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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

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Videorama // These New Puritans

These New Puritans - Attack Music

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Videorama // We Were Promised Jetpacks.

We Were Promised Jetpacks. - Roll Up Your Sleeves
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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
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label Thrill Jockey


Videorama // YACHT

YACHT - The Afterlife
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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
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buy Sisterworld Limited Edition (CD) // Sisterworld Deluxe + Digital Booklet (MP3)
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label Mute Records