A Weekly Guide To Your New Obsession

By: Sarah Besnard

Artist : Gross Magic
Listen: “Sweetest Touch”

From: Brighton, UK
Label: The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing
Sounds Like: Glam pop reminding us of acts like Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, amd also, sometimes, Marc Bolan.
Reason to listen: The band is young and hip and just released an ep called “The Teen Jamz”.
More:  http://grossmagic.webstarts.com/
Buy:  http://thesoundsofsweetnothing.tumblr.com/

Artist : Planningtorock
Listen: “Living It Out”


From: Berlin, Germany
Label: Rostron Records / DFA
Sounds Like:  Dark Electronica one woman band
Reason to listen: Planningtorock collaborated with The Knife in their 2010 opera rock album Tomorrow, in a year.
More: http://www.myspace.com/planningtorock
Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/planningtorock-Music/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Planningtorock&rh=n%3A229816%2Ck%3APlanningtorock&page=1

Artist : Wild Flag
Listen: “Romance”


From: Portland, OR & Washington, DC
Label: Merge/ Wichita
Sounds Like: Indie Girl supergroup!
Reason to listen: The band is made of members from Sleater-Kinney (she also stars in Portlandia), Helium, Quasi, The Minders, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks!!!
More:   http://www.facebook.com/WILDFLAG
Buy: http://www.wichita-recordings.com/shop/wild-flag-lp/

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3 Responses to A Weekly Guide To Your New Obsession

  1. D says:

    Is it the girl from Portlandia?

  2. Pingback: Legend In My Own Mind… Like Music To Your Eyes | 100 Down

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