Month: October 2012

Ben Howard – Oats in the Water New EP ‘The Burgh Island’

:: So good! Ben Howard defines beauty…

‘The Burgh Island’ EP, which will be released through Island Records on vinyl in early December 2012.

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Artist: Ben Howard
Title Of EP: The Burgh Island
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012
Label: Island Records

1. Esmerelda
2. Oats In The Water
3. To Be Alone
4. Burgh Island

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More ‘Ben Howard’ on Music Pickings:
Sep 24 – Every Kingdom (New Album)


New Album: Wintersleep – Hello Hum (2012/09/21)

:: Lovin’ every single song on this record!


Wintersleep are an indie-rock five-piece from Halifax, Canada. The band’s composed of Paul Murphy [vocals/guitar], Mike Bigelow [bass], Loel Campbell [drums], Tim D’Eon [guitar/keyboards], Jon Samuel [keyboards/ guitar] and was founded in 2002. Their fifth studio album is entitled ‘Hello Hum’ and was released in Canada on June 12, 2012 via Roll Call Records. European release finally followed on September 21, 2012 via The Tom Kotter Company Ltd. Listen above to the band’s new single Nothing Is Anything (Without You). Wintersleep are currently touring North-America, check for upcoming concerts in your area below and listen to the album track Resuscitate, which is also available for free download on the band’s Soundcloud.

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01. Hum
02. In Came The Flood
03. Nothing Is Anything (Without You)
04. Resuscitate
05. Permanent Sigh
06. Saving Song
07. Rapture
08. Unzipper
09. Someone, Somewhere
10. Zones
11. Smoke
12. In Came The Flood (Stripped) [Bonus Track Version]
13. Nothing Is Anything (Without You) [Stripped] [Bonus Track Version]
14. Papa Time
15. Someone, Somewhere (Stripped) [Bonus Track Version]


Upcoming North-American Tour Dates:
Thu 01 Nov 2012 // Washington, DC, US // DC9
Sat 03 Nov 2012 // Grand Rapids, MI, US // The Pyramid Scheme
Sun 04 Nov 2012 // Chicago, IL, US // Empty Bottle
Mon 05 Nov 2012 // Minneapolis, MN, US // 7th Entry Street
Tue 06 Nov 2012 // Winnipeg, MB, Canada // The Garrick
Wed 07 Nov 2012 // Saskatoon, SK, Canada // Louis’ Pub
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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Groundislava – Suicide Mission ft. Baths / New Album ‘Feel Me’

:: I’m in love with this song!

Single from Groundislava’s ‘Feel Me’ LP due out August 28th on Friends of Friends.

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Artist: Groundislava
Titel Of Album: Feel Me
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Label: Friends of Friends

01. Cider
02. Suicide Mission feat. Baths
03. Olympia 2011
04. TV Dream feat. Clive Tanaka
05. After Hours
06. Jasper’s Song I
07. Cool Party
08. Flooded feat. Houses
09. Jasper’s Song II
10. Living Under A Rock
11. Bottle Service feat. Shlohmo
12. Love Ribbon feat. Jake Weary

Upcoming Tour Dates: 
Nov 2 // Claremont, CA // Pitzer College
Nov 8 // Los Angeles, CA // Los Globos w/ Grenier + Mount Kimbie
Noc 9 // Middleton, CT // Wesleyan College
Nov 10 // New York, NY // FoF Showcase at Brooklyn Electronic Music Fest w/ Shlohmo + Salva + Lazy Brow

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New Single: Holy Ghost! – It Gets Dark

:: In love with a synth song!


It Gets Dark is the first new single in a year by synth-pop duo Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser from New York City, more famously known under their project name Holy Ghost!. The track was released digitally and as vinyl single on October 16, 2012 via DFA Records. Pitchfork has named It Gets Dark Best New Track, read the article below, and listen to the song if you wanna know why.

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More ‘Holy Ghost!’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Oct 28 − Hold My Breath [Tiger & Woods Remix]
2011, Aug 23 − Some Children [feat. Michael McDonald]

Lewis Taylor – Bittersweet (Mr Leigh Edit) [Free Download]

:: Well this is just gorgeous


Bittersweet was from “Lewis Taylor” the first album by the British neo-soul composer and multi-instrumentalist Lewis Taylor, released in 1996 on Island Records.

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Susanne Sundfør – The Silicone Veil [Official Video] / New Album ‘The Silicone Veil’ (2012/10/15)

 :: Incredible video. And Susanne Sundfør’s music simply is special!


This one is taken from the fifth studio album by Norwegian singer and songwriter Susanne Sundfør. The record is entitled ‘The Silicone Veil’ and was released in the UK and Europe on October 15, 2012 via Sonnet Sounds (EMI). The official video for the title track and second single of the record is written and directed by Luke Gilford. Susanne Sundfør is currently touring Europe, check for upcoming dates below and listen to the first single White Foxes.

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01. Diamonds
02. White Foxes
03. Rome
04. Can You Feel The Thunder
05. Meditation Is An Emergency
06. Among Us
07. The Silicone Veil
08. When
09. Stop (Don’t Push The Button)
10. Your Prelude


Upcoming European Tour Dates:
Sun 04 Nov 2012 // Cologne, Germany // Studio 672
Tue 06 Nov 2012 // Brussels, Belgium // Botanique
Wed 07 Nov 2012 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
Thu 08 Nov 2012 // Hasselt, Belgium // Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
Sat 10 Nov 2012 //Paris, France // Le Point Éphémère
Sun 11 Nov 2012 // Ravensburg, Germany // Trans4JAZZ Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht) [Free Download] / New Album ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

:: This is an LP you don’t want to sleep on!


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Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Title Of Album: good kid, m.A.A.d city
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Label: Interscope Records

01 Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter
02 Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe 
03 Backseat Freestyle
04 The Art of Peer Pressure
05 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock)
06 Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)
07 Good Kid
08 m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht)
09 Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version]
10 Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst
11 Real (feat. Anna Wise)
12 Compton (feat. Dr. Dre)
13  The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre) [Bonus Track]
14 Black Boy Fly (Bonus Track)
15 Now Or Never (feat. Mary J. Blige) [Bonus Track]
16 Collect Calls (Bonus Track)
17 Swimming Pools (Drank) [Bonus Track]


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