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New Music – Stubborn Heart, We Were Evergreen, North Side Drive

Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here. Stubborn Heart London-based duo Luca …

Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 14:19

   

Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

Stubborn Heart

London-based duo Luca Santucci & Ben Fitzgerald have been sending many into quiet raptures with glorious lovelorn tunes like “Need Someone”. New EP for Kaya Kaya “Knuckledown” is equally alluring, with heartbreaking vocals, striking electronic soul bleeps and some squalling seagulls in the mix.

We Were Evergreen

Sweet gleeful, layered sunny lo-fi pop from a French trio armed to thrill with a battery of instruments, including ukulele, banjo, toy piano, kazoo and glockenspiel. But don’t write them off as tweecore: tracks like “Second Hand” and “Summer Flings” come with mighty hooks to linger long in your memory.

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North Side Drive

Eerie, evocative, graceful piano and strings from Former Monarchs’ drummer Jonathan Pearson which will remind you of the minimalist panache of Hauschka and Nils Frahm. Look out for the Corkman’s debut EP in the coming months, check out his tunes here and there’s a version of Bon Iver’s “The Wolves” below.

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