The 1975 - Chocolate
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home
Tom McRae - Draw Down The Stars
…perfect song for a cold Northern California night.
Daughter - Medicine
The xx - Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)
…Jamie xx has put a little extra beat and danceability into this tune from his band, The xx’s, recent LP, Coexist. The track keeps the intimate vocals up front in the mix, but edits the background a bit creating something more dance floor-ready. Download the mp3 HERE. - illogicalcomputer.com
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin’ All Over (c.1960)
AlunaGeorge - Watching Over You
…Brendan Canty (not the one from Fugazi) created an abstract video to go along with the track, filled with gently glitchy imagery and brief flashes of Nintendo games.
Alt-J - Dissolve Me
…English indie band alt-J, named for the triangle that appears when pressing “Alt” and “J” on a Mac ( ∆ ), formed in 2008 under the moniker FILMS. The quartet members, all of whom met at Leeds University, spent two years rehearsing before inking a deal with Infectious Records in 2011. The group’s signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock, which has been compared to everyone from the Wild Beasts and Hot Chip to Coldplay, was first heard on the 2012 singles “Matilda” and “Fitzpleasure.” - allmusic.com
Daughter - Landfill
“…i want you so much but i hate your guts…” - one of the best singer-songwriter lyrics in recent memory.
Daughter - Youth
…via @jeffreyaward’s The 5
Daughter perform Youth on Letterman:
Beautiful lyrics - read them HERE
Muse - Big Freeze
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
…first single from the band’s sophomore record Babel, out now.
The xx - Chained
…The xx’s insanely anticipated sophomore album Coexist is out today. It is excellent.
Buy it at one of the links below:
AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love
… a sterling new cut from London duo AlunaGeorge, and the track, “Your Drums, Your Love” is certainly the most assertive and polished thing they’ve produced so far. It’s a big, woozy pop song that pushes the duo through the haze a little bit, and the payoff is big. The “Your Drums, Your Love” single is out 10/7 on Island. Look for a new album in 2013. - stereogum.com