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Bim – Stay In Memory

Posted in Electronic, Trip-hop by newmusicexcess on July 8, 2010

Time for a bit of….Bim

Some more…perhaps?

Check them out at –

Or, download Head Over Heels for free, here –

Bim’s debut album, Scatterheart, can be heard on their website, and there are other tracks of theirs on Spotify –

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Civil Civic – 1

Posted in Electronic, Experimental, Indie Rock, Instrumental by newmusicexcess on June 14, 2010

Civil Civic have a new single out in July, check out the release here In the meantime you could do a lot worse than check out their debut EP, the economically titled “1”.

Civil Civic - 1

Track listing:

  • Less Unless
  • Baghdad Break
  • C27
  • E8-4AH
  • Stacks ON

The EP can be checked out on Spotify –


  • Electronic
  • Experimental
  • Instrumental
  • Indie Rock


Similar artists:

  • Sunday Girl
  • Eric Hlljes
  • Foster the People
  • Florrie
  • The Selfish Replicators
  • Young Empires


Further information: –

@Myspace –

@Facebook –

@Twitter –

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Human Life – In It Together

Posted in Electro, Electronic by newmusicexcess on June 7, 2010

Human Life

I’ve just been checking out the new Human Life single, In It Together, on Spotify, and I must say it is a very enjoyable listen. Makes me want to fix up disco lighting, and a dry ice machine, in the lounge.

If you have Spotify, you can listen to the single, plus all the remixes here –


Further information:

Similar Artists:

  • Florrie
  • Dirty Super Car
  • NightWaves
  • Euphorie
  • Silicone Project
  • Richie Beretta
  • Jason Sundstrom
  • Justin Faust
  • Bit Funk

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Posted in Balearic Beat, Electronic, Indie Pop by newmusicexcess on April 13, 2010

JJ - No 3

I just picked up on this band this morning. They are featured in The Guardian’s excellent New Band Of The Day column on the newspaper’s website – JJ’s most recent release is titled, No 3. It their second full length album as the first release, No 1, was actually a single.

Although the paper bemoan the fact they have no Facebook or MySpace page, they do have a Wikipedia entry,, which gives links to various web resources. But, even better, well for Spotify users like myself, the band has all their releases on the service.

So, I’ve put together a playlist –

If you want to check out similar artists, try the following:

  • The Tough Alliance
  • Air France
  • Memory Tapes
  • Washed Out
  • Boat Club
  • Girls
  • Lake Heartbeat
  • Taken by Trees
  • The Embassy
  • Neon Indian

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Similar Artists To: Esben and the Witch

Posted in Electronic, Gothic, Nightmare Pop by newmusicexcess on March 7, 2010

Esben and the Witch

Over the past couple of days I have been perfecting a way to generating a 10 album playlist which explores other bands similar to a band I like or interested in listening to. The procedure goes something like this:

1. Pick a band.

2. Enter the band at and go to the band’s page.

3. Click on the Similar Artists ‘tab’ and make a note of the first 9 bands on the list.

4. Take this list, including the original band you picked, and for each band in turn use to find the first release that has the highest score on their album reviews.

5. This will give you a final list of 10 albums, one from each band, which you can track down and enjoy.

So here is the one I constructed starting with Esben and the Witch.

  • Esben and the Witch – 33 EP
  • worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals
  • Three Trapped Tigers – Three Trapped Tigers EP
  • Bear in Heaven – Red Bloom of the Boom
  • Sian Alice Group – 59.59
  • Delphic – Acolyte
  • Errors – It’s Not Something, But It Is Like Whatever
  • Lift To Experience – The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads
  • Gold Panda – Miyamae EP
  • Holy Fuck – LP

Remember, particularly with new bands, a different day may yield quite different results, as’s lists are generated based on constantly updating user data.

