Jake Bugg – “Taste It”
from Jake Bugg
released 15 October 2012
Eighteen year old phenom draws comparisons to Dylan and the Beatles, as his songs blend elements of American Folk with Brit Pop. Crisp songwriting that evolves from the sounds The La’s made so popular decades ago. BBC 6 is all over this guy, and with good reason. They even enlisted Billy Bragg to discuss the meteoric rise of young Jake in the UK. Like his Facebook page to get a free download of “Saffron.” Preview more material at his SoundCloud site.
Damien Jurado – “Kalla Hus”
released 17 December 2012 on Secretly Canadian
A special Christmas single from Jurado. Christmas evokes as much joy as sadness. It’s a time we can feel nostalgic about, but it often is filled with introspective reflection that comes with the end of a year. Jurado captures that with this song.
Duologue – “Underworld” (Duologue Dub Remix)
from Collected Remixes
released 4 December 2012
The London-based experimental electropop band remix their singles, as well as those from Florence and the Machine and Little Dragon. Duologue offers their remix album as a present to fans for joining their mailing list. Get it here. Stream it here.
Northern Spies – “2 AM”
from Northern Spies EP
released 18 December 2012 by Ear Drums Pop!
Northern Spies is music written and performed by Astrid Wiezell Howell from Stockholm. Her new EP is a collection of indie pop songs that she initially released as demos. You can download the entire EP free on SoundCloud or at Ear Drums Pop.