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Watchlist vol. 3: The Middle East (MP3)

Is America ready for a Middle East invasion?

Ready or not, don’t fret. The deceptively-named band actually comes from the land down under — Townsville, Queensland, Australia to be exact.

They create music as beautiful and diverse as the Great Barrier Reef itself. Their strings, harmonies, and layers have delighted audiences worldwide, yet they remain one of Australia’s best kept secrets.

But now, they have their sights set on America. Continue reading

Besnard Lakes Release ‘Albatross’ From its Cage (MP3)

As promised, we bring you the brand new single from The Besnard Lakes‘ forthcoming Are The Roaring Night LP. Picking up right where their first album, Are The Dark Horse, left off, “Albatross” is a sonic assault on the senses that combines epic drone with Beach Boyish melodies.

The band have a string of shows lined up in North America for April and will also be wowing audiences at this year’s SXSW in March. The new album will be released March 9th in the US and March 8th in the UK through Jagjaguwar records. Download “Albatross” (MP3) and check out the tour dates after the jump. Continue reading

Seabear Tour, Unveil New Tracks (Stream)

In Iceland, Seabear are famous for crafting gorgeously melodic indie-folk, wrestling away the monopoly on lush atmosphere and gentle acoustics normally held by fellow countrymen Sigur Rós and Björk. The band is currently gearing up for the release of their new album, We Built A Fire, available stateside in early March through Morr Music. They’re also set to play a slew of live dates in Europe, followed by a breakneck five-shows-in-five-days stint at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. And, lest we forget our small percentage of non-European, non-Texan readers, here are two new tracks from the aforementioned album. Tour dates after the jump. Continue reading

SubPop to Release Red Red Meat Deluxe Edition

After being featured in a 2008 Pitchfork list as something old-but-still-good, Red Red Meat’s Bunny Gets Paid has been resurrected, refurbished, and expanded so that others may fully understand its greatness.

According to the SubterraneanPop website:

Red Red Meat’s third full-length record, 1995’s “Bunny Gets Paid” has been out of print and unavailable [which] provides a really good excuse for a deluxed-up reissue.

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