Lavender Diamond

“Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now” MP3

Sep 04, 2012

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Lavender Diamond is out to break your heart with the second single from their forthcoming album, Incorruptible Heart (Out September 25). Called “Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now,” the track sees frontwoman Becky Stark getting in touch with her inner Karen Carpenter, with an extra spoonful of dreamy atmospherics. Download it above. You can also revisit the album’s first single “Oh My Beautiful World” here.

(Via: Rolling Stone)

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This fall Canadian collective Rah Rah will release their forthcoming third album, The Poet's Dead. The follow-up to the band's 2009 breakthrough LP Breaking Hearts, the new full-length was recorded throughout 2011 with the help of producers Gus Van Go and Werner F. This morning Under the Radar is pleased to debut the music video for the included track "Art and a Wife," which sets the band's rollicking pop against some dog park fun.

According to vocalist/guitarist Marshall Burns, "The song is about the two main forces in my life. There is the emotional side, symbolized by love for one's family and friends, and then there is the intellectual half as exemplified by dedication to one's music and the mysterious impulse to create art. I wrote the lyrics in one sitting in the same order that they are used in the song. I was trying to remember the important moments of my life that had shaped my present; hearing old country tunes for the first time, playing along to Crazy Horse on my first electric guitar, going on tour at a young age. The verses of the song are reflections on the most meaningful changes I have undergone musically and personally while the chorus expresses my current state of mind. The song concludes that as long as I have "Art and a Wife" or rather, music and love, I will be alright."

As far as the video is concerned director Harv Glazer says the whole concept stems from his "latest nerd fascination" with RC cars. "These are not the cars of my childhood," he says. "They do 70mph. When I saw how dogs in a local park reacted to the cars I knew I had something I had to show the world. No dogs were harmed in the making of this video, although the cars took a $500.00 beating."

Click below to watch the chase begin. The Poet's Dead is out digitally on Oct. 2 and in physical formats on Oct 22. You can pre-order the record on iTunes.

    

(http://rahrahband.com)

Martha Wainwright

“Proserpina” Video

Aug 31, 2012

 

Check out this haunting video from singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright. “Proserpina” was actually penned as a gift to Wainwright and her brother Rufus by their late mother Kate McGarrigle. A story of life and destruction rendered in Wainwright’s delicate croon, the result is nothing less than heavenly. Are you as taken as we are? Wainwright’s fourth album Come Home to Mama streets October 16. 

(www.marthawainwright.com)

Maria Minerva

“Fire (feat. Chase Royal)” MP3

Aug 31, 2012

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Twisted London songstress Maria Minerva has offered up a second cut from her cloudy electro-debut, Will Happiness Find Me? This time she’s upped the grit with some help from rapper Chase Royal. Take a listen above, or revisit her first single, “The Sound” here. Will Happiness Find Me? streets September 4 via NNF.

(www.notnotfun.com)

 

 

Echo Lake

“Wild Peace” Video

Aug 30, 2012

 

Echo Lake = Goth? Nah. Pay no attention to the gloomy locations and dark hoods that populate new video “Wild Piece”—the London-based dream pop band is still the most ethereal thing on the market. Join them on a strange trip below.   

 

(www.echolakeband.com)

Princess Music

“White Wave” MP3 Stream

Aug 30, 2012

 

Fans of Patrick Wolf and Sufjan Stevens take note: Princess Music is one to watch. The work of five classically trained musicians, debut MP3 “White Wave” sounds like a music box-filled dream. Get your fill below, and keep on the lookout for their debut full-length, slated to street this December. 

(www.facebook.com/princessmusicband)

Bob Dylan

“Duquesne Whistle” Video

Aug 29, 2012

 

Check out Bob Dylan’s new video “Duquesne Whistle” where we learn—among other things—that following a lady through the streets of the city is no way to win her heart. Unless you’re Dylan that is. Enjoying the ride? Dylan’s new album Tempest streets September 11. 

 

Chad Valley

“Fall 4 U (feat. Glasser)” MP3 Stream

Aug 28, 2012

UK chillwave hero Chad Valley has returned to his rightful place behind the mike for new collection Young Hunger (out October 30 via Cascine). Featuring collaborations with the likes of Twin Shadow, Active Child, El Perro Del Mar, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and more, Young Hunger finds Valley fully embracing his inner 1980s dance floor king. Take a listen to his glimmering tune (featuring Glasser), “Fall 4 U."

(www.chadvalley.tumblr.com)