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CHARLI XCX “You (Ha Ha Ha)” [Atlantic/Asylum] “Because we used to be the cool kids/You were old school/I was on the new shit” confidently offers the artist born as Charlotte Aitchison on throbbing new single “You (Ha Ha Ha),” the first entry for Best New Jam of 2013
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PALMA VIOLETS “Best of Friends” [Rough Trade]
After making their stateside debut at the Middle East in Cambridge last week — a few hours before dropping by WFNX.com for a chat, hang out on air, and pick some tunes — it was clear we hadn’t heard the last of Palma Violets
What we're listening to in the newsroom of the Phoenix...
GOZU “Salty Thumb” [Small Stone Records]
GOZU are no stranger to Queens of the Stone Age comparisons, but now the stoner-rock crew are adding some Urge Overkill urgency to their hard-rock cocktail, and the results are nothing short of intoxicating.
MMOSS “Okay” [Trouble In Mind Records] The acclaimed New Hampshire psych-folk crew are back with a sophomore record, Only Children, and it continues their aural mind-melt séance with “Okay,” a backyard fire pit of droning ambiance. Their home-field record release party is November 30 at the Press Room in Portsmouth, but they’re at Great Scott on December 17 with Paperhead and M Reverdy Rhodes.
From this week's print edition of the Phoenix, Staff Spinz highlights what we're playing these days in our newsroom...
ICONA POP “Good For You” [Atlantic/Ten Records] Summer J-A-M “I Love It” launched Swedish electro pop duo Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt onto the playlists of every tastemaker from here to Stockholm, and now comes the tricky follow-up.
SAVAGES “Husbands” [Pop Noire] Halloween is the perfect time for this black-lit London quartet (buzzing sharply after five CMJ shows) to carve a bloody niche in the wrist of post-punk.
TEGAN AND SARA “Closer” [Warner Bros.] Oh no! The beloved Canadian folk-rock duo has gone disco! This first taste from January’s upcoming Heartthrob record is a dazzling display of blips, bloops, and a soaring electro-pop chorus that needs no remix treatment.