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[Dream Pop] School Of Seven Bells – Windstorm

Relaxing, meditative, innovative, how else do you describe School of Seven Bells? Just imagine being in the most relaxing place possible and multiply that times 100. Then listen to Windstorm, the new single from SVIIB’ new album Disconnect from Desire. Something tells me that every time you go to that relaxing place, that song will certainly be playing.

School Of Seven Bells – Windstorm


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[Folk/Experimental] Radical Face – Doorways

Doorways, one of the new songs from Radical Face’s new EP Touch The Sky, seems so soft that it reminds the listener of a time when the economy only affected how many toys their parents could buy. This new song is only part of Ben Cooper’s masterful storytelling. If this is a sign of things to come, then the rest of the EP should not disappoint.

Radical Face – Doorways

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Radical Face – Welcome Home, Son
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[Indie/Folk] Blitzen Trapper – Heaven And Earth

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Portland, Oregon based experimental folk rockers Blitzen Trapper released their new album, Destroyer of the Void, back on June 8th of this year. Listening to any of Blitzen Trapper’s releases proves to be an exercise of all five senses. Destroyer of the Void, as well as the track below “Heaven and Earth”, are no different.

Blitzen Trapper – Heaven And Earth

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[New Kid Cudi] REVOFEV + Erase Me

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Kid Cudi‘s sophomore album, entitled Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, is set for release on September 14th, 2010. If REVOFEV (short for Revolution of Evolution) is any indication, expect a solid album from top to bottom.

Kid Cudi – REVOFEV

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I was debating if i wanted to post the song bellow. I completely *hate* it. Nonetheless music is subjective and I like Kid Cudi so much I will give him the benefit of the doubt. What you guys think?

Kid Cudi F. Kanye West – Erase Me (Radio Rip)

’Kid Cudi F. Kanye West – Erase Me’
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[Remix] Oasis – Wonderwall (Questions Remix)

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This remix of Wonderwall, one of Oasis’ signature tracks, is an interesting adaptation to say the least. It reminds me of the older boy-band backing tracks of the late 90s and early 2000s. Question brings a dance-able adaptation to reminisce on how badass of a song Wonderwall will forever be.

Oasis – Wonderwall (Questions Version)


Oasis VS. Two Door Cinema Club – Wonderwall You Know (Alone Mix)

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[Indie/Pop/Rock] Introducing: Grouplove

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I’ve heard it said that some songs are just “terribly special”. Indeed, Grouplove’s self-titled debut EP is a flawless piece of music. According to the band’s MySpace biography, the five members came together on the small island of Crete in Greece. Whether it was fate, destiny, circumstance, or some combination of the three, they became so close to each other that they were compelled to come together in Los Angeles nearly a year later to record an album. As lead singer Christian Zucconi says, “…Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.”

“Colours” is just the track for Grouplove begin that sharing process. A band with such a unique story is sure to produce uniquely great pieces of music, and “Colours” is indeed a track that is “terribly special”.

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[Album Review] Stars : The Five Ghosts


Stars’ latest album The Five Ghosts was officially released on June 22nd, 2010 (although it had been leaked beforehand). Out of the numerous albums that the Canadian indie band has created over the years, this has to be one of their best. All five members of Stars (Amy Milan, Torquil Campbell, Evan Cranley, Patrick McGee, and Chris Seligman) are also members of Broken Social Scene. Stars, however, are a different cup of tea, and very good tea at that.

I can definitely hear The Smiths’ and New Order’s influences in this album. I can hear a lot of Copeland in this album as well, particularly in “Dead Hearts” and “He Dreams He’s Awake”. “Wasted Daylight” and “I Died So I Could Haunt You” really begin the rise of this album. “Fixed” holds steady as filler, but not in the true sense of the word. “Fixed” is how a filler track should sound. That is, it shouldn’t seem like filler. The Five Ghosts really climaxes with a track that is completely different than everything else on the album. Yet “We Don’t Want Your Body”, even with its rapping, catchy melody, and amazing hooks, fits with the rest of the album seamlessly. There are not many tracks that cause involuntary bodily reactions (well, good ones), but you’ll find yourself dancing and singing to this track without even realizing it.

Stars-The-Five-Ghosts-200x200Stars’ The Five Ghosts are definitely worth a listen, and be sure to catch a live show when you can.

Stars – Dead Hearts

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Stars – Wasted Daylight
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