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Friday, Oct 23, 2009

El Perro Del Mar has released a new video for the song “Change of Heart” from their current album, Love is Not Pop. The video features two men in gold paint demonstrating their acrobatic ability in the style of Cirque du Soleil. When you realize that this video was shot in one single take, it is amazing to watch.


 


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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

The xx, from London, England, are amid a worldwide tour to promote their debut album, xx. This video is from their recent show in Brooklyn, playing their single “Basic Space”. If you didn’t get to see this performance live, there are still three more shows in New York City, followed by five more solid months of touring, with stops going from California to Europe and everywhere in between. 



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Thursday, Oct 15, 2009

You would be right to expect something a little more than “out there” from Philadelphia’s Annie Sachs, what with a name like Tickley Feather and all. She conjures up strange pop song-spells in step with her Paw Tracks cohorts, Black Dice and Animal Collective. Her upcoming album, Hors D’Ouevres, will be out next Tuesday, October 20th. Listen to “Don’t Call, Marylin”, a lo-fi pastiche of nursery rhyme rhythm, strung out keyboards, and watery-alien vocals, and check out her tour dates while you’re at it.


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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

Nigerian-born, German-based soul artist Nneka is set to release her US debut Concrete Jungle. Nneka derives her sound from the likes of Bob Marley, Nina Simone, and Erykah Badu. In Concrete Jungle, Nneka’s voice is the resounding instrument of hope driving the record, shifting from palpable desire to invigorated fury. Listen to Concrete Jungle‘s first single “The Uncomfortable Truth” and check out her upcoming U.S. tour dates.


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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

The Temper Trap’s debut release, Conditions, comes out today, October 13th. If the Melbourne band sounds familiar, it may be due to their contribution on the 500 Days Of Summer soundtrack with their single, “Sweet Disposition”. In addition to the release of their first album today, you can also spot the band tonight on Jimmy Kimmel. They are starting a U.S. tour this week, singing their new ten track album along the way. Here’s a single off the new album, “Down River”.


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