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The Columbian band’s debut CD Blow Up, featured their explosive dance/electronic sound mixed with folkloric rhythms for an explosively danceable mix. Playing live at Amoeba Hollywood, November 16th at 7pm.
Dreamin (Aqua Sawtooth Remix)
Gift of Gab
A previously unreleased live version of Scoff, from the upcoming Sub Pop re-release of Bleach. (Deluxe Edition Out 11/03)
You (Planningtorock Remix)
Brooklyn producer/DJ duo CREEP (aka Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard) get the remix treatment from producer and DFA artist Planningtorock. “You” also features vocals from Nina Sky.
Boots Electric Theme
From the forthcoming solo debut album by Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes. Released as Boots Electric, his album Honkey Kong will be out Sept 20 on Dangerbird Records.
I Walk I Talk
Produced by M Ward, Family Songs (out 7/19 on Hush) is the first solo record from former for Stars frontman, Carlos Forster.
Hello Cruel World
Sole and the Skyrider Band
Anticon founder & rapper Sole (aka Tim Holland) releases his first full-length album since his split with Anticon. Hello Cruel World (out 7/19 on Fake Four, Inc) finds Sole’s flow at its most deliberate to date, and features guest appearances by Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis, and Lil B.
Many Jewels Surround The Crown
Polarizing new full length album from Prurient, featuring Dominck Fernow (Hospital Productions, Cold Cave, Ash Pool). Bermuda Drain is out 7/19 on Hydra Head Records.
Do You Have the Time
THEESatisfaction is the self-produced “lo-fi rebel hiphop” duo comprised of Seattle’s Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Just signed to Sub Pop, THEESatisfaction will release their debut full-length album early next year.
From the forthcoming second full-length by San Francisco band Girls. Father, Son, Holy Ghost is out on September 13 (True Panther Sounds).
Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee penned the song “Coming Down” shortly after her mother’s death. Their sophomore effort, Only in Dreams, is out September 27 on Sub Pop.
I Stand Alone
From the debut solo LP by urban electro-pop phenom Theophilus London. Timez Are Weird These Days is out now on Warner Bros.
The Distance (ft. Arthur & Yu)
Jimmy Tamborello is one half of The Postal Service and occasionally records as Dntel. Sub Pop is releasing a remastered 10th Anniversary edition of his Dntel album, Life is Full of Possibilities, on October 25, 2011.
What Did You Expect (7" Version)
Archers Of Loaf
The acclaimed 1993 debut album by Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle, has been reissued by Merge Records with remastered tracks, new liner notes, and bonus songs.
How Deep Is Your Love?
The Rapture return to DFA Records to release their third album, In the Grace of Your Love, on Sept 6. They worked with French producer Philippe Zdar to create a bold & euphoric album full of angular guitars, pulsing synthesizers, pounding drums, sweet rhythmical lullabies.
From their new album Leave No Trace (out 8/23 on Iamsound Records). Playing live at Amoeba Music, Hollywood August 23rd at 7pm.
Can't Keep Johnny Down
They Might Be Giants
The new album from TMBG finds them returning to their roots, creating catchy, sometimes strange and always original tunes. Join Us is out now on Idlewild/Rounder Records.
Hunx & His Punx
Hunx and His Punx have created a unique new sound they refer to as "Young Oldies," a mixture of ‘50s teenage rock ‘n roll, ‘60s girl groups, and bubblegum pop.
From the forthcoming album (out 11/1/11) by Seattle's Brite Futures. Their music is synth-happy pop, rock, funk, disco, and New Wave that the band describes as "punk rock Abba disco Osmonds with chainsaws."
The new full-length by Rene Lopez, E.L.S. (out 8/30/11 on Nat Geo Music), features a sound he calls “Electric Latin Soul,” a mix of Latin soul and Boogaloo with rock, Hip-Hop and R&B.
What Starry Eyes Know (Two Door Cinema Club Vs. Goulding)
Neon Hitch is a singer/songwriter from London who has been making a name for herself with reinventions of songs by Snoop Dogg, Sia, Two Door Cinema Club & Wiz Khalifa. Her debut LP, Beg, Borrow, and Steal, is out this fall on Warner Bros.
From the forthcoming Ladytron album, Gravity the Seducer, out September 13 on Nettwerk.
Gary Clark Jr.
Austin, TX blues rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. was signed to Warner Bros after an electrifying performance at Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival. “Bright Lights” is a powerful, rockin’ blues guitar-driven song that sounds at home next to The Black Keys or The White Stripes.
Dum Dum Girls
The second full-length from the Dum Dum Girls, Only in Dreams (out September 27 on Sub Pop), features the same girl-gang punk mixed with moody atmospherics but has more depth and is showcased by full studio production. Recorded at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios with the help of Sune Rose Wagner (Raveonettes) and Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go’s).
