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MP3: Damon Albarn – “The Marvelous Dream”

Damon Albarn, best known for fronting Blur and Gorillaz, unveiled a track from his latest opera, Dr Dee. "The Marvelous Dream" is an eloquent, acoustic-driven track, eventually guided by handclaps and a solemn solo-choir backing.
 
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MP3: Rocket Juice and the Moon – “Hey Shooter” [ft. Erykah Badu]

An excellent funk-tinged track from Rocket Juice and the Moon, the supergroup consisting of Damon Albarn, Flea, and Tony Allen. This is the first track revealed off their upcoming debut.

 
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Paul Weller Announces New Album (+ MP3)

MP3: Paul Weller – Around the Lake The seemingly ageless Paul Weller is at it again. March 27th will see the release of his eleventh solo album, Sonik Kicks. The follow-up to the Mercury Prize Award nominated Wake Up the ...
 
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Albarn: Blur Recording New Songs

In somewhat of a flurry of Blur news this past week, frontman Damon Albarn clarified two things: Blur have been meeting “regularly” and plan to play live next year, and Albarn’s newest opera Doctor Dee will be...

 
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Fossil Collective

David Fendick and Jonny Hooker are two multi-instrumentalists from Leeds, UK. Together they are Fossil Collective, an alternative-folk band influenced by artists like Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, and Fleetwood Mac. It’s eas...
 
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Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball (2011)

“Tiny Fingers” is lush and exotic, with sounds of broken sitars, brass, and wind chimes backing a gentle acoustic strum. Like everything on Red Velvet Snow Ball, it would be the perfect accompaniment to a day of greenery – lyin...

 
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The Stanley Blacks

The Stanley Blacks are a no-gimmicks indie rock band from the UK. Fitting into such a category is presently a tricky maneuver, as many of their counterparts are shrugged off in favor of over-produced, industrial sounds. But the...
 
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Lovely Demos

The fleeting guitar-pop of The Demos presents itself like a smörgåsbord of indie-rock influences. Pop pioneers like The Beatles and Brian Wilson can be heard in much of today’s music, but the prevalence of contrived imitation o...

 
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The Elliots

The Elliots evade traditional Swedish pop stereotyping, exchanging key-led twinkles and exuberant string-soaked choruses for moody ambience. The strings and keys remain, as seem the Swedish custom, but are presented with bleake...
 
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Kula Shaker – Pilgrims Progress (2010)

As Kula Shaker's first album in three years, Pilgrims Progress shows the band at their very best since releasing their 1996 debut. On paper, the template for album number four is much the same as their previous three efforts. B...