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NEW MUSIC: Nicky, Trust Fund, Viola Dust, Hannah Lou Clark, Silverbacks, Dystopian Violet

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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.

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Nicky: “Wake Up”

Nicky is a 19-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter.

On his debut track “Wake Up”, much has been made of the fact that the cherubic face just doesn’t match Nicky’s rich, gravelly vocals.

While it’s true that there’s something of a novelty value when he first opens his mouth, once you get over it you’re left with a remarkably crafted acoustic pop track (his first song, written when he was only 15) with the maturity and depth of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits and the contemporary quirkiness of The Tallest Man On Earth.

A low-key release, “Wake Up” shows great potential and should be huge if it manages to catch the Ed Sheeran youth appeal market.

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Trust Fund: “Cut Me Out”

Trust Fund is one-man garage rock act Ellis Jones from Bristol, England.

Until now relegated to small cassette releases on bedroom labels, Ellis has recently signed with Turnstile for the release of his (official) debut album No One’s Coming For Us.

Lead track “Read the Wrappers” will appeal to fans of post punk / garage rock acts like Son Joan, Simple KidDrab and Postcode.

Also recommended for fans of Pixies, Pavement and Of Montreal.

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The OXD Mirror: Fill Your Plates with New Music From Little Boots, Anna Lunoe and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Happy Thanksgiving, Towleroad readers!  Today I am thankful for all the great music that comes across our desk - enjoy this week's picks.

Little Boots: 'Heroine'

There's something undeniably charming about British artist Little Boots. The singer/producer/DJ, born Victoria Hesketh, started her career with electro group Dead Disco in the mid-2000s. After leaving the band, Boots embarked on a solo career that has netted two full length albums, a few EPs, and some noteworthy singles including 'New In Town' and 'Every Night I Say a Prayer.'  She's never made much fanfare around her image or music, but has consistently churned out innovative and even at times sweet electronic music. Her new EP, Business Pleasure, is out next month, and includes the slick cut 'Heroine.'

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

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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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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

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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 post.

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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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