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Must Listen: Julietta and Emma Jensen

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Julietta has a wistful vibe that is reminiscent of alterna-pop acts like BANKS, with nostalgic sensibilities like Lana Del Rey. “Beach Break” was written while she was spending time in Nicaragua. In fact, the opening sounds in this song are actual field recordings of the jungle surroundings. You don’t wanna skip over this tune — check it out below:

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While you’re at it, check out Norway beauty Emma Jensen, too. Signed with Majestic Casual, she produces her own music (high fives)! Emma says, “‘Closer’ is about the feeling when you know you’re about to drift away from or lose someone, but you really want to hold on and let the person know that you’ll give it all to make things work.” 

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Listen: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold”

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Listen: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold”

“Solid Gold” is the uplifting and inspiring new single from Melbourne electronic duo, Back Back Forward Punch; the follow up to their early 2014 release “Emergency Bow Tie,” which gained them international praise and the attention of one of Australia most reputable radio stations, Triple J.

“Solid Gold” sees Laura Boland employ delicate and haunting vocals to tell their story of unraveling perceptions, coming of age, and ultimately revealing that we are all imperfect heroes to someone for a short time. Andy Liddell captivates with his dynamic and intricately layered production as he gracefully shapes the track with pulsing bass lines, manipulated vocal cuts and warbling keys.

Drawing sonic parallels with the likes of Kilter, BANKS, London Grammar and The Kite String Tangle, Back Back Forward Punch have delivered a majestic track that blurs the lines between pop, trip-hop and soul.

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Highly Anticipated: Paul Banks (+ free download!)

On October 23, Matador will release the 2nd solo album from Interpol vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks. With Banks, Paul ditches the Julian Plenti alter-ego, and the resulting 10-song album is a tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity.

Banks was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Shearwater, Jónsi…). The album is personal and epic, catchy and serpentine – much like your favorite Interpol albums – with Paul’s wry humor, bare emotion, and varied influences all in full effect.

Listen/Download: Paul Banks – “The Base”

Track listing :

  1. The Base
  2. Over My Shoulder
  3. Arise, Awake
  4. Young Again
  5. Lisbon
  6. I’ll Sue You
  7. Paid For That
  8. Another Chance
  9. No Mistakes
  10. Summertime Is Coming

Preorder ‘Banks’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store

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