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SONG OF THE DAY Ty Segall – Girlfriend

San Francisco psych-master Ty Segall unleashed today’s song via his third album, Melted which came out back in 2010. The record has been described by Segall himself as sounding like “cherry cola, Sno-Cones and taffy” and after one listen to Girlfriend you will see why!  Sweet-sounding psych-pop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 7evenThirty & Gensu Dean – The Problem

I’ve been a massive fan of David McCallum’s 1967 House of Mirrors for a long time now and was first introduced to this track when DJ Shadow sampled it in Dark Days, a gorgeous instrumental that he released back in 2000.  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Deep Dark Woods – Fallen Leaves

The slightest mention of anything ghostly and macabre and my ears prick up! Couple this with an immensely haunting and captivating tune and you have just made my night….The Deep Dark Woods have done just that! Hailing from Saskatoon, Canada … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hanni El Khatib – . Paralyzed (Discothèque Refix)

“I’ve always collected 12” disco edits of some of my favorite songs. Sometimes the 3 minute radio version isn’t enough. I wanted to contribute to the tradition and rework my own track. Here’s an extended version of “paralyzed” complete with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sea Pinks – Minimum Wage

My first encounter with Belfast-based band, Sea Pinks goes back to January 2016 when I featured (I don’t feel like) Giving In.  This track appeared on their second album, Soft Days and soft it was in comparison to today’s more frenzied … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Good Good Blood – Dark Days

There is something so very restorative and healing about the music of Good Good Blood and latest track Dark Days is anything but dark.  On the contrary, its gentle nature diminishes the dark, banishing demons of any description with vibrant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pro Teens – Signals Crossed

Arizona’s surf-rocker’s, Pro Teens released Philistines earlier this month, a new album that follows hot in the footsteps of last year’s debut which was released via Broken Circles. Vibrant track, Signals Crossed captured my attention earlier today with its thoroughly exuberant and upbeat … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chain & The Gang – Don’t Scare The Ghost Away

Educating myself in the truly riveting sounds of Ian F Svenonius, I find myself once again a few years behind with what is a very well established artist! Chicago-born and now Washington D.C-based, Ian F Svenonius has performed in various … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Wave – Heaven (Sonic Boom Mix)

Is it me or does this track have a real nostalgic 90’s feel about it? It’s got that kind of Stone Roses, Charlatans, Happy Monday’s vibe, bopping happily along to a funky indie-dance beat! Heaven is the new single and … Continue reading

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