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Upcoming Esben And The Witch Live Dates

Posted in Electronic, Gothic, Nightmare Pop by newmusicexcess on March 4, 2010

Esben and the Witch

Brighton (UK) band Esben and the Witch have got various live dates lined up over the next few months, they are:

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Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Posted in Electronic, Electropop, Synthpop by newmusicexcess on January 22, 2010

Fever Ray - Fever Ray Track listing:

1. If I Had a Heart
2. When I Grow Up
3. Dry and Dusty
4. Seven
5. Triangle Walks
6. Concrete Walls
7. Now’s the Only Time I Know
8. I’m Not Done
9. Keep the Streets Empty for Me
10. Coconut

The creepy electronic tones on Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson’s debut, Fever Ray, makes me think of a Doom Metal band that’s gone synthpop. I hear all sorts of musical reference points in both the vocals and the music as I listen to this album. A smattering of Propaganda here, a bit of Depeche Mode there, some Björk, a pinch of Katatonia, and some Kate Bush to name a few. It also takes me back to an alternative universe ‘80s era of ZTT Records, you know, around the time of Art Of Noise et al. But, in slow motion. Excellent stuff.

Reviewed at:

The Guardian –

The Onion (A.V. Club) –,25935/

Delusions of Adequacy –

Pop Matters –

Pitchfork –

Drowned In Sound –

New Musical Express –

musicOHM –

Tiny Mix Tapes –

Slant Magazine –

All Music Guide –

Dot Music –

Prefix Magazine –

Cokemachineglow –

Dusted Magazine –

Boston Globe –

Blender –

Spin –

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Esben and the Witch – 33 EP

Posted in Electronic, Gothic, Nightmare Pop by newmusicexcess on January 13, 2010

3377128469-1 Track listing:

1. (abstract)
2. Eumenides
3. Marching Song
4. About This Peninsula
5. Corridors

“Marching Song” makes you think how cool it would have been if Siouxsie had fronted Bat For Lashes playing interpretations of Bauhaus songs, but then you think, actually no, Esben and the Witch are so much more than that comparison, and actually much more sinister sounding than any of those. On the track “Corridors”, there is sound like metallic-winged bats fluttering. Turn in, tune in, and hide under the sheets! The bats, the bats, the bats are coming….   mummy!

The great news is that the  33 EP is now free to download at:

Reviewed at:

Hydragenic –

[sic]Magazine –

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Delphic – Acolyte

Posted in Alternative Dance, Electronic, Indie by newmusicexcess on January 12, 2010

delphic_287561s Track listing:

1. Clarion Call
2. Doubt
3. This Momentary
4. Red Lights
5. Acolyte
6. Halcyon
7. Submission
8. Counterpoint
9. Ephemera
10. Remain

Recycling and reimagining the best of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Bloc Party and Klaxons, the debut Acolyte sees Delphic present their take on merging club-floor filler music and indie. Placed in the Top 5 of the BBC Sound of 2010 list, it’s not difficult to see why the band did well and why they should continue to do so. They seem to capture a certain mood that reflects the current pop music zeitgeist.

Reviewed at:

Scotsman ––

musicOHM –

The Guardian –

The Independent –

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Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

Posted in Chillwave, Electronic, Electropop, Indie, Indie Pop, Neo-psychadelia by newmusicexcess on January 6, 2010

Neon_Indian_-_Psychic_Chasms Track listing:

1. (AM)
2. Deadbeat Summer
3. Laughing Gas
4. Terminally Chill
5. (If I Knew, I’d Tell You)
6. 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)
7. Should Have Taken Acid with You
8. Mind, Drips
9. Psychic Chasms
10. Local Joke
11. Ephemeral Artery
12. 7000 (Reprise)

Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms manages to still sound distinct while drawing from a wide variety of sounds. I hear a whole number of similarities to other things vying in the tracks, like  M83, MGMT, Maps, Daft Punk, 80’s Synthpop, 70’s glam, 8-bit Nintendo sounds, and disco all wrapped up in a trippy psychedelic haze. To sound both retro and futuristic at the same is a pretty amazing achievement. Say, are you boys on drugs?

Reviewed at:

Allmusic –

Drowned In Sound –

Pitchfork –

Spin –

The Onion –,36707/

Prefix Magazine –

PopMatters –

cokemachineglow –

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