Trials + Tribulations

Blondes – Blondes
January 19, 2012, 5:21 pm
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I’m really excited about the debut album from NYC duo Blondes. They’ve released a few singles (including the amazing “You Mean So Much to Me“) and now February 7th RVNG Intl. will release their self-titled album. It’s a 2xCD affair, with disc one comprising their original tracks and disc 2 seeing those tracks reinterpreted by the likes of JD Twitch, Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy and more. Here’s a track I really love:

Blondes – Wine

And here’s the Teengirl Fantasy remix:

And here’s another, an “ICEY COLD TECHNO REMIX” from Bicep (super “icey”)

January 12, 2012, 1:43 am
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Finally!! New music from Tanlines! Their debut is one of my most anticipated albums of the year and here’s a new song from it. It’s great. I love them. I love you!

Tanlines – Brothers

According to the group the studio where the pair first started making music. More (any) details on the album soon!

January 9, 2012, 11:05 am
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Xiu Xiu has a new lineup, a new label, and you know what that means: a new album! Always will be released in the US on march 6th via PolyVinyl Records. Here’s the first single, simply titled “Hi.”

Preorder the album here.

UPDATE: When you preorder the album (I just preordered the album) you get an acoustic version of “Hi” on a PolyVinyl sampler. You know how much you love acoustic Xiu Xiu.

Xiu Xiu – Hi (Acoustic)

De Javu
January 5, 2012, 6:08 pm
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Oh my god this song is so good I love 2012.

Lindstrøm – De Javu

From Lindstrøm’s upcoming record Six Cups of Rebel.

As Young as Yesterday
September 13, 2011, 9:52 am
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Korallreven – As Young as Yesterday

This is pretty much the number one record I’m looking forward to this fall. Preorder the single today featuring Panda Bear and Girl Unit remixes on orange vinyl.


Looping State of Mind
August 18, 2011, 3:24 pm
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Been waiting for the new release from Axel Willner, aka The Field for some time now. His last album, Yesterday & Today was a definite favorite of mine. His new album Looping State of Mind is out October 25th on Kompakt. Here’s the title track for your listening pleasure.

The Field – Looping State of Mind


Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (The Field Remix)


Keep Your Dreams
August 18, 2011, 9:22 am
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Australia’s Canyons have announced details regarding their debut album due out this year on Modular, and premiered a new song. “Circadia / Under a Blue Sky” begins off with a load of insect sounds, seeming more like a nature recording than disco track. The synths pop up bouncing along as saxophones and arpeggiators crowd into the song. Have a listen below, and download the album’s first single “My Rescue.”

You Are All I See
August 15, 2011, 3:53 pm
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I’d avoided listening to Active Child for a long time because I mistook him for another group (Shy Child). But what I have heard I really like. It’s that slowed down R&B kind’ve music with out-of-this-world vocals and lots of cool ambience. His new album You Are All I See is coming out at the end of this month, and for a week Hype Machine is streaming the whole thing. Listen to it here. You can preorder the album on iTunes now.

Active Child – Playing House (ft. How to Dress Well)

Active Child is also going on tour with Com Truise and Chad Valley, those dates behind the cut.

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Det Haster
August 3, 2011, 2:38 pm
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Norwegian electro-pop group Casiokids are back with a new album out October 11th on Polyvinyl! Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen (Revelation Over the Mountain”) is the follow up to their last effort, Topp stemning på lokal bar. Download the new single below.

Casiokids – Det Haster

Preorder the limited edition 180-gram blue vinyl here.

August 2, 2011, 9:53 am
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