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Saturday, November 12, 2011

New songs from Motorama, Tennis and R.E.M.

I bring you some wonderful music today. To start with, great news from faraway Russia. Our beloved Motorama have a new EP! The follow-up of the great single "One Moment", is called "Empty Bed". A two-songs release (don't miss "Far Away From the City") it's, again, fantastic. The mystery and magic touch of the band remains intact. Check the video and download, as its the usual policy of the group, their new work for free here, on their website. Dying to watch them live!

Tennis is another highly anticipated comeback. Their sophomore album, entitled "Young and Old", will be out on February 14th (yes, Valentine's Day). The first taste of the record is "Origins", single to be released on December 6th. Produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, the tune is as promising and charming as we expected from the lovely couple, Alaina and Patrick. Hear the song below.

Kirsten Dunst + R.E.M. is an already very promising mix. But if that's the video of the band's final single, it all acquires a different dimension. "We All Go Back to Where We Belong", is a superb (but not enough, there couldn't be any song good enough to close such an amazing career) farewell song, included, with two other unreleased tracks on the questionable (because it arrives too soon after the split announcement, and of course for the tracklist itself) retrospective compilation "Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011", out next week.

The sweetness of the tune, with its Burt Bacharach-esque arrangements, the placid mood, Michael's passionate voice as the ends approaches, the meaningful lyrics now the band has called it a day, all fits surprisingly well with Kirsten's beautiful face and sincere expressions. Without drama, even with a smile. Compelling and overwhelming. A song (and video) that heals.

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