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NEW MUSIC: Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

Giant Peach is a wonderfully loud rock song by the London-based four-piece Wolf Alice. Their debut album is expected for this summer and they make an appearance at SXSW next week. I hope to see them there.

NEW MUSIC: Torres – Strange Hellos

This song is excellent and makes me want to see her at SXSW next week at any cost. Fortunately she plays seven shows in Austin, so chances are we run into a show of hers at some point. Strange Hellos reminds me on EMA, just a little more rock than[…]

NEW MUSIC: Body Language – Reset

Body Language makes upbeat electropop, AlunaGeorge-style. There are another band from Brooklyn I have missed so far: fortunately Audiofemme has an interview with singer Angelica Bess to catch up and learn more.

NEW MUSIC: Cuushe – Tie

I have yet to hear a Cascine release I don’t like. Tokyo artist Cuushe’s latest song Tie is no exception: it immediately evokes pleasant images in my mind, maybe a cab ride trough a city o Friday night. There’s an EP on the way for release on April 5th.

Disappears live at Rough Trade NYC

The show last Saturday at Rough Trade NYC, marked the third time that I saw Disappears live. I’ve also seen them playing the intimate Union Pool and the still mourned Glasslands (photos). Luckily, Rough Trade is a fantastic music venue with superior sound and great viewpoints wherever you are – but[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Purity Ring – another eternity

On their first album Shrines, Purity Ring avoided spaces between words. On their follow another eternity up they kill capital letters. That seems a little silly to me, but their music is not – it’s first class electronic pop music. I like Megan James’ voice even more than I remember[…]

NEW MUSIC: Highly Suspect – Lydia

“I’ve seen better days” sings, snarls and moans Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect and listening to Lydia, their newly re-recorded song, I believe it on the spot. “So unafraid in my youth / I cant breath much less believe” he continues, and the song just gets tighter and more intense[…]

NEW ALBUM: The Elwins – Play For Keeps

When listening to new albums, I often don’t start at the beginning but jump to song number three or scan the titles to see what takes my fancy. And so, when listening to The Elwins’ just released album Play For Keeps,  I was drawn to So Down Low and liked the playful[…]

NEW MUSIC: Gem & Eye

All I know is that Gem & Eye are a sister and brother duo from New York, who does dreamy pop with a slight retro-feeling. The Supreme Beings of Leisure come to mind here.

VIDEO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Lose Yourself

I don’t exactly know how Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is still somewhat flying under radar. They should be super stars! But here we go. This sensual video is hardly three months old and our pick for this week. About the video: “Hey everyone, we want to share a new music video[…]

NEW ALBUM: Björk – Vulnicura

Björk is arguably one of the greatest contemporary artists, but too me, for the last decade or so, it felt what she wanted was almost too much for what is still at the core of her expression: the music. In the 90s she was a mostly electronic musician, but with[…]

NEW ALBUM: The Districts – A Flourish and A Spoil

I listened to the debut album A Flourish and A Spoil by The Disctricts while preparing a birthday party for a friend and listened to it on repeat. With 10 songs on the album, I listened to each one of them easily 5 or more times. I did notice differences in the[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Sea Change – Breakage

If you know that Ellen Sundes, who records as Sea Change, is from Norway, you might have a good idea what her music is like and your guess is probably not too far off. Still, Sea Change’s debut album Breakage is the best I’ve heard from Scandinavian electro pop in[…]