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D R O W N E D
S O U N D
As the ice thaws and the sun/moon doth shine, DiS is looking back at the 'bleakest month' of the year (we love bleakness and there were so many great records... so up yours cliches!) and - with a little help from discussion on our music board - we recommend our favourite albums of January 2010.
Our must-hear ALBUM OF THE MONTH (there can be only one...) comes from Southend gothic-hip-hop-artsters THESE NEW PURITANS with their brave brass 'n' beats-riddled second album, Hidden. Discover what our other favourites from January were here: http://drownedinsound.com/lists/recommended-records
Also of note on the site recently....
THIS WEEK'S SINGLES
Featuring single of the week from Rough Trade's latest signing The Strange Boys
LOS CAMPESINOS! WEEK
Last week DiS was taken over by Los Camp'! They shared recipes, interviewed Guardian footie blogger and lots more...
As always, there is heaps of discussion, currently DiSsers are chattering about the new JOANNA NEWSOM material, rumours of MUSE and STEVIE WONDER for Glastonbury, HOT CHIP'S new lp, ROXY MUSIC, J.DILLA, TOM WAITS and there's some pondering about whether "is Indie dead?" and suggestions Pitchfork is killing music, and lots and lots more...
DiS met Stephin Merritt of MAGNETIC FIELDS!
Live show photo galleries of: Owen Pallett, Good Shoes, Brett Anderson, Jamie T, Biffy Clyro, Vivian Girls and more...
- Yeasayer - Odd Blood
- Massive Attack - Heligoland
- The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack
- Oh No Ono - Eggs
- David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
- The Durutti Column - Paean to Wilson
- Harvey Milk - Harvey Milk
- Various - Rough Trade Shops - Counter Culture 09
- Kesha - Animal
- Midlake - The Courage of Others
- Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit
- Nils Frahm - The Bells
- Hot Chip - One Life Stand
- Chew Lips - Unicorn
- Basia Bulat - Heart of My Own
- Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
- Tindersticks - Falling Down A Mountain
NEWS & VIDEOS
- Watch: Eugene & The Lizards - 'Bugjuice'
- Christina Aguilera to collaborate with Le Tigre
- First chunk of bands announced for The Great Escape, ft. Broken Social Scene, Japandroids + more
- New actual Joanna Newsom album art revealed
- Magnetic Fields to release 69 Love Songs on deluxe vinyl
- These Monsters: New album, tour & video and free MP3
- Amnesty launch campaign to find missing Iranian music journalists
- Watch: First Aid Kit - 'I Met Up With The King'
- New Panda Bear record to be called...
- Listen: Free These New Puritans download, 'Orion'
- Listen: The Knife - Tomorrow, In A Year
- Bonobo returns with new record, free mp3, tour
- Ether festival announces first acts, including Gil-Scott Heron, Lou Reed + more
- Listen: Free Jake-One and Freeway mixtape
- Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Skeletons'
- Watch: Broken Bells - 'The High Road'
- Dion Dublin invents his own instrument...seriously!
- Los Campesinos! to play homecoming show, Sunday in-store
- Watch: Animal Collective's ODDSAC trailer
- Boris, Camera Obscura + more for Pavement curated ATP
- Listen: Yeasayer - 'O.N.E'
- Watch: Efterklang - 'Modern Drift'
- Stars sell their gear for Haiti relief
- Spiritualized to perform Ladies & Gentlemen... at Matt Groening ATP
- White Stripes documentary to get UK cinema release
- The National announce new LP, and tour
- NME Awards 2010 shortlist announced
- Watch: LCD Soundsystem in the studio in LA
- Caribou back with new album, free download
- Pavement best-of tracklisting revealed
Bye for now,
Sean DiS xo
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