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Olivver – Now You Know

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The pensive and plaintive “Now You Know” is new from hypem hitmaker Bryan Sammis a/k/a Olivver. Built on a simple series reverbed guitar chords, chunky distorted bass and Sammis’ R&B-infused vocal, “Now You Know” is another A+ entry to the former Neighbourhood drummer’s catalogue of singles.

Olivver california (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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11-27-14

Champions – Roaming in Paris

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German band Champions, who somewhat appropriately draw from a similar instrumental palette as Phoenix, offer a rhythm-driven mod-pop send-up to The City of Light on “Roaming in Paris”.

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Rating 8.8

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11-27-14

Sekuoia – Waves

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Sekuoia is 21 year old Danish producer Patrick Madsen. New track “Waves” is a dynamic twist of far-off reverb’d vocals, magnetic layered percussion, and exotic instrumentation. The blend of the particular diffuse yet complementary elements contained on “Waves” is especially brilliant and new. We are loving it.

Sekuoia denmark (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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11-26-14

Talos – Tethered Bones (Slow Magic Remix)

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Downtown’s remix man with the hot hand Slow Magic is on his A+ again with a warm dialed-back sun-washed new mix for Talos and “Tethered Bones”.

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Rating 8.0

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11-25-14

Nite Fields – You I Never Knew

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“You I Never Knew” is the lead single from Australian band Nite Fields debut LP Depersonalisation. “You I Never Knew” mixes the feel and pop sensibilities of The Church with more obtuse shoegazey textures. Depersonalisation is out February 2nd on Felte Records.

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Rating 8.3

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11-25-14

As Elephants Are – Breathe

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The kinetic Radio 1-courting UK indie of “Breathe” follows Buckinghamshire band As Elephants Are also excellent “Crown” from new EP out December 8th. Chunky bass, spiraling delayed guitar leads and anthemic melody define “Breathe”s immediate accessibility and ambition. Stream “Breathe” below.

As Elephants Are england (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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11-25-14

Osca – Trumpet

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The arena-sized UK indie swoon of “Trumpet” closes out one of the year’s best EP debuts, “Blood” from Osca.

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11-24-14

HONNE – The Night

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HONNE, the new UK R&B duo behind one blog indie’s biggest tracks of the year “Warm On A Cold Night”, excel in the modern comfort soul of latest “The Night”. The “Warm On A Cold Night” EP is out now on Super Recordings.

Honne (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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11-24-14

Matstubs – Timekeeper (Headphone Activist Remix)

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Philly beat maker Headphone Activist hits the mark with a slammin’ hot remix of the bold and heavy, hip-hop-infused dance track “Timekeeper” by Canadian electro producer Matstubs. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Headphone Activist (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3796

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11-24-14

Mothica – Visions

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Experience the enchanting and ethereal vocal musings of NY-based songstress-producer Mothica on the sublimely atmospheric track “Visions”; which was produced earlier this year by Diversa yet only just released. Diversa, who is one of several producers to recently collaborate with the superbly talented newcomer Mothica, excels with “Visions” as he simply and beautifully highlights the pure seduction of her remarkable voice with an artful combination of melodic acoustic accents and an irresistibly catchy, repetitive synthy beat. Stay tuned for more amazing music, dynamite collaborations and original productions from Mothica and be sure to check Soundcloud for her excellent new track “Molt” with UK electro heavy Bear//Face. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Mothica newyork (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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11-24-14

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