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Archive | May, 2012

Los Campesinos! ‘Tiptoe Through The True Bits’

Los Campesinos! are one of my favourite bands, and last night they released a new song, Tiptoe Through The True Bits. You can listen to it below and download it for free from their website, because they’re just cool like that.

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Bowerbirds ‘Tuck The Darkness In’

I’ve been out of commission the last few days, stuck in bed on a rather wonderful concoction of painkillers following my wisdom teeth surgery, but I really wanted to get a post up today to kick things back into gear. However I couldn’t face reading my emails (that 600 ‘Unread Messages’ icon seems to judge me silently whenever I look at it), so here’s a track I’ve been really enjoying lately that I discovered all on my lonesome.

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Perfume Genius ‘Dark Parts’

Sometimes, you just need to listen to a sad song. And the new album from Perfume Genius, AKA Seattle-based musician Mike Hadreas, is full of them. It’s an album that deals with trauma, heartache, desperation, suicide, and a whole range of other fun stuff, and it reaches a climax with the sublime song ’Dark Parts’, written about the abuse Hadreas’ mother suffered at the hands of her grandfather. It’s a delicate, fragile song, based simply around Hadreas’ voice and piano, but it is devastatingly effective.

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The National ‘The Rains Of Castamere’

The National and Game Of Thrones are two of my favourite things in the world. This is a song recorded by The National for Game Of Thrones. Enough said.

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Hey Geronimo ‘Carbon Affair’

Brisbane band Hey Geronimo’s first single received more attention than I think even the band themselves could have possibly hoped for. Thanks in no small part to an inspired video clip, ‘Why Don’t We Do Something?’ spread like wildfire over the internet, serving to really kickstart the band’s career. Well, they’re back with their second single, ‘Carbon Affair’, another riotous pop song which is instantly likable and very, very fun.

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Metric ‘Speed The Collapse’

Following the release of their upcoming album’s lead single, ’Youth Without Youth’, Metric have uploaded a second taste of ‘Synthetica’ onto that wonderful, glorious website known as Soundcloud. The track is called ‘Speed The Collapse’, and whilst it doesn’t pack quite the same punch as ’Youth Without Youth’ it is still a typically enjoyable Metric track that bodes very well for the album as a whole.

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