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“Eyeoneye” is the first single taken from Andrew Bird‘s upcoming album Break It Yourself, which will be released on March 6th. This time, it looks like Bird will be inclining his new sound to the pop rock spectrum of his music. Using electric guitars and simple but gorgeous harmonies, “Eyeoneye” is good enough to leave us very thirsty for more new material. Not as melancholic as most of his music, it seems to be that Andrew Bird has kept things simple, lyrically and musically, which may turn out to be a good move on his side. The intellectual bohemian is offering a free download of the album and 2 EPs for people who buy tickets for his US tour. Visit his website andrewbird.net for more info. Here’s the song, enjoy.
http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F33820987&show_artwork=true

Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles will be releasing his solo debut next March. “Saint Nothing” is the first cut from the upcoming EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile.

“When you spend so much time touring around, you can lose perspective on what you’re trying to do. All the sudden, I              had no idea what to do or what to make or anything…These songs were a way for me to figure that out again, getting my legs back.” – Daniel Rossen

“Saint Nothing” is tranquil and meditative; simple but deep. The piano, at times, resembles Grizzly Bear; the voice, at times, resembles DoE, but the way everything is put together, the instrumentation and the evolution of the song… it feels like he takes a step sideways from DoE and Grizzly Bear. It’s good to see Rossen aiming for a different style, a very personal one.

Of the sea of remixes of Lana del Rey‘s songs, this is one of our favorites; Clams Casino remixing the hit single “Born To Die”. Their input brings such a different vibe and feel to the song, it really is as good as the original, but of course, different. What do you think? Enjoy!

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F32499928&Lana Del Rey – Born To Die [Clams Casino Remix] 

Nicolas Jaar, the young experimental artist has given much to talk about recently. With a handful of projects, collaborations and outstanding live performances, Nicolas Jaar is one of the musicians that we think will be a strong influence in the years to come. Today, we have his new material, which he quietly released last week. It is probably his most accesible song yet and it’s as addictive as it is sexy. This time around, the vocals are courtesy of Scout LaRue Willis; Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s child and they surprisingly fit the mood of the songperfectly. We hope Jaar continues being as prolific as he is now and such a perfectionist. Enjoy the song.
https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F33069011 Nicolas Jaar – ‘With Just One Glance’

Molly Nilsson‘s latest album History came out the third week of December. One of the worst weeks for an album to come out because everyone is busy checking out the year-end lists and no one is paying much attention to new stuff, but instead, looking back and trying to remember everything they have listened in the past year (also, because it’s Christmas time). Anyways, Molly Nilsson‘s album is a synth-pop odyssey that is very much worthwhile. Please check out the album opener “In Real Life” to find out what your iTunes has been missing out on. I hope this album gets more attention in 2012.

Altered Faze is the new release by Mexican-American musician Car Gonzalez. Hailing from Texas, Sunsets and Hearts has an experimental sound, blending different genres from psychedelic to ambient and post-punk. The LP flows smoothly from song to song giving you the sensation of floating in the air, weightless, at peace. While you float, you may encounter floating art installations like the one above on the album cover, an installation of memories and desires, a collage of feelings. Honest, soulful and heartwarming, we recommend you let your ears be pleased with this album. Click here now for a direct and free download. Enjoy and have a great day!

This year was a very prolific one for Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd). He released House of Ballons which was considered among many lists as one of the best albums of 2011, he made #11 on our list. He also delivered Thursday, which was pretty good for a sophomore release. And now, right before the year ends, he is dropping Echoes of Silence, and it sounds as powerful as you’d expect. Nice way to end the year. Check it out below and download it for free!