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7 New tunes to peep this week

Long week. The trains finally started running on schedule again (#Sandy), another amazing fashion show happened, Obama got reelected, and it Nor’eastered.  Serenity is back, for the moment.  

Now for some new music

  

  • King Krule (aka Archy Marshall), also formerly known as bedroom musician Zoo Kid, is out with some more lo-fi goodness.  The best part about Archy’s voice in “Rock Bottom” is the imperfection, the scratchiness and lack of rhythm.  If you dig this, check out “Out Getting Ribs”. [File under Alernative.  Sounds like Jamie T, another UK bedroom musician that’s made it big]. 
  • New video “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from psychedelic rock group Tame Impala.  [File under Indie rock, I suppose.  Sounds like Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Real Estate etc.]
  • Producer Clams Casino touched this one:  ”Pull Me Down” (free download) by Mikky Ekko.  Tastes like a weekend leftover.  [File under Alernative Rock.  Sounds like Jason Mraz met Coldplay met hip hop.]
  • This liquid vibe “Substance” comes courtesy of producer Mystic Trip.  [File under Drum N Bass.  Sounds like LTJ Bukem.]
  • November Skies” sounds exactly liked it’s titled, cheerful yet toasty.  [File under Dance.  Sounds like Nick Warren, Reykjavik].  
  • Next level soundplate “Ghost Raid,” made for a heavy invasion.  [File under Dubstep.  Sounds like Harmonic 313].    
  • From the man that brought us “Love,” now brings us “Mating Dance.”  Beat romance.  [File under Beats.  Sounds like DJ Cam].     

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7 New tunes to peep this week

What a week.  I was one of the lucky Northeasterners to retain my power after Hurricane Sandy thanks to wires being built underground rather than on wooden toothpicks.  Please remember to donate to the Disaster Relief if you haven’t already.

    

Get your headphones on:

  • Alert, rude tune from a Rude Kid.  ”Saturday” is the standout track on the One Week album. [File under grime, dubstep.  Sounds like Wiley met Actress.]
  • Invisible’s “The Wall” gets covered by Anna Calvi.  [File under rock electronica.  Sounds like Thom Yorke meets Stateless.]
  • Haunting, downtempo, and beautiful.  Up and coming artist Guerre really does it right on “Rashad,” also a free download.  [File under electronic pop.  Sounds like James Blake.]
  • Photek has a new album KU:PALM.  ”Pyramids” (free download) is an interesting one.  Photek also produced a DJ Kicks early this year which featured the dope track “Levitation.”  [File under ambient, electronica.  Sounds like Photek, since he’s one of the electronic pioneers going back to his seminal album Modus Operandi in 1997.]      
  • touch of magic from UK producer Daniel Avery on his track “Water Jump.”  [File under one hell of a dance groove.  Sounds other another British electronic great, Faithless.]
  • Is Joey Bada$$ New York’s new Nas?  I’d say he’s definitely got a shot after a slew of well produced songs/videos including “Waves,” which he also performed live on the Jimmy Fallon Show.  [File under hip-hop/rap.  Sounds like some early 90s beats and rhymes, aka Nas, Mob Deep, etc.]
  • Minimalist dance floor material via Teen Daze on “By Love.”  [File under ambient electronica.  Sounds like Toro y Moi.]

-Bomb♫ 

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I tried something new this week. I started tweeting out individual new tunes at least once/day. I can’t say I was too excited about the format, especially since I already post the same tunes to the Facebook page.  

So let’s keep this simple and a digestible, a weekly wrap posted every Sunday of 7 newly discovered releases from this week.  Comment below if you like/dislike the format.

  • Vlooper dropped a soft, dreamy tune right in line for the shift from Fall to winter.      Get the free download while supplies last.
  • Ital Tek released a new album Nebula Dance this week on Planet Mu.  I never understand why artists save their best tracks to the end:  ”Yesterday Tomorrow Today” is one of those gems.  
  • Lukid’s Lonely At The Top is one of those rare music releases that must be listened to in album format, start to finish.  If you have to skip to one tune though the beautiful “The Life of The Mind” is a good place to start.  
  • One of the greatest strengths of rapper Blu is how despite signing to a major label has remained quietly underground.  His new music video “Maybe One Day” with produce Exile is another jazzed based head nodder.  This is still my favorite Blu/Exile tune
  • I wish Debruit “Crest Wave Seagulls” (Mweslee Remix) was a bit longer.  I can’t wait until it gets a proper release.  Listen to the Benji B rip
  • Michael Kiwanuka “Bones” belongs in the next Wes Anderson movie.  He reminds me of the Seu Jorge.  Doesn’t a Kiwanuka also play for the NY Giants?  
  • Sipping on this Sunday head nodder, which is surprisingly named “Hazelnut.”  Free download on Bandcamp.  Mos Def provides a little insight at the end.  

Sincerely,

Bomb♫