You Can’t Win Charlie Brown, “Over the Sun/Under the Water” + “I’ve Been Lost”

“Chromatic”, the debut LP from the Lisbon, Portugal indie rock band You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown, will be out on May 22nd on Pataca Discos. So great, awesome Fleet Foxes-ish feel. Listen to two tracks off the album below.

I’ve been lost by YCWCB

free streaming/download of their selftitled debut EP
Pataca Discos

oh, and
fuck yeah, Portugal!


The Missing Season, “To the Fire” (My Little Cab Records, 2011)

A pretty engaging album right from the heart of the European Americana movement, the french My Little Cab Records. Stream it for free below; €5 gives you the MP3 (or FLAC). edit: pay what you want for the digital files!

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my little cab records
the missing season (facebook)


[MP3] Little Owl, “Black on White”

Little Owl, “Black on White”

First advance from Stories and Observations of Argus Madur, the just selfreleased EP from the Santa Barbara, CA folk-ish band Little Owl.



Erica Buettner, “True Love and Water” (Cakes and Tapes, 2011)

Best folk release of the year so far. Proud to have her on Cakes and Tapes. There are only 40 cassettes left and they’ll probably will be gone after her May shows in Portugal. Be quick. This is a true gem. Stream it for free below.

Erica Buettner’s facebook page
Cakes and Tapes facebook page

True Love and Water by Cakes and Tapes Records



The only unanimity among the members of duplodeck was their admiration for their compatriot singer-songwriter Jorge Ben. The press once called them the “Brazilian Stereolab” – rather narrow title for a band that also resonated Pixies, Comet Gain and Deerhoof, to name a few. Conceived in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, duplodeck existed from 2001 to 2005 – time in which they wrote a huge amount of songs, but recorded only one never released EP. With new mixing, their self-titled debut now resurfaces with guitars louder than originally planned, whilst its four songs remain incredibly fresh. Pug Records has just made the EP available for free download, also compiling an extended version in cassette. The release has encouraged a reunion of the group – they’re preparing a full-length album for the end of the year.

duplodeck (EP) by pugrecs

pug records (nice cassette label from Brasil!)
buy cassette
bandcamp/free download