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NEW MUSIC: Bent Cousin, Real Lies, Andrew Keoghan, Young Romance, The Virgance, Lost Cassettes

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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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Bent Cousin: “Perfect Summer”

We’ve covered English pop act Bent Cousin (above) before but the twins from Brighton, England never ever fail in their quest to make classic boy-girl indie pop.

A hallmark of the twin brother-sister act is breezy pop accompanied by perfect harmonies and generally clever and often biting lyrics referencing pop culture - see for example their brilliant track ”Spice Girls.”

Nothing if not prolific, their latest release is a collaboration with English solo act Guiville.  Complete with sha-la-las and a wall of sound wash, it’s perfect end of year pop.

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Real Lies: “World Peace”

Real-Lies-World-Peace-Official-VideoReal Lies is a trio from London, England working hard to recreate the euphoric sound of the Manchester 90s sound.

Coming on like early 90s New Order via the “baggy” excess of The Stone Roses, if you close your eyes (and you’re old enough) “World Peace” will instantly transport you back to the glorious world of The Hacienda before obnoxious EDM took over.

Have a listen to "Real Lies" and last year's "Deeper."

For fans of: New Order, Delphic, Pet Shop Boys, The Beloved.

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20 Best Songs Of 2014: LISTEN

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We've had in the region of 25,000 tracks and albums submitted to Deadly Music! this year and reviewed around 500 of them (including quite a few tracks by Irish duo Ryan Vail, above) so whittling the list down to 20 songs has been no mean feat.

Reflecting the variety of music covered on the site, the list includes indie pop, indie rock, alternative, electro pop, alt folk, coldwave, rap and pop.

All songs are available on a Soundcloud playlist at the end of this page. You'll also find most of them on the Deadly Music! Towleroad Spotify playlist. 

Number 19 is NSFW!

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20: Girl Band - "De Bom Bom"

 

19: Big Hard Excellent Fish - "And The Question Remains The Same"

 

18: Pretties For You - "We Have Our Reasons"

 

Listen to number 17 down to number 1, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The OXD Mirror: Ru's Top 10 Tracks of 2014

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 BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

It's that time of the year again when we look back and list our favorite tracks of the year.  Given the plethora of amazing music on the disco and house scene this year, this was no easy task. Nevertheless below is a list (in descending order) of my favorite tracks that I played while spinning at our Occupy The Disco parties here in New York. 

While it's actually the Bixel Boys remix of Kiesza's acclaimed lead single, 'Hideaway' that holds the #10 spot on my list (listen after the jump), I'd be remiss to not also include the fantastic music video that accompanied the original cut. Whether it's the rhythm that hooked you, or the chorus of ooh's and aahs, 'Hideaway's brilliance lies in it's simplicty; which is echoed in the music video. It's a refreshing to watch in a world where the opulence of Gaga and Beyoncé seem to reign.

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NEW MUSIC: To Be Frank, Pop-Op, Johanna Glaza, You Are Number Six, Dirty Dishes, Stereoshock

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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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To Be Frank: “Let It Go”

To Be Frank is a musician/producer from Suffolk, England who over the past two years has released a number of EPs and singles that verge between piano-based heartbreakers and glitchy electro pop tracks like his latest “Let It Go”.  

Taken from his debut album to be released next year the track is “a bittersweet tale of a break-up foreseen and foretold, love gone bad with a distinctly wintery feel” for fans of James Blake, Halls, Brolin and one of last year's best new artists Ryan Vail.

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Pop-Op: “You Are The Eyes”

Pop-op is a brand new post punk outfit from Belfast, Northern Ireland of which no further information is available.

Shouty debut track “You Are The Eyes” is all sort of anti-establishment sloppy punk via The Fall and Parquet Floors, so fresh its not even completely mixed yet.

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The OXD Mirror: Josh's Top 10 Tracks For 2014

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

It's that time of the year again for those 'best of 2014' lists, and the three of us will all be sharing our top tracks from this past year over the next 3 weeks. It's been a great year for music, and hopefully you all have enjoyed the variety of disco, house, pop, and techno music we've shared in 2014.

10. Roisin Murphy - 'Ancora Ancora Ancora'

2014 marked the official return of Roisin Murphy, seven years after her last full release, the massive Overpowered LP.  Her Italian language Mi Senti EP was comprised mostly of covers of Italian pop and disco songs, including 'Ancora Ancora Ancora.'  Severino (of the famed Horsemeat Disco) and Nico de Ceglia remixed this into a beautiful piano-laden track that showcases Murphy's vocal chops.  Supposedly, a new full length album is in the works for her in 2015. 

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NEW MUSIC: Naomi Pilgrim, Son Joan, Static Waves 3, Ummagma, Pretty Sad, R I T U A L

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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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Naomi Pilgrim: “It’s All Good”

Naomi Pilgrim is one of the biggest breakout European electro pop artists of 2014.

Born in Barbados and raised in Sweden, she’s dropped a few singles and EPs this year including debut gem and one of our favourite songs of the year “No Gun."

Going for the 80s europop revival via more restrained R&B, Naomi’s last video for “It’s All Good” sees her “waking up alone in the desert with a retro DeLorean conveniently parked nearby. She proceeds to burn down a desert road, passing by a series of men digging ditches and hapless skateboarders.”

As you do.

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Son Joan: “Sucker Punch”

Son Joan is a one-man act from Hampshire in the UK.

A label-mate of Hannah Lou Clark who we covered last week, Hannah collaborated with Son Joan on “Sucker Punch,” which is down and dirty old-school indie rock for fans of Simple Kid, Jamie T, early Primal Scream and The Rolling Stones.

“Sucker Punch” is taken from Son Joan‘s debut EP Menagerie Melodies which is set to be released soon.

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