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Nov 12, 2014
Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens returns to the top of the HM charts, introducing "the wistful, breathy sighs of new singer Myrtha with a softly-shimmering new Balearic-pop gem," says Gorilla vs. Bear
Singer George Maple is the latest breakout from Aussie label Future Classic (Flume, Chet Faker, Flight Facilities), with two new (Flume-produced) tracks floating around the Popular page this week ahead of her debut EP in December.
San Francisco's Jessica Pratt, "the most compelling new voice in folk music" (Rawkblog
), announces her Drag City debut. Among the week's most blogged, "Back, Baby" has it all: "the aesthetic, the delivery, the lyrics, the guitar work – intensely, deceptively emotional."
When not playing bass in Delta Sleep, Canterbury-based Maria Sullivan makes heady electronic music as Koloto. A re-release of her Mechanica
EP, with fresh remixes, sees the "blissful plucks and glitches" (In Love Not Limbo
) of "Fox Tales" back in our charts.
Father John Misty debuts his unexpected new ballad via a clever, orchestra-and-laughing-track-backed Letterman performance
. Blogs respond warmly, confirming he can waltz the line between self-aware satire and real tragedy like few others.
As for interesting reads, try this one which revisits a roundtable discussion with "mp3 bloggers" five years later.
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