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“Obvious reference points are Apples In Stereo or the Flaming Lips, but frontman Mauro Remiddi’s vocals evoke the same wide eyed innocence of Syd Barrett which coupled with a slew of Beatles-esque chord structures and Beach Boy harmonies combine to construct a pervasive evocation of late 60s psychedelia which is nicely measured without becoming revivalist.”
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Download: Sunny Day Sets Fire – End Of The Road (Track) – MP3
Buy: Sunny Day Sets Fire – Summer Palace (Album)


“…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)

“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.”
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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.”
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Download: tUnE-yArDs – Sunlight (Track) – MP3
tUnE-yArDs – Bird-Brains (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”.”
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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

“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)