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Jack White: Love Interruption
Listen to “Love Interruption ” Here BUY HERE One of music’s hardest working creators brings a love weapon and a clarinet under the mistletoe with Ghanaian vocals in his latest single Love Interruption. Jack White and Ruby Amanfu (Sam & Ruby) peel through layers of cynical love and aggressive stanzas in this chapped recording off […]

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Awesome New Republic: It’s Around You
Listen to “It’s Around You” here BUY HERE Simplicity has its advantages. Less can be more, but simplicity and some light beat boxing is a whole other fantastic ball game. Exhibit A: “It’s Around You.”

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1,2,3: Turtle & Bear
Listen to “Turtle & Bear” here BUY HERE Animals and insects are hot commodities in entertainment these days. Separate from recent big advertising (Coca Cola bears, ‘Mr. Quiggly,’ Chevy cockroaches), they continue to creep up in music adding profuse depth

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Ana Tijoux: La Bala
Listen to “La Bala” here BUY HERE Ana Tijoux‘s follow up album to her 2010 Grammy-nominated breakthrough debut, 1977 is a marching band of sounds. The twin-titled track, “La Bala” showcases that spry tongue of the Chilean rapper,

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Tourist: Placid Acid
Listen to “Placid Acid” here BUY HERE A song can sing a thousand words, but Tourist‘s “Placid Acid” has to sing for itself. Not one lyric reaped could sow such a stammeringly psychedelic vibe:

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M.I.A.: Bad Girls
Listen to “Bad Girls” here BUY HERE Live fast. Die young. That’s M.I.A.‘s motto. For the small percent of Americans who missed the bad girl’s middle finger to the FCC during yesterday’s NFL Super Bowl, this babe does not mind stirring up mass-televised controversy.

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Electric Guest: American Daydream
Listen to “American Daydream” Here BUY HERE There is a red carpet lineup of sounds on the Electric Guest list. The Los Angeles duo pop the spotlight on their seductive vocals and VIP  friends (harmonica, guitar and keys) in a pool of magnetic beats with American Daydream. Off their latest album, Mondo, on Downtown Records

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Amadou & Mariam: Dougou Badia ft. Santigold
Listen to “Dougo Badia” here BUY HERE Fall in love with this energetic Afro-rock by Malian couple, Amadou & Mariam. In love at first clap-choir chant combination.

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Butch Walker and the Black Widows: Synthesizers
Listen to “Synthesizers” here BUY HERE Butch Walker leaves the producer seat for songwriter once again alongside the Black Widows for the release of their 6th album, The Spade now out on Dangerbird Records. After producing hits for Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry,

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Guillemots: I Don’t Feel Amazing (Friends Electric Remix)
Listen to “I Don’t Feel Amazing (Friends Electric Remix)” Here BUY HERE What better way to conceal of night of debauchery than entering work the next day in your best pressed collar and high dollar do. Perhaps London-based Guillemots carried this attitude into their music by concealing self-loathing lyrics in puddles of blitheful notes.