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First Listen: Alexander’s (Edward Sharpe frontman) "Bad Bad Love"

Alexander was released on March 1st

On first listen, everything by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros frontman Alexander Ebert has such a beautiful sound. That holds true for most of his self-titled solo release Alexander. Though most of the lyrics seem very simple, there is something in his bob-dylan-like delivery and folksy vibe that is so appealing. Below is Bad Bad Love, the fifth track from the CD, a song with a very strong Edward Sharpe vibe (which I love!). Give it a listen and let me know how you feel!

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“Kiss Each Other Clean” Initial Impressions

Kiss Each Other Clean

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of Iron & Wine. Trapeze Swinger is one of my favourite songs of all time and seeing him live was a definite highlight. So when his new album Kiss Each Other Clean leaked a few days ago, I could not wait to hear what was next. After a few listens, I’m unsure of whether it works entirely for me yet. The new direction that he’s taken stylistically is promising but I still find myself longing for more of his poetic nostalgia, something that he still does in songs like Tree By The River so well. Having become such a fan of his minimalistic sound on early albums, I guess that it takes some adjustment. With that said, it does feel like a logical expansion of his previous effort The Shepherd’s Dog. I’ll give it a few more chances because Sam Beam is nothing short of incredible but as it stands right now, the album does leave me wanting a little more. The initial highlight is the album’s closer, which sounds like nothing he’s ever done before (much like the rest of the album). Your Fake Name Is Good Enough ends with as epic a call-to-arms as I’ve ever heard from Sam Beam. I like it. Just not too sure about the rest right now. Listen below:

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Phantogram- Mouthful of Diamonds

I was blown away when I first heard this song. The vocals and samples used are just so smooth… sort of like The XX before I got tired of them.

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Tegan & Sara- On Directing

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Keepaway- Yellow Wings

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