22 2014 Apr
by Kevan
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listen: Movement – “Ivory”

MOVEMENT – 'MOVEMENT' EP

Haunting, yet oddly groovy new stuff from Sydney’s Movementtaken from the group’s self-titled EP, arriving on May 6 via Modular.

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22 2014 Apr
by Kevan
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listen: Tomas Barfod – “Busy Baby” (feat. Nina K)

TOMAS BARFOD + NINA KINERT

Tomas Barfod‘s collaborations with Nina Kinert are an indelible delight, further evidenced here by the proper first single for Barfod’s Love Me LP. To date, nothing has quite lived up to the lofty heights of “November Skies” (which isn’t a statement so much about every other effort being less worthy as it is about that track being something else entirely) but “Busy Baby” probably comes closest, with Kinert delivering another flawless vocal assist as she gracefully slinks toward the undeniable and endlessly catchy chorus. Love Me is out June 10 on Secretly Canadian.

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22 2014 Apr
by Kevan
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listen: Jamie xx – “Girl”

Here’s the A-side to Jamie xx‘s Girl/Sleep Sound 12″, out May 5 on Young Turks.

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22 2014 Apr
by Kevan
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video: DIANA – “Strange Attraction”

It’s hard to pick a favourite track on an album full of aces like DIANA‘s Perpetual Surrender, but “Strange Attraction” is one we can reliably come back to time and time again, so we’re stoked to see it get the gorgeous, surreal video it so rightly deserves. Carmen Elle is a vision; George Fok directs.

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22 2014 Apr
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21 2014 Apr
by Kevan
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premiere: New Hands – “Swimming”

Very pleased to be introducing this woozy, spectral single from New Hands, which marks the Hamilton outfit’s first bit of output since 2012. “Swimming” channels all that’s iconic about the early days of new wave, proudly waving the flag of UK influence and ably hitting the exceptionally high bar set by the genre’s forebears decades ago. This is all reflected almost literally in the beautiful video interpretation, which frames Spence Newell‘s silhouette against jumpy, VHS-quality projections of footage found from years past. Watch for more material surfacing from the band later this year.

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