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LISTEN UP // Dungeonesse Share New Track – “Nightlight”

Hump day just got a little better. Dungeonesse share a new cut from their forthcoming debut, out officially on May 14. Titled “Nightlight,” the song premiered earlier today at Pitchfork. It’s a break-up song of sorts and an especially impressive display of Jenn Wasner’s vocal talents. Stream above.

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MUSIC GO MUSIC Announce Full-Length Debut, Expressions

LA’s mysterious, cosmic disco group know as MUSIC GO MUSIC have readied a debut full-length, Expressions, due Oct. 6, in both vinyl and compact disc formats. Expressions collects Music Go Music’s previous, highly acclaimed 12″ releases all for the fantastical merriment of your mind and body. Read about how members Torg, Gala Bell and Kamar Maza created the pop revelation that is Expressions (complete with footnotes!) HERE.

Here is what music’s illuminati has said about the songs of Music Go Music:

“When people talk about the rebirth of disco, this is how it should be, manic zombifications reanimated from the Abba songbook, wired with Philip K Dick paranoia and Donna Summer euphoria.” — NME

“They begin with a bright-eyed Scandinavian sashay and end with a ten-minute Mediterranean disco romp featuring programmed drums, making detours along the way into rainy day ballads and guitar infernos. The cumulative effect plays like the greatest hits of dance saviors that never existed…and indeed, they probably should only be performed from inside an aquadome at the bottom of the Caspian Sea, or at least during a summer-long residency in Ibiza.” — Fader

“There is a late seventies, post-’I Feel Love’ disco feel to ‘Warm in the Shadows,’ and, whether or not it was their ambition to find that sound, it’s nonetheless a mightily refreshing dose of looseness and euphoria… One thing is for sure: the ambition for a long-lasting dynasty of overblown, slightly crackpot pop excess is there. ” – Stool Pigeon

Secretly Canadian To Release Debut By MUSIC GO MUSIC

On 5/20/08, Secretly Canadian will release the first 12″ in a series of vinyl releases by the band Music Go Music.

Music Go Music have the simple syrup of pop extravagance running through their veins. These arena-sized songs are composed with such savage efficiency that you find yourself humming along before two bars have gone by. They are as assured and crafted as ABBA and ELO’s best songs of ’76, yet Music Go Music sounds fresh. They’ve exploded the formulas from the inside out, sounding like a hundred others and no one else. “Light of Love” is a true celebration of pop music’s potential – laying a thin sheen of magic over the world around it, and making the tedious bits of the human experience a little less so.

Thirty years ago these songs would have been recorded by coke-fueled session musicians and millionaire producers in Nassau or Stockholm for $5000 a day. They would have been performed in huge arenas and played in every mall as the soundtrack to the prom queen’s shopping spree. It was music made by the few for the very, very many. Thirty years on, it could only be re-imagined by a band whose members came of age playing music in the tradition of those that ended up killing it off: the punkers. Now that punk’s branches sag heavy with the crass kudzu of of x-treme ubiquity (Hot Topic, wallet chains, totally-in-your-face Mountain Dew commercials), its old nemesis has become the new underdog. This time it’s leaner, wiser, and has been distilled down to an essence of the bloated dinosaur that it grew into the last time around. There are no wasted notes, no fat, no filler. “Light of Love” plays like the first three tracks of a future Greatest Hits album.

“Speak to me, darling, in hushed tones. Tell me your heart’s true desire” sings Gala Bell on the title track, equal parts Debby Harry, Karen Carpenter, and Kate Bush. Maybe it’s the wonderfully layered vocals, maybe the rich synth textures, maybe their impossibly uplifting nature, but there is something immediately familiar about these songs. At first listen, we’re inexorably drawn into their sphere. For at least a moment, we are surrounded by the halo of their refracted energy – we can bask in the light of love.

MP3 for “Light of Love”

Secretly Canadian Artist Page

More info on “Light of Love”:

THE WAR ON DRUGS hit the road to support forthcoming debut Wagonwheel Blues

The War on Drugs are taking their show on the road this summer. First up is a string of US dates in May and June supporting Bishop Allen and Blood on the Wall, followed by a trip to Europe for the August festival season. Stay tuned for more dates as they are announced.

05/05/08 New York, NY – Piano’s Brooklyn Vegans Rock and ROFL
05/14/08 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse w/ Bishop Allen
05/15/08 Boston, MA – Middle East (Downstairs) w/ Bishop Allen
05/16/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Bishop Allen
05/18/08 Washington DC, – The Black Cat w/ Bishop Allen
05/21/08 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop w/ Blood On The Wall
05/22/08 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick w/ Blood On The Wall
05/23/08 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle w/ Blood On The Wall
06/07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/08/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
08/09/08 Venlo, Netherlands – Zomerparkfeest
08/15/08 Crockhowell, Wales – Green Man Festival

Wagonwheel Blues is being released in the US on June 17, 2008, and in the UK on 2 June 2008.

Check out the band’s myspace page here

Secretly Canadian to release the acclaimed debut from The Earlies in North America

Produced on both sides of the Atlantic and with a palette of sounds almost as wide; The Earlies debut album These Were The Earlies brings together their first self released singles and subsequent EP’s. Originally released in 2004 on Names/679 Recordings in the UK to great fanfare, Secretly Canadian is proud to present this gem to the long-deprived people of North America.
Residing in Northern England and Western Texas The Earlies are united by a shared love of The Band, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and The Beatles. All get a gracious nod on The Earlies debut album together with a unique mix of obscure psychedelic, progressive, leftfield and country influences.
The Earlies are Giles Hatton (Manchester), Christian Madden (Burnley) for the English half, and John Mark Lapham (Abilene) and Brandon Carr (Dallas) for the Texan other half. Secretly Canadian will release These Were The Earlies on October 25, 2005

You can listen to MP3s from There Were The Earlies here:
Morning Wonder
The Devil’s Country

“A psychedelic, electro mind meld that warrants their own special inclusion on the mental health register. Fuck me they’re good.” – “Insane pop genius. Scintillating.” NME 10/10

“A work of baroque detail as if journeying awestruck through some imaginary wild west.” – Q

“The best debut album of 2004.” – Uncut

LINKS:
Official Earlies Website
Earlies SC Artist Page

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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