The inauspicious beginning of “Real Live Flesh”, from Merrill Garbus’ BiRd-BrAiNs is timid and thin, but makes perfect sense on a second listen, if only because the first time around it’s impossible to know the soulful voice waiting a few minutes around the corner.
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The Bodies Obtained have released three MP3s from their latest album,Dead Plans. These tracks offer a lot of sound and not very much song, but there is something curious about the sparse sonic landscape this Detroit band creates.
The Bodies Obtained
The Death From Above [MP3]
Baby It’s Not a Sin [MP3]
She Wants What She Wants [MP3]
Check out the 2009 Mercury Prize winner play a set at La Bellevilloise, in Paris, France. The British rapper released her debut album, Speech Therapy, in May of this year. Big things to come!
This version of “Keep Me in the Dark” is from Take Me Round Again, a digital-only re-imagining of the Furnaces’ excellent I’m Going Away, based at least in part on fan descriptions of the album before it came out. This alternative universe album is out right now on Thrill Jockey.
The Fiery Furnaces
Keep Me in the Dark (Eleanor Friedberger version) [MP3]
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