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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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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009

Devendra Banhart
What Will We Be
(Warner Brothers)
Releasing: October 27


Live versions of “Baby” and “Chin Chin & Muck Muck” showed up on YouTube a few months back, and both will make it on to the delightfully eccentric folkster’s major label debut. The album version of “Baby” can be streamed on Devendra’s MySpace.


SONG LIST
01 Can’t Help but Smiling
02 Angelika
03 Baby
04 Goin’ Back
05 First Song for B
06 Last Song for B
07 Chin Chin & Muck Muck
08 16th & Valencia, Roxy Music
09 Rats
10 Maria Leonza
11 Brindo
12 Meet Me at Lookout Point
13 Walilamdzi
14 Foolin’



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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

The Record Club, a rotating crew of musicians gathered by Beck to release weekly covers of tracks from classic albums, just put out a video for “Winter Lady”. This iteration of the Club includes Devendra Banhart and MGMT, among others, and the album du jour is Songs of Leonard Cohen.


Once I got past my initial impression of “what have they done to ‘Suzanne’?!”, I found the covers to be at the very least academically interesting, and at times, quite grooving.


Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Winter Lady” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.


Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Master Song” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.


Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Suzanne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.


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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Editors
In This Light and on This Evening
(Kitchenware)
Releasing: 12 October


SONG LIST
01 In This Light and on This Evening
02 Bricks and Mortar
03 Papillon
04 You Don’t Know Love
05 The Big Exit
06 The Boxer
07 Like Treasure
08 Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
09 Walk the Fleet Road



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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Malia James interviews Long Beach, CA band Avi Buffalo for Dirty Laundry TV.



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