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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.

(Source: themusichoarder)

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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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Major Lazer - ‘Get Free’ feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors) 

Diplo & Switch just released the catchy snippet from their UK/Euro tour promo video that caught my attention back in March. With it, comes the animated video that  accompanies most Major Lazer singles. The saddish, reggaeish single features The Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman, making a case for a solo career all over again. Download the single for free right here

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Willis Earl Beal - Monotony

Judging from the blogosphere, everyone is expecting great things from Willis Earl Beal this year. From what we’ve heard so far from his debut album, Acousmatic Sorcery,  he has a penchant for lofi and gut wrenching soul. His music & this video also help to paint a picture of his backstory: train station performances for nobody, impromptu telephonic songs for anyone who dialed the phone number he’d scribble on the art flyers tacked up around town, and, as this video portrays, an uncelebrated and even unnoticed reality.  He kind of reminds me of a pre-Roots Cody Chestnut. I’m excited to see what this guy has to offer in 2012.

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Beautiful Life

Enigmatic Swedish duo jj are back with another hazy, lo-fi single with a nostalgic feel of washed over memories, romanticized whether good or bad. Though I hate to admit that I prefer jj in a mixtape form in which they stick to the typical mixtape ideology of borrowed beats and new lyrics, I still enjoy the shit out of them no matter what they have to offer. The new single “Beautiful Like” is a perfect example. Also, a couple other jj tracks I recommend are jj - Ecstacy (Lil Wayne Lollipop “cover”) & jj - My Life (Lil Wayne/The Game “cover”). Enjoy.

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British songwriter/producer Jai Paul has only put out two singles in the course of 2 years. First, there was his early 2010 release “BTSTU”, which made its way onto numerous best-of 2011 lists. Now, we have his follow-up track, “Jasmine,” a thoroughly washed, fragmented, and intentionally imperfect track. I must admit, it’s quite fetch.

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