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Friday, Sep 25, 2009

School of Seven Bells
Alpinisms Deluxe Edition
(Vagrant)
Releasing: 3 October


School of Seven Bells is releasing a deluxe edition of their debut album, Alpinisms, October 3rd. In this case, “deluxe” means a digital-only version with all the original songs plus 9 bonus tracks of reworkings, remixes, and alternate takes of tracks from the critically acclaimed album.


Their new version of “Iamundernodisguise” sounds like an estrogen-laced version of Fleet Foxes, only what that band does with guitar strings, sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza do with their voices.


School of Seven Bells kick off their first North American headlining tour tonight at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA. Depreciation Guild, Phantogram, Warpaint, and The xx are among the openers on the tour. Check out the rest of the tour dates after the jump .


SONG LIST
01 Iamundernodisguise
02 Face to Face on High Places
03 Half Asleep
04 Wired for Light
05 For Kalaja Mari
06 White Elephant Coat
07 Connjur
08 Sempiternal/Amaranth
09 Chain
10 Prince of Peace
11 My Cabal


BONUS TRACKS
01 Wired For Light (Live Drum Version)
02 Half Asleep (Alternate Version)
03 White Elephant Coat (Early Demo Version)
04 Caldo (Live on Stereogum’s Decomposed)
05 Sempiternal (Alternate Version)
06 Iamundernodisguise (Vocal Mix I)
07 My Cabal (Early Mix 07)
08 Connjur (Alternate Version)
09 For Kalaja mari (Drum Outtake Mix)


School of Seven Bells
Iamundernodisguise (Vocal Mix I) [MP3]
     


 



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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009

The 69 Eyes
Back In Blood
(The End Records)
Release: 15 September


Helsinki metal band The 69 Eyes jump on the vampire wagon with the video for “Dead Girls Are Easy” off their just-released album, Back In Blood, also available for free download.


SONG LIST
01 Back In Blood
02 We Own The Night
03 Dead N’ Gone
04 The Good, The Bad & The Undead
05 Kiss Me Undead
06 Lips of Blood
07 Dead Girls Are Easy
08 Night Watch
09 Some Kind of Magick
10 Hunger
11 Suspriria Snow White
12 Eternal


The 69 Eyes
Dead Girls Are Easy [MP3]


     


Tour dates after the jump!


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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009

Why?
Eskimo Snow
(Anticon)
Releasing: 22 September


Bay Area art-poppers Why? release Eskimo Snow today on Anticon. This time around, their music has a more folksy panache littered with lyrical introversion, a break away from the primal rap and angst-ridden beats of Alopecia. Watch Why? perform “Eskimo Snow”, a somber synth-ballad whose quiet reflections viscerally ring true.


SONG LIST
01 These Hands
02 January Twenty Something
03 Against Me
04 Even the Good Wood Gone
05 Into the Shadows of My Embrace
06 One Rose
07 On Rose Walk, Insomniac
08 Berkeley by Hearseback
09 This Blackest Purse
10 Eskimo Snow


 


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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Tigercity
Ancient Lover
(Self-released)


Tigercity has released their new single, “Fake Gold”, a precursor to their new LP Ancient Lover, which can be purchased at their shows or online.


This is the Brooklyn pop band’s first single since their 2007 release of Pretend Not to Love, which drove critics like Rolling Stone to call them “our new favorite band”. Tigercity will be bringing their synthesizers all over the country for their U.S. tour, which should resonate with fans of Prince, Hall and Oates, and getting down on the dance floor. Catch the tour dates after the jump, or listen to the “Fake Gold” and get in touch with your inner ‘80s fan.


SONG LIST
01 Fake Gold
02 Mallory
03 Ancient Lover
04 Fall of Graz
05 James Iha
06 Quicksand
07 My Type
08 Red Lips
09 A Better Place
10 Watching The Mountains
11 Matter Of Time


Tigercity
Fake Gold[MP3]
     


Fake Gold (Only Children Remix) [MP3]
     


 


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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Lymbyc Systym
Shutter Release
(Mush)
Release Date: 3 November


Lymbyc Systym’s Jared and Michael Bell have done much preparing for the release of their second album, Shutter Release, due in stores on November 3. The brothers drew inspiration for the second album through late night phone calls to one another. The brothers, living in Austin and Brooklyn respectively, would sing melodies and coordinate and craft rhythms together over the phone and from this give and take, the record began to take shape. The ten song album came together using such instruments as organs, vibraphone, analog synthesizers, banjo, glockenspiel, African percussion, and even a toy piano. 


To promote the release of the Shutter Release, the brothers are hitting the road with The Books and Iron and Wine. There are two remaining shows available to catch the Bell brothers live:


09/25 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
09/26 Princeton, NJ Terrace F. Club


In addition to touring, the first single off the album, “Ghost Clock” is available as an MP3 download.


Song List
1. Trichromatic
2. Ghost Clock
3. Interiors
4. Bedroom Anthem
5. Kubrick
6. Contemporary Art
7. T-Ball
8. Shutter Release
9. Teddy
10. Late Night Classic



Ghost Clock - Lymbyc Systym


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