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Film At 11: We Are Scientists

Last year, MAGNET faves We Are Scientists released TV en Français, their fourth studio album. Now, in honor of Record Store Day, they have released eight re-workings of tracks from the record, called TV en Français, Sous la Mer. They share the comical new video for the “Overreacting Under The Sea.” The clip shows an interesting-looking fellow singing karaoke to the actual song with a corny beach scene in the background. Check it out below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Jeremy Bass

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After a period of isolation, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Bass returns with two new albums. The first, Winter Bare, was released April 14, and the latter, New York In Spring, will arrive June 9. Now, he offers laid-back single “Winter Bare” for free download. The track is beautifully composed, features subtle female vocal harmonies and, in keeping with the love-song theme of the album, is quite emotional. Download it below.

“Winter Bare” (download):

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MIX TAPE

The Corner Laughers Make MAGNET A Mix Tape

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California pop quartet the Corner Laughers play a jangly brand of indie pop and will release latest album Matilda Effect on June 12. The LP features unique string instruments, such as the ukelele and the violin, which brings out the creativity of the band and the many guests featured on the album. The Corner Laughers have been so kind as to make MAGNET a mix tape (in haiku form, no less).

Linda Draper “Broken Eggshell”
Karla:
On endless repeat/
This song is pure perfection/
We wish we wrote it
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Andrea Perry “Throw Me A Line”
KC:
Incredible groove/
Heartache pours through melody/
But still I boogie
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Mouse Deer “Foreground”
Khoi:
Mouse Deer is Holly/
McIntosh, Bristol, UK/
And she plays bass well
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Heart “Crazy On You”
Charlie:
Was young when I learned/
Badassness knows no gender/
Female Led Zeppelin
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Rosie Abbott “Hard To Sleep”
KC:
Somnambulist waltz/
Gershwinesque sense of songcraft/
Ray Davies digs it
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Antonette Goroch “In Bocca Al Lupo”
Karla:
Punk-folk-rock priestess/
Often she’s in Italy/
Take us next time, please
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Alison Faith Levy “The Froggy Dance”
Khoi:
Loud Fam to tot rock/
The Start Of Things is out now/
Butterfly mic stands
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Salt N Pepa “Push It”
Charlie:
Ever since eighth grade/
It ain’t a dance ’til it’s played/
Cause we’re in effect
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Fiona Bevan “A Broken Heart Can Heal”
Karla:
Suffolk-born songbird/
We played with her in London/
Magical guitar
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The Orange Peels “Head Cleaner”
Wazu:
Begin The Begone/
New album from labelmates/
Mystery Lawn, yo!
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GUEST EDITOR

From The Desk Of Gang Of Four: Having A Pint Of Adnams Broadside In Ye Old Mitre

Andy Gill has a relatively simple work ethic that’s guided him for years, ever since his legendary post-punk outfit Gang Of Four burst onto the staid scene with its jagged, jarring Entertainment! debut in 1979. “There are loads of bands that can chuck out the same album, year after year,” he says. “But that model is just not for me.” The group’s quantum leap forward to 1982’s more danceable third album, Songs Of The Free, might have clarified that tenet already. If not, the latest Gang Of Four record surely will—the aptly dubbed What Happens Next, Gill’s first after the departure of longtime vocalist Jon King. Gill will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on the band.

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Gill: Ye Old Mitre, built in 1453, is just around the corner from where I live. I used to enjoy a pint there frequently, but now it’s just once in awhile. There’s a fantastic publican, Scotty, who has no truck with the sorts of fancy menus many pubs now boast. If you’re hungry, there are pickled eggs and toasties. The Mitre is probably the oldest boozer in London; it survived the Great Fire and the Blitz. You’re not just drinking beer—you’re drinking history.

Video after the jump.

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Film At 11: Caribou

Caribou is the project of Canadian electronic artist Dan Snaith, who just played Coachella and has lined up several other large festival to perform at in the coming year. He recently released Our Love and now shares a new video for “Can’t Do Without You.” The clip is as blissful as the song and has a few unexpected twists. Check it out below.