Monday 23 January 2012

Out This Week - 23rd January 2012

Django Django - Default

Having been available digitally for a while (along with several remixes), this week sees the physical release of this new single from experimental Londoners Django Django. 'Default' is packed with a similar range of ideas to those explored by The Beta Band a decade or so back, indeed this track feels very much like a superb update of that band's indie inventiveness.

Django Django - Default by Django Django

Django Django's website

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François & The Atlas Mountains - City Kiss

Frenchman François Marry releases his first album for Domino Records this week as François & The Atlas Mountains, titled 'E Volo Love'. Taken from it is the track 'City Kiss' which is a delightfully breezy piece of swooning continental pop with chiming guitars and sweeping strings, while the unique sounding bilingual vocals set it apart from much of the rest of the indiepop pack.

François & The Atlas Mountains - City Kiss

François & The Atlas Mountains' website

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Boy & Bear - Feeding Line

Sydney quintet Boy & Bear have already become big news in their homeland but remain relatively unknown elsewhere. This could change with their Zeitgeist riding new album 'Moonfire' which follows many of the same roads as North American big hitters such as Fleet Foxes, The National, Arcade Fire and the like. Check out the countryish indie-rock of 'Feeding Line'.

Boy & Bear- Feeding Line by MMMusic

Boy & Bear's website

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Amadou & Mariam - Dougou Badia (Feat. Santigold)

Malian duo Amadou & Mariam have been making music together for the best part of forty years and will release new album 'Folila' in March. New single 'Dougou Badia' continues their embrace of western rock and electroncia influences by enlisting Santigold to provide guest vocals. The result is the kind of intercontinental, inter-genre sound many modern producers would give their right arm to create.

Amadou & Mariam - Dougou Badia feat Santigold by Because Music

Amandou & Mariam's website

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Chairlift - Met Before/I Belong In Your Arms

Nearly four years after their previous album, and having lost a member along the way, Brooklyn's Chairlift return with new album 'Something' this week. Like previous effort 'Does You Inspire You' the album is a touch patchy, but when it's good, it's stunningly good. Containing an 80s vibe throughout, stand-out tracks include the superb 'I Belong In Your Arms' and 'Met Before' which you can stream below - and makes OROTW a tie this week!. It's great to have them back... finally.

Met Before by Chairlift

Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms

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Chairlift's website

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