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Mirel Wagner

“What Love Looks Like” MP3 Stream

Apr 20, 2014

This weekend was Record Store Day—the great yearly tradition that dives us all away from our computers and into actual physical stores to buy actual physical records. One item that you might have missed in the madness was Music Finland’s free compilation, featuring the likes of Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Mirel Wagner, Beastmilk, Satellite Stories, NEØV, and The New Tigers. In case you’re still in the mood for discovery, here’s Wagner’s contribution, the moody folk track, “What Love Looks Like.” It’s amazing the mood that the Sub Pop-signed singer/songwriter can conjure with just her guitar and voice. Close your eyes as you listen and picture moonlight filtering through the Nordic woods.

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Marnie

Premiere: “Hearts On Fire” Video

Apr 18, 2014

Last year, Helen Marnie released a solo album called Crystal World. The electronic album shares a DNA with her main project Ladytron, although Marnie’s solo take is far more darkly ethereal. Check out the video for album cut “Hearts On Fire,” where Marnie explores her feelings while decorated with colored lights, glitter, and veils. You can also revisit her previous video “The Hunter” here.

 

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AURAM

“Never Again” MP3

Apr 18, 2014

AURAM’s new track “Never Again” isn’t so much a remix of Little Dragon’s “Twice” as it is a complete reimagining. (Hence the name change.) Vocals swathed in a percussive tidal wave, this is electronic music at its darkest and most graceful.  Download the track below.

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Luxembourg Signal

“Distant Drive” MP3 Stream

Apr 18, 2014

Los Angeles/London collective Luxembourg Signal is comprised of members of Aberdeen and Trembling Blue Stars. Their single “Distant Drive” sounds pretty much like what you would expect from two groups of that caliber. Prepare for shimmery, 90s-inspired guitars, a smattering of distortion, and a splash of sweetness. The band’s debut album will see the light of day in late summer of 2014 on Shelflife.

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Glass Animals have shared another new track. “Pools” is a buoyant song, built on bubbly percussion and lithe vocals. There’s also a delicious sense of mystery. (Thank you reverb.) Check out the tune below. The band’s debut ZABA streets June 10 on Harvest Records. If you’re on Brooklyn, be sure to hit up their show on May 14.

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Little Daylight

“Overdose (Future Islands Remix)” MP3 Stream

Apr 17, 2014

Future Islands gave Little Daylight single “Overdose” a glossy remix. It’s still in the same electro pop family as the original—just with a bit more haze. Enjoy below. Little Daylight’s full-length debut is out this summer on Capital.

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André Obin

Premiere:  “Can’t Let Go” MP3 Stream

Apr 17, 2014

For anyone who has ever long to return to the glory days of Depeche Mode, André Obin has you covered. His new single “Can’t Let Go” is a piece synth pop as dark as Dave Gahan’s wardrobe. Check out our premiere below. If you’re digging it, be sure to pre-order his new album Ways of Escape, due out April 29 on Skycouncil.

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Wolf Alice

“Storms” MP3 Stream

Apr 17, 2014

Moaning Lisa Smile,” the first track we heard from Wolf Alice’s forthcoming EP Creature Songs, was a noisy blitz. Our second listen “Storms” throws a bit of sugar in with the walls of guitar. But at three minutes, it’s still strong enough to shake you up and leave you wanting more. Check out the track below. Creature Songs streets May 26 on Dirty Hit Records.

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