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Landlady

I guess I’m kind of behind the curve on this one, as Pitchfork just reviewed their album (with a dandy score…

Leanids A Wildly

Raw folk and earnest vocals describe Leanids well. The Swedish outfit builds intensity on one track and slows things back down on the next (or both in one!). There’s a sense of sincerity on their new record, A Wildly, which few bands are able to convey. Leanids are making music they want to make, and I can tell – I can’t stress enough how far that goes in the listening experience.

A Wildlyis…

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New Letting Up Despite Great Faults: “Wrapped”

It’s taken me way too long to post the new Letting Up Despite Great Faults material, and for that I apologize.

[The Past Presents] Joe Jackson – Body and Soul (1984)

Joe_Jackson_-_Body_And_Soul

In a lot of ways, the 1980s were a strange decade. Speaking specifically to the musical output there was a lot to like, but it was dominated by fads and failed experiments. As someone who had limited access to music other than what my parents played or what popular radio had to offer, the 80s were a kind of dark period for me until much later in life. But during those dark times some names were…

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[MP3] Fitness Club Fiasco: “Hades”

Fitness Club Fiasco, of Toronto, is back with new single “Hades,” which was actually inspired by the band’s experience watching loved ones battle cancer.

Duplekita

Duplekita, the new project of Faunts co-founder Tim Batke out of Edmonton, makes some of my favorite kind of music.

[MP3] Eliza Shaddad: “Hideaway” (Kiesza cover)

Check out Eliza Shaddad’s take on Kiesza’s “Hideaway” with production by Turtle. In case you forgot, I featured the Sudanese/Scottish singer a little over a month ago. She’s dynamite, and so is this cover. Shaddad recently released her debut EP, Waters, via Beatnik Creative.

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Andrew Rinehart: “Doin’ What We Have To Do (feat. Cheyenne Mize)”

For some strange reason, this new song from Andrew Rinehart(aka Andrew Sellers) was sent to my spam folder. I couldn’t think of a less-deserving track for that to happen to. Laden with heavy strings and Rinehart’s mellow, poignant vocals, “Doin’ What We Have To Do” should be a massively licensed single for film and/or television in the most delicate moments; perhaps soundtracking a deep country…

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Phox: “1936″

I heard a song from Phox way back when, and then for some terrible reason I forgot about them. Probably reasons that befall all music bloggers. There are simply too many bands to remember. Luckily, their label – Partisan Records– got in touch with a new song of theirs, “1936,” and it’s simply delightful. Mellow falsetto vocals, relaxing harmonies, and an enjoyable, buoyant melody carry the tune.…

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[The Past Presents] Catherine Wheel – Adam and Eve (1997)

Catherine Wheel

At this point in history I think it would be difficult to find many people who would exclude Radiohead’s OK Computer from a list of the best albums of 1997. I’d also wager that more than 70 percent of those lists would have OK Computer in the number 1 position. Few will argue that OK Computeris an album that will be listened to for decades to come. By 2000, Radiohead was basking in the glow of…

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