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  • mmpsuf | Retina MP3

    Review by David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath Album: Mmpsuf “Retina” (2012) Oftentimes sadness walks hand-in-hand with beauty. It’s records like Mmpsuf’s “Retina” that give pause to reflect on that notion. It’s a mini-masterpiece. Six concise but sprawling tracks. There are a number of musical touches that may be reminiscent of other bands or artists, but it’...

    21.11.2012

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  • Jenny O. | Automechanic MP3

    It’s been just short of two years since I’d last written about Jenny O. and her delightful five-song EP “Home”, which featured songs mostly centered on her sweet vocal sounds and an acoustic guitar. Now she has a new track out, “Automechanic”, which is also the name of the upcoming release, due out February 5th via her own label, Holy Trinity. It has more in common with Neko Cas...

    15.10.2012

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  • City Calm Down | Pleasure And Consequence MP3

    Melbourne’s City Calm Down are a band close to my heart. Music bloggers will know exactly what I’m talking about. Amid all the familiar band names we write about in regard to the quality of a release, there are those bands we quietly champion. In part, because you feel like you have a bit of stake in spreading the wealth, so to speak. I felt that way about Braids, Daughter, Cold Specks (formerly Basket...

    10.10.2012

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  • Lowpines | It’s Not Happening (Be Good Tanyas) MP3

    Our friends over at the EardrumsPop label posted a zip file of three tracks from a band called Lowpines. If you’re not familiar with the label, they release digital records, special projects, and a number of singles from a wide range of bands. So far, all the records they post are free, and conveniently come in a zip file, with album artwork. Their latest post features a Lowpines’ cover of The Be Good ...

    24.07.2012

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  • jj | High Summer MP3

    The Swedish duo of Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander (aka jj) just posted a free five-song EP, “High Summer”, for you courtesy of the site, Sincerely Yours. The tracklist is as follows: 1. “High Summer”, 2. “10″, 3. “My Name”, 4. “Big Hearts, Big Dreams”, and 5. “Times”. You can click here to download, which even comes with an accompanying Wor...

    22.06.2012

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    22.06.2012

  • Purity Ring | Fineshrine MP3

    Purity Ring are sharing a new single, “Fineshrine”, from the upcoming release, “Shrines”, which is due out July 24 via 4AD and Toronto label, Last Gang. This is the same duo (Corin Roddick and Megan James) whose song, “Lofticries”, was named the best track of 2011 by Their Bated Breath. The song is available for free download or stream at the link below, courtesy of their label 4A...

    20.06.2012

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    20.06.2012

  • Cat Power | Ruin MP3

    Cat Power is coming out with a new record, “Sun”, her first album of original material in over six years. Her label, Matador, says, “Chan Marshall performed and produced ’Sun’ herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu.” And to mark the occasion, there’s a new single, “Ruin”, to download. The record release date is Sept. 4. â€...

    18.06.2012

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    18.06.2012

  • Micachu and the Shapes | OK MP3

    Their Bated Breath favorites and London three-piece Micachu and the Shapes have a new single out, “OK”, off their upcoming July 24 (U.S.) release, “Never” — out via Rough Trade. (It’s out on July 23 in the U.K.) The song is an industrial-clanking, catchy riff, that turns hypnotic through Mica Levi’s alternating chorus, “Are you sure you’re okay? / Couldnâ€...

    08.06.2012

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    08.06.2012

  • Giraffage | Feels MP3

    I first really listened to Giraffage during a Friday PortalsMusic.com turntable.fm blow out. Basically, for all those who haven’t tried it before, it’s a virtual club room, with full-on avatars, where you can listen to other folks who play their music for you. In most rooms I’ve ever been to, it’s usually hosted by a musician. Sharon Van Etten used to host them occasionally. The day I hea...

    06.06.2012

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  • Collarbones | Missing MP3

    Following on that trend of hybrid-soul like How to Dress Well, The Weeknd, and Frank Ocean, is this synth-soaked love jam, “Missing”, from Collarbones. It’s the debut single from what appears to be a upcoming September sophomore release called “Die Young”. Collarbones is the Australian duo of Marcus Whale and Travis Cook. Granted, this approach is a bit more straight forward then the p...

    05.06.2012

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    05.06.2012

  • Little Silver | Salvador Sanchez (Sun Kil Moon Cover) MP3

    Husband and wife duo Little Silver (Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis, of Hem) have an EP out now, aptly-titled “Dress Up”, which you can stream at bandcamp. You know how dressing up is essentially putting on someone else’s clothes and pretending? Well, this record is a set of six cover tunes, from The Cure’s “Pictures of You” to Hem’s “Dance With Me Now, My Darlingâ...

