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“…an early contender for the jam of Spring ’09, combining everything I love about the intensely soulful, vaguely psychedelic productions of dudes like Dilla, Oh No, and the Avalanches.”
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Download: Bullion – Time For Us All To Love (Track)
Bullion – Young Heartache (EP)

“A multitude of voices chatter and laugh, bells ring out the dawn of some brilliant new day, and the entire cast of The Muppet Show go at their cardboard-and-glue guitars and pipe-cleaner pianos like Broken Social Scene reinterpreted by an orchestra of Smurfs.”
Read more on Drowned in Sound

Download: Loney Dear – Airport Surroundings (Track) – MP3
Buy: Loney Dear – Dear John (Album)

“He’s rocked harder in his life–both on solo debut Constant Hitmaker and as a member of similar minded Philadelphia band The War on Drugs–but songs like “My Sympathy” and “My Best Friends (Don’t Pass This Way)” are steeped in bluesy nostalgia and subtle psychedelia.”
Read more on Washington City Paper

Download: Kurt Vile – Beach On The Moon (Track) – MP3
Kurt Vile – God Is Saying This To You (Album)

“[Merrill Garbus’s] birdlike voice – “Look at me-me-me in the picture,” she murmurs – and the fragmentary nature of the song bring to mind a Slabco-signed Deerhoof, with disembodied stabs of brittle guitar or ukulele joined by the occasional exotic vocal sample.”
Read more on Pitchfork

Download: tUnE-yArDs – Sunlight (Track) – MP3
tUnE-yArDs – Bird-Brains (Album)

“Like a more mellow Daft Punk or Justice, Happy Up Here, replete with sparsely place processed vocals, is another fine example of the sound Röyksopp have honed over the last ten years and easily up there with their best.”
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Download: Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Track) – MP3
Buy: Röyksopp – Junior (Album)

“Check the smooth yet hard groove on the title track, “You’re My Occupation”… If you’re into new disco, Chaz Jankel is like required listening. He’s not only an influence to many influential artists, he’s living proof that dance music can be timeless.”
Read more on Turntable Lab

Download: Chaz Jankel – You’re My Occupation (Track) – MP3
Buy: Chaz Jankel – My Occupation: The Music of Chaz Jankel (Album)

“With M Ward, Garth Hudson and members of Calexico, Los Lobos and The New Pornographers helping out, it’s exquisitely realised, the arrangements sketched in earthy roots-music tones, from the skittering banjo, brushed drums and pizzicato strings of “This Tornado Loves You” to the Byrdsy electric 12-string of “People Got a Lotta Nerve”.”
Read more on The Independent

Download: Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve (Track) – MP3
Buy: Neko Case – Middle Cyclone (Album)

” … begins like the score to a whimsical, slightly unsettling woodland scene. Driven by a thumping beat that’ll sound familiar to anyone who’s seen Annie rock the stomp board in a live setting.. ”
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Download: St Vincent – Strangers (Track) – MP3

“… take a listen to both “Black Mule” and “The Dark Side of Town” from the McLennan solo years compilation, both of them songwriting master classes.”
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Download: Grant McLennan – Black Mule (Track) – MP3
Buy: Grant McLennan – Watershed (Album)

“It’s still Thomas Mars coolly killing a hook, and it’s still a bright, upbeat, and pulsing Phoenix rock cut. Take the hook of “Long Distance Call” and work some keyboard tones dialed to French electrohouse into the mix.”
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Download: Phoenix – 1901 (Track) – MP3