New @ Barsuk // Maps & Atlases

<a href="">Witch by Maps &amp; Atlases</a>

freebie Solid Ground
buy You And Me And The Mountain Ep (CD) // You And Me And The Mountain EP (MP3)
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label Barsuk Records


Band of Horses // New single "Laredo"

It is quite possible that I'm going insane. No, I mean way more than the usual ah-ah-funny silly self. I *swear* that I've blogged about Band of Horses' new album Infinite Arms, along with a nice new video for the track Compliments, yet I cannot - for the life and sanity of me -  find that freaking label. I must have! I mean, how could I have missed these wonderful lo-fi, country tinged rockers? Either a serious crime was just committed or I should just check-in into a place with pristine walls, all padded white. Then again, I possibly just facebooked (social networks are giving way to new verbs, sad I know) it, or twittered it, or blipped it... or... did something on some other of the million social networks I'm in. Sad, I know.

Anyway, Infinite Arms will be released on the 18th of May and is available for pre-order now. Just below, the video for Compliments and Laredo, the first single out of the new album. Laredo sounds a lot like something out of the first album Everything All The Time, I won't lie to you folks. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it does. WEED PARTY!.

Now, if you'll excuse me. I need to check out what's this buzzfeed thingamabob I was told today and how it totally rocks whilst making you spend time in order to achieve nothing relevant. Yeah, kinda like you reading this thing. Move along and press play already.

Band of Horses - Compliments

pre-order Infinite Arms(CD)
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labels Fat Possum


Speaking In Code

In Amy Grill’s 2010 documentary on the contemporary techno scene, the director takes a highly personal slant, dividing her story into tightly woven vignettes that reveal the subculture’s many cultural facets and personalities. Segments covering Modeselektor, The Whignomy Brothers, Monolake, and noted techno scribe Philip Sherburne are highlights, but it’s the director’s techno-obsessed husband who nearly steals the show.

The Ghostly Store is the first retailer to offer Speaking in Code for sale.


Videorama // High Places

High Places - The Longest Shadows

freebie On Giving Up (via Stereo Gum)
buy CD // MP3
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label Thrill Jockey


Krautrock: The rebirth of Germany

Most recent installation of BBC4's music documentaries. After Heavy Metal Britannia and Synth Britannia, it is time to go overseas...


Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night

Besnard Lakes - And This Is What We Call Progress
freebie albatross
buy CD// MP3
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The only reason why everyone should still buy music albums

Foals // Total Life Forever


After an amazing debut album two years back - the endemic Antidotes to urban landscapes - Foals are back. We already have two utterly visually and audibly gorgeous singles, This Oriente & Spanish Sahara, plus a sneak peek at what is coming our way via the new website From the imagery and sound conveyed the boys from Oxford are expanding their sound towards deserted, almost untainted landscapes by human touch as if we were all fated to find solace at the bottom of ocean. Quite the grim perception of things to come hey?

Total Life Forever will be out via Transgressive and Sub Pop on May 10th.

Foals - Spanish Sahara

Foals - This Orient

web //
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Videorama // These New Puritans

These New Puritans - Attack Music

buy CD // Hidden


Videorama // We Were Promised Jetpacks.

We Were Promised Jetpacks. - Roll Up Your Sleeves
buy CD // MP3
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label Fat Cat Records


Double Dagger // Masks EP

There is really something special going on with Double Dagger. From the first moment I heard them, via last year's phenomenal More, I have to admit I very much hooked. There are no new paths in the current musical landscape being treaded here, mind you, but perhaps... perhaps that just it: this is straight-forward post-rock of the angular variety reminiscent of bands like Slint, Shellac, June of 44 and Part & Labor delivered in a very honest and efficient manner. As such, Double Dagger do not sound violent. Sure, their sound is fierce at it's most effusive moments, but it never actually reaches that stage that makes you want to break shit up. (c'mon, admit it, we all get that) They are the perfect example of music that seems intent on making yourself let go and just have fun. And for that, they should be adored *everywhere*.

The Mask EP is out now via Thrill Jockey. There is no video as of yet, but you have a freebie just below of the brash Pillow Talk, courtesy of Stereo Gum.

freebie Pillow Talk
buy CD // MP3
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label Thrill Jockey


Videorama // YACHT

YACHT - The Afterlife
buy MP3 // CD
web teamyacht
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label DFA Records


Videorama // She & Him

She & Him - In The Sun

She & Him - You Really Got A Hold On Me (by toodrunktodream)

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label Merge Records


Videorama // Hard Ton

Leigh Bowery meets Divine in a dark alleyway for fishnet fetish sex with double ended dildos. Signed to DJ Hell's label International Gigolo Records and with a remake of Grace Jones' Island Life cover. Warning: pixelated penises upon clicking play.

All gay prayers have now been answered.

Hard Ton - Hearthquake
buy Selfish EP (MP3)
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label Gigolo Records

Out Now! // Lairs' Sisterworld

Apparently folksy introvert new single Scissor from relentless experimentalists Liars suddenly turns into full blown guitar debauchery with wanton drum action. Surprised? Well, it is the Liars, so nothing should really come as a surprise. If you ask me, they spent too much time smoking illegal things with Einstürzende Neubauten, which only  honed the customary Liars insanity. Let the good times being!

Check the video below, preview the full album on their myspace, download the first single Scissor here, click the buy links and just let yourself go.

