Ecstatic Sunshine

Ecstatic Sunshine’s Yesterday’s Work is out now on HOSS Records. It was released with barely a peep in the press, but it’s definitely worth checking out.

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The Souljazz Orchestra


Rising Sun, The Souljazz Orchestra’s third album, is due February 16 on Strut.

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Title Tracks

“Steady Love”

“Steady Love” is on the band’s debut full-length, It Was Easy, due February 23 on Ernest Jenning.

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Future Islands

“Swept Inside”

“Swept Inside” was recorded in an “intimate living room” a few months ago. You can also check out living-room renditions of “Tin Man” and “Walking Through That Door” here. The studio versions of the tracks will appear on In Evening Air, Future Islands’ Thrill Jockey debut, which is due April 5.

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Fol Chen

“In The Flesh” [Pink Floyd Cover]

This cover was recorded for MOJO’s tribute to Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

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Strong Arm Steady / Madlib

“Best of Times”

In Search of Stoney Jackson, the Strong Arm Steady/Madlib collaboration, was released last week.

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