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Wildcat! Wildcat! is Jesse Taylor, Michael Wilson, and Jesse Carmichael: four Los Angeles-bred friends since the age of fourteen. It’s a bond thick enough to hear. Their single, “Mr Quiche” holds beats as hip hop as they are sexy trailing along quavering synths and grime-filled bass-lines appropriate for a sunny summer soundtrack. Miike Snow fans [...]
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BUY HERE TV Girl is like a good recipe. Everything is in moderation, making for a sun-sprinkled, indie pop creation sailing on just the right amount of vinyl sampling–topped off with a carefully placed post-punk cherry. Borrowing from what sounds like, Johnny Tillotson’s “Rhythm of the Rain,” sample-happy duo, including Trung Ngo and Brad [...]
BUY HERE There are, undoubtedly, heads double taking their Shazam results, and radio heads tilting in surprise to find that this flower child of a single was birthed after 1970.
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Listen to “Finding Reasons” here BUY HERE The muscles of electro-rock are contracting under the epithet New Build. The anatomy: LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip. Al Doyle, Felix Martin and Tom Hopkins have rolled out their debut 12-track album, Yesterday Was Lived And Lost this month (mastered by New Build and Club Ralph). They further [...]