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Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
The ebullient, sing-along ready "Bad Country" is but one of many highlights from the Last Bison's forthcoming album VA.

As it turns out, the Last Bison isn’t just a particularly effective card to play in Cards Against Humanity; it’s also the name of a fine band hailing from “the marshes of southeast Virginia”, as its press materials describe.


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Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
Melancholy and contemplative, Brooklyn Shanti's "Garden of Ghosts" pairs minimalist electronics with the lovely voice of Dani Mari.

Brooklyn Shanti is described in his press materials as “hip-hop’s official cultural ambassador to India,” a claim which, while perhaps exceptionally bold, is backed up by his being dubbed with the title “Indian Bambaataa” by Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal Zulu Nation. For his latest tune, however, Shanti takes on a reserved, minimalist electronic style, which lets guest vocalist Dani Mari shine. The song, “Garden of Ghosts”, the video of which you can view below, is taken from Shanti’s latest studio outing, Bedstuyle.


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Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
The gorgeous vocal interplay that is at the forefront of HUGH's music dominates the space at Sofar's London venue.

Following videos from Sofar’s London and Philadelphia venues, PopMatters takes you back once again to Sofar London, this time for a performance by the very promising indie quartet HUGH. Helmed by Benin City vocalist Josh Idehen, the group features Idehen on vocals with Izzy Brooks, Andy Highmore on production/keys, and Tino Kolarides on guitar.


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Monday, Sep 8, 2014
A lot dreamier than the city it shares its name with.

An airy fever dream of a track that recalls Steve Reich and Oneohtrix Point Never in equal measure, FaltyDL’s track “New Haven” is far dreamier than the Connecticut city it shares its name with. The song appeared in August on the producer’s album In the Wild; now it’s got a technologically awing new video that makes use of aerial drone cameras as well as a filmmaking technique called Schlieren Imaging, “to visualize the normally invisible flow of air.”


Watch it below. FaltyDL, whose real name is Drew Lustman, is a producer best known for touring with James Blake and remixing artists including the xx and Disclosure.


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Friday, Sep 5, 2014
alt-J has stepped in front of many cameras leading up to the release of its new album, This is All Yours, including two videos for single "Every Other Freckle".

Leeds-based indie rock outfit alt-J is having a busy time leading up to the release of its newest studio effort, This is All Yours. Following numerous live performances, both at concerts and on late-night television shows, the British trio has released twinned music videos for their latest single, “Every Other Freckle”; one represents a “boy’s perspective”, the other a “girl’s perspective”.


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