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Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
Morgan Visconti is set to release his debut album, Ride, later this year. Its first single, "Can't Say Goodbye" is due out on January 27 via human label.

London born, Brooklyn-based composer Morgan Visconti has music pedigree coming out of his ears. His dad, Tony Visconti is a renowned producer, counting the likes of T.Rex and Morrissey among his clients, as well as David Bowie from Space Oddity to The Next Day, while his mother, Mary Hopkin, was one of the first acts signed to Apple Records (the Beatles’ own label). After years of performing as an assistant engineer, programmer and session musician, and composing for hundreds of ad campaigns, Morgan about to step into his own light with the release of his debut full-length.


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Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Ohio chill-punk, spooky-soul duo Silent Lions release video for new single, "Stolen in the Heat of the Moment".

In anticipation of their sophomore EP dropping in January, Toledo twosome Silent Lions have unveiled a video for their captivating new single, “Stolen in the Heat of the Moment”. A vibe of paranoia runs throughout the stylistically-shifting tune, opening with ghostly vocals and a doomsday rumble. The established spooky chill only gets more unnerving (and intriguing) when the bottom drops out, leaving only some light key twinkling and a falsetto belying the menace of “I can’t let you leave me / Can’t get you off my mind / You know it does get better / You’ll just have to give it time.” On the way out, the parts come unhinged and some frenetic instrumentation is indulged.


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Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
"Less" gives you the sense that Philly's Psychic Teens have the guitar-bass-drum power-trio format down pat.

On “Less”, Philly ruffians Psychic Teens power through with a no-frills guitar-bass-drums set-up that’s rougher than post-punk and more darkly shaded than grunge. As the song builds in intensity and pace, you get the sense that Psychic Teens have the formula for quiet(er)-loud-louder dynamics down pat.


The video for “Less” premieres here on PopMatters; “Less” is off Psychic Teens’ 2013 full-length Come, which was released in August via SRA.



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Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
On “Rome”, Birmingham, Alabama's Through the Sparks conjures up a mighty indie-rock groove, something with the swagger of Spoon when it's strutting its stuff

Through the Sparks might bill itself as Birmingham, Alabama’s answer to Big Star, but the veteran group’s archival track “Rome”—featured on the upcoming rarities collection Invisible Kids—offers up a more exuberant vibe to go with intuitive power-pop hooks. On “Rome”, premiering here on PopMatters, Through the Sparks conjures up a mighty indie-rock groove, something with the swagger of Spoon when Britt Daniel and co. are strutting their stuff. Invisible Kids is due for release on 21 January 2014 on Skybucket.


 


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Friday, Dec 6, 2013
The captivating visuals for Superhuman Happiness' "Second Heart" video convey the group's rich, layered sound.

The aptly named party-music supergroup Superhuman Happiness returns with a video for the track “Second Heart” from its debut full-length Hands. Conceived and directed by Tatiana McCabe, the creative, captivating visuals, which combine stop-motion animation and green-screen video compositing, help to convey a rich, layered sound that’s both carefully composed and vibrantly natural. Superhuman Happiness is currently in the studio working on new music, and bandleader Stuart Bogie will be sitting in with the horn section on Arcade Fire’s 2014 tour.


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