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From music vet Shuggie Otis' new album to the debut of Man Tear, our recap of the songs we Tweeted last week

Lord Huron: Lonesome Dreams Lord Huron delivered “part one in an exciting series of adventures” with their video for “Lonesome Dreams,” the third track on their album of the same name. Cleverly, “Lonesome Dreams” is also the name of a series of books written by George Ranger Johnson, an author that despite having a website, really only exists in Lord Huron’s world. Through bandleader Ben …

Man Tear: Outside Amore

From music vet Shuggie Otis' new album to the debut of Man Tear, our recap of the songs we Tweeted last week

A new Swedish duo made up of Studio Barnhus musicians Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist, Man Tear tapped Bowman’s cousin and regular collaborator (and successful filmmaker) Johan Jonason to lend his vocals for their debut track “Outside Amore,” now out on DFA. Perfectly catchy in its stream of tambourine beats, synths and a “trilling slab of spacious disco,” the tune’s appeal is only amplified by …

James Blake: Overgrown

From music vet Shuggie Otis' new album to the debut of Man Tear, our recap of the songs we Tweeted last week

Two years after his groundbreaking debut, this week young British artist James Blake released his sophomore album, Overgrown, which showcases a more focused and determined musician. He explains in a recent interview with The Guardian that the title track is inspired by a meeting with Joni Mitchell, who offered up some advice on how to build a career with legs and still be around “when …