Month: August 2012

How To Dress Well – Cold Nites (Koreless Remix) / New Album ‘Total Loss’ [Full Album Stream]

:: Can’t stop listening to this tune. Love it!


Full Album Stream ‘How To Dress Well – Total Loss’ hereTotal Loss is released on September 18th.

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More ‘Koreless’ on Music Pickings:
2012, March 30 – Koreless – 4D


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2012, Jul 23 – How To Dress Well – Cold Nites / New Album ‘Total Loss’


The Unwinding Hours – Break / New Album ‘Afterlives’ (2012/08/20)

:: Fragile and deeply beautiful. Recommended for those hours spent lost in thoughts…


Break is taken from the sophomore album of Glasgow alternative rock duo The Unwinding Hours formed by the former Aereogramme members Craig B. and Iain Cook in 2009. The band name is inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining where it can be read in front of The Gold Room. Following their self-titled 2010 debut, the new record is entitled ‘Afterlives’ and was released on August 20, 2012 via Chemikal Underground. Listen below to another fabulous album track, The Right To Know, and check out upcoming tour dates of the band.

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01. Break
02. I’ve Loved You For So Long
03. The Right To Know
04. Saimaa
05. The Promised Land
06. Wayward
07. Say My Name
08. The Dogs
09. Skin On Skin
10. Day By Day

Upcoming European Tour Dates:
Fri 31 Aug 2012 // Aberdeen, Scotland // The Tunnels
Sat 01 Sep 2012 // Glasgow, Scotland // Stereo
Tue 04 Sep 2012 // Munich, Germany // Kranhalle
Wed 05 Sep 2012 // Dresden, Germany // Beatpol
Thu 06 Sep 2012 // Hamburg, Germany // Knust
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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The Quietus − The Unwinding Hours⎥ Afterlives⎥ Review

First Single: Harmonimix – Confidence Boost (Trim)

:: Just pure awesome!

Written and produced by James Blake.
Vocals written and performed by Trim.

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Artist: Harmonimix (aka James Blake) & Trim (aka Trimbal)
Title Of Single: Confidence Boost
Release Date: September 24, 2012
Label: R&S Records

1. Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)
2. Saying (Harmonimix)

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Rainbow Shark – Killer Sharks / Debut EP ‘Rainbowshark’

:: Simply won’t get enough of this wonderful tune. Rainbow Shark definitely are to be watched!


Rainbow Shark are two guys originally from Manchester being currently based in Oxford. Their self-titled three-track debut EP was released two months ago via Soundcloud. All tracks are written and produced by Rainbow Shark. They recorded and mixed the EP at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester. There’s not very much information or contact details available about the two musicians behind the band, but we do hope for more very soon! Listen to my favourite track Killer Sharks above and check out the other two below.

Rainbow Shark are Jack Levy [keys, buttons etc.] and Bill Wright [guitar]

01. Behind The Shards
02. The Sundown Bears
03. Killer Sharks

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José James feat. Flying Lotus – Visions of Violet

:: Great track – Check!

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>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘José James’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Oct 29 – José James LIVE TONIGHT
2011, Oct 07 – José James – “Trouble” – AllSaints Basement Sessions



Divine Fits – Baby Get Worse / Debut Album ‘A Thing Called Divine Fits’ (2012/08/28)

:: HEAVY ROTATION. Only possible thing with this record!


Divine Fits are kind of a supergroup composed of Dan Broeckner [Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade], Britt Daniel [Spoon] and Sam Brown [New Bomb Turks]. Their debut album ‘A Thing Called Divine Fits’ was released in North-America on August 28, 2012 via ANTI-Records / Merge Records. European release follows on September 03. The record is streaming in its entirety below (via Soundcloud). Although it’s nearly impossible to choose one clear favourite since the whole record’s nothing but marvellous, I picked Baby Get Worse to listen to above. Read an extensive interview with the band published yesterday on Pitchfork and check out upcoming North-American tour dates below.

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01. My Love Is Real
02. Flaggin A Ride
03. What Gets You Alone
04. Would That Not Be Nice
05. The Salton Sea
06. Baby Get Worse
07. Civilian Stripes
08. For Your Heart
09. Shivers
10. Like Ice Cream
11. Neopolitans

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Upcoming North-American Tour Dates:
Thu 30 Aug 2012 // Seattle, WA, US // The Crocodile
Tue 04 Sep 2012 // Los Angeles, CA, US // The Echo
Wed 05 Sep 2012 // Toronto, ON, Canada // Lee’s Palace
Sun 09 Sep 2012 // Brooklyn, NY, US // Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat 06 Oct 2012 // Nashville, TN, US // SoundLand Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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No Ripcord − Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits

Haleek Maul & Supreme Cuts feat. Deniro Farrar – The Dummy

:: Monster beats!


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Supreme Cuts & Haleek Maul

Artist: Haleek Maul
Title: The Dummy
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Label: Mishka

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More ‘Haleek Maul’ on Music Pickings:
2012, July 02 – Haleek Maul – 88 / Debut EP ‘Oxyconteen’ [Free Download]