Month: November 2012

New Single: Chromatics – Cherry [Free Download / Official Video]

:: Superbe!

Get the free download from Johnny’s Soundcloud here.

The band’s latest album, Kill for Love, was released March 26, 2012.

Chromatics are Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat Walker and Johnny Jewel

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More ‘Chromatics’ on Music Picickings:
2012, May 29 – Chromatics – These Streets Will Never Look The Same
2012, March 15 –  Chromatics – Back From The Grave / New Album ‘Kill for Love’


New Single: Keaton Henson – Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us [Official Video]

:: Feeling this song!


Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us is the first song to be taken from the sophomore album by 24-year-old illustrator, singer and songwriter Keaton Henson from London, UK. After recording his first album ‘Dear…’ in his Richmond (London) bedroom and self-releasing it via Bandcamp in 2010, Henson is now signed to Radiohead’s management and to Oak Ten Records (where ‘Dear…’ was re-released this March). His new effort is entitled ‘Birthdays’ and will be out on February 18, 2013 via Oak Ten Records (Sony Music UK). The song was out as single (together with the b-sides Kronos and Corpse Roads) on November 16, 2012. The official video for Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us is directed and produced by William Williamson. Listen below to Kronos, and download the song via Henson’s Soundcloud.

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01. Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us
02. Kronos
03. Corpse Roads

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Read more:
The Guardian − Keaton Henson: fame, stage fright and the discomfort of strangers


More ‘Keaton Henson’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jun 24 − Small Hands [Official Video] / To Your Health [Random Acts]

Debut Album: Positive Flow – Flow Lines [Full Album Stream]

:: Aaaaamazing album! Really feelin these tunes.


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Artist: Positive Flow
Title Of Debut Album: Flow Lines
Release Date: November 19, 2012
Label: Tokyo Dawn Records

01. Children Of The Sun feat. Heidi Vogel
02. My Prediction feat. Omar
03. Orange & Brown
04. Hold On feat. Colonel Red
05. Tapestries Of My Mind feat. Andre Espeut
06. Phaedra’s Flight
07. Push feat. Stacy Epps
08. Do What I Do feat. Omar
09. In The Garden Of Your Life feat. Vanessa Freeman
10. Axis
11. Stronger Than A Mountain feat. Heidi Vogel
12. Look Around Any Corner feat. Sharlene Hector
13. The Quest Parts 1 & 2 feat. Tesia Rolle
14. Capoeira
15. Universal Truth feat. Andre Espeut & Heidi Vogel

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Allah-Las – Catamaran / Debut Album ‘Allah-Las’ (2012/11/18)

:: One of the most interesting debuts in 2012 for sure!


Allah-Las – that’s the name of a garage rock four-piece from Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Miles Michaud [vocals/guitar], Matt Correia [drums], Spencer Dunham [bass] and Pedrum Siadation [lead guitar]. They first met while three of them were working at Amoeba Records, the biggest record store in L.A. Their simply self-titled debut album full-length was released on November 18, 2012 via Innovative Leisure. It is produced by Nick Waterhouse, who is a close friend of the band. Their 60ies-inspired sound is letting you travel backwards, merging different styles of rock such as garage, surf-pop, psychedelic and more. The band is currently on the road in Europe, partly opening for Waterhouse on his European tour. Check for upcoming dates below, and listen to the album track Long Journey.

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01. Catamaran
02. Don’t You Forget It
03. Busman’s Holiday
04. Sacred Hands
05. No Voodoo
06. Sandy
07. Ela Navega
08. Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)
09. Catalina
10. Vis-a-Vis
11. Seven Point Five
12. Long Journey


Upcoming European Tour Dates:
Fri 30 Nov 2012 // Madrid, Spain // La Boite
Sat 01 Dec 2012 // Leuven, Belgium // Depot *
Sun 02 Dec 2012 // Utrecht, Netherlands // Le Guess Who Festival
Tue 04 Dec 2012 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
Wed 05 Dec 2012 // Paris, France // La Bellevilloise *
* w/ Nick Waterhouse
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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Read more:
Consequence of Sound − Album Review: Allah-Las – Allah-Las

New Album: Norman Palm – With Odd Man Out [Full Album Stream]

:: I like the new album very much!


