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Featured Download: Shy Child - Astronaut
Noise Won't Stop is out 5/6 on Kill Rock Stars.

Structurally, "Astronaut" is a three-legged footrace: it's like Shy Child chopped every fourth bar off of a pounding dance track and forced themselves to keep pace with the resulting 3/4 sprint. Sonically, it's like they took Goldfrapp's "Strict Machine" and amped it the hell up, sneaking a little Of Montreal into the mix for flash cameos under their lightning refrains. One part psychedelic for every three parts body-moving, Shy Child is the latest gem on the Kill Rock Stars roster.

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Featured Download: Osborne - There
Ghostly International will release Osborne next week.

"There" as its title might suggest, is really quite simple. It starts off with a thin and tinny drum machine, tempered by soft bells and keys, which recall the sensation of being alone in a strange place at dusk. From there, it's a sort of peaceful wandering: you're visiting an unfamiliar but nonthreatening city, and you've got all night to find your way back to your hotel. This a dark track, but without the sense of panic - Osborne offers in its place an air of muted anticipation.

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Featured Download: Boddicker - When I Go Out
Banter Records recently released Boddicker's official debut, Big Lionhearted and the Gallant Man.

If you're the type of listener who throws on some early Modest Mouse every so often for nostalgia's sake - we're talking pre Moon & Antarctica, of course - then Boddicker is right up your alley. "When I Go Out" is crassly arranged, and Caleb Boddicker's delivery is a hopelessly simple mess. In this case, more is more - lines like "when I go out I find things out / I twist and shout and kiss your mouth" are heartrending, if only for their desperate and superfluous construction. Much like Isaac Brock, Boddicker doesn't aim to hit notes - instead, he chooses to miss them, but in the most meaningful ways.

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Featured Video: MGMT - Time To Pretend

Directed by Ray Tinori, "Time To Pretend" is the first single and video from MGMT. Oracular Spectacular is out now via Columbia.

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Featured Review: The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion

“Blue Penguin,” the first track off of Sea Lion, The Ruby Suns' sophomore album, begins with a dragging acoustic guitar and ambient noise, a combination that would have fit well on Animal Collective's Sung Tongs.

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Shy Child
song:Astronaut
album:Noise Won't Stop (Kill Rock St…
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Osborne
song:There
album:Osborne (Ghostly International…
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The Ruby Suns
song:Tane Mahuta
album:Sea Lion (Sub Pop Records)
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Boddicker
song:When I Go Out
album:Big Lionhearted and the Gallan…
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