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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.


Nneka
The Uncomfortable Truth [MP3]
     



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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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Down River [MP3]     



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Friday, Oct 9, 2009

Wolfmother
Cosmic Egg
(Modular)
Releasing: 23 October


Wolfmother returns with their second studio album, Cosmic Egg, off Modular, set to come out October 23th. This is in the wake of the Australian hard rock band’s reformation: bassist/keyboardist Ian Peres, guitarist Aiden Nemeth, and drummer Dave Atkins step up as Wolfmother’s new core after the departure of original band members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett last year. Pounding guitar riffs, militant drums, and singer Andrew Stockdale’s wail drive Cosmic Egg‘s first full single, “New Moon Rising”, a rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut.  Wolfmother will tour in support of Cosmic Egg beginning this October. Watch a live performance of “New Moon Rising” and check out more of their tour dates after the jump.


SONG LIST
01 California Queen
02 New Moon Rising
03 White Feather
04 Sundial
05 In the Morning
06 10,000 Feet
07 Cosmic Egg
08 Far Away
09 Pilgrim
10 In the Castle
11 Phoenix
12 Violence of the Sun



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Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009

Tegan and Sara
Sainthood
(Sire)
Releasing: 27 October


Sainthood will be Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara’s sixth studio album off Sire Records. Known for their highly personal lyrics, Tegan and Sara will be giving an even more intimate look into their onstage/offstage sisterhood dynamic by releasing a three-book set entitled, “On, In, At”, which will be available for pre-order Sainthood. The book set features writings and photographs taken from the band’s onstage experience, their writing session in New Orleans, and the final tour supporting their last album, The Con. The not-so-beatific first single “Hell” shoots barbs at city trash and the jaded. Stream “Hell” on Tegan and Sara’s official website, and check out the three tour dates they’ve just announced below.


SONG LIST
01 Arrow
02 Don’t Rush
03 Hell
04 On Directing
05 Red Belt
06 The Cure
07 Northshore
08 Night Watch
09 Alligator
10 Paperback Head
11 The Ocean
12 Sentimental Tune
13 Someday


TOUR DATES
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theater
Oct 30 - New York, NY - Town Hall
Oct 31 - New York, NY - Town Hall


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Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009

The voice on this young Brit could be pop gold a capella, and it’s simply unstoppable when paired with the production on “Under the Sheets” from her friend and frequent collaborator, Starsmith. Try and catch her live on one of the tour dates below. The “Under the Sheets” 7” will come out on Neon Gold on November 9th.


Ellie Goulding
Under the Sheets [MP3]
     


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