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Grimes - Nightmusic (Official Video)

The second video from Claire Boucher’s breakout album as Grimes. It doesn’t really quite match up to the Oblivion video to me (recall: Awesome Video alert), but the  barren, greywashed landscape she inhabits and all the “hand puppetry” works with the mystery inherent in this song. Plus, she could be doing her taxes in this video, and she’d still be the raddest in all the land. If you haven’t checked out the album, Visions, yet, you should probably get on that.

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Nigel Godrich, producer responsible for many-a-jams from Radiohead to Beck and sometimes considered Radiohead’s unofficial 6th member, is apparently a practicing musician as well. Here’s a track that was released as part of his emergence from behind the mixing desk and formation of his mysterious group called Ultraísta. I like it. A lot.

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Only the third song we’ve heard from The Neighborhood, but it’s enough to make their buzz nearly tangible. This track is less catchy than the last, Sweater Weather, and has a less-indie-pop-more-rap influence, but it shows the band’s diversity and begs for a few extra listens. Enough for me to say “I’m intrigued.” The band’s upcoming EP, I’m Sorry, is set to be released on Monday, May 7.

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Much in line with other Swedish acts (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Fever Ray), Swedish duo Niki & The Dove have been recently monopolizing my iTunes play time (though I have not slowed down on the Santigold album, which is still on a strong rotation) The group is releasing their much-anticipated debut album, Instinct, on May 14th in the UK and August 7th in the US. Though the above track didn’t make the album cut and will only be showing up on its deluxe edition, it should keep you satisfied in the meantime. 

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Florence and the Machine - Breath of Life

Florence + the Machine’s ethereal, dramatic music is the perfect match for “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the soon-to-be-released twist to our familiar childhood fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth. The brand new tune for this fairy tale epic has arrived courtesy of Florence & it sounds cinematic in all the ways it should. Job well done, Flo.

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My friend Sherman brought me here….and all subsequent car rides haven’t been the same. Just an all around good single. I don’t know much about the band otherwise. Though this may change things.

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Stream: Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

It’s unfair to expect something mind-blowing after a four-year wait, buuuut I get that it’s hard to listen to Santigold’s sophomore album without having a sense of aching anticipation for something beyond great. I’ve been reading a lot of reviews about Master of My Make-Believe. They all say the same thing: that [insert reviewer name] hoped for more. But I think that this sense of let down or string of strangely neutral reviews is just what inevitably comes with the territory of having an amazing debut album and a subsequent hiatus. And frankly, I don’t agree with the let down. Taken at face value, I think the album is quite good. Better yet, I’ll go as far to say I’ve been blasting in my car for 2 days straight and I love it. There are definitely some heavy hitters & I’ve definitely gotten double takes from other cars at me jamming out behind the wheel. What can I say? Santi’s affection for genre hopping just works for me. The album is out May 1, but you can stream the entire thing at NPR right here. You can also check out Santi at BBC1 Radio performing Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic,”Proud Mary,” right here.

Update: The not-so-stellar reviews were ones I saw from when the album first began streaming. Since, I’ve only seen nothing but raving reviews. Warranted raves, I believe.

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