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New Album: Arca – Arca / New Track ‘Desafío’

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Artist: Arca
Title of Album: Arca
Release Date: April 07, 2017
Label: XL Recordings

Track Listing:
1 Piel
2 Anoche
3 Saunter
4 Urchin
5 Reverie
6 Castration
7 Sin Rumbo
8 Coraje
9 Whip
10 Desafío
11 Fugaces
12 Miel
13 Child

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

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New Single: Little Dragon – High (2017/02/14)

:: Love. Love. Love.


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Artist: Little Dragon
Title of Single: High
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Label: Lilla Draken Recordings HB

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/13/17 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17 Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17 Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17 Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Little Dragon’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Little Dragon’ on Music Pickings:
2014, May 13 – New Track: Paris / New Album ‘Nabuma Rubberband’
2014, Feb 15– New Album: Nabuma Rubberband (2014/05/13) / First Single ‘Klapp Klapp’
2012, Jul 05 – New Single: Sunshine
2011, Sep 19 – Little Dragon European tour dates
2011, Sep 09 – Seconds (Syd the Kyd Remix)

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Debut Album: Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – Star Stuff (2017/03/31) / New Track ‘Star Stuff’

:: Recommended for you.


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Chaz Bundick meets The Mattson 2 “Star Stuff” is the kind of record that only comes about every once in a blue moon. It slips into existence by the merest margins at the very edge of universal consciousness and then expands to fill a vacuum that we didn’t know needed filling until it appeared full right before us.

The unspoken brotherly bond of the Mattson 2 and the incredibly refined and aesthetic genius of Chaz Bundick (playing both the role of musician and producer) combined to invoke this album from the ether. The Mattsons’ brotherly forgetfulness acted as a catalyst for this most spectacular of collaborations: Jared Mattson (Guitar/bass/extra dimensional texture) forgot to pack a drum stool for Jonathan (Drums/Intra dimensional rythmality) for a show in Oakland in late 2014.

A mutual friend, photographer Andrew Paynter, said he knew someone nearby who might have one, that someone was Chaz Bundick. Chaz stayed to watch their show, and over the following few months they recorded with no set schedule, no set plan, no rules and no limits.

“We all got together after that first encounter, meeting at Chaz’s home studio in Berkeley. We had no set musical ideas because we wanted this to be fresh and pure and 100% collaborative… The songs started morphing and the camaraderie got so strong, inspired, and positive that it was absolutely exhilarating working together! We had the utmost trust in one another. It naturally became a joint record so it became fitting to call it a “meets” project.” – Jared Mattson [Press Release via Bandcamp]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2
Title of Album: Star Stuff
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Label: Company Records

Track Listing:
1. Sonmoi
2. A Search
3. JBS
4. Star Stuff
5. Steve Pink
6. Disco Kid
7. Don’t Blame Yourself
8. Cascade


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Upcoming Tour Dates:

11/07: Neptune – Seattle, WA
11/09: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/10: The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
11/11: SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
11/12: Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival – Los Angeles, CA
11/14: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11/15: Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/16: Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
11/17: Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
11/18: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
11/19: Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20: The Badlander – Missoula, MT

Follow ‘Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2’ on:
Bandcamp

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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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New Track: Father John Misty – Ballad of the Dying Man / New Album ‘Pure Comedy’

:: Brilliant lyrics and arrangement!


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Artist: Father John Misty
Title of Album: Pure Comedy
Release Date: April 07, 2017
Label: Sub Pop Records

Track Listing:
1 Pure Comedy
2 Total Entertainment Forever
3 Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
4 Ballad of the Dying Man
5 Birdie
6 Leaving LA
7 A Bigger Paper Bag
8 When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
9 Smoochie
10 Two Wildly Different Perspectives
11 The Memo
12 So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
13 In Twenty Years or So


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Follow ‘Father John Misty’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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More ‘Father John Misty’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Apr 18 – New Song: I Loved You, Honeybee
2014, Nov 05 – New Album: I Love You, Honeybear (2015/02/09) / New Track ‘Bored in the USA’
2013, Jun 07 – New Video: Funtimes In Babylon [Official Video]
2012, May 01 – Debut Album: Fear Fun (2012/05/01)
2012, Mar 22 – Nancy From Now On [Official Video]
2012, Feb 02 – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings [Official Video]

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

:: I adore his sound!


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Cover Art:
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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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Listen: Uffe – From Me / New Album ‘No!’

:: One to put a smile on your face!


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Danish producer Uffe Christensen returns to Tartelet Records with his second LP ‘No!’, a deeply personal LP to follow 2015’s unanimously unfuckwithable debut ‘Radio Days’. Every bit as abundant as his first, it’s a record that scales polyrhythmic percussion, improvised jazz, & billowing ballads. This, that and so much more, it’s a triumph of one man’s instinctive ear –– and should be consumed in one sitting.

A year after his dynamic debut ‘Radio Days’, Uffe resurfaces on Tartelet with a record cut in the same spirit as the last: a borderless approach to music-making with organic instrumentation at its heart. Genres collide peaceably ––off-beat soul with jazz, hip-hop with the heft of house––and are melded smooth with an earthy warmth. Like nearly all at camp Tartelet, he’s a producer who is more interested in cutting loose than playing to the tune of dominant modes in dance music. In that, his album’s title is instructive: a ‘no’ to the tyranny of trends, to slavish Facebook likes, to creative compromise. Beyond the babble of fleeting fads, Uffe enjoys his place on the perimeter –– an outlier searching critically for something closer to a timeless groove.

Uffe has all of the intuition of the self-taught instrumentalist, following his ear into unexpected rhythmic and tonal combinations. It’s what gives the album its urgent appeal: the sound of tentative experiments being made live, of sequences improvised amongst friends. Far from a churn of simple floor fodder, the album is a journey through a consummate narrative. Shy guitar interlude ‘Fridge Magnet Radio Theme’ feels its way out of the warbling jazz breakdown in ‘Lesser Known Values’. ‘The Fact’, an unexpected vocal ballad, follows the broken beat of ‘Solo, So Loud’. With the record’s pleading closer ‘From Me’, it’s a story with a start, middle, and end. A long player as long players should be.

As Tartelet continue their run of consistently solid EPs & 12″s, it’s still these album moments that remain the best gateways into the label’s distinctive sound. Alongside Max Graef’s debut ‘Rivers of the Red Planet’ and Glenn Astro’s ‘Throwback’, Uffe’s ‘No’ is a mirror to the Tartelet spirit and sits amongst the imprint’s best. For lovers of the true album –– the full-length proper, the one-take listen –– this one’s for you. [Press Release via Bandcamp]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Uffe
Title of Album: No!
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Label: Tartelet Records

Tracklist:
1. No!
2. Lesser-Known Values
3. Fridge Magnet Theme
4. I Care
5. Come On Try
6. Keep Smiles
7. Next To You
8. Black Hole
9. Jump Into
10. Solo So Loud
11. The Fact
12. You Seem Happy
13. From Me
14. From Me (Long Dub)
15. Keep Smiles (Short Dub)

Follow ‘Uffe’ on:
Facebook | SoundCloud

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More ‘Uffe’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Dec 10 – New EP: STRÆSS!
2012, Jul 10 – I’ll Leave Soon [Official Video] / New EP ‘Colors Outside’

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