Track | Is This Really Me – ‘Sun’

This song by Finnish folk outfit Is This Really Me came out ages ago but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop what you’re doing right now and listen to it. There is something so pure about ITRM’s sound, and not in a ‘we mixed this using super expensive equipment’-kind of way. Advertisements

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Grouper premieres new track “Call Across Rooms”

Grouper’s music has always been shrouded in mystery. Composed of a perfect gray-scale and subtly dissolving somewhere in a space between the conscious and the unconscious, it is at its best an isolating experience. Liz Harris knows how to move through that space, enter it wide-eyed and exit without loosing focus. You’re drawn into her […]

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Bill, Moray & Bill – EP#4

The colourful and flamboyant duo known as Bill, Moray & Bill recently released their new EP, simply entitled EP#4. Containing 4 psychedelic retro-pop tracks, it offers an eye-catching showcase of their trademark surrealist world. The combination of Jenna Saarinen’s girly 60’s bubblegum vocals and Matti Mustonen’s dramatic baritone quickly brings to mind another duo, namely […]

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Is This Really Me – “Boxer”

Finnish band Is This Really Me released a rather excellent 7″ last year entitled “Boxer”. The title track is a folk-tinged indie pop song with dark undertones and a rare dose of wit – by Finnish standards. The lyrics employ a sense of humour that you don’t immediately connect with Finnish music. They have this […]

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You Are Listening To New York

If you’ve ever managed to find just the right soundtrack to your everyday life then you know the kind of cinematic makeover your environment receives. When you find that right sound, any mundane landscape can be instantly dramatized. “You Are Listening To” is a website where real life and music are blended in a very […]

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Listen: Neko Case – “Man”

Not only does Neko Case have one of the most powerful voices in all of alt-americana land , she‘s also one of the coolest women in the world. On her new single, however, she just as easily takes on the role as a man. “Man” is a power pop/americana cyclone on which Neko Case plays […]

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Stream: Soliti marks two year anniversary with free compilation

Finnish indie label Soliti is celebrating its second birthday today and to mark this occasion they’ve put together a special compilation for us. Odds, Sods & Found Sounds features the label’s entire roster and contains both new and old material, as well as demos and unreleased songs from The New Tigers, Black Lizard, Delay Trees, […]

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Listen: Beck – “Defriended”

Today a new track by Beck called “Defriended” has been floating around, along with the news of two new albums that he’s apparently releasing this year. Seems like Beck is moving deeper into to experimenting with electronica nowadays, to which one can only say bring it on. Beck can basically pull of any musical style, […]

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Salvage My Dream – “Lemon Tray”

Salvage My Dream is the moniker for Wakefield, England-based singer-songwriter Robin Fisher. With two albums and an EP under his belt he’s explored everything from folk to drone to shoegaze. On May 26 he’s releasing yet another EP entitled Desert, Sea and Grass which was partly recorded in a garage in Los Angles and partly in […]

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