    31.05.2012

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    31.05.2012

  • Laetitia Sadier | Find Me the Pulse of the Universe MP3

    Singer-songwriter Laetitia Sadier will be releasing her sophomore solo album, “Silencio”, on July 24th on Drag City. Before that, she’s sharing a new song, “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”, which has that frenetic feel fans will remember with Stereolab. But in truth, this is really her own new sound, which like the album title may suggest, is driven with Latin rhythms, bossa nova pe...

    31.05.2012

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  • Patrick Watson | Words In the Fire MP3

    The inimitable Patrick Watson posted his song “Words In the Fire” for free download at soundcloud today in celebration of kicking off his U.S. tour. The song is off his newest release, “Adventures In Your Own Backyard” (May 1), out now on Domino Records in the US and Secret City Records in Canada. It’s a gorgeous song, featuring Watson’s patented high-falsetto vocals, quick acou...

    31.05.2012

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    31.05.2012

  • Beast Make Bomb | Dream Boat MP3

    Big fan of the sound of this new single, “Dream Boat”, from the very Pretty Girls Make Graves-sounding wonder Beast Make Bomb. What I mean by that is the band has a grungy, innovative sound that feels improvised in a devil-may-care kind of way. Sure, there’s melodic guitar, but it gets scuzzed up, and the lead female vocals are punked-out epigrams delivered in a way sure to inspire angst-heavy cro...

    15.05.2012

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    15.05.2012

  • Twin Shadow | Five Seconds MP3

    I opened my e-mail today and listened to a handful of songs with a serious 70s new wave/80s pop bent. One of those tracks is Twin Shadow’s (aka George Lewis Jr.) “Five Seconds”, a powerful new track off his just-announced upcoming sophomore album. It’s the follow up to 2010′s “Forget with Confess”, and will be released on 4AD July 10 in the U.S. and July 9 in the UK. In a ...

    01.05.2012

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    01.05.2012

  • Purity Ring | Obedear MP3

    Purity Ring floated out a new track, “Obedear”, which will be featured on their debut record, “Shrines”, due out on July 24 via 4AD. Their 2011 track, “Lofticries“, was Their Bated Breath’s song of the year in a list of 50 tracks. You can download the new song (at 320kbps) for free courtesy of a link from the band. Follow the band at soundcloud and facebook. – David ...

    24.04.2012

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    24.04.2012

  • Steffaloo | If You Were My Baby MP3

    “If you were my baby, baby / The sun would shine brighter / If you were my baby, baby / The stars would never die …” That’s the opening verse to Steffaloo’s pretty and melodic new track, “If You Were My Baby”, which should see a spot on her upcoming untitled record. Steffaloo says on her website that the song may get additional backing and a fuller sound, but until then en...

    22.03.2012

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    22.03.2012

  • LANDS & PEOPLES | Ghosts MP3

    “Ghosts” is the first single from Lands & Peoples’ debut LP, “Pop Guilt”, available on March 27th from Analog Edition Records on a limited run of white 12-inch vinyl. It’s a leaden, buried sort of track (in a good way) — layers of viscous guitar crawl behind pretty and languidly sung lead vocals. “Ghosts” is a drugged-out trip in slow motion, hypnotic in i...

    08.03.2012

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    08.03.2012

  • LETTING UP DESPITE GREAT FAULTS | Stand Still MP3

    Letting Up Despite Great Faults posted a previously unreleased track from the “Paper Crush” sessions, “Stand Still”, for download at their soundcloud page. It’s a whirlwind of shoegazy goodness. Lots of lush layering, jangly guitar, rhythm changes, jumpy synth, and breathy cool lyricism. It’s romantic, bubble-gum and anthemic. You can follow the band at twitter and facebook. â...

    07.03.2012

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    07.03.2012

  • KISS KISS FANTASTIC | Dark Matter MP3

    Dream-pop artists Kiss Kiss Fantastic (aka Jeremy Mullins and Rachel Levy) have released a beautiful new 11-song LP, “Dark Matter”. The album opener “Stars Over Rodinia” sets the mood with its airy, spacey atmospherics, heavy with romance and yet isolating with it’s distant-sounding vocals. It’s like an astronomic siren call from out there in the depths. But the second song, â...

    01.03.2012

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