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MP3: Explorers Club – “Run Run Run”

The Explorers Club unveil the lead single off their upcoming full-length Grand Hotel, which already sounds like one of 2012's best. Stream it inside.
 
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Explorers Club: Carolinian Suite (free)

Around a month ago, I was told The Explorers Club would be releasing their first new material in over four years. Freedom Wind, their 2008 debut, has been a personal favorite of mine since its release, and I assumed the band ha...

 
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The Explorers Club Return

Many of us have a sweet spot for The Beach Boys, or most Brian Wilson recordings for that matter. While their early – and generally most popular – hits are not to be overlooked, the greatness of the group fully emerged with the...
 
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Warm Weather Dances

A jovial summer breeze comes quickly and unexpectedly, catching bystanders off-guard before they hastily yearn for more. If only this antidote for endless humidity was available at the snap of a finger. Technology does not perm...

 
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HAL Return… Finally

HAL were featured on Obscure Sound over five years ago. They were under-exposed then, and remain so now. That HAL have not released anything in seven years certainly didn’t help. Nonetheless, I listened to their eponymous debut...
 
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David Pollack’s Bridges

Now 21 years old, David Pollack’s music continues to evolve. Often an age like this marks the beginning of an aspiring music career, but this NYC-based singer/songwriter has been at it for years already. I featured Pollack near...

 
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Initial exposure of electronic acts Burial and Neon Indian went beyond their infectious music and distinctive methods. While William Bevan (Burial) and Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) revealed personal facts about their projects as t...
 
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Woozy Viper

This NYC-based duo have successfully taken the great pop sensibilities of the Mod era and interwoven post-modern nuances to form a refreshing aberration. Tracks like "Dirty Rat" and "King Kong" are reminiscent of The Monks in s...

 
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Lotus Feet

"Early Bird" quickly transitions between haunting organ sounds and quick swipes of guitar, the former more in the vein of neo-psychedelia and the latter more like garage-rock. A lovely meshing of vintage sounds, to be sure, muc...