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Valentina

Valentina

today i discovered the music of London based Italian-English singer Valentina. i know literally nothing about her (google has failed me, i guess) but you can buy her EP Wolves, which is out now on iTunes, and also listen to snippets of it on her label’s soundcloud page. watch the videos for Wolves and Ladders below, and don’t tell me you’re not entranced.

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Lorde

Lorde

in the past week i’ve received two emails telling me about 16 year old New Zealand singer Lorde (thanks Holly and Sarah). this girl is good. and the more i listened to her music the more i thought, damn what was i doing at 16? i was making mixtapes, not music. i wasn’t causing a mini-music revolution in New Zealand. i’m really looking forward to seeing what Lorde will be doing when she’s 21. she also has big lovely hair which i am quite envious of.

enjoy her EP The Love Club below, or at her website or soundcloud, and buy it on iTunes.

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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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Last of the country gentlemen

Josh T. Pearson promised himself he wouldn’t shave until he put out a second record. Now he hasn’t seen his face in “over ten fucking years” and doesn’t know what he’ll do with the length of ashen fodder he’s grown when his new album Last of the Country Gentlemen is released this spring.

from this article about josh t. pearson

sweetheart i ain’t your christ (piano version with dustin o’halloran) by josh t. pearson

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another day

everyday she takes a morning bath, she wets her hair, wraps a towel around her as she’s heading for the bedroom chair – it’s just another day.

i used to sit in the living room on my mom’s brown curdoruy couches (!) listening to another day over & over. for some reason i always imagined he had written it for linda mccartney (or at least, she played the protagonist in the mini-music video of my mind, her towel was pink).  i associate it with the eighties (because i played it from this album) – but turns out it was written in 1970 & was paul mccartney’s first solo single. linda does sing backing vocals, naturally.

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you can call me al

this gives me such goosebumps, it’s ridiculous! also makes me want to jump up & dance like a crazy. the concert was  in 1987  & held in harare – you can buy the dvd at amazon (or take2 for the locals). the graceland clip is equally rad.

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kings of convenience

i am really loving the new kings of convenience album - declaration of dependence

probably my favourite song : Mrs Cold (youtube video)

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don’t think twice, it’s alright

metric

metric – don’t think twice, it’s alright (bob dylan)

i love emily haines’ voice!

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