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New Music – Squarehead, Dark Dark Dark, Mike Posner

The latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. All recommendations for future New Music picks welcome Squarehead Squarehead’s “Fake Blood” is a charmingly ramshackle slice of slacker indie pie and stands …

Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 14:18

   

The latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. All recommendations for future New Music picks welcome

Squarehead

Squarehead’s “Fake Blood” is a charmingly ramshackle slice of slacker indie pie and stands out a mile on the the Popical Island compilation of new(ish) Dublin acts. Squarehead plays the Popical Island all-day bash at Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday so you can see if there’s more where that comes from. Listen to “Fake Blood” here.

Dark Dark Dark

From Minneapolis with stop-offs in New York and New Orleans, Dark Dark Dark make hugely appealing, widescreen chamber-pop. Check out their “Bright Bright Bright EP” for some more infectious, heartbreaking tunes from the lonely corner of a smokey saloon bar.

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Mike Posner

Recent Duke University sociology and business graduate Posner first raised the roof with his “A Matter of Time” and “One Foot Out the Door” mixtapes. Now signed to J Records and recently spotted touring with Drake, expect his soulful raspy hip-pop to feature all over the gaff in the coming months.

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