UNDER THE RADAR: Trevor Sensor – “The Money Gets Bigger”

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UNDER THE RADAR: Trevor Sensor – “The Money Gets Bigger”.

Having whetted appetites with not one but two increasingly well received EP’s last year, Illinois’ Trevor Sensor is set to release his debut album later this year. Trevor has shared the first single from the album, The Money Gets Bigger, which features Whitney’s Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek as Trevor’s rhythm section.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Sam Amidon – “Juma Mountain”

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UNDER THE RADAR: Sam Amidon – “Juma Mountain”.

The experimental folk musician has built his career by covering and reshaping old songs, usually folk-music traditionals. But on his new album The Following Mountain, Amidon has put together a set of completely new songs, though he did take some of the lyrics from old songs.

First single “Juma Mountain” is warm and comforting but also spacey and unmoored, and it’s a very promising first taste of an album that could turn out to be something special.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Mount Kimbie are back with “We Go Home Together”, a brand new single featuring James Blake

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UNDER THE RADAR: Mount Kimbie are back with “We Go Home Together”, a brand new single featuring James Blake.

Frank Lebon directs the accompanying visuals. “It’s a pleasure to work with old friend and one time band mate James Blake again,” Mount Kimbie’s Kai Campos notes.

The two-and-a-half minute cut is the first proper release since 2013 album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth and its CSFLY Remixes EP. Blake’s latest LP, The Colour In Anything, was released last year.

 

UNDER THE RADAR: Rich Girls – “Loaded”

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UNDER THE RADAR: Rich Girls – “Loaded”.

Rich Girls combines the polish of British art rock with the primitive energy of American garage.

Rich Girls started as the solo project of Luisa Black (The Blacks) during a lonely year in London. After the break-up of her SF/NY-based garage trio, Black decamped to England looking for a new start. She started work on a series of dark pop demos, writing and recording the full band instrumentation herself. Black called the project Rich Girls, an attempt to disguise the fact that it was a lonely solo venture.

 

UNDER THE RADAR: ALT-J SHARE INTENSE VIDEO FOR ‘3WW’

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UNDER THE RADAR: ALT-J SHARE INTENSE VIDEO FOR ‘3WW’.

alt-J’s comeback single from third album ‘RELAXER’, was “an all-encompassing return, defying expectation at every turn”. Its video is as dramatic as the track itself.

The clip, set in the mountains of Mexico, spies in on a funeral procession, and it’s all extremely dark. The video was directed by Alex Takacs (Flying Lotus, Lorde, The xx) and is described by the band’s Gus Unger-Hamilton as “a beautifully shot story of love and loss in the mountains of Mexico”.

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