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Heavy Deeds – One Drum

Heavy Deeds

Heavy Deeds out of Minneapolis manage the rather daunting task of making guitar-driven psychedelia sound interesting (as opposed to nostalgia-sniffing drivel) quite well with “One Drum”. Excerpted from the band’s upcoming “Light Lunch” EP, “One Drum”, by it’s very psychedelic definition, sounds like a lot of things; but the track is so good (and this is really the mark of great retro-referencing music) that none of that is nearly as concerning than just how very strong the song actually is on its own. Sort of fashioned like a very groove-intensive hymn, complete with organ and dusty midnight-on-the-open-highway guitars, “One Drum” is hypnotic, transportive beautiful & really really addicting.

Heavy Deeds – One Drum

Heavy Deeds – Wrong Number

Heavy Deeds minnesota (Bandcamp)

Rating 8.5

brown8

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05-01-13

Lorine Chia – So Shy [Video]

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Lorine impresses again with a beautiful re-interpretation of the Corinne Bailey Rae track “Another Rainy Day” on “So Shy”. Ms. Chia seems to effortlessly jump between styles and genres and the Sunday afternoon easiness of “So Shy”s simplicity and warmth reveals yet another layer to this rising Cleveland talent. Lorine Redux is out soon.

Lorine Chia ohio (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

brown8

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05-01-13

Marina And The Diamonds & Charli XCX – Just Desserts

Marina by Charli XCX

Pals Marina And The Diamonds and Charli XCX link up for “Just Desserts”. The track drops in anticipation of their forthcoming North American tour together that kicks off May 6th in San Francisco, CA. Sample the track below.

Marina And The Diamonds & Charli XCX – Just Desserts

Marina and The Diamonds (Facebook)

Rating 7.70

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05-01-13

IYES – Daddy (demo)

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IYES return with a glance at “Daddy” from their forthcoming EP release. With little music released to date, the near 7-minute, “Daddy” offers a glance through the mind’s eye with an electro retro rave inspired, synth burner of a jam. Sample the track below.

IYES – Daddy (demo)

IYES england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.5

brown93

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05-01-13