New blog music: 4AD Sessions, Wintercoats, Drive soundtrack & Daughter

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4AD Sessions 2008-2011

A free download compilation of live performances by Twin Shadow, tUnE-yArDs, Deerhunter, Gang Gang Dance and other bands on the 4AD label.

bit.ly/4adsess

Wintercoats

James Wallace’s six-track Sketches EP is a bell chime and string-filled oasis of calm released on the ever-reliable Cascine label.

bit.ly/wintersketches

College – A Real Hero

Taken from the coolest movie soundtrack of the year for the film Drive, comes this electro synth theme tune which serves as an ode to Ryan Gosling’s character.

College feat. Electric Youth – A Real Hero [music from the Motion Picture, Drive] by Electric Youth (Official)

Daughter

“Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?” Elena Tonra pours agony and heartbreak into a beautiful but emotionally bruised atmospheric ballad.

bit.ly/ohdaughter

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Sites of the Week: Canv.as, ReplaceFace & Eamon Dunphy Soundboard

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Canv.as
An irreverent meme-heavy image site brought to you by the guy behind 4Chan that aims to become the de facto site for sharing and playing with images.

http://canv.as
ReplaceFace

Modified portrait paintings of Russian Generals to include modern day famous faces.

http://replaceface.tumblr.com
Eamon Dunphy Soundboard

“If that was a concert, you’d boo”.

http://www.eamondunphysoundboard.com

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How Lana Del Rey shook the music blogosphere

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Lana Del Rey’s glamorous face first appeared on the internet in July this year when her Video Games music video appeared on music blogs. The song is an alluring yet desolate ballad with lyrics like “Singing in the old bars / Swinging with the old stars / Living for the fame”. The  homemade music video features vintage stock footage and inebriated Hollywood celebrities with Lana Del Rey’s collagen-enhanced pout delivering the song into a home video camera. 

The song and video promptly appeared on hundreds of music blogs since May. It’s a wonderful song. Perhaps one of the best of the year. The B-side to that particular song Blue Jeans repeats the trick with the same aesthetic but with its appearance, came some information about her past that called into question the authenticity of her promotion. 

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