Tenere Taqqim Tossam
Acclaimed “Touareg” band Tinariwen just released Tassili (out now on Anti-), a powerful new album recorded in the South-Eastern Algerian desert with only acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion. “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” features Kyp and Tunde from TV on the Radio. Playing at Amoeba Hollywood on 9/9 at 6pm.
From the debut solo album by Marketa Irglova (half of the Swell Season), Anar was inspired by her first year living in New York after moving from Ireland. Anar is out October 11 on Anti-.
Memoryhouse is the Toronto-based duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion. On Sept 13, Sub Pop is releasing a fully recorded, remixed & remastered version of their originally self-released digital-only EP, The Years.
Love the Way You Walk Away
From the sixth full-length album by Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, American Goldwing combines guitar rock with country picking, slide guitar and plucking banjos.
From Weekend’s Red EP (out 9/20 on Slumberland), “Hazel” is a gem of noise-pop with cascading bass chords, guitar clangor, and a catchy melody and chorus.
Make Them Realise
Afro-rock & funk from the reissue of The Dawn of Awareness, the 1972 sophomore album from Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Joni Haastrup and his band MonoMono.
Into The Trees
Highly influenced by the atmospherics of film, Still Corners itself was formed out of a chance cinematic meeting when songwriter Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray exited a London train together. Preview “Into the Trees” from their debut full-length, Creatures of an Hour (out 10/11 on Sub Pop).
From the sophomore album by Spank Rock, Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar is out now on Bad Blood. “Energy” features a sample of Can’s “Vitamin C” and was produced by Boys Noize.
Girl In A Coma
San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma are releasing their fourth full-length, Exits & All the Rest, November 1 on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records.
On the Water, the sophomore album by post-wave Baltimore trio Future Islands, was recorded at a waterfront house in North Carolina. While the ocean plays an integral role in the album’s creation, the band retained their pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks. On the Water is out 10/11 on Thrill Jockey.
Twilight of the Dead
Punk icons the Misfits have just released their first full-length album of new music in nearly a decade, The Devil’s Rain (out on Misfits Records).
Moroccan-born, Parisian-bred songstress Hindi Zahra makes her American debut with Handmade (out now on Naïve), part blues, part jazz and soul and a dash of gypsy, exhibiting a myriad of colorful influences from her life.
Everybody Get Close
The Juan Maclean
Everybody Get Close is a digital-only release from The Juan Maclean and features new music, re-mastered tracks, and remixes from Cut Copy & Jee Day.
Meshell Ndgeocello’s ninth album Weather (out now on Naïve) was produced by Joe Henry and finds her experimenting with sparse, orchestral melodies and intimate songwriting.
Batteries May Drain
Steve Hauschildt’s (of the Cleveland trio Emeralds) first solo album, Tragedy & Geometry (out 11/15/11 on Kranky), is a gorgeous, floating world of post-kosmische music.
Desertshore began as a project between instrumentalists Chris Connelly and Phil Carney, but for their sophomore album, Drawing of Threes (out 11/22 on Caldo Verde), Mark Kozelek (from Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon) provided vocals on 6 of the 10 tracks.
London by way of Berlin and Melbourne art-rock duo (pronounced “Hate Rock”) craft a stark soundscape of achingly slow 808 beats, eerie synth arpeggios, vaporous guitar noise, and androgynous, detached vocals dripping with reverb.
Luv to Luv You
Keys N Krates
Toronto’s electro-hip-hop trio Keys N Krates mix live instrumentation, turntablism and live sampling. Preview “Luv to Luv You” from their Blackout EP.
Imperial Teen’s forthcoming new album, Feel the Sound, is out 1/31/2012 on Merge Records. “Runaway,” the first single, features the entire band on lead vocal.
If Not I'll Just Die
The band’s forthcoming 11th album, Mr. M (out 2/21/2012 on Merge), is a meditation on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence framed by lush strings and singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s cyclical picking.
Nothing is the News
The first single from the forthcoming new album by Damien Jurado. Maraqopa is out 2/21/2012 on Secretly Canadian.
I've Been Thinking
“I’ve Been Thinking” is the b-side on the new J Mascis Circle 7” (out 11/22/2011 on Sub Pop).
The Same Thing
Cass McCombs’ second album in 2011, Humor Risk (out now on Domino Records), is more rhythm-based than his last record, Wit’s End, with faster tempos and infectious melodies.
The sixth album by M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (out now on Mute), is a double disc album and features M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez stepping into the vocal spotlight more.
The third album by pacificUV finds the band back in their hometown of Athens, GA and combines melody & noise with lush, ethereal production. WEEKENDS is out Mazarine on 1/31/2012 and features guest vocalists B.P. Helium (of Montreal) and John Fernandez (Olivia Tremor Control).
