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Fun with Forkcast, Round 18

Pitchfork: ForkcastThe fine folks at the Fork have been uncovering all kinds of new music for you to check out. Here’s our latest roundup of the good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Phoenix -“Love Like a Sunset” (Animal Collective Remix – Deakin’s Jam)

Vampire Weekend – “Horchata”

Bat for Lashes – “Pearl’s Dream (Skream’s Pour Another Glass of Champers Remix)”

Radiohead – “Videotape (Phaseone & Frank Heat Remix)”

More fun after the jump…

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Fun with Forkcast, Round 15

Pitchfork: ForkcastHere’s some good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Erykah Badu and the Roots: “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson cover)

Fleet Foxes: “Blue Spotted Tail” (Live on BBC 6 Music)

Spiral Stairs: “Maltese Terrier” from The Real Feel, out October 20 on Matador

Circulatory System: “Overjoyed” from Signal Morning, out September 8 on Cloud Recordings

Sally Shapiro: “Miracle (Bogdan Irk√ľk Remix)” original version on My Guilty Pleasure

More after the jump…

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Fever Ray – Fever Ray

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It wasn’t that long ago when Karin Dreijer Andersson, one-half of the duo The Knife, was blessed with the kind of praise that most independent artists would kill for. Pitchfork named their album Silent Shout one of the best records of 2006 and the Swedish recording industry agreed by providing the Dreijer siblings with a total of six awards at the Swedish equivalent of the Grammys.

At that moment, the idea of playing ball should have been the first priority of the band. Instead, the two sent friends dressed up in gorilla costumes to collect their prize (a protest of Sweden’s Caucasian-heavy music scene) and then promptly went on hiatus.

During this time, Karin gave birth to her second child and while most parents of newborns become mentally numb during the months of ensuing sleep deprivation, Andersson used her somnambulist hours to program beats and put the beginning touches of a solo project on to her hard drive.

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