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!! OMG, free music: ‘Taking It All Back Now (Austerity Measures)’ by Betty Burke !!

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Lo-fi country-rockers Betty Burke have released a free four-song EP called “Taking It All Back Now (Austerity Measures).”
Full of catchy hooks and evocative vocals, this EP is also true to its name:

“No Drums No Masters!” It’s not an ideological slogan- it’s a sign of the times. Musical austerity measures. Forgo the rehearsal space and cars that real drums require, and just lay it down with some cheap beats from a rented drum machine. As usual, the songs are all based on true stories. Low Budget- even lower than last time! But rich with imagination.

Download “Taking It All Back Now (Austerity Measures)” at Bandcamp.
And read the liner notes here.

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!! OMG, download the Perfume Genius song “Rusty Chains” !!

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Perfume Genius has made a new song called “Rusty Chains” available to download. It’s an outtake from the Seattle piano man’s Put Your Back N 2 It album that he’s been performing live of late. He describes it as “a song for a man whose lover has died. He remembers a time, before his partner took sick, where everything felt safe and endless. He asks to be taken next, so they can be together again.”

Read our recent Q&A with Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas here and check out a list of summer tour dates after the jump.

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!! OMG, download a new Mykki Blanco song: “Wavvy” !!

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New York rapper Mykki Blanco was one of the up-and-coming acts to feature in a recent Pitchfork article on the city’s queer hip-hop scene. Up until now, however, the drag punk-rap mercenary hasn’t released much in the way of recordings.
That situation is about to change. This month, Blanco is putting out the single “Wavvy,” a collaboration with producer Brenmar, and has two more releases in the pipe: the mixtape Cosmic Angel, which will feature production from Gatekeeper, Teengirl Fantasy, Nguzunguzu and more, and the EP Mykki Blanco & the Mutant Angels, due out on May 15 via UNO and OH-WOW. Unlike the club-friendly “Wavvy,” the latter will emphasize Blanco’s scream-y, free-form punk side.
Download “Wavvy” below and check out a video Mykki Blanco freestyling for a group of high school kids after the jump.

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!! OMG, download the new Lioness single: “The Night” !!

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Dance rockers Lioness have made the first single off their forthcoming album The Golden Killer available for free download. Entitled “The Night”, the song was inspired by ‘night terrors,’ the sleep disorder that used to be called “Hag Syndrome” until the term was co-opted and re-purposed by the celebrity blogosphere.
Singer and lyricist Vanessa Fischer describes the experience as “cold bones grasping and digging into my torso while being unable to move or scream.” Sounds like the usual Friday night shenanigans to us!

The Golden Killer is out April 17 via New Romantic. Check out Lioness’ spring 2012 tour dates after the jump!

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!! OMG, new band alert: The Good Natured !!


English electro pop band The Good Natured answers our longstanding question “what would it sound like if Dolores O’Riordan did guest vocals for Ladytron?” and the effect is just what we would hope for.
Their latest song “Video Voyeur” is catchy and lead singer Sarah McIntosh is delightful to listen to. You can currently download the song for free on the band’s Facebook page.
The Good Natured will release their debut album next year, but for now you can grab their 7-track EP Skeleton on Amazon or iTunes.
The band is doing a short North American tour next month, but leaving out Canada for some reason. Click after the jump for tour dates and a new remix of “Video Voyeur” by Adrian Lux.

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