Cover Art by Elisabeth Mladenov

Artist: Norman Palm
Title Of Album: With Odd Man Out
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Label: self-released

1. Building Rome
2. Cutting Cost
3. Valium Hill
4. When The Nigh
5. Helix Rd.
6. Magic Feather
7. No Matter
8. With Your Eyes
9. 100 Days of Cold
10. Secrets
11. 7
12. Something Wrong 03:30

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More ‘Norman Palm’ on Music Pickings:
2012, June 08 – New Song: Norman Palm with Millennium Millennium – Q & A
2011, August 26 – Norman Palm – Start/Stop

Sufjan Stevens – Justice Delivers Its Gifts [Free Download] / New EP-Set ‘Silver & Gold’ (2012/11/12)

:: Melancholically beautiful and utterly brilliant. 


Justice Delivers Its Gifts (in some sources also titled Justice Delivers Its Death or Silver & Gold) is the very last song to be found on the new EP-Set ‘Silver & Gold’ by indie-folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens. It is a sequel to his 2006 five-EP set ‘Songs for Christmas’ and comprises the volumes VI to X of christmas-inspired music. The 58 songs are either based on traditionals or are cover versions and some were newly written by Stevens. The EP box set comes with an 80-page booklet with stickers, posters, ornaments and essays. ‘Silver & Gold’ was released on November 12, 2012 via Asthmatic Kitty Records. Justice Delivers Its Gifts is based on the song “Silver & Gold” by J. Marks (variation and arrangement by Sufjan Stevens). Download the song for free on the label’s Soundcloud.

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EP-List ‘Silver & Gold:
01. Gloria: Songs for Christmas, Vol. VI
02. I Am Santa’s Helper: Songs for Christmas, Vol. VII
03. Christmas Infinity Voyage: Songs for Christmas, Vol. VIII
04. Let It Snow: Songs for Christmas, Vol. IX
05. Christmas Unicorn: Songs for Christmas, Vol. X
>> The full tracklisting of all 5 EP’s is available here.

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The Line Of Best Fit − Sufjan Stevens – Silver and Gold

Frightened Rabbit – Dead Now [Official Video] / New Album ‘Pedestrian Verse’ (2013/02/05)

:: Needed some tries to warm up with this one… wouldn’t wanna miss it anymore now!


Dead Now is the new single by Scottish alternative-rockers Frightened Rabbit, fronted by lead singer Scott Hutchison. The video is a footage of live material filmed on tour with the band. It’s directed by the fabulous Handheldcineclub. The song will be released on Frightened Rabbit’s fourth studio album. The record entitled ‘Pedestrian Verse’ will be released on February 05, 2012 via Warner Music UK. All songs were recorded in the famous Monnow Valley Studio (Rockfield, South Wales) with producer Leo Abrahams. According to Hutchinson, ‘Pedestrian Verse’ is Frightened Rabbit’s most interesting album to date, we’ll see if he’s right. Frightened Rabbit will be touring the UK next February, check for upcoming concerts in your area below.

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01. Acts of Man
02. Backyard Skulls
03. Holy
04. The Woodpile
05. Late March, Death March
06. December’s Traditions
07. Housing (In)
08. Dead Now
09. State Hospital
10. Nitrous Gas
11. Housing (Out)
12. Oil Slick

Upcoming UK Tour Dates:
Fri 08 Feb 2013 // Norwich, UK // Waterfront
Sat 09 Feb 2013 // Birmingham, UK // Library
Mon 11 Feb 2013 // Portsmouth, UK // Wedgewood Rooms
Tue 12 Feb 2012 // Brighton, UK // Concorde 2
Wed 13 Feb 2013 // London, UK // The Forum
Thu 14 Feb 2013 // Cambridge, UK // The Junction
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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More ‘Frightened Rabbit’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Sep 22 − State Hospital [Official Music Video] / New EP ‘State Hospital’