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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)
Buy:
Bullion – Young Heartache (EP)


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“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)

“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

“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.”
Read more on Sounds Orange

Download: The Correspondents – I Wanna Be Like You (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Correspondents – The Rogue (EP)

“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
Buy:
Selected + Collected: An eMusic Selects Compilation (Album)

“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.”
Read more on Paste Magazine

Download: Slow Runner – Mermaids (Track) – MP3
Buy: Slow Runner – Mermaids (Album)

“The track teases with a keyboard drone before tearing into a relentlessly searing guitar riff backed by a danceable drum machine beat. The track’s undeniable accessibility is as confusing as it is astounding.”
Read more on Michigan Daily

Download: Handsome Furs – I’m Confused (Track) – MP3
Buy:
Handsome Furs  – Face Control (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″


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