at their Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, Mississippi. It's blusier than ever.

Luther Dickinson says, “It all started when Seasick Steve told me: ‘You are the one, you are the link, you have to keep it primitive and take it to the people.’” He continues, “I feel like I owe it the elders who taught me the traditional music in which I operate to let the music evolve and allow outside modern influences into the tradition to keep it alive and healthy. I realized that I had not been holding up my end of the deal. Since I am virtually devoid of modern influences, I turned to my brother Cody, who is my opposite in taste and style and loves modern music and production. Allowing Cody to produce the tracking sessions allowed me to sing and play wild and with abandon. Our contrasting styles are the heart of NMA.”



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Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
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Australia's the Presets are releasing a new album, 'Pacifica', on September 17th. "Ghosts" is sea shanty-esque electro-pop tune and the album's first single, which will come out in digital form with remixes from Adrian Lux, Fort Romeau, DJ Spinn and Hermitude on Septmber 24th.





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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
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Goldfrapp's latest album is titled 'Tales of Us' and will be released via Mute Records on September 9th.

Yesterday, the artist offered up her first video for the new album. “Drew” is directed by well-known editor Lisa Gunning, who will be creating four more videos for Tales of Us. The tune and the video strike an ethereal and dreamy mood.


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Monday, Jul 22, 2013
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Merge Records has signed a new band, Saint Rich, who will be releasing their '70s power pop drenched debut 'Beyond the Drone' on October 1st.





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