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Army Of Farao

Norwegians (and Scandinavians, in general) are pretty apt at creating the most beautiful, moving pop sounds. Farao is no exception, and thank goodness for that. Dark yet hopeful is the theme. Grab the new EP here or here. Proper debut album currently being recorded, release date TBA, but that's not nearly soon enough.


RIP Mark Linkous aka Sparklehorse


Another tragic and sensless loss of an under-appreciated artist... And just when it seemed like he was hitting his stride again. His music was truly unique and based on the long list of collaborators, it's safe to say that, at least in the music community, his music was cherished.

Here's a few tracks I picked out that I really dig, that may have been harder find at one point. Hopefully you'll dig them too and if you're not too familiar with his work, maybe these tracks will inspire you to investigate his catalog a little closer. It's worth it.

Goodnight Sweetheart - Taken from the Sparklehorse & Fennesz album In The Fishtank

 My Yoke Is Heavy - Daniel Johnston cover, taken from Sparklehorse's Distorted Ghost EP

Dark As A Dungeon - Johnny Cash cover, taken from the Mojo compilation, Cash Covered

Jack's Obsession - Taken from the album Nightmare Revisited - A remix album based on Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Dark Night Of The Soul ft. Vic Chesnutt - Produced by Sparklehorse and DangerMouse and featuring vocals from Vic Chesnutt, also recently passed. Gorgeous title track from the experimental project, although twice as haunting now.

Wish You Were Here ft. Thom Yorke - Pink Floyd cover, taken from the Pink Floyd tribute album, Come Again.


Hip Hip, Jihae!

I was recently put on to this girl, Jihae (pronounced Jee-Hay), and was immediately drawn to her quasi Nico-esque vocal stylings but once i checked out her website, I stayed for the experience.

And she's a model, which never hurt anyone, did it?

Her website is a playground and her sense of aesthetic is impeccable. She has a new album coming out in the summer and hopefully I'll be a part of the team that brings it to you.