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Mon, Jan 31
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Manar The Magic (feat. Mike Watt)
Who better than former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt to cameo on "Manar The Magic," the latest track from fellow Californians Tera Melos, who share the penchant for melding mediums. The electronics, channeling a toddler repeatedly rolling up and down a keyboard, provide a nice groundwork for the band's signature start stop sound. "Manar The Magic" is from the forthcoming EP Zoo Weather, the d-side to last year's Patagonian Rats out Februray 22 on Sargent House.

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Thu, Jan 20
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Mine Is Yours (Passion Pit remix)
"Mine Is Yours" is Cold War Kids' classic Long Beach cool with still a little bit of a tug on the heartstrings. Passion Pit add their power of pop to the remix, crafting it into a Night Under The Stars school dance—the slick black dress, an orchid corsage and an even-closing twirl with the cutie from your earth science class (or, creative writing seminar, if you're a right side of your brain-er). Cold War Kids' new album Mine Is Yours is out January 25 on Downtown.

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Mon, Jan 17
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Safari Disco Club
Yelle has a knack for making songs with banger beats with lyrics that can lean toward something more silly, including their biggest hit, 2008's "Je Veux Te Voir". #4 in their native France and an indie hit stateside, the track is racked in subtle feminist taunting, calling out French rap group TTC on their proclivities. If you aren't a speaker of the language, the electro pop sounds too fun to be comparing, ahem, men parts to potatoes, but that's what makes Yelle so great—ability to draw the uncanny in their lyrics without detracting from danceability. "Safari Disco Club" is about just that—a place for the the giraffes and elephants to get their groove on. It's just as playful as "Je Veux Te Voir", but a lot more whimsy and even tinged with a little bit of melancholia, yet still a heavy feet-mover. That's the theme for their second album, Safari Disco Club—knowing that sometimes the dancefloor might also be a place to cry. Find it March 21 on V2.

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