Up On the North Shore
The Sea & Cake
From the Chicago band’s ninth album, The Moonlight Butterfly, and it comes off as gentle as it suggests: fluttering electronics, hinting rock, serene tropicalia.
Nickels & Dimes
“Nickles & Dimes” is the first track off of Gonjasufi’s forthcoming mini-album, MU.ZZ.LE (out 1/24/2012 on Warp). MU.ZZ.LE ‘s down tempo strings, heartbreaking soul, reanimated hip-hop and crackling haunting vocal stylings are stitched as a running thread throughout each song like a patchwork quilt.
(Disappointed Cloud) Anyway
The first track from Leila’s forthcoming album U&I (out 1/24/2012 on Warp) features Mt. Sims on vocals.
Geoff White (a.k.a. Aeroc) features instrumental pieces that sound as if they were written on acoustic guitar before White's tinkering production frayed the edges, amplified subtle resonances and teased counter rhythms out of the space between his strings. R+B=? is out 12/13 on Ghostly International.
Fol Chen created a musical instrument with Monome and Machine Project called a Tetrafol. It’s a hand-held electronic sound toy that detects motion and orientation to modify sound and playback. “So Good” is a track created by Fol Chen using the Tetrafol.
The debut album by Nashville native and occasional Brooklyn resident Luke Roberts is an intimate and immediate experience. Big Bells and Dime Songs is out now on Thrill Jockey.
School of Seven Bells
The first single from the forthcoming third album by School of Seven Bells. Ghostory features ethereal and enigmatic tones surrounded by layers of influences from ‘80s pop, shoegaze and ambient electronic sounds. However, it also tells the story of a young girl named Lafaye and the ghosts that surround her life. Ghostory is out 2/28/2012 on Vagrant Records/Ghostly International.
The forthcoming mini-LP Lineage by producer/drummer Shigeto (a.k.a. Zach Saginaw) is a beat-driven, melodically beautiful electronic album that also shows reverent respect due to his jazz, hip-hop, funk and folk influences. Lineage is out 1/31/2012 on Ghostly International.
Morning Train To Memphis
Christopher Paul Stelling
The debut album from New York City songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling, Songs of Praise & Scorn (out 2/21/2012 on Mecca Lecca Recording Co.), features his expertly finger-picked guitar melodies, incendiary howling vocals, and foot stomps set against his signature storytelling.
The first solo LP from Hunx (a.k.a. Seth Bogart) departs thematically and musically from the kitschy sounds of Hunx & His Punx, instead touching on everything from nasty break-ups to the Bay City Rollers to the death of Bogart’s friend and contemporary Jay Reatard. Hairdresser Blues is out 2/28/2012 on Hardly Art.
Breaking the Yearlings
Shearwater’s first release on Sub Pop, Animal Joy (out 2/14/2012), is shockingly direct, immediate, intensely personal, and sounds like no prior Shearwater incarnation, but it’s hardly a traditional, singer-songwriter album.
Harnessed in Slums
Archers of Loaf
On February 21, Merge will re-issue Archers of Loaf’s sophomore release Vee Vee. Re-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Magnet Magazine editor Eric Miller, Vee Vee will include sixteen bonus tracks and new cover art re-imagined by graphic artist Jay Ryan.
Nigerian singer/songwriter Nneka combines hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Her forthcoming third album, Soul is Heavy, is out 2/28/2012 on Yo Mama’s Recordings/Decon.
Scissors (Small Black Remix)
Eight and a Half
Eight and a Half is a new electronic project featuring Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene + Dave Hamelin and Liam O'Neil of The Stills. Their debut self-titled album is out 2/7/2012 on Arts & Crafts.
Matthew Dear’s forthcoming Headcage EP (out 1/17/2012 on Ghostly International) showcases his work as a producer and songwriter, and, for the first time, a collaborator. The EP features Dear’s first duet (with Johnny Pierce of the Drums).
The 2 Bears
From Be Strong, the forthcoming full-length album by The 2 Bears (a.k.a. Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip). Be Strong is out 1/31/2012 on DFA Records.
The Kids Were Wrong
Memoryhouse is the Toronto-based duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion. Their new full-length, The Slideshow Effect, is due out on Sub Pop on 2/28/2012.
2 Hearts & Chemicals
2 Hearts and Chemicals is a bi-coastal band featuring childhood friends Eli Lhymn (based in LA) & Stephen Biebel (based in NYC). “Coming Home” is an ‘80s synth meets ‘90s shoegaze pop soundscape with background vocals by Iameve.
It's Not Over
A new track from NY production duo Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser (a.k.a. Holy Ghost!).
