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Rejoice! Caribou announces New Album, hear the first track now

06/08/2014

Photo by Dan Dennison/NME Following up his critically-acclaimed, perfectly-executed full-length Swim in 2010, Caribou has (finally) announced a new album that is set to be released October 8th. The album title is Our Love, with a track list that seems to imply the almost complete separation of themes and motifs of his previous record. From a personal Read More

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Listen: Amen Dunes Releases New Album Love Tomorrow

05/12/2014

It’s Monday. All of us at one point or another hit that Monday slump where you just can’t accept the new work week. Luckily, there’s always new music to help us decompress and get us thinking like productive members of society again. This past week I’ve been checking out a preview of Amen Dunes’ upcoming album Love. I find the music a Read More

Watch: A Million Billion Dying Suns Drops New Video For “Hey Man”

05/05/2014

Well…it’s about damn time [good] music videos made a comeback. The California-native psychedelic band A Million Billion Dying Suns (AMBDS) just teamed up with French Press Films to release a new video for “Hey Man”, and it’s perfection. The video takes us on a mustachioed adventurer’s journey through hell and back, in a visually stunning, nightmarish Read More

Listen: Flume Releases Official Remix of Lorde’s Tennis Courts After Coachella Buzz

04/24/2014

By all accounts (ok–the two people I talked to who saw him at Coachella this year) Flume put on an amazing set, and a highlight was a previously unreleased remix of so-hot-right-now Lorde’s “Tennis Courts.” Yesterday, Flume officially unleashed the mix for your listening pleasure. Go ahead and take a listen below and don’t be surprised Read More

Yesway “Howlin’ Face” the New Bay Area Band You Need To Hear

04/16/2014

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Yesway’s album ever since we were introduced to their single “Woahocean.” With the self-titled album’s release date (June 3rd) nearing, the best friend duo of Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing have released today one of its singles entitled, “Howlin’ Face.” Their sound wanders into the avant-garde realms inhabited by Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective‘s Read More

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Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” Official Video – A Film About Silence & Beauty

04/13/2014

Earlier this week, Jamie xx released a video for his upcoming single “Sleep Sound.” The London based producer, better known for his work in the band The xx, may have met his creative–visual–match in Sofia Mattioli. At the beginning, the director explains her video’s muse, “I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, Read More

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New Music by Craft Spells, SIREN and Chrome Sparks

04/06/2014

Yes its Sunday and many of us have to work tomorrow, but lets look on the bright side. It’s a beautiful day in SF, Game of Thrones returns tonight and we have some great new music to listen to! First up is Craft Spells new track “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide.” The Seattle-based indie Read More

Watch Wild Ones “Paia” Video

04/01/2014

Another gem from Wild Ones, the Portland pop band that captivated us here at SFCritic with their cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Today, the group shared with us their music video for “Paia,” which you can download for free on their track Soundcloud. They’re currently on tour supporting Typhoon, but for some unfortunate reason Read More

Chrome Sparks Skirts SoundCloud With Delightful ‘Fixtape’

03/26/2014

For the first forty-five seconds of Chrome Sparks mix, Solé Fixtape Vol. 24 –he’s just talking. Why? Soundcloud has a rule that if you use a mix that samples music that wasn’t cleared–well, that’s not ok. So Chrome Sparks, born Jeremy Malvin, found a way to skirt the rule: talk. All jokes aside, this mix is fantastic. The Michigan Read More

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