Back in December, we had to put our weekly streaming albums feature on hiatus due to the music industry’s annual holiday fallow period. But three weeks into the new year, we’re back in a big way. Perhaps our most anticipated album of 2012, Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas, is newly available for preview — and we’re fairly awed by what we’ve heard so far. Your January 23rd roundup also features a pair of very different but equally wonderful debuts, from Porcelain Raft and Dodecahedron, as well as thoroughly enjoyable releases by Chairlift and Gonjasufi. Find something to love — be it brand-new black metal or iconic folk-rock — after the jump.
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This week’s installment of our regular mixtape series brings brilliant tidings from established artists experimenting with new sounds (Cut Copy, M.I.A.) or returning with their signature masterwork (Ra Ra Riot, Jenny Lewis) and new bands we’re falling deeply in love with (The Naked and Famous, Rai Knight). There’s also a Drake cover. Right Click + Save As to find the one you love (or download the entire collection) after the jump.
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Today at Flavorpill, we loved this minimalist design take on some of our favorite super heroes. We couldn’t decide if these fingerstache temporary tattoos were awesome or lame. We watched the 10 best World Cup commercials from across the globe. We downloaded a new Washed Out track that features Caroline Polachek… Read More
Earlier this year, Brooklyn synth-pop trio Chairlift told us about Killers frontman Brandon Flowers’ secret obsessions and Prince-inspired dirtiness behind closed doors. When we heard they were headed to Lollapalooza 2009, we asked Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek, and Patrick Wimberly to take some pictures for us. They kindly obliged. View the slideshow here, and find the dates for their upcoming fall tour with Phoenix after the jump.… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, this Chinese artist made us think of a certain SNL skit. We were excited to hear that Chairlift will be touring with Phoenix this fall. We hoped that this cartoon was wrong and we’ll never have to see Harry Potter pass a stone. We gawked at some amazing old … Read More
Our friend Jinners is giving Flavorpill readers the chance to win a free pair of tickets to the Brooklyn band’s upcoming show at The Bell House with Takka Takka and The Secret Life of Sofia this Sunday night; it’s part of Deli Magazine’s “Best of NYC Fest” which launches tonight at Southpaw. Entering is easy: Just watch the music video for “Bruises” after the jump, and give us your best six word description of Caroline Polachek’s soulful croon in the comments. Good luck!
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