ANJA GARBAREK – BRIEFLY SHAKING (Alt/Indie– Norway)

Anja Garbarek

Anja Garbarek is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, daughter of the well known tenor/soprano jazz saxophonist, Jan Garbarek. Her new album is called Briefly Shaking and it’s out worldwide now!

Chosen by Luc Besson to build the musical landscape for his 2005 feature “Angel-A”, Anja gave free reign to her creativity and created some of the tracks that now appear on Briefly Shaking (“Can I Keep Him”). This album is full of delicate yet powerful tunes, built around Anja Garbarek’s fragile voice. Throughout the record’s bitter sweet tracks, the singer-composer gives the impression that she is constantly singing for you only, as if she were whispering the words in your ear.

Anja Garbarek - Still Guarding Space     

The production and arrangments are flawless. The mix of light melodies with thoroughly elaborate strings and horns back up, and the presence of strong crushing drums on other tracks, give Garbarek’s songs a very unique character.

Find out more about Anja Garbarek on her website or on MySpace. Buy her music on Anja

VIDEO : BATTLES – TONTO (Alt/Rock – US)

“Tonto” is the third single taken off Battles‘ debut album Mirrored (Warp Records). This epic 7’43” song comes with a stunning video that you can watch above. The video is  the fruit of a collaboration between Battles and celebrated lights artists UVA (United Visual Artists).

For more info about the band, go to Wrap’s website or MySpace. Buy their music on Battles

VIDEO : DRAGONETTE – I GET AROUND (Electro/SynthPop – Canada)

Dragonette has taken the world by storm with new single “I Get Around”. Check out the video, directed by Wendy Morgan, and don’t miss out on Midnight Juggerauts‘ amazing remix of the track.

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Mix)     

Check out more music by Dragonette on MySpace and buy the music on Dragonette

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – SOUND OF SILVER (Electro/Alternative – US)

LCD Soundsystem is the musical side project of producer James Murphy, co-founder of New York City dance-punk label DFA Records. Formed in 2001, the music of LCD Soundsystem can be described as a mix of alternative dance and post punk, along with elements of disco and other styles.

LCD Soundsystem gained attention with its first single, “Losing My Edge”. The song, which sounds like the boastings of a music geek put to an electronic beat, received great reviews in 2002. Murphy released a double album simply titled LCD Soundsystem in February of 2005 to critical acclaim.

LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great     

The track streaming above is “Someone Great”, taken off LCD Soundsystem’s recently released sophomore album Sounds Of Silver.

Find out more about LCD Soundsystem and listen to more music on MySpace. Buy all their music on LCD Soundsystem

ZEMFIRA – LIVE (Rock/Indie – Russia)

For the first time in her career, Zemfira recently released a live album. The songs that appear on Zemfira Live were recorded during her extended tour after the release of her fourth studio album, Vendetta, which sold around half a million copies in Russia and its neighboring countries.

Земфира -Блюз     

If you like what you hear, you can sample more tracks on MySpace or get more info and tour dates on Zemfira’s official site. Buy the music on Zemfira (Земфира)

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