HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FREE DOWNLOAD: Owen Pallett - "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" EP

Owen Pallett's (Final Fantasy) gorgeous Heartland LP slipped through my fingers earlier this year, but hopefully some of you were smart enough to grab it by the reins early on. If you weren't, I suggest you start with Domino's free download of Owen Pallett's "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" EP, featuring the title track and remixes from Dan Deacon, CFCF, Benoit, Max Tundra and Simon Bookish. Download these tracks below: (Continue reading)


NEW SINGLE: Panda Bear - "Tomboy" and "Slow Motion"

As we've mentioned, Panda Bear is releasing his new 7" single, "Tomboy"/"Slow Motion" tomorrow. This single is the first of in a series of single releases that will eventually make up Panda Bear's upcoming album, presumably called Tom Boy. Rumor has it that this album will be out in September. You can stream "Tom Boy" and "Slow Motion" now below, but keep in mind that these are low quality rips. (Continue reading to LISTEN)


WATCH: Gorillaz Perform 'Plastic Beach' Highlights During AOL Session

Gorillaz stopped by AOL and performed a great four-song session encompassing some of my favorite songs off their latest Plastic Beach LP, which we loved. Watch them perform "On Melancholy Hill," "Rhinestone Eyes" and more HERE.


RECOMMENDED: Strange Sounds Vol. II: Hard Mix - SUMMERFUN

The second volume of the Strangers In Stereo's Strange Sounds series comes courtesy of the excellent Hard Mix. Hailing from "the birth place of chillwave", Greenville, SC, Noah aka Hard Mix makes glistening lo-fi electronica with roots in the old Motown sound. His estranged love for old school soul is more than present in his SUMMERFUN mix for Strange Sounds. It goes without saying that this mix should be on your iPod this summer. I've also included Hard Mix' original track, "Memories" for download (it's also in the mix). DOWNLOAD.