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The Belle Brigade: I Didn’t Mean It
Listen to “I Didn’t Mean It” here American brother and sister duo, The Belle Brigade, return to Trendland’s pages with a spunk not yet realized in their last visit. “I Didn’t Mean It” showcases a retro rock ‘n’ roll side to their familial folkness. It’s ironic that the track snuck off The Twilight Saga: Breaking

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We Barbarians: Chambray (Video)
Listen to “Chambray here BUY HERE “Chambray” is by far the most powerful member of We Barbarians’ Headspace. That said, it seems only right that the song be saved as last, but not least, of the LA-bred trio’s promotional efforts for the 2011-released EP. Producer of Superhumanoids’ latest video, “Mikelah,”

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Leisure: Early Morning Skies
Listen to “Early Morning Skies” here BUY HERE Agile on pitch and animated on verse, the young trio of Leisure stretch their vocals and electric vibes reaching rock-pop heights from their Boston backyards (Belmont natives) to the Bay Area. Lead vocalist and keyboardist, Jed Rouhana, pairs his moody beats with

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Pinkunoizu: Time Is Like A Melody
Listen to “Time Is Like A Melody” here BUY HERE Recall the sultry sunrise scene in Vanilla Sky paired with The Chemical Brothers’ “Where Do I begin”? That acoustic wave has warped itself through a psychedelic twist of Danish post-rock in Pinkunoizu‘s “Time Is Like A Melody.” This quartet of electro experts take it

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Trendland Talks With Ava Carrère
Listen to “I’m Not What I Do” here BUY HERE Ava Carrère is flaunting a rebellious electro-samba-meets-tribal tune and delivering sassy prose with “I’m Not What I Do.” Flirting with traces of Camille’s “Assise,” this French gallant lofts her voice through a jungle of mixes from lullaby to rap ditty with a breath of Ladytron […]

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Trendland Talks With Nicky Blitz
Artwork by Dakota Solt Listen to “Alive” here BUY HERE “Sometimes, I don’t go out at night. I’m gonna kick it with my parents inside.” Why? Because they’re “alive!” If life could always be that simply beautiful. Then again, the truth tends to seep out of

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Teenage Bad Girl: Keep Up With You (Lifelike Remix)
Listen to “Keep Up With You (Lifelike Remix)” here BUY HERE It’s not often that the full potential of a Friday night pick-me-up fix is met by one song, which explains the remix tipping point of “Keep Up With You.” Granted, the original is delightful unto itself, but Lifelike’s edition is like alternative medicine. It […]

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Rebecca & Fiona: Dance
Listen to “Dance” here BUY HERE Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick are the Swedish DJs turned electro-pop princesses taking over blogosphere waves around the world. The duo takes after fellow Swede, Robyn, with synth-laden “Dance.” When the song begins, it undoubtedly could be mistaken for their country counterpart’s “Dancing On My Own.” But despite the […]

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DJ Shadow: Scale It Back Ft. Little Dragon (Robotaki Remix)
Listen to “Scale It Back (Robotaki Remix)” here BUY HERE Little Dragon joins sample-crazy DJ Shadow in his cool, collected track “Scale It Back” off his recent album, The Less You Know, The Better. Following a remix contest hosted by Shadow, Robotaki came out as winner with the most popular remake of the song. This […]

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Berlinist Talks With Trendland
Artwork by Giuseppe Sartorio Listen to “Ollie Falls Asleep” here BUY HERE Every once in a while a song comes along and pulls your mind into wistful corners of the universe on a single melody. Berlinist’s “Ollie Falls Asleep” is a viable track for doing just that, erecting emotions of a mere dream sequence. Setting a […]