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New Album: Feist – Pleasure (2017/04/28)

:: Welcome back Feist!

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Artist: Feist
Title of Album: Pleasure
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Label: Universal Music

Track Listing:
01 Pleasure
02 I Wish I Didn’t Miss You
03 Get Not High, Get Not Low
04 Lost Dreams
05 Any Party
06 A Man Is Not His Song
07 The Wind
08 Century
09 Baby Be Simple
10 I’m Not Running Away
11 Young Up

Follow ‘Feist’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

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More ‘Feist’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Dec 16  – How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)
2011, Oct 22 – Feist LIVE
2011, Sep 07 – Feist presents new songs

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Listen: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay

:: Floating Harmonies!


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Júníus Meyvant is the artist name of Vestmann Islands born singer-songwriter Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson. As a young boy he was an eccentric to a small degree and he only loved two things, skateboarding and painting. Every now and then he asked the Muses if he should learn to play an instrument but his wild and free behavior terminated his dreams as he was quickly suspended out of music school. All through his teens he rambled on without even considering becoming a musician or even playing any instrument.

In his early twenties Unnar stumbled upon a beat up guitar at his parents’ house and started noodling around. By playing the guitar he managed to tame his inner beast and his sense for songs and melodies burst like rockets. The uncontrollable urge for writing music and constant flow of ideas kept him tossing and turning every night and day forever and a day. For a while he filtered his ideas through a band that didn’t live up to his creative requirements so he decided to undertake his alter ego Júníus Meyvant.

The sound of Júníus Meyvant is a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel. The feeling you get from listening to Júníus equally as comfortable as resting under a thick wool blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in or even when one settles with an exotic beverage on a hot sandy beach far and away. [Press release via Facebook]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Júníus Meyvant
Title of Debut Album: Floating Harmonies
Release Date: July 8, 2016
Label: Record Records

Tracklist:
1. Be a Man
2. Beat Silent Need
3. Color Decay
4. Neon Experience
5. Domestic Grace Man
6. Hailslide
7. Mighty Backbone
8. Gold Laces
9. Signals
10. Manos
11. Pearl in Sandbox
12. Floating Harmonies

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 13 // Mascotte // Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 14 // Le Romandie // Lausanne, Switzerland
Feb 15 // GéNéRiQ Festival // Besancon, France
Feb 16 // GéNéRiQ Festival // Dijon, France
Mar 24 // Bæjarbíó // Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, Iceland
Aug 11 // Airport Piestany // Piešťany, Slovakia
Aug 18 // C/o Pop Festival // Köln, Germany
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Júníus Meyvant’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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New Album: Elbow – Little Fictions (2017/02/03) / Track ‘All Disco’

:: Go!


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Artist: Elbow
Title of Album: Little Fictions
Release Date: February 03, 2017
Label: Polydor

Track Listing:
1. Magnificent (She Says)
2. Gentle Storm
3. Trust the Sun
4. All Disco
5. Head for Supplies
6. Firebrand & Angel
7. K2
8. Montparnasse
9. Little Fictions
10. Kindling


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Upcoming Tour Dates:

>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Elbow’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

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More ‘Elbow’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Mar 11 – New Album: The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
2012, Sep 09 − New Album: Dead In the Boot [Full Album Stream]
2011, Nov 07 − On European Tour: Elbow

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Listen: Klangstof – Hostage

:: Love this!


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Klangstof
Title of Debut Album: Close Eyes To Exit
Release Date: September 09, 2016
Label: Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros.

Track Listing:
1 Doolhof
2 Sleaze
3 Close Eyes to Exit
4 Hostage
5 Seasons
6 Ignore Me
7 Telephone
8 Amansworld
9 We Are Your Receiver
10 The Butcher
11 Island

Follow ‘Klangstof’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Listen: Hush Moss – It Takes A Lot

:: Nice one!

Hush Moss is a Berlin-based artist whose music will transport you to a time of plenty and flamboyance. The Debut album ‘It Takes A Lot’ hearkens back to the halcyon days of roller skates, coke mirrors and discotheques. You’ll catch yourself lying on a grand piano in the penthouse suite punch drunk in a pastel pink suit. It’s bright and velvety elevator jazz executed with a Steely Dan sense of irony, cradling you in the warm uterine wax blot of a lava lamp as your disembodied self shines out onto the marble floor.

The album was shaped by Hush Moss with the help of producers Captain Richard Beef and Young Yosef. Lead single ‘Slowly Disappear’ is luxurious with its crystalline synths and old school funky bass rhythms. The smooth, chorus-soaked guitars evoke the late Prince and the ensemble sounds like some creamy R&B number you’ll think has always existed. Hush Moss has a canny ear for nuance; the level of detail infecting these numbers is microscopic. A cursory listen to the title track reveals that every texture and every rhythm interlocks indulgently to evoke a maximalist’s aural paradise. [Press release via SSC]


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The lineup: Eden Leshem (vocals, guitar), Aviv Meshulam (guitar, synth, percussion), Dekel Adin (bass), Guy Fleisher (drums), Guy Gefen (congas), Dolev Nahoom Sanbira (saxophone), Ziv Sobelman Yamin (keys).

