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NEW MUSIC: Public Service Broadcasting, tigerthief, Live Footage, To Destroy A City, Hollands, New Ambient Music

Public Service Broadcasting - 'Gagarin'

New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good.

Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

Enjoy!

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Public Service Broadcasting: “Gagarin”

“Gagarin” is the first track taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s upcoming second album The Race For Space.

A brassy, funk-heavy theme track for Yuri Gagarin, the track reveals a new more playful side to the duo.

With a 6-piece brass section and 5-piece string section in tow, “Gagarin” signals a broadening of Public Service Broadcasting’s sound.

Probably one of the grooviest things you’ve seen this year.

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tigerthief: “cinnamon luck”

Tigerthief-cinnaomon-lucktigerthief (possibly from Portland, Oregon and all in lowercase) is a new act choosing to use media to add an element of mystery to their music.

Despite requests for more information, there is little known about tigerthief.

They are probably a duo and “cinnamon luck” was “written, recorded, shot, edited, mixed, mastered, and produced in 24 hours using a Sony TC-500A tape machine, a Canon 7D, two human brains, two cinnamon sticks, and one snow day.”

A mesmerizing, trippy track, you’ll love this if you go all misty-eyed at the thought of early Cocteau Twins.  

Also RIYL if you like contemporary downtempo / shoegaze / gloomy pop acts like Hockeysmith and Casket Girls.

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The OXD Mirror: Jessie Ware Remixed, MK's latest project, New Róisín Murphy and much more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

i'm sorry to be on such a Jessie Ware binge recently but the truth of the matter is her latest album, Tough Love, is nothing short of amazing and more importantly she's not afraid to get experimental with some really fantastic producers on the disco and house scene when it comes to remixes.

Which brings me to why I'm showcasing her again today. Jessie Ware:Remixed is a collaboration between Ware and Red Bull Studios where five different producers in five different cities create five distinctive remixes for the Julio Bashmore-produced album track, 'Keep on Lying.' While all five are noteworthy, it's Preditah's garage influenced remix that stands out, possibly because it reminds me of another garage-influenced Ware remix, by Disclosure, which put both of those acts on the map way back in 2012.

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NEW MUSIC: Cash+David, Never Mind The Baubles, Bent Cousin, Wonderful Humans, Nieves, Draag

  Cash+david ' Bones'

New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

Enjoy!

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Cash+David: ‘Bones’

Cash + David is London-based duo Tim Ross (Cash) and Liz Lawrence (David).

Tim and Liz have described their music as like “singing ‘Like A Virgin’ in a desert karaoke booth, with Sleigh Bells on percussion and M83 on guitars”.

Fast carving out a niche for themselves with their dark, downtempo electro pop, the duo are also gaining attention for their striking visuals as much as their gorgeous sad pop music.

Watch the beautiful performance-based video for their latest track ‘Bones.’

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Never Mind the Baubles - Small Bear’s 2014 Christmas Album

Never-Mind-The-Baubles-Small-Bears-2014-Christmas-AlbumIt’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.

Recording one off alternative Christmas songs has become a major thing in recent years and now a lot of independent record companies are getting in on the act with yearly compilations.

Possible best-in-show this year is Isle of Man label Small Bear’s ‘Never Mind the Baubles’ 2014 Christmas Album.

Have a listen to album standout track 'Happy Christmas (Alan McGee Is An Arse)' by The Bordellos, a thing of real beauty that channels Aled Jones with Half Man Half Biscuit and a touch of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

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The OXD Mirror: It’s a Techno Week with Mark E, The Carry Nation and Alan Fitzpatrick

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

After being named a favorite by electro-pop starlet Robyn and remixing the Swedish singer’s track ‘Monument’ this past summer, there is no doubt that Birmingham-based producer Mark E will continue to see his work appreciated by an ever-growing audience. He is on a steady rise with two recent releases: ‘Activity,’ out on Futureboogie, and ‘Avion Central,’ due out on Ghostly/Spectral next week.

Mark E: ‘Activity'

 While ‘Activity' relies on acid basslines, hypnotic synths and an overall dark mood reminiscent of Detroit techno, ‘Avion Central’ takes a lighter turn with its ethereal textures and slower beats, showcasing Mark E’s grasp for sophisticated and versatile dance music.

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NEW MUSIC: Alex Wisner, James Yorkston, Ajimal, Grounds For Invasion, Twin Graves, The Ropes

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New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this column.

Enjoy!

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Alex Wisner: ‘You Were My World’ and ‘Manhattan’

Alex-wisner-christmas-will-be-cold-without-youAlex Wisner is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles and one third of AKW Music. Alex makes downtempo casio electro pop love songs for the broken hearted that come on a touch like a non-EMO version of The Band in Heaven.

AKW have three EPs on Soundcloud - 'To Be Alive', 'Last Lines' and 'Silent War' - as well as various collaborations, one-off tracks and demos.

Have a listen to two tracks from Alex, unless you’re having a bad day.

i was your girl, you were my world.

i’ll take out the trash and i’ll never look back / i’ll burn the backs of both my hands / i’ll never look back / take out the trash and i’ll burn the backs of both my hands

you’ll never know it hurt this bad / when i’m alone fill the sink with blood and you’ll never know about my hands / you’ll never know / because you’ll never hold them again.

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James Yorkston: ‘The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society’

YorkstonScottish folk musician James Yorkston has recorded under his own name, as James Yorkston and The Athletes and as James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players. 

Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Yorkston’s eighth album ‘The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society’ is collaboration at its best.

Featuring vocals from Hot Chip member Rob Smoughton, KT Tunstall and the Pictish Trail, its a low-key and thoughtful collection of sixteen tracks that are often introspective but sometimes really quite heartwarming.

Have a listen to the lovely ‘Guy Fawkes’ Signature,’ a spoken word piece with Tunstall about a vaguely irritating neighbor.

He asks, ‘you like real music don’t you? Pussy Riot, Louis Armstrong?’

‘Sure, I like Billie Holiday...do be do be do.’

‘Do you know her? Well I guess you do...’

I think of Guy Fawkes’ signature before and after torture, what in the world they are going through? It changed their whole demeanor.

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Ajimal: ‘Nothing Touches Me', 'This Human Joy'

Ajimal is the solo project of Fran O’Hanlon from Newcastle, England.

Fran has teamed up with new label Mono for a split single release with Tessera Skies.

The release will be accompanied by remixes of Tessera Skies’ 'Droplet' by Dutch Uncles, as well as Ajimal’s 'Nothing Touches Me' with a remix from shArds

Have a listen to 'Nothing Touches Me' and an earlier track 'This Human Joy.'

For fans of: Antony and the Johnsons

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The OXD Mirror: Throwback Thursday with Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

When Janet Jackson recently re-entered my news cycle, thanks to a rare public appearance earlier this week, I was hoping it would be related to the rumored, much anticipated, new album that she is supposedly recording. Alas, there's no news on that front but at least we have a fresh new remix to hold us over for a while, at least until details about the diva's potential comeback appear.

Munich's Justin Faust updates Janet's 2001 hit, 'Someone to Call My Lover' with sexy basslines and soulful pitch reduction making it a dance floor burner that easily fits into today's balearic and deep house soundscapes. Faust has had a great year, with his previous release 'Spellbound' in heavy rotation by DJs and fans alike.  As a gift for surpassing 5000 followers on twitter, Faust is giving away this classic Janet remix away for free, and it can be downloaded via the Soundcloud widget above. 

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