Paloma Faith “Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?” + MP3

Paloma Faith is a pop soul UK singer/songwriter known for her wild live show and quirky fashion sense. You may have heard her on songs by Basement Jaxx or Josh Weller, and her solo debut is now available to the US, titled Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? (Thanks to Hard Candy for the download.)

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Paloma Faith – “Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?” [MP3]

Exclusive Interview with Gregory Porter + MP3

We have an exclusive interview with Gregory Porter, whose album Water rose to the top of the Jazz charts rapidly after its release in May 2010. Check out what Gregory had to say about the new generation of jazz, his own path so far and his other hidden skills.

Your debut album Water has quickly risen to the Top Ten of the Jazz charts. Congrats! Were you expecting such a positive response to this album?

I was hoping for a positive response….I have an artistic impatience inside of me that wants to communicate with people..I want to talk about human emotions and joys and pains…I do it with live shows but it’s a beautiful thing to do it on a large scale with a recording.  Its fun getting an email or Facebook message from someone in some far out place I’ve never been, telling me how they love my music.

Name a few of your all-time-favorite albums.

Kind of Blue: Miles Davis
Swiss Movement: Les McCann
Anything from Leon Thomas
Live… at the sands: Nat King Cole
Now!:  Bobby Hutcherson with Gene McDaniels

Read the rest of the interview and grab a download of “Pretty” after the jump.
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Toubab Krewe: “Holy Grail”

Toubab Krewe from Asheville, NC are releasing an album titled TK2 via Nat Geo Music next week, before they head out on a national tour. Their sound swirls together indie rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. The hypnotic, psychedelic slow burn of this song “Holy Grail” provides a different kind of groove, with a late-night throb and effects-heavy guitar hooks that’s equally at home in a Brooklyn loft as on a starry summer night outdoors.

The group was best described by blog Earvolution: “Toubab Krewe are what Vampire Weekend would have sounded like if their parents took away their BMWs, dosed their white wine spritzers and locked them in Fela’s basement.”

Toubab Krewe – “Holy Grail”

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Frogg EP: “Bitch” Remixes + MP3

Frogg is one third homegrown UK talent and London vocalist Mills, who brings her eclectic music foundation, which lies squarely between guitar songwriting and drum ‘n bass. Fusing rap with a raw, English-witted tongue and vocals that harness an individual RnB flava, Mills crosses the British Isles to the open and free music lights of Berlin.

The complementing two thirds of the group are homegrown Berlin talents, who draw on dubby electronic grooves and strong beats, without forgetting the importance of melody. Mo Delgado (Seeed), the production hub of Frogg, brings his earthy and playfully diverse approach, creating a sound that is simply fresh. Luke 4000 (Seeed) is the supporting power, bringing things together and enforcing the onstage funk.

The Berlin-based band released their debut album Blink Blink worldwide in September 2009 under BMG Rights Management. Blink Blink demonstrates Frogg’s open perspective on music genres. The band’s energetic live shows have so far enjoyed live highlights such as support slots for De La Soul & Miss Platnum.

Frogg – “Bitch” (Original Version)
 

Frogg – “How Can You” [MP3]
 

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The Raveonettes x The Stone Roses + MP3

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For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martens, Danish rock duo The Raveonettes bring us their take on The Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” with a cinematic video, starring an aggressive yet adorable old lady and her young companion. Dr. Martens is giving out free MP3s so get your copy of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Raveonettes here.

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