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Check Ahead: MNDR - "Feed Me Diamonds"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vocalist and musician Amanda Warner and producer Peter Wade are MNDR. The electro-pop duo’s new album, called Feed Me Diamonds, is out August 14th. We have an exclusive preview of the title track (inspired by performance artist Marina Abramovic) in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: OMBRE - "Weight Those Words"

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Roberto Carlos Lange makes a kind of Latin electro-folk music under the name Helado Negro. Julianna Barwick is a Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose primary instrument is her effected voice. Layers and layers of it. Together, the Asthmatic Kitty labelmates have become OMBRE.

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Check Ahead: Sean Rowe - "Signs"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sean Rowe has an eye for detail and a penchant for magical thinking - and he isn’t afraid to get down in the dirt. The new album from the deep-voiced musician and naturalist is out on August 28th. We have an exclusive streaming track in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: Christian Scott, "The Red Rooster"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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In general, musicians hate being assigned to a genre. The desire to experiment, create a definitive personal sound, and reach new audiences is universal. But it’s rare that an artist actually succeeds in shaking off the categorical restraints that we as journalists, fans and consumers impose upon them. Christian Scott is one who has succeeded.

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Check Ahead: Careful - "I Had a Kid"

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Taking bedroom recording to the extreme: Eric Lindley of Careful prefers to lay down his tracks inside of a closet. The third full length from the electro-acoustic musician comes out on August 21st. Listen to an exclusive streaming track in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: Gold Motel - "At Least We Tried"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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For a bunch of Midwesterners, they sure make some sunny pop. The self-titled second album from Chicago quintet Gold Motel is set to come out on July 3rd. And we’re giving you a preview in Check Ahead

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