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Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
Unabashedly soaked in corny '80s sheen, the wildly fun and creative video for Son of Stan's "Loseyomind" is a creative and delirious complement to the music.

Producer and drummer Jordan Richardson took a big step in 2012: he left his highly successful spot in Ben Harper’s band Relentless7. His tenure in that group resulted in a Grammy award for 2013’s Get Up!, to stay nothing of the extensive touring and producing he did during that time (including a stint with Ringo Starr). Creatively, however, Richardson’s departure proved to be a wise move, given the music he has made under the moniker Son of Stan. Following 2013’s cheekily titled Divorce Pop, Richardson just released his newest EP, Georgia. Below you can watch the video for “Loseyomind”, the EP’s second single.


The video has to be seen to be believed, but as far as visual descriptions go, it is a cross between Xena: Warrior Princess, Wilfred, and an ‘80s workout instruction film.


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Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Leading up to the November 25th release of the complete collection of his piano etudes, Philip Glass plans to drop two tracks from the 20-song collection each week. This week, you can view Maki Namekawa's performance of "Etude No. 16".

For many years, the only available piano etudes of Philip Glass’ were numbers one through ten. Now, Glass has finished the long-awaited etudes 11-20. Fans of Glass or of minimalist composition in general will soon be able to own a new recording of all 20 etudes by pianist Maki Namekawa. If you preorder the album through iTunes, you will be able to, as each pre-release week progresses, hear two new etudes weekly until the complete album is ready on Thanksgiving week.


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Monday, Nov 3, 2014
Sleepless Inn release debut music video juxtaposing ‘40s noir aura with a contemporary rave vibe

In their first ever music video, Detroit’s Sleepless Inn visually balance a neon luminescence with a dark underbelly, a trait inherent to their era- and genre-merging music. “Karol Simon”, from debut The Rainbow Room EP, is a mishmash of modern dream pop built around metallic, clacking beats, scraping sound effects and Laura Finlay’s seductive intonations.


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Friday, Oct 31, 2014
The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening.

Nat Jay may be in the early years of her songwriting career, but already she has garnered a great deal of attention. Her music has appeared on ABC’s Men In Trees, The CW’s Heartland, MTV’s The Hills, SyFy’s Continuum and CBC’s Arctic Air. “Can’t Getcha Out”, one of the lead tracks off of her new album All I Think When I Wake Up, took the title of “Best of British Columbia” courtesy of the Canadian radio station Shore 104.3FM. Her rising prominence led Popdose to cheekily describe her as “perhaps the loveliest Canadian pop star import since Robin Sparkles.” Below, you can watch the lyric video for the song “Just a Little More”, which also features on All I Think When I Wake Up.


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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Pain of Salvation, one of Sweden's best musical exports, has just released a nostalgic, home movie-esque video for the acoustic version of "1979", from the forthcoming acoustic album Falling Home.

Following 2011’s excellent Road Salt Two, the Swedish progressive rock band Pain of Salvation spent many years touring its new music. Just recently, the group announced its newest release, Falling Home, an album that finds it reinterpreting new and old material in the Pain of Salvation catalogue with acoustic instruments. Below you can watch the video for “1979”, the tender piano ballad at the center of Road Salt Two, here given a fine reimagining in its acoustic version. The song’s video treatment, a collage of home video footage, is especially fitting given the the nostalgia of the lyrics.


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