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Todd's Two Too - May 30, 2014

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Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell

01 - Show Me Love - 1:15

02 - Murmurs - 3:29

Hundred Waters is an American indie band formed in Gainesville, Florida in October 2011. In August 2012, Hundred Waters became the first indie act to sign with Skrillex's OWSLA record label, which immediately released their first EP Thistle (Remixes), followed by a re-release of their full-length album Hundred Waters on September 25, 2012.[1] They have toured North America, Canada, and Europe with Alt-J, The xx, Julia Holter, and BRAIDS among other acts.

The key to Hundred Waters’ rich and tactile atmosphere is that their machines never sound quite like machines, but everything sounds close; on “Murmurs”, distant piano is buried under reverb and digital crackle, sketching out chords with a vaguely gospel feel, as a strange voice sings a tune while so near to the microphone you can hear a tongue clicking against teeth. It’s an album that always feels like it’s whispering in your ear.

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

03 - Afraid of Nothing - 4:05

04 - Nothing Will Change - 3:15

Sharon Van Denz (born February 26, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. Are We There is the fourth studio album by American singer–songwriter Sharon Van Etten, released on May 27, 2014.

At Rolling Stone, Will Hermes rated the album four stars out of five, remarking how Van Etten's "darkness contains multitudes" just as Nick Cave's does, and he states Van Etten's latest release is "magnificent... which grows her trademark examinations of romantic decay to cathedral-like scale.