Fresh Cuts

Fresh Cuts: The sweeter side of Lemonade and the sensual vocal stylings of Laurel Halo

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This week in music sees new sights, sounds, and surprises from some of 2012's most promising players. From San Francisco to New York to France, these bright young things bring the heat and the beat.

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Fresh Cuts: Kimbra makes good, Girls get limited, and the return of an indie-pop institution

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This week in new music explores the depths of an ingenue with a siren attitude, the quiet ranges of Mount Eerie, mom as muse, and more.

Kimbra: Vows (Warner Bros.)

I have three words to say regarding Kimbra's debut album Vows: I like it. The poppier tracks are infectious (backsides and feet are among the first to fall victim) and the slow jams are worthy of a swoon or two.

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Fresh Cuts: Sunshine-y jams take spotlight as summer approaches

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With dream-pop favorites and a randy R. Kelly, this week is both guilt-free and not-so-innocent. Fresh Cuts has selected the finest new records to blast at your next barbecue; the following truly sizzle.

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Fresh Cuts: Blur singer belts an opera, a new spin on Afrobeat



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This week in new music sees an "English Opera" through the eyes of a Britpop prince, Afrobeat kings, and Adam Bainbridge's kind change of mind.

Damon Albarn: Dr Dee (Virgin)


Dr. Dee is an opera by director Rufus Norris and musician Damon Albarn that debuted in England last summer as part of the 2011 Manchester International Festival -- the work explores the life of Elizabethan academic John Dee. Read more »

Fresh Cuts: Weird-fi, dual-meaning Deutsch wort, and so much more

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This week in new music sees SF-originated the Brian Jonestown Massacre speaking in tongues (not really) with thirteenth release "Aufheben" and the Mowgli Sound The Drum with its debut album featuring the song "San Francisco." Move it or lose it, city slicks! Read more »