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Lotte Kestner – ‘Wrestler’

LOTTE KESTNER - 'WRESTLER'

Fans of Trespassers William will already be all over this – singer Anna-Lynee Williams has released a new solo album under the moniker Lotte Kestner. ‘The Bluebird Of Happiness’ is available now through Saint Marie Records and features the stunning song ‘Wrestler’. Beautiful voice.

 
Lotte Kestner – ‘Wrestler’

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Cheval Sombre – 'Someplace Else'

New York’s Cheval Sombre is joined by Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500), Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3) on his new single ‘Someplace Else’. The ‘folkgaze’ tune straddles acoustic guitar, organ and atmospherics. The sedated feel is heavy and hypnotic, kinda like you just smoked an epic spliff and are powerless to get up from the beanbag you’ve planted yourself in. Taken from Cheval Sombre’s latest LP ‘Made Love’, available now from Sonic Cathedral Recordings.

 

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Widowspeak – 'Ballad Of The Golden Hour'

Widowspeak‘s self-titled debut was one of the stand out records of 2011, the Brooklyn duo (Molly Hamilton & Robert Earl Thomas) drew immediate comparisons to Mazzy Star with the singles ‘Harsh Realm’ and ‘Gun Shy’. On January 22 Widowspeak release their new LP ‘Almanac’ through Captured Tracks. The first single ‘Ballad Of The Golden Hour’ (free download) shirks previous comparisons, the mournful atmosphere has a country twist. Acoustic strumming with slide guitar and dare I say, optimistic? I guess we’ll find out in January whether ‘Almanac’ continues the positive outlook.

 

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Old Earth – ‘Less Words’

A special song for you from Old Earth. Guaranteed mood changer in under four minutes. Perhaps leaving you with a… ‘err, what just happened’ moment? ‘Less Words‘ creates a sense of space with tape hiss, clean guitar and harmonic vocals that blow in and out of the mix. I suppose this is an example of how to use reverb tastefully. Not something usually praised around here! ‘Less Words’ comes from Old Earth’s album ‘A Low Place At The Old Place‘, available here. Note that the six song collection comes as an eighteen minute file.

 

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The Ocular Audio Experiment – ‘Elizabeth’s Song’

Strange, spooky and surreal. I think its fair to say that The Ocular Audio Experiment aren’t for everyone. But for some, their latest record ‘The Witch’s Whispering Tomes‘ will be something worth pouring over. Delivered in two parts, it has the same twelve psych’d out songs recorded in different styles. I’m still getting through the whole collection but ‘Elizabeth’s Song’ has stuck out so far, the part two version would make Tom Waits blush. Its a blues infused piece of country death, the kind of campfire song that will stay with you.

 

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Possimiste – 'Clockwordbird'

Possimiste‘s latest single ‘Clockwordbird’ is labelled as ‘hard-to-define-folk’ on Soundcloud. Couldn’t be more true, this is something different. First impressions sent fairytale books to mind, maybe a children’s fantasy soundtrack. Its not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but the talent and intricacy is unmistakable. Possimiste is a 19-year-old Estonian artist, who bares comparisons to Ane brun, Arvo Pärt, Sigur Ros and Björk. ‘Clockwordbird’ is her sixth single, check out the rest here.

 

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