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Archive | March, 2012

Tom Milek ‘Vicious Curves’

Melbourne musician Tom Milek plays some really really gorgeous music, he’s just released his debut EP, and he’s about to tour around Australia. That’s definitely a winning combination. The EP in question is called ‘Love And Ambition’, and the title sums up Tom’s music quite well: it would be a bit cliched if it was so genuine and so deftly executed. As it is however he seems a talented and honest musician capable of some utterly stunning moments of music, as is exemplified by his single ‘Vicious Curves’.

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My Second Surprise ‘Bring The Sunshine’

My Second Surprise is a San Francisco band led by Israeli singer/songwriter Ayal Nistor. I hadn’t heard of them before a link to their latest music video, ’Bring The Sunshine’, dropped through my virtual mailbox, but the song and clip immediately grabbed my attention. Have a watch and you’ll probably see why.

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Maximo Park ‘The National Health’

I’ve always really liked British rock band Maximo Park and, having caught them last time they were out in Australia, can confirm that they are also a fantastic live act. Which is why it comes as good news that the band recently announced that their fourth studio album entitled will be entitled ‘The National Health’ and will be released on the 11th of June. Accompanying the announcement that band have released the album’s titled track onto the interwebs, so check it out below.

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Lisa Mitchell ‘Spiritus’

After what seems like an eternity without giving us even a sniff of new studio material, Lisa Mitchell dropped a new single onto the Js this morning. And it’s absolutely fantastic.

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros ‘Man On Fire’

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros have premiered the studio version of their new single, ‘Man On Fire’, which they first played live at SXSW. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming second studio album, the unoriginally-titled and horribly-front-covered ‘Here’. All that really matters is the tuneski though, so check it out.

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Sigur Rós ‘Ekki Múkk’

Seriously exciting news this morning: finally, the one and only Sigur Rós have announced their long awaited new album. It is called ‘Valtari’, and will be released on May 28th. It will be the band’s first traditional LP release since 2008. There’s also a seven song tracklisting, included below, as is the album’s first single, Ekki Múkk. Fuck yeah.

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