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Monday, Feb 24, 2014
DA & the Jones' debut full-length Sirens is a collection of simmering, after-hours tunes built on intertwined hers'n'his vocals and warm guitar tones.

You might be familiar with DA & the Jones principals Daniel Ahearn and Mindy Jones without knowing it, him for earlier solo work that’s appeared in TV and film as well as their contributions to Moby’s 2013 single “The Perfect Life”. On their own, DA & the Jones have created their debut full-length Sirens, a collection of simmering, after-hours tunes built on their intertwined hers’n'his vocals and warm guitar tones. Produced by Mocky, who’s worked with the likes of Feist and Jamie Lidell, Sirens is atmospheric without feeling slight, with subtle orchestration and effects adding richness and texture.


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Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
British producer and film soundtrack composer Neil Davidge steps into the limelight with his first ever solo record, Slo Light, coming out February 25th via The End Records.

Neil Davidge has had a storied career thus far, best known for his production and co-writing work with the hugely influential Massive Attack. He has also composed the music for several films, including Trouble the Water and Push, while handling production duties for artists as diverse as David Bowie, Damon Albarn, Mos Def, and Snoop Dogg. Slo Light releases next week with vocal turns by the likes of Sandie Shaw and Cate Le Bon, among others. To give you that first taste, we are premiering the video for the record’s first single “Sleepwalking” featuring vox from Emi Green.


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Monday, Feb 17, 2014
Dex Romweber Duo's gritty new single "Roll On" is a sampling of what's to come from the punkabilly pioneer's upcoming full-length Images 13, releasing 18 March.

On 18 March, punkabilly pioneer Dex Romweber releases his eponymous duo’s latest album, Images 13 (Bloodshot). Of Romweber, Jack White has described the former Flat Duo Jets mainstay as an influence and “one of the best kept secrets of the rock ‘n’ roll underground.” And you can hear that kinship between Romweber and White, not to mention the Black Keys and in-their-prime Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, on Images 13‘s first single, “Roll On”. Premiering here on PopMatters, Dex Romweber Duo’s “Roll On” is gritty and raw, only meticulously so, riding on surf-tinged blues riffs and the frontman’s dramatic, growling vocals.


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Friday, Feb 14, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
On the video for "As Long as We Try a Little", Thus Owls finds the drama in small gestures.

On “As Long as We Try a Little”, Montreal-Stockholm husband-wife duo Thus Owls finds the drama in small gestures, both musically and thematically. Trained mostly on minimal piano lines and Erika Angell’s steadily climbing vocals, there’s a slowly gathering intensity that crescendos patiently, yet still to startling effect. Premiering here, the video for “As Long as We Try a Little”, directed by Joe Yarmush, matches the music’s mood, as it follows two brothers puzzling over a mysterious letter that, fittingly, says, “It’s time,” in Swedish.


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Friday, Feb 14, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Miami's Harlowe G. formed Jean Jacket as an electro-rock multimedia project that has thrilled Florida fans.

Along with their ‘80s inspired tunes—think later ‘80s Depeche Mode—Jean Jacket includes artistic video projections within their performances. These videos are all specially created for each specific song and create a really compelling live experience that adeptly melds music and film into a single artform. Today we are sharing the new song “Super Party Cups” with you. Harlowe G. says, “‘Super Party Cups’ is about that divine feeling of knowing exactly who or what you desire, and the disappointment that follows soon after getting it.”


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