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minks “margot” new single

From the upcoming record ‘Tides End’ out August 6th on Captured Tracks, worldwide

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the national “trouble will find me” 2013


The National’s dark, brooding tales of suburban strife and existential terror sounds like the audio equivalent of sitting down in a well-worn leather chair in a very dark room with a glass of scotch in your hand. Their sound is rich and menacing, backed by the mumbling growl of lead singer Matt Berninger.

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daft punk “random access memories” 2013

daft punk random access memories

We haven’t been exposed to a single yet, but now we can fantasize about Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories through its recently unveiled tracklist. The 13-song list features titles like “Give Life Back to Music,” “Lose Yourself to Dance,” and “Motherboard.”

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naam “vow” 2013

naam vow

In its totality, Vow is a flowing conceptual work best taken on as a whole, stylistically ambitious but without the so-often-corresponding pretense, and at a vinyl-ready 37 minutes, it’s best taken as a whole.

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piano magic “heart machinery” (a piano magic retrospective, 2001-2008) (2013)

piano magic

The unveiling of this second volume of Piano Magic singles, EP cuts and sundry extra-curricular pieces comes with the news that the band – which began way back in 1996 – may have amicably called it a day, for at least an extended indefinite hiatus.

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scud mountain boys “do you love the sun” 2013

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Do You Love the Sun is the first new Scud Mountain Boys album since Sub Pop released the critically-acclaimed Massachusetts in 1996.
Their latest offering features Joe Pernice’s inimitable marriage of exquisitely graceful vocals and a resigned tone that the NME (in a 9 out of 10 Massachusetts review) once described as “the golden voice of damaged, regret oozing from every word like wounded honey… rendering glorious the utter inevitability of failure.”

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