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February 26, 2010

Friday grab bag

* Choir of Young Believers - Claustrophobia (Peter Antlers Remix) [single out 3/9]
* Efterklang - Modern Drift [buy the album]
* Pattern Is Movement - Light Of The World [learn more]
* Caribou - Odessa [album out 4/20]
* Kabanjak feat. The Jungle Brothers - Brain In Dub (Protassov Remix) [buy the EP]
* Hot Chip - Take It In [buy the album]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
i:cube - Adore
MF Doom - Hyssop
Grisbi - Writer's block

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February 25, 2010

Ghosty

Ghosty - I Won't Be Stopped
from the album Answers

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Charles Webster - Fox Soup
Martin Fuss - Samba dal Mugello
Jason Forrest - Spectacle To Refute All Judgments

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February 24, 2010

The xx

The xx are purveyors of sparse, delicate indie pop. Their self-titled debut, released last year, is a shimmering exercise in creating a lush emotional atmosphere with as few elements as possible.

The xx - Crystalised
The xx - Infinity

Recently on Comfort Radio:
James Figurine - Apologies
A Tribe Called Quest - God Lives Through
Busdriver - Blank Space

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February 23, 2010

Liars

Liars - Scissor [via Flavorwire]
from the album Sisterworld (release date Mar 8)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Man Or Astro Man? - Curious Constructs
One Self - Vision Of Visions (Fear The Re-Vocal)
Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra - You Oughta Know

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February 22, 2010

Regina

Finnish trio Regina make a strange and lovely kind of indie pop on their 2009 release, Puutarhatrilogia. The sound is lushly instrumented, gorgeously arranged, filled with surprising melodic turns.

Regina - Tapaa Minut Aamulla
Regina - Saanko Jäädä Yöksi?

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Beck - Black Tambourine (South Rakkas Crew Remix)
Innerstance.Beatbox - This Is The Power
Madlib The Beat Konducta - Stax (Strings)

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February 19, 2010

Friday grab bag

Sorry for the slow week - I became suddenly sick last Sunday and it lasted all week, leaving me with little desire to audition music or do any blogging. But I'm back on my feet for the most part, thank you for asking, and here are some tracks to send you off into your weekend.

* Sara Lov - A Thousand Bees [buy the album]
* The Locust - I Become Overwhelmed [buy the album]
* The Slew - 100% [buy the album]
* Miles Fisher - This Must Be The Place [download the free EP]
* Gooseflesh - Still Wild [buy the single]
* Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat - I Hate Cabaret [buy the album]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Jazzida Grande - Reason To Believe
Fantastic Plastic Machine - Dear Mr. Salesman
I Am Robot and Proud - Song for Two Wheels

Posted by Scotto at 08:00 AM | Comments (0)

February 12, 2010

"Ghostly Essentials: Rarities One"

Ghostly International just fired off a nice treat for its fans: a free nine-track compilation called Ghostly Essentials: Rarities One, featuring the likes of Michna, Matthew Dear, Mobius Band remixed by Junior Boys, Audion, and one of my favorite ex-bands, Midwest Product. Please to enjoy:

Ghostly Essentials: Rarities One

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities - Hay W' Happns?
Ojos De Brujo - Feedback (Nitin Sawhney Remix)
DJ Shadow - Right Thing (Tokio Ghetto Tech Remix)

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February 11, 2010

Lake Lustre

Chillout ambient act Lake Lustre returns with a new album called Mountain Math, his first release since 2004. Back then, Lake Lustre seemed a little more uptempo (I compared him to Röyksopp when I reviewed the debut release Indecipherabilia), but this new record definitely tilts toward a more ethereal downtempo vibe. Good stuff!

Lake Lustre - Shoplifter
Lake Lustre - Eyelid Flytrap

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Blue Scholars - Talk Story
Apparat - Steinholz
Amanda Palmer - Leeds United

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February 10, 2010

Team William

Team William - You Look Familiar [via Coilhouse]
from the album Team William

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Nuspirit Helsinki - Subzero
Rae & Christian - Flip the mic (feat. Jeru The Damaja)
Lukka - Beats Unleashed

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February 09, 2010

Citay

Indie rockers Citay make an epic, glorious return on the 2010 release Dream Get Together, one of those records that's so good that it restores my faith in indie rock as a genre. I used "epic" and "glorious" to describe the band's 2007 release Little Kingdom as well, but you know what? When a band corners the market on a certain kind of awesome, that's just all there is to it. Admittedly I'm a sucker for lush harmonies and swirling, psychedelic, Brian May-style guitars, but WHO THE HELL ISN'T I ASK YOU? (Ahem.)

Citay - Careful With That Hat
Citay - Mirror Kisses

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Eliot Lipp - Sentinel
Morphine - I Know You (Part III)
Prefuse 73 - When Irony Wears Thin

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February 05, 2010

Friday grab bag

* DJ Cam - Love (feat. Nicolette) [buy the EP]
* Jookabox - East Side Bangs-East Side Fade (Ablerock West Side Fangs Remix) [download the free album]
* Bonfire Madigan - Our Lady Saves (Neotropic Mix) [learn more]
* Adrian Lux - Strawberry (Oscar Wedren Remix) [learn more]
* Giuseppe - Array of Sunshine [download the free single]
* Engine7 - Me, But Perfect (Glossolalia Mix) [buy the EP]
* Gina & Tony - Bang Bang Part 2 (Until This Day Sometimes I Cry) [buy the album]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Plus-Tech Squeeze Box - rocket coaster
Max Tundra - The Batalon
Simon Bookish - Alsatian Dog

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February 04, 2010

Sia

I realize I just posted this track last Friday, but on a whim I watched the video today, and it's just too cute not to post.

Sia - You've Changed

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Soulphonic Soundsystem - The One (Deela Remix)
The Grid - Pleasure Control
Karma Sutra - March Together

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February 03, 2010

Pooma

I don't typically get that excited about what passes for shoegaze, but Finnish band Pooma nicely integrate a dark electronic sheen into their sound in a way that captured my attention. From the 2007 release Persuader.

Pooma - They Won't Come Back
Pooma - Persuader

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Fat Freddys Drop - Wandering Eye
T.Raumschmiere - Querstromzerspaner
Rufus Wainwright - Across The Universe

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February 02, 2010

Sonos

Sonos - Wicked Game

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Arif Mardin - Glass Onion
Safety Scissors - Sunlight's On The Other Side
Yoav - Club Thing

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