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This Is My Jam

Miss Moss Music Mix: This Is My Jam

okay okay, i give in. here’s a new music mix for you! yesterday was a public holiday in south africa, which means a lot of people round here are taking a bit of a long weekend… so i made use of the down time to catch up on new music and compile a smattering of good songs for you to enjoy. it’s a biggie too, topping in at 20 tracks.

Falling by HAIM is totally my new jam. and you simply have to get your hands on the full albums of Rhye (which i’ve had on repeat) & Laura Mvula. i’m also excited by the news tracks from Kisses, Vampire Weekend and Iron & Wine. but there’s a ton of other rad shit in here though, so just give it a listen will ya?

what have you been listening to? i’m been abusing Songza a lot lately, mostly to revel in classic 90s jamz.

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This Is My Jam.

  1. Rhye – 3 Days
  2. Vampire Weekend – Step
  3. Irons and Wine – Grace for Saints and Ramblers
  4. Generationals – Put a Light On
  5. Born Ruffians – Needle
  6. HAIM – Falling
  7. Gypsy & The Cat – Bloom
  8. Phoenix – Entertainment
  9. Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love (RAC Mix)
  10. Laura Mvula – Green Garden
  11. Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy
  12. Foals – My Number
  13. Kisses – Huddle
  14. Youth Lagoon – Dropla
  15. Stornoway – Knock Me In The Head
  16. Local Natives – Breakers
  17. Phosphorescent – Song for Zula
  18. Young Man – In A Sense
  19. Sunny Levine feat. Young Dad – No Other Plans
  20. Fainting by Numbers – A Stone In The Ground

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all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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London Grammar

well i promised that i would be sharing more music on this here blog (still contemplating those music mixes…) so let me introduce you to London Grammar, if you haven’t heard of them already. they are a trio from London with the amazing Hannah on vocals. there are only have two tracks out so far, but you can pre-order their debut Metal & Dust which is actually releasing next week. based on these two songs that’s something you’re going to be wanting to do right away.

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Al Bairre

it seems fitting that my first music post of the year is about a newish South African band called Al Bairre. these guys are based in Cape Town too, so I suppose that makes it doubly awesome. Al Bairre is made up of 5 talented youngsters – Tom Kotze, Julia Johnson, Tessa Johnson, Nicholas Preen and Kyle Davis – who combine cello, violins, guitars, ukelele’s and drums to create what they call Symphonic Indie Rock.

Aggressively unfancy band from the mother city. We have nice hair and like ugly things. Drawing influence from bands such as Arcade Fire, Ra Ra Riot, Vampire Weekend and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, the goal was to take an indie band and turn it into an “ice cream of orchestral sounds”

you can listen to and download their debut EP When I Was Tall for free at their Soundcloud and band page.

listen to the rest of the EP at their Soundcloud page.

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Playlist / Painting

Rose Blake is a brilliant illustrator whose new portfolio website i was perusing when i noticed a link inviting you to buy her paintings, leading me to a little project she calls Playlist / Painting. basically Rose makes a painting and then also compiles a playlist to go along with it. unfortunately for me Spotify is not available in South Africa, but most of you will probably be able to go have a good listen to her cool playlists while looking at some rad paintings.

Rose also has another side project called Studio Music that ‘provides an insight into the creative process of visual practitioners, through the music that they listen to whilst working.’ each person contributes a playlist which you can listen to. what a GREAT idea.

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Devil Fool

simply LOVE the music video for Devil Fool by Be Brave Benjamin directed by Pablo Maestres. so beautifully shot, and an awesome concept… it’s strangely fun to watch people teetering on the precipice of disaster.

Devil Fool

above: behind the scenes photos by Lúa Ocaña

video credits: Direction: Pablo Maestres / Production Manager: Blanca Esteller & Laia Barot / DOP: Marc Miró / Production Designer: Anna Colomer / Director Assistant: Marc Pujolar / Wardrobe: Agnés Costa / Drawings: Genís Argol

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Sydney Wayser

a wonderful reader, Heather, put me onto to Brooklyn based songstress Sydney Wayser, whose new album Bell Choir Coast is, simply put, track after track of RAD. have a listen to Potions below (the video premiered on Time entertainment last week) and be sure to buy her entire album here.

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