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Jessie Ware-Wildest Moments

Passion Pit’s sophomore album Gossamer is on the way, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Take A Walk” and “I’ll Be Alright,” both of which touch on very different ends of the band’s aesthetic spectrum. And now here’s yet another very different track: “Constant Conversations,” a sunny, patient piece of whiteboy soul. Give it a listen below.


Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
1. Start2. Thinkin Bout You3. Fertilizer4. Sierra Leone5. Sweet Life6. Not Just Money7. Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)8. Pilot Jones9. Crack Rock10. Pyramids11. Lost12. White (feat. John Mayer)13. Monks14. Bad Religon15. Pink Matter (feat. Andre 3000 )16. Forest Gump17. End

I love it.

I don’t care, i love it. I don’t care.

You’re on a different road, i’m in the milky way
You want me down on earth, but i am up in space
You’re so damn hard to please, we gotta kill this switch
You’re from the 70’s, but i’m a 90’s b*tch


Think “Call Me Maybe” will be the song of the summer? You may be right. But we are totally behind dark-horse candidate “I Love It,” by Icona Pop.

Chris Richards ponders both songs, and other summer contenders, here.

More music from #Foxes - Let Go for Tonight (by sgtbungle)

RISE TO THE SUN-#ALABAMASHAKES  I think it is time for me to look for tickets for one of their shows.

Feeling the band. Tanlines - Brothers (by tanlinestheband)

Feeling this new band. ALPINE - Hands (by ivyleaguerecords)

Lianne La Havas- Lost and Found. Cannot wait for her US tour.

Emma Louise-Jungle

New John Mayer Song - Shadow Days (by johnmayerlive) For the record, I do not subscribe or support his values or politics.

The Ting Tings - Soul Killing (by globalpuma)

Lucius has a great sound.

A wonderful music video by the Brooklyn-based two-woman band Lucius. Lucius also has a website, a Twitter account, a show in New York on the 17th, and a $2.99 EP due out on Valentine’s Day. In the meantime, they’re streaming two more tracks and giving away an MP3 on Facebook, and if that’s not enough, there’s also their 2009 album, Songs From the Bromley House. (Dolls by Yuuichi Hanano.) via the hairpin

A Case of You, James Blake