The Big Moon – Love In the 4th Dimension (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: The Big Moon
Album: Love In the 4th Dimension
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 363 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 debut album from London indie-rock gals on the verge of world domination! Includes ‘Sucker’ & ‘Formidable’ & contains 4 bonus tracks which are not included on the vinyl version.

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Plaitum – Constraint (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Plaitum
Album: Constraint
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 329 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The new album from the rapidly rising duo Plaitum, a sporadic mixture of electro and pop with some dark and lo-fi tones. For fans of Crystal Castles, Sky Ferreira.

Combining a shattered mirror of cold, metallic samples with a longing chorus and rousing hand claps, “Ovation” is ostensibly a pop song about sex, chopped and screwed into something far more visceral and sweaty than your average pop song about sex. It’s Salem meets FKA twigs meets Sky Ferreira, arriving as an animalistic riposte to the tension of the rest of the album.
Littered with huge, piercing synths, skittish beats and irresistible pop melodies, Constraint twists and turns its way through twelve self-contained narratives that, together, tell a larger tale.

“The album itself is vaguely conceptual in that it follows an exploitative relationship through different points of view, to tell one story,” says Matt Canham, one half of the duo and producer of the record.

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Blaenavon – That’s Your Lot (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Blaenavon
Album: That’s Your Lot
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 359 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The story of Blaenavon’s debut album might be quite easily told: three teenage friends who entered a school talent contest, posted their songs online, and sprawled their way through early gigs, gathering a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim as they went. A band who, after the juggle of exams, EPs, record company attention, have finally delivered a debut album that is sumptuous and thrilling and brave.
But it is also a story of a more complicated time, a coming of age of sorts, of 12 intensely personal songs that explore friendship, sadness, hope, love held and lost, and all the confusions of youth in a world that is slowly revealing itself.
The band worked with producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club) to create That’s Your Lot, whittling down their clutch of 100 songs, helping to find their sense and common thread.

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Cold Beat – Chaos By Invitation (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Cold Beat
Album: Chaos By Invitation
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 207 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Named for a song by the Sound, Cold Beat is the post-punk-inspired project of Hannah Lew, also the bassist for San Francisco’s acclaimed trio Grass Widow. Lew began writing Cold Beat songs in the late 2000s while working with Grass Widow and establishing herself as a filmmaker and visual artist; when the band decided to go on hiatus after releasing 2012’s Internal Logic, Lew focused on Cold Beat in earnest (meanwhile, drummer Lillian Maring pursued her own project, Ruby Pins). She took Neon Piss guitarist Kyle King, Shannon & the Clams guitarist/synth player Cody Blanchard, and Maring into the studio; 2013’s single Worms/Year 5772 was the first fruit of those sessions to be officially released on Lew’s own Crime on the Moon label. Cold Beat returned in 2014 as a trio featuring Lew, King, and Erase Errata drummer Bianca Sparta; the band’s debut album, Over Me, appeared that July. By the time the band’s synth-tinged second album Into Air arrived in September 2015, the lineup featured Lew, King, drummer Susi Leni, and guitarist Jackson Blumgart. ~ Heather Phares

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Future Islands – The Far Field {Japanese Edition} (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Future Islands
Album: The Far Field {Japanese Edition}
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 359 mb
Source: CD
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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The Far Field refines and builds on the breakthroughs of the Baltimore-based trio’s 2014 album Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Whelmers (keyboards, programming). After the success of Singles and the hundreds of Future Islands shows played in that period, the band began writing new material on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road-testing these songs at a series of secret shows under fake names. Later that year, they traveled to Los Angeles to record with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces. With string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their sensational performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on David Letterman’s late night TV show. Blondie’s Debbie Harry also makes a guest appearance, in a duet with Herring on penultimate track “Shadows.” Across The Far Field’s twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road, Future Islands brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes they’ve been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath — and be stronger for it. “This is the kind of band that makes you wish other bands tried harder.” – Pitchfork “An absolute and unqualified triumph” -Stereogum “Mournful, triumphant, heroic” -Complex

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven – Images (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: You’ll Never Get to Heaven
Album: Images
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 225 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Ontario ambient pop duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven first emerged in 2012, creating pleasantly hazy soundscapes threaded with singer Alice Hansen’s willowy vocals. Following a pair of independent releases in their native Canada, the group signed with American indie Yellow K Records, who released their third outing, Images, in early 2017. Co-conspirator Chuck Blazevic paints the canvas of Images with heavily treated synth and guitar textures, creating an appropriate backdrop for Hansen’s hushed deliveries on more pop-oriented tracks like “Shared Dreams” and the title cut. Elsewhere, the pair collaborate on more cerebral instrumental offerings like the celestial “Shadow Garden” and the misty closing trio of “Vapor Frames,” “Wind,” and “Rain Copy.” Surprisingly, You’ll Never Get to Heaven are at their best on those more ambient vocal-less tracks, building strange windows whose formlessness somehow makes them even more enticing. While Hansen is a strong enough singer, the band’s more structured songs which feature her voice tend to resemble the kind of affable but generally unremarkable dream pop emerging from bedrooms worldwide. ~~ AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger

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The Residents – The Ghost of Hope (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: The Residents
Album: The Ghost of Hope
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 270 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era’s elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic. Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else – except, of course, The Residents. The album features guest collaborator Eric Drew Feldman – who has worked with everybody cool, so he’s already in your record collection.

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Tei Shi – Crawl Space (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Tei Shi
Album: Crawl Space
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 280 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The songs on Tei Shi’s debut album are tied together with short recordings from her childhood: “I just hope one day, I can be like Britney Spears,” she laments, after complaining that she can’t do anything right. But on Crawl Space, she gets a lot right: She flexes an impressive vocal range, nuanced songwriting, and her own suave production. Yet what really makes Tei Shi such a force is the way she tries on sounds and personas like costumes: sex kitten, girl next door, pop star. In that way, she has become a bit like Britney, bravely pushing the envelope in search of her authentic self.

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