After some time, Junior Boys (Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus) finally follow up on their last full-length, So This is Goodbye, with the much-awaited Be Gone Dull Care. The album was worth the wait. The Boys demonstrate their trademark panache with sensitive male vocals and subtle electro-pop melodies in "Hazel," the first single off the new album. Be Gone Dull Care will be out April 7 2009 on Domino.
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"That Beep" is Architecture in Helsinki's first track to ever crack the Top 40 in the band's native Australia, and with the single now available for purchase, the remixes are coming in. Here's Radioclit's colorful electro-pop-meets-afro-beat take on the synth-heavy song. The duo invited erstwhile Bondo Do Role member Marina Ribatski to stop by for a guest vocal spot on this track.
Panther may have ditched the electro-based freak-out jams that first won him the attention of the music scene, but fear not. The man born Charlie Salas-Humara, along with drummer Joe Kelly, who was enlisted in 2007, remain dynamic songwriters, as evidenced by the hooks, high-pitched vocals, and off-kilter pianos on this track.
Runny mascara, a decidedly punk ethos, and outrageous onstage antics (that sometimes end with injury) inform much of the work of Montreal four-piece Duchess Says, and here's a track that's less dance-punk than it is an all out musical catharsis. "Melon" is off Anthologie Des 3 Perchoirs, out now.
XLR8R scribe Sarah Bentley once dubbed the music made by Tokyo-based collective Soil & "PIMP" Sessions as "death jazz." We see what she means on this track, in which punk-rock, jazz-funk, and Latin flavors collide here with a force (and lots of cymbals). "Fantastic Planet" is off the band's new album, Pimp Planet, out now.
Disco-style synths, hard-hitting electro beats, and incessant chanting. Welcome to the frenzied world of Devin Booze and Sarah Reynolds (a.k.a. Ear Pwr). The duo has unleashed this track, off its forthcoming Super Animal Brothers III, to liven up the afternoon.
Super Animal Brothers III is out May 19.
Since the release of his debut full-length, Magic Monday, Michna (born Adrian Michna) has been making a name for himself with his particular blend of funk-driven hip-hop, and more often than not, this means a horn section is involved. Check this track for further evidence.
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