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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.


Julianna Barwick, who we consider to be the ultimate indie zen artist, just released a new track. “Never Change” stays on the same vein of her latest release The Magic Place, one of the best albums of 2011. A cathartic hymn that floats endlessly through the skies and can dive deep into the sea. In “Never Change”, Barwick sounds a bit more confident, even more sincere. Hopefully, her new album shows personal growth and contains songs that are even more soul-liberating.
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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] 

The documentary film “Shut Up And Play The Hits” will premiere on Sunday January 22nd at the Sundance Film Festival. It follows LCD Soundsystem‘s frontman James Murphy on the days leading up to his farewell concert and definite break-up. It contains intimate interviews and concert footage. A documentary you shouldn’t miss, check out the trailer below and visit the film’s website for more.

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!