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[Folk] Bowerbirds – Tuck The Darkness In

Sequenced as the opening track of Bowerbirds‘ new album, ‘The Clearing’, ‘Tuck The Darkness In’ serves as a breathtaking introduction to their forthcoming third LP, with its spacious arrangement leaving plenty of room to highlight the North Carolina duo’s rich harmonies and delicate melodies.

Bowerbirds – Tuck the Darkness In

’Bowerbirds – Tuck the Darkness In’

‘The Clearing’ is out March 6th via Dead Oceans.

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dream On

Rising electro producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is currently adding the finishing touches to his debut LP, due out next Febuary, but has taken a quick break from that to bring us this brand new track. ‘Dream On’ is a totally enormous, uplifting blast of playful electro that brings equal portions of dancefloor pop and old school house to the table. Head over to T.E.E.D’s Facebook page to grab the free download …

Dream On [FREE DOWNLOAD –] by T-E-E-D

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Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

‘Home Again’ is the title track of Michael Kiwanuka’s forthcoming EP, due out 1st January 2012. Capturing the spirit of the early 70’s soul movement, ‘Home Again’ has the feel of a timeless classic; Michael’s rich yet gentle vocals take center stage, riding a simple, heartfelt arrangement of delicate guitar and lush orchestrations.

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again by MichaelKiwanuka

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Rostam – Don’t Let It Get To You

Vampire Weekend‘s multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Rostam Batmanglij has just unveiled his second solo track via his Tumblr page. In the same vein as his beautiful first single ‘Wood’, ‘Don’t Let It Get To You’ also sees Rostam drawing his influences from Eastern music rather than the African sounds that the Vampire Weekend were so loved for. Regardless which continent he turns to for inspiration, Rostam has a huge talent for creating exhilarating and elegant worldly pop music.

Don’t Let it Get to You by ROSTAM

Rostam – Wood

’Rostam – Wood’
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[Video] Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Ohio based dirty blues duo The Black Keys return with a preview of their much-anticipated forthcoming long player. The video for the album’s lead single ‘Lonely Boy’ proves, yet again, their finesse for crafting riotous, riff laden grooves and genius viral videos.

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

Sequenced to be the opening track on ‘El Camino’, the band’s upcoming Danger Mouse produced seventh album, ‘Lonely Boy’ is out on limited edition 12” on 25th November as a part of Record Store Day’s ‘Back to Black Friday‘ and is available now as a free download for all that pre-order the album.

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Friends – I’m His Girl

Lo-fi indie pop newcomers Friends have just unveiled the suitably hip video for their infectious forthcoming single ‘I’m His Girl’ which bristles with a highly original mix of smoldering vocals and the sexiest bassline in town. You can check out the grainy, super 8 video above and pick up the 7″ vinyl on 31st October via Lucky Number.

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[Folk] Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm‘, Benjamin Francis Leftwich is set to release his third single ‘Shine’ on November 7th. With ‘Shine’ Ben has again highlighted his rare talent for effortlessly crafting absorbing, elegant and intimate music. Weaving a delicate guitar line over layered hand-claps, Ben’s voice appears soft and powerful, further proving that the excitement surrounding him as one of the most compelling new prospects of the year is justified.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine by Dirty Hit

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