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Haim :: The Wire

Jul 31st, 2013 : by :: Tags:

Every time Haim releases a new song, I am prepared to be disappointed, because at this point, I am unwilling to accept anything less than pop perfection from the three sisters. “The Wire” lives up to those expectations and more. The sparkling hooks, highly stylized production and sing-along bridge evoke a teenage sensation of love, confusion, and heartbreak. All consistent with the energetic pop-rock sound we have grown to love. Enjoy…

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Pure Bathing Culture :: Dream The Dare

Jul 29th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture reveries with celestial beauty in their latest single “Dream The Dare.” The release follows the striking track “Pendulum”, which laudably swung in all the right directions. “Dream The Dare” is an airy lullaby fluttering amid crisp drum claps and shimmery guitar twangs. Again Sarah Versprille’s dreamy vocals wash over hearts with inspired lyricism. By song end she inquires, “is it all what you wanted it to be?” Well obviously the loaded question solicits an album listen– check out Moon Tides via Partisan Records, out August 20th. words by Morgan Clinton

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Pure Bathing Culture| Dream The Dare

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The Love Language :: Calm Down video

Jul 26th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

We showed you “Calm Down” last month and you were graced with its beautiful sounds. Now the Love Language adds an equally beautiful visual element to the song with a new music video. Fit with psychedelic lights, transportation through space and time, and a lonely astronaut, you don’t want to miss out on this. Check it out and snag a copy of the Love Language’s just released third (and perhaps finest) LP, Ruby Red, off of the esteemed Merge Records.

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King Krule :: Easy Easy

Jul 25th, 2013 : by :: Tags: ,

Archy Marshall. This kid is only 19. And like his youthful counterparts in Iceage (also note: his voice bears a faint resemblance of sorts to Iceages’ Johan Surrballe Wieth, but let’s not forget the primal tendencies à la Wu Lyf’s Evans Kati) he is making refreshing and powerful songs defying what one might expect from an artist of his age. Playing shows and festivals across the globe and receiving nods from the likes of Spin and Pitchfork, King Krule transcends his youth and has garnered universal attention. If you haven’t checked out his tunes, now is the chance with the recently released “Easy Easy” single from his long-awaited debut full-length. “Easy Easy” perfectly showcases Marshall’s most important instrument, his voice, and makes it central to the song. Forgoing percussive or heavy electronic elements for simple guitar/bass riffs and a bit of atmospheric synthesizer, “Easy Easy” allows you to fully appreciate the utterly distinct voice of Marshall. You’ll be hard pressed to find a singer in indie rock with a voice as unique as Marshall’s, and positively unable to be as captivated by any other. Check out “Easy Easy” and look forward to King Krule’s debut record, set for August 24th, 2013.

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Friends :: The Way

Jul 23rd, 2013 : by :: Tags:

Back at it, Samantha Urbani seductively serenades in Friends’s new single, “The Way.” Buttressed by sleek twinkling synths, sexy bass slaps, and bubble wrap percussions, the soulful ballad croons with Prince panache. The wildly rad Urbani and the revamped Friends crew continue to polish their dance-pop roots as they gradually cruise toward glossier tracks that are a bit more audibly focused and developed. This is likely due to the creative involvement of the happening dude behind Blood Orange, Dev Hynes. Though “The Way” falls about a pelvic thrust shy of being the year’s finest indie slow jam, the flirtatious tune shows immense promise for Friends after their Manifest! dud. Henceforth in per usual Urbani fashion, now would be the appropriate time to listen in…. And undress.

words by Morgan Clinton

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Kisses :: Air Conditioning Brett remix

Jul 19th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Friday bonus. DC dudes Brett have remixed the chiefs of nu-disco chill, Kisses, who are also headed to play a show this Saturday (7/20) in DC. Enjoy…

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Kisses | Air Conditioning (Brett Remix)
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Little Green Cars :: My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me video

Jul 19th, 2013 : by :: Tags: ,

Latest video from newdust favorites Little Green Cars. This time with an emo/proggy twist, the band takes on an epic sing-about complete with slow motion, and staring longingly into a cloudy sky. Soak it up grab their record Absolute Zero out now via Glassnote.

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