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On My Radar: Cults, Here We Go Magic, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

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Going to try something a little different with this column, mainly using a few more images to break up the post.  The goal of this post remains the same though.  Its me pointing you towards a few things you should hear and see.  Hope you dig.

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Cults have an amazing new video for “Abducted”, over at p4k tv.  Great companion for the track.

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Here’s the first official video from Fredrik‘s third album Flora. Inspired by early motion picture magicians like Stan Brakhage, Harry Smith, Isidore Isou and Viking Eggeling, it features an abstract take on Palm Shadowplay using “a vintage British overhead projector, an off-white canvas, scissors, paper, 8 hands and a fishtank full of flammable liquids”.  Found at iamnosuperman.

Fredrik – Chrome Cavities from lindefelt on Vimeo.

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Basia Bulat performs a new song called “It Can’t Be You” on YoursTru.ly.

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p4k has a new track for Here We Go Magic, a song called “Song In Three” from The January EP, a collection of outtakes from the album Pigeons.

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We’re getting first listens today from Queensland, Australian band The Middle East of their new track “Hunger Song” (over at Dailybeatz).  Quite a bit more upbeat from last year’s sombre grower in “Blood”, “Hunger Song” arrives before the self produced full length LP entitled I Want That You Are Always Happy on July 12.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are offering up another taste of their upcoming LP Something Corporate at Paste magazine.  Check out “Skeletons“.  Found at MFR.

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Big fan of this remix, check out Two Door Cinema Club’s remix of the Young The Giant song “My Body” over at Tympanogram.

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Horsecollar needs your help.  A while back I briefly mentioned that I was liking the track “Christopher”.  Now, he’s using Kickstarter to try and raise funds to manufacture a “7 inch, for those songs on bandcamp.  Check it out.

Around The Blogs: Dog Is Dead, Boy and Bear, SXSW, Junior Boys

dogisdead Around The Blogs: Dog Is Dead, Boy and Bear, SXSW, Junior Boys

I’ll post my picks for the festival in a day or two, in the meantime, here’s a couple things that sounded good to me today.

-The Recommender profiles Nottingham, England five-piece nu-folk band Dog Is Dead.  Check out the video for “Young”.

-We Listen For You is collecting links to download free/legal SXSW samplers.   Don’t forget the free one at iTunes.

-Neon Gold has a post on Australia’s Boy & Bear, check out “Mexican Mavis”.

-Gorilla vs. Bear has a new track from Junior Boys called “ep”.

-Still spinning that track “Lighthouse” by NewVillager, which is a pretty awesome video we posted a while back. Download the track for free here.

-SPIN and HP have created an online video series filming bands on their way down to SXSW, head to their channel to see what The Rural Alberta Advantage, Young The Giant and Yellow Ostrich run into on their way to Austin.

-The Yellow Bird Project has started a video series called The Wilderness Sessions, the first being with UK band Dry The River.  Check out the band perform “Weights and Measures” and buy the t-shirt they designed, its for a good cause.

Around The Blogs: Thanksgiving Edition

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Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!

I’m off to hopefully something like the spread above, but in the meantime, here’s a couple links to some good music.

-Culture Reject does some more songs for Southern Souls.

-We All Want Someone To Shout For features the band Young The Giant.

-Cause=Time intro’s us to California Wives.

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