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“[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.”
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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)

“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

“Splicing swing samples with squelchy synths over dusty drum loops they’ve depicted a modern day journey into time of rogue’s, lust, affordable clowns and foot-tapping toe curling “get your brogues on” dance floor swing hop.”
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Download: The Correspondents – I Wanna Be Like You (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Correspondents – The Rogue (EP)

“There’s a touch of Spector and Wilson in the arrangements; Ward piles strings and timpani into “To Save Me,” a kind of boogie-woogie rock gone baroque. ”
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Download: M. Ward – To Save Me (Track) – MP3
Buy: M. Ward – Hold Time (Album)

“We don’t have much to compare them to, we’ll be the first to admit, but who is willing to go on the record as being against spooky and taut no-wave disco-punk from another planet? From the synth sighs to the vocals, barked like a premonition of impending and irreversible doom, “Satan Highway” is exactly right.”
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Download: Eagle Boston – Satan Highway (Track) – MP3
Selected + Collected: An eMusic Selects Compilation (Album)

” …a loose-limbed jumping jack of a fem-positive pop song that sounds somewhere between Eno and Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.”
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Download: Animal Collective – My Girls (Track) – MP3
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

“Somewhere on a delicate pivot point between pop balladry and resolute anthemics, Slow Runner is the rare band that can mourn and bewail, then hope and ramble on, all with one hand on the blip-and-bloop button for good measure.”
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Download: Slow Runner – Mermaids (Track) – MP3
Buy: Slow Runner – Mermaids (Album)

“Rich Doors starts with clanging Hot 97 percussion and shape-shifting electronics, then drags the whole thing through drifting, effects-soaked translucence.”
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Download: NewVillager – Rich Doors (Track) – MP3
Buy: Rich Doors on 7″

Download: Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Live) (Track) – MP3