"Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Percee P"
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Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Percee P
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>> Hello, I'm Kurt Wolf from Download Music, and welcome
to the brand new Cross Fade TV. It's actually the same
music show that you've known and loved for a while now,
but we've come up with a new name to coincide with our
brand new music blog, Cross Fade. You can find the blog
on our site, music.download.com. Now my pick this week
is the new album from Devendra Banhart called Smokey
Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.
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>> Devendra is known as the figurehead of the so-called
"freak folk" scene. But these days his music is still
slow and dreamy, but it's also a lot more electronic and
psychedelic. Check out the song we have for download
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>> The song is 8 minutes long, and it builds from a
quiet intro into a full-on tripped out guitar
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>> It's going to take a while to unravel everything he's
saying and everything that's going on under the surface
here. Still, I think Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
is well worth checking out.
>> Hey, this is Peter Gavin and my pick this week is
Iron and Wine. He has a new album out called the
Shepherd's Dog, and one of the stand-out tracks is
called Innocent Bones.
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>> He's definitely evolved past his low-five four-track
days, but Sam Beam's [assumed spelling] whisper-like
vocals are still the focus. There's a lot of
interesting percussion and guitar overdubs on this
album. Check out the single Boy With a Coin.
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>> We have these two tracks from the Shepherd's Dog plus
from other downloads from his previous albums. So take
a listen by searching for Iron and Wine on
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>> Hey, this is Mike Tao, and my pick for this week is
Percy P's [assumed spelling] Perseverance on Stone's
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>> Percy is best known in the late '80s for his
innovative fast rap technique --
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>> After 15 plus years of waiting, his first solo album
is finally in stores now thanks to Stone's Throw
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>> The production was handled entirely by Mad Lib
[assumed spelling], so you know the beats are going to
be sick. Check out Watch Your Step, which is the first
single on our site right now.
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>> And if you still can't get enough of Percy P you can
download his music session podcast interview at
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