Yellow Ostrich – Cosmo

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Knowing nothing about Yellow Ostrich going before diving into this album, Yellow Ostrich has made a fan of me. The first thing that comes to mind upon listening to this album is Radiohead. The instrumentation bears a stronger resemblance to the iconic British band than that of the vocals. The looping guitar hooks are mixed with gradual builds and fills, preventing boredom in the lister. One of my favorite tracks is “My Moons” (#4). Gentle synths paired with the harsh jarring of artificial drum beats creates an interesting texture. The moments of dissonance in the harmony line are intentional and attention grabbing. So listen! Of course the theme of space/moons/stars/sky is heavy in all the…

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

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“Give the People What They Want”

Pretty Little Empire- Pretty Little Empire

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Best part: They’re Midwesterners

Reputante—Oceanside

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For when you need some synth-y 80s-esqu instrumental 

Billie Joe Armstrong +Norah Jones- Foreverly

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Unexpected pairing and unexpected tunes

DJ Rashad-Double Cup (Hyperdub 2013)

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Emphasizing melody & rhythm 

London Grammar- If You Wait

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Ethereal vocals tackle Kavinsky

M.I.A. – Matangi (2013)

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Living up to expectations

Less Than Jake- See the Light

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And now, back to ska

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

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Far From A Weak Link