Cover Art:
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Artist: Hush Moss
Title of Album: It Takes A Lot
Release Date: September 16, 2016
Label: Average Negative

Tracklist:
1 It Takes a Lot
2 Slowly Disappear
3 Always Gonna Give Myself to You
4 Take Me by the Hand
5 Perfect Proof
6 Have to Stay
7 Through and Through
8 In Reims

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Debut Album: Charlie Cunningham – Lines (2017/01/27) / New Track ‘Minimum’

:: I adore his sound!


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Artist: Charlie Cunningham
Title of Album: Lines
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Label: Dumont Dumont

Track Listing:
1 An Opening
2 I Can Be
3 Born
4 Lines
5 Lights Off
6 Minimum
7 Answers
8 How Much
9 Breather
10 Molino
11 You Sigh
12 While You Are Young

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 07 // Sneaky Pete’s. // Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Feb 10 // Woodlands Centre // Isle Of Lewis, United Kingdom
Feb 11 // The Tooth and Claw // Inverness, United Kingdom
Feb 13 // The Tunnels // Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Feb 15 // CATHEDRALE SAINT JEAN // Besancon, France
Feb 23 // Union Chapel // London, United Kingdom
Mar 22 // Trois Baudets // Paris, France
Mar 24 // Schloss Landestrost // Neustadt Am Rübenberge, Germany
Mar 25 // Konzerthaus Dortmund // Dortmund, Germany
Mar 26 // Kampnagel // Hamburg, Germany
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Charlie Cunningham’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundcloudBandcamp | Youtube | Instagram

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More ‘Charlie Cunningham’ on Music Pickings:
2015, May 11 – New EP: Breather (2015/03/09) [Full EP Stream]
2014, Nov 18 − Debut EP: Outside Things (2014/11/17) [Full EP Stream]

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New Album: Jamiroquai – Automaton / Title Track ‘Automaton’

:: Wohooo!

Global electronic soul funk sensation and international tastemakers, Jamiroquai, announce their 8th studio album following from the band’s last album ‘Rock Dust Star Light’ in 2010. Founded in 1992 by front man Jay Kay, the pioneers of “future funk” have taken the world by storm, establishing themselves as one of the most successful popular acts on the planet. Since the release of their debut album ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’ in 1993, Jamiroquai have completed reinvigorated modern pop music while also paving the way as chief influencers of some of today’s most exciting artists. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman & The Internet as well as historic performances alongside Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross, Jamiroquai have consistently proved themselves as one of the globe’s most revered and unifying musical innovators of our time. With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning, Brits-nominated band have sold over 26m albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time.

‘Automaton’ Vinyl is a double heavyweight Gatefold vinyl, printed inners, consisting of twelve tracks including singles, ‘Automaton’ and ‘Cloud 9’ and a download code for Redemption of Digital album. [Press release via jamiroquai.com]


Cover Art:
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Artist: Jamiroquai
Title of Album: Automaton
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Label: Virgin EMI

Track Listing:
1. Shake It On
2. Automaton
3. Cloud 9
4. Superfresh
5. Hot Property
6. Something About You
7. Summer Girl
8. Nights Out In The Jungle
9. Dr Buzz
10. We Can Do It
11. Vitamin
12. Carla

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 28 // Salle Pleyel // Paris, France
May 25 // Tokyo International Forum // Tokyo, Japan
Jun 17 // Release Athens 2017 // Athens, Greece
Jul 07 – Jul 09 // North Sea Jazz Festival 2017 Ahoy // Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jul 11 // Visarno Arena – Parco Delle Cascine // Florence, Italy
Jul 11 // Firenze Summer Festival 2017 Visarno Arena – Parco Delle Cascine // Florence, Italy
Jul 13 – Jul 16 // Musilac 2017 // Aix Les Bains, France
Jul 14 // Kirjurinluoto // Pori, Finland
Jul 14 // Pori Jazz 2017 // Pori, Finland
Jul 14– Jul 20 // Moon And Stars 2017 – Piazza Grande Di Locarno // Locarno, Switzerland
Jul 19– Jul 22 //Colours Of Ostrava 2017 // Ostrava, Czech Republic
Aug 01 – Aug 07 // Sudoeste 2017 // Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal
Aug 09– Aug 13 // Boardmasters Festival 2017 // Newquay, UK

Follow ‘Jamiroquai’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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