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Monday, December 24, 2007

2008 Buzz: Eagerly Anticipated LPs (MP3s, videos)

    black kids music mp3
  • Black Kids
    I already wrote about the Black Kids as a charming blend of shoegaze rock, new wave reminiscent of The Cure, and Arcade Fire-esque choral shout-singing. If you haven't heard them yet, you can download their free 4 song EP here!
    black kids i'm not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you mp3 Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (MP3)
    black kids i've underestimated my charm again mp3 Black Kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again) (MP3)
    black kids hurricane jane mp3 Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (MP3)
    black kids hurricane jane video Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (video)
    black kids the clash video Black Kids cover The Clash (video)

  • The Epochs
    Another Brooklyn band with buzz. So, what's new? Well, the Epochs are a neat blend of electro pop and rock, similar to Junior Boys or tour mates Mobius Band. Their self-titled LP is their second album and will be released in early 2008. "Opposite Sides" is their first single.
    The Epochs
    epochs opposite sides mp3 The Epochs - Opposite Sides (MP3)
    epochs love complete video The Epochs - Love Complete (live in Boston)(video)

    kid sister kanye
  • Kid Sister
    Kid Sister is actually the big sister of local Chicago mash-up DJ Flosstradsmus. "Pro Nails" beats out "Lip Gloss" for cosmetic product song of the year, thanks to the catchy beat, an altered jumping Super Mario sound, and a verse from Kanye. I'm not sure what to expect yet from a full LP, but an innovative Missy-ish South Side brand of hip-hop, hyphy, and ghettotech would be nice.
    Kid Sister
    kid sister damn girl mp3 Kid Sister - Damn Girl (flosstradamus remix) (MP3)
    kid sister pro nails mp3 Kid Sister - Pro Nails (MP3, version without Kanye verse)
    kid sister pro nails kanye video Kid Sister - Pro Nails feat. Kanye West (video)

    Los Campesinos
  • Los Campesinos
    Combine Art Brut with catchy Vaselines-like melodies and the enthusiasm of Architecture In Helsinki to get an idea about how this Welsh band sounds. Throw in a glockenspiel and you've won my heart. After their fun 'Sticking Fingers into Sockets' EP, fans are eager for more. Their full-length LP, 'Hold on There, Youngster', is produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene) and will be released in April 2008.
    Los Campesinos
    Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! mp3 Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! (MP3)
    Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! video Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! (video)
    Los Campesinos - Death to Los Campesinos! video Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos!
    Los Campesinos! - International TweeXcore Underground video Los Campesinos! - International TweeXcore Underground (video)
    Los Campesinos - We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives video Los Campesinos! - We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives (video)

  • MGMT
    MGMT is a fun mix of electronic pop and space rock. The duo got their start while studying music at Wesleyan. Their debut 'Oracular Spectacular' is out on iTunes and the physical CD will be available soon. It's produced by Mercury Rev guitarist and Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. "Time to Pretend" sounds like Pete Doherty's theme song; it's an anthemic ode to the rockstar lifestyle.
    mgmt time to pretend mp3 MGMT - Time to Pretend

  • Santogold
    On LES Artistes, a song about independence and authenticity, Santi White wonders, "I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up." From Philly unknown to opening for Bjork, touring with M.I.A. in London, and a feature on the cover of Fader in January 2008, she's certainly come a long way. There's been significant buzz even though we only have a taste of a few tracks that will be featured on her forthcoming LP. Listening to what she has released so far, she has a unique style that combines dub, dancehall, 80s pop, new wave, and R&B. Her collaborators reads like a who's who of what's hot: M.I.A., Switch, Diplo, Spank Rock, Radioclit, Freq Nasty, Sinden, and the late Disco D.
    Santogold - LES Artistes mp3 Santogold - LES Artistes (MP3)
     video Santogold - LES Artistes (live at artscape, Baltimore)(video)

    Vampire Weekend
  • Vampire Weekend
    I'm pissed I missed these guys at their recent sold-out show in Chicago. Their Blue CD-R reveals a fresh collection of indie pop tracks seemingly inspired by African soukous, pre 2 Tone ska, Britpop, and Paul Simon's 'Graceland'. Their self-titled debut will be officially released on January 29, 2008.
    Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof mp3 Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof (MP3)
    Vampire Weekend  - Mansard Roof video Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof (video)

    Finally, a quick run-through of artists of some interest who have LPs with known release dates:

    Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
    British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
    The Breeders - Mountain Battles
    Cat Power - Covers II
    DeVotchKa - Spirit
    Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
    Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
    Hey Willpower - PDA
    Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
    The Kills - Midnight Boom
    Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
    Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
    The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
    The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
    Nada Surf - Lucky
    Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
    Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus
    Whigs - Mission Control
    Wu-Tang Clan - The 8 Diagrams
    Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers

    Looks like an auspicious start to another great year for music!

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