Band of Blogs: Jamie XX, Retarded Cop, Great Lakes Mystery & Bright Eyes

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Jamie xx Benji B mix
Last week was a prolific one for Jamie of the band The xx as he debuted a brilliant Adele remix, another track from his Gil Scott-Heron remix album and unleashed the first great mix of 2011 with his 27 minute workout for Benji B’s BBC Radio One show.

Jamie xx – In The Mix for Benji B on BBC Radio 1 by Hypetrak

Retarded Cop
RTE 2XM punk rock DJ Gaz Le Rock has returned to making music with urgency and great punk pop tunes as his solo project Retarded Cop. Look out for more from the mind which brought you songs with titles like Tea ‘n’ Fags and Objectify Me in the coming months.
Listen at Nialler9 »

Great Lakes Mystery
Gig goers may have seen Gareth Averill behind the drum kit for many an Irish band including Jape, So Cow and Primordial. He’s recently turned his hand to his solo project Great Lakes Mystery, and has released three tunes that establish his sound in the cross between luscious instrumental music and ambient electronica.

1/1/11 by Great Lakes Mystery

Bright Eyes returns
With an album called The People’s Key forthcoming that critics have already called the best Bright Eyes album yet, Conor Oberst and co. released a free track Shell Games to get everyone else excited in the leadup to the album release in February.

Download at Saddle Creek »


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