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“… cruise down the street with your arm out the window cranking “Karen,” in which Forster raves his adoration of the librarian, somehow channeling Jonathan Richman and Patti Smith at once.”
Read more on Dusted Magazine

Download: The Go-Betweens – Karen (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Go-Betweens – 78’til 79: The Lost Album (Album)

“The swirling strangeness of “All-American Taste” is an absolute revelation, with melodies reminiscent of Failure, rhythms heavy and funky, and Phil Kay’s space-age synthesizer bleats flailing like a mad robot.”
Read more on Treble

Download: Working For ANuclear Free City – All American Taste (Track) – MP3
Buy: Working For A Nuclear Free City – Businessmen and Ghosts (Album)

“Through some clever sonic add-ons the band push old sounds forward and twist them up with hints of Animal Collective tribalism, some shoegaze and, like their name implies, a hefty dose of surf rock twang.”

Download: Surf City – Free The City (Track) – MP3
Buy: Surf City – S-T (EP)

“The first single, “Strange Overtones,” is classic meets current – the filtered synthesizers are in place, the funky layered beats are thumping, and the guitars are screaming… when these guys get together it’s the culmination of two of the world’s most consistent and important innovators – “Strange Overtones” is hopefully only the beginning.”

Download: David Byrne and Brian Eno – Strange Overtones – MP3
Buy: David Byrne and Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Album)

“Albarn… produces the opening track…  wrapping Mariam’s high-pitched sing-song vocal in a shimmering string-led arrangement that falls somewhere between Eighties synth-pop and classic French chanson.”

Download: Amadou and Mariam – Sabali (Track) – MP3
Buy: Amadou and Mariam – Welcome to Mali (Album)