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Freak out, freak out, freak out!

Tapes ’n Tapes hail from Minneapolis, have been compared to Arcade Fire and in 2011 released a decent LP called Outside.

And Outside features this track, a first of two more nominations for my 2011 song-from-each-year-of-my-life.

Tapes ’n Tapes :: Freak Out

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Around the same time, Sheffield’s Nat Johnson and the Figureheads put out a three-track single, What the Heart Pours Into, and the clearly poured their hearts into this track. A new LP is imminent.

Nat Johnson and the Figureheads :: Mick Kelly

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