Choir of Young Believers
Danish band Choir of Young Believers occupy a unique space where intimate folk, classic Krautrock, big-sky Americana, avant-garde composition and bombastic theatricality blend seamlessly. Rhine Gold is out on Ghostly International March 20, 2012.
Somebody That I Used To Know (featuring Kimbra) [Dan Aux Remix]
Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter Gotye is releasing his third full-length album Making Mirrors (Universal) on 1/31/2012. “Somebody that I Used to Know” won Single of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Release in the 2011 ARIA Awards.
Which Side Are You On?
¿Which Side Are You On? is Ani DiFranco's first studio album in more than three years. The title track is a reworked version of Pete Seeger’s classic song, featuring Pete Seeger himself on banjo and backing vocals. ¿Which Side Are You On? is out 1/17/2012 on Righteous Babe.
Hit The Ground (Superman) [Forest Sword Remix]
The Big Pink
The Big Pink are releasing their second album, Future This, on 4AD on 1/17/2012. Download a remix of “Hit The Ground (Superman)” by acclaimed producer Forest Swords.
Cloud Nothings is the brainchild of 18-year old Cleveland resident Dylan Baldi. His forthcoming album, Attack on Memory (out January 24 on Carpark), was produced by Steve Albini.
Chicago-based Disappears are releasing their new album Pre Language March 1 on Kranky, their first album with new drummer Steve Shelley (of Sonic Youth).
When I Was Young
The first single from Nada Surf’s forthcoming album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (out January 24 on Barsuk). Nada Surf perform live at Amoeba Hollywood on 1/30 at 6pm.
The Reflection of You
Bear In Heaven
A synth-heavy, electro-pop single from the forthcoming sophomore album by Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven. I Love You, It’s Cool is out April 3, 2012 on Dead Oceans.
So Far Away
A Place To Bury Strangers
“So Far Away” is the first single from the forthcoming Onwards to the Wall EP by New York’s noise-loving A Place to Bury Strangers (out February 7, 2012). This time they have been joined by new member, bassist Dion Lunadon, and are on a new label (Dead Oceans).
Put Me To Sleep
Strange Weekend, the debut full-length album from Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), is out January 24, 2012 on Secretly Canadian. You can catch Porcelain Raft touring with M83.
Grimes is a project by Canadian Claire Boucher. On Visions, her first release on 4AD (out February 21, 2012), she draws from influences as diverse as New Age, Aphex Twin, K-Pop, Industrial and glitch.
An ELO-inspired, flute-filled single from the forthcoming Of Montreal album, Paralytic Stalks (out February 7, 2012 on Polyvinyl).
Sharon Van Etten
The first single from Tramp, Sharon Van Etten’s first release on Jagjaguwar. Tramp (out February 7, 2012) was recorded in a 14-month period of flux and instability, the only constant was her recording sessions in The National’s Aaron Dessner’s studio.
The Sun & The Moon
I Am Gemini tells the story of twin brothers separated at birth - one good and one evil – and is Cursive’s musically heaviest in years, with alternately muscular and angular guitars, pounding drums and driving bass. I Am Gemini is out 2/21 on Saddle Creek.
The forthcoming Xiu Xiu album, Always (out March 6 on Polyvinyl), was produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.
Tondi karaa (The White Stone)
Koima, the second full-length album by Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré, is out April 17 on Thrill Jockey. Koima features 10 new songs that naturally mix tradition and modernity, African magic and city-dwelling dilemmas with Sidi accompanied by a guitarist, calabash player, traditional violin (sokou) player, and singer.
Mean To Me
Basta Del Oscuro (Live at Amoeba)
An exclusive track recorded live at Amoeba Hollywood during our Green Room Session with Adanowsky.
Trust is Toronto-based duo Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (Austra). Their debut full-length, TRST, is out February 28 on Arts & Crafts.
New York’s Yellow Ostrich has moved beyond the bedroom project of singer-guitarist Alex Schaaf to a power pop trio featuring multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez and drummer Michael Tapper. Their new album Strange Land is out on March 6 on Barsuk.
THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, two female MCs, writers, and producers from Seattle. Their debut full-length, awE naturalE, is out March 27 on Sub Pop.
Lions of Least
The three brothers in Pontiak envisioned Echo Ono as a project in color painted through music, using the form of a song to create texture and color. Echo Ono is out February 21 on Thrill Jockey.
Band of Skulls
The sophomore album from Southampton, England's Band Of Skulls, Sweet Sour, is out on February 14 on Vagrant Records.
The sophomore album from ex-Vivian Girl Frankie Rose, Interstellar, is delectable, danceable shoegaze pop with space-bound harmonies. Interstellar is out February 21 on Slumberland / Memphis Industries.