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It has been a long while since the last edition of Sounds From The Astral Plane, but with tunes piling up in the inbox, it feels like the right time to bring it back. Although we only started this whole blog deal in January, I feel it’s safe to say that 2012 has been one of the most exciting music years in recent memory. We attempt to cover all of the music we love, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. We’re human after all. Every week (or so), you’ll find the originals, remixes and DJ mixes that we missed. This will also be a space to see how y’all respond to new artists so don’t hesitate to send over your/your friend’s latest and greatest. At this point, the scope of Sounds From The Astral Plane is wide open so you’ll find anything and everything in this space. This week, we have everything from Formes’ incandescent take on psych rock to Dubbel Dutch’s dancehall stylings. As always, any and all feedback would be much appreciated! Hit the jump for the full list…

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Usually when someone compares an artist to Lana Del Rey, I immediately switch off and move on to something else that will be inevitably more worthwhile. When Adele is mentioned in the same sentence, violence may occur. But even Bago’s press release couldn’t deter me from becoming slightly obsessed with the Los Angeles based singer. There’s something about that lo-fi R&B aesthetic I just can’t get enough of and Bago fits the profile to a T. The dark, ephemeral production from Bay Area-native Alexander Spit sets the table for Bago to do the whole “born bad” (there’s literally a song called “Born Bad”) act on her debut, Sunday’s Best. It really shouldn’t work, but she has the vocal chops to pull it off and the  chemistry between her and Spit is clear enough. Start with “I Forget You”, the clear album standout, and if you can get past the somewhat contrived nature of the whole deal, then stream/download the entire album at Bago’s Soundcloud. Apparently, there’s a new EP coming in January with some big collaborations. Bago, you have my ear, but I’m still skeptical. Prove me wrong.