Liars - Scissor
freebie Scissor
buy Sisterworld Limited Edition (CD) // Sisterworld Deluxe + Digital Booklet (MP3)
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label Mute Records


Out Now! // Shearwater's The Golden Archipelago

Shearwater - Hidden Lakes

Shearwater - Hidden Lakes (Jonathan Meiburg solo)

freebies Black Eyes / Castaways
buy CD // MP3
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label Matador Records

Out Now! // Efterklang's Magic Chairs

Efterklang - Modern Drift
freebie Modern Drift
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label 4AD


Videorama + (early) RMXMONDAY // Acid Girls & Jokers of the Scene

Acid Girls - The Numbers Song

Acid Girls - The Numbers Song 
(Jokers Of The Scene Taking Acid To Make Music To Talk To Girls To Remix)

freebie The Numbers Song (Jokers Of The Scene Taking Acid To Make Music To Talk To Girls To Remix)
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Videorama // Winter Gloves

Winter Gloves - Let Me Drive

Winter Gloves - Party People

freebie Let Me Drive via the RCRDLBL site
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label Paper Bag Records


@rmxmonday // Massive Attack's Paradise Circus remixed by Gui Boratto

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus feat. Hope Sandoval (Gui Boratto remix)

freebie Paradise Circus feat Hope Sandoval (Gui Boratto remix) via the RCRDLBL website
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label Virgin


The door into summer // The Radio Dept.

Out "early 2010" via Labrador.

01. Domestic Scene
02. Heaven’s On Fire
03. This Time Around
04. Never Follow Suit
05. A Token Of Gratitude
06. The Video Dept.
07. Memory Loss
08. David
09. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

freebies Heaven’s on Fire // David
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label Labrador


Out Now! // Pantha du Prince's Black Noise (preview)

Attention all Berlin ball & croquete lovers. Electro minimalist Pantha du Prince is coming over to Portugal in March with a new album in the bag, so start pilling up on the E. More info on tour dates in Pantha's myspace and a preview of heavenly Black Noise just below. This is Music has a right to children all over again. 

That is a good thing.

Pantha du Prince - Black Noise preview

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label Rough Trade


Out Now! // Yeasayer's Odd Blood (vid + 2 free dls + album deal + good karma!)

Sophomore release for self-proclaimed "ENYA with BOUNCE" experimentalists Yeasayer. Actually, the first thing that comes to mind is Boy George. Then Enya. All around bad in theory, but the bounce makes it shine. Full album preview available on their myspace page, a super digital deal on amazon (the whole album for $3,99!) and two freebies to boot.

Yeasayer - Ambling Alp

freebies Ambling Alp // O.N.E. (via the Secretly Canadian website)
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label Secretly Canadian


Videorama // Shy Child (+ Anoraak remix)

Shy Child - Disconnected

Shy Child - Disconnected (Anoraak remix)

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label Wall of Sound


Videorama // Delphic

Delphic - Halcyon

Delphic - Counterpoint

Delphic - Doubt

Delphic - This Momentary

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label Coop



Ao vivo // The Album Leaf (ou O post Lusófono com a participação especial dos Modern Talking)

Enquanto anda tudo aceso, quem sabe hormonal, por aí a esgotar La Rouxes, xizezinhos, Fantasias Finais e uns tais de Grizzly Bear, estão 290 bilhetes dos The Album Leaf à espera de uma casa. Sim, é verdade, 290 bilhetes ao singelo preço de 17€ para um concerto já em Fevereiro de gente fofinha, muito competente no indie-qualquer-coisa suave-amoroso e eu aqui, descapitalizado e sem companhia. Não consigo pensar em algo mais cruel. Esperem... sim consigo. Brother Louie dos Modern Talking a bombar de umas colunas que mais parece estarem no fundo de um poço, numa noite de danceteria 80s em que não há mais cerveja.

Ninguém merece.

E os Alphaville, também às moscas idem.

The Album Leaf - Always For You

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label Sub Pop Records


Videorama // Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick - Below It

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label - Bella Union



Videorama // N.A.S.A. ft Kool Kojak & DJ Babão

N.A.S.A. ft. Kool Kojak & DJ Babão - O Pato

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label Anti-


Videorama // Jookabox

Jookabox - You Cried Me

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label Asthmatic Kitty Records

Videorama // Cold Cave

Cold Cave - Love Comes Closer

Cold Cave - Life Magazine

freebie - Life Magazine
web coldcave@blogspot
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label Heartworm Press // Matador Records

Shameless (this man's charm is) // Groove Armada ft. Bryan Ferry

After heeding to the call of German Super DJ, DJ HELL, to participate in last years colossal Teufelswerk, Bryan Ferry now lends his luring vocals to Groove Armada in a track equal parts exquisite and charming. You can go here to download it. (free+legal=WIN!)

Groove Armanda's new album Black Light due to hit the streets on March 2nd.

Groove Armada ft. Bryan Ferry - Shameless


Crookers ft... a whole bunch of awesome people!

To be released in March, most likely on Southern Fried Records, Crookers and... a Ton of Friends. Literally, a whole bunch of seriously great artists: Soulwax, Kelis, Róisín Murphy, Miike Snow, Drop The Lime, Major Lazer, Yelle... the list goes on. Excited? Well, you should be!

There are three video clips so far, which you can check below, and you can get some freebies here.

Crookers ft Kelis - No Security

Crookers ft. Miike Snow - Remedy

Crookers ft. Kardinal Offishall . Put Your Hands On Me

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label Southern Fried Records

Gira reactivates Swans (at long last)

Hello There,
I have decided to focus my energy on Swans once again. I'm reactivating that project. A new album is in the works, and touring will follow in fall of 2010. In order to help raise funds / help defray the considerable costs of recording and promoting the new album, I have made a special CD/DVD limited edition handmade package called "I Am Not Insane" available exclusively at the YGR website. You can read about the CD/DVD, and my decision to reactivate Swans at this link:

Thanks Very Much, and God Bless You,

Michael Gira / Swans / Angels Of Light / Young God Records

Swans - Time Is Money (bastard)

Swans - Better Than You

Swans - Failure

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