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LIFE GOES UP FOR ANG LOW
Saturday, 15 March 2014 04:32
 

Brooklyn based artist Ang Low digitally released his thrilling debut EP Life Goes Down last week to rave reviews. We recently featured one of the tracks, 'Win Back Your Love' from the EP in our Top 30. Two more tracks have surfaced during the past two weeks, the frenetic 'Voodoo Woman' and the soul inspired, 'Can't Describe Her'. The latter has just had a video made for it. Check out both tracks below and grab it in its four track entirety here.

 

Can't Describe Her

Ang Low (USA)
From the EP, 'Life Goes Down', Luv Luv Luv Records

Ang Low Facebook

Audio Stream

Official Video

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Voodoo Woman

Ang Low (USA)
From the EP, 'Life Goes Down', Luv Luv Luv Records

Audio Stream

 
TOP 30: CASE CONRAD HITS NUMBER ONE
Thursday, 13 March 2014 05:54
 

Swedish indie pop quintet Case Conrad have ascended the Indie30 chart this week all the way from 10 to 1 with the outstandingly and beautifully measured, 'Copper Thief' off their new album Leikko in one of the biggest moves to the top for some time. There's some other big moves as well from Minneapolis artist Kyle Imes, aka Deepest Bison whose dissonant folk number, 'Cockscombs' moves from 5 to 2, Portland's Pillar Point 'Cherry' 6 to 3 and London's Cymbals 'Erosion' 9 to 4. Swedish electronic trio DNKL move into the top ten with 'Battles' (7) as do Detroit's Protomartyr, 'Come & See (10. Baltimore's Future Islands move up 14 spots to 13 with the irresistable 'Seasons' (Waiting On You)'.

There's two new entries from artists we've featured across the past week. At 23 is Roladex with the metronomic synths that form 'Cathode Rays' and  Brisbane artist Tincture with the deep emotion of 'Similar Circles' (27).

Full chart details here and alll tracks are playing top right in the Top 30 player. Enjoy.

 

23. Cathode Rays

Roladex (USA)
From the album, ''Anthems For The Micro-Age', Medical Records.

NEW*

Roladex Facebook

Audio Stream

*Originally on the Cathode Rays EP (2013)

 

28. Similar Circles

Tincture (AUS)
From the EP, 'Tryst', Silo Arts & Crafts.

NEW

Tincture Facebook

FREE DOWNLOAD

 

GO TO THE ENTIRE CHART HERE

 

 
ARRANGING A QUEST FOR TRUST
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
 

We featured the brilliant new record, Three Love Songs by Ricky Eat Acid a few weeks ago and are now more than pleased to bring you another stupendously good release from Toronto label Orchid Tapes. The new album and fourth from Portland's arrange is a blueprint for the world of electronic ambient and experimental pop right now. Within that pop framework, Their Bodies In A Fog enlists an array of other genres (soul, R&B, dub and experimental dissonance) in its sincere quest to connect with you. It's a cathartic quest, one that's searching for trust, trust in yourself and knowledgeable trust in others. The album also features a brilliant collaboration with Ricky Eat Acid. We could have chosen any track to share with you but we've gone for the dreamy pop of 'Home'. Their Bodies In A Fog can be purchased digitally for a name your price arrangement and on cassette right here.

Tracklist

1. A Fog
2. Home
3. Stranger
4. Dream
5. Time
6. Heart/What If This Were It
7. Alumi (feat. Ricky Eat Acid)
8. Movement
9. Dark Rooms
10. For Ma
11. Say You Will

 

Home

arrange (USA)
From the album, 'Their Bodies In A Fog', Orchid Tapes

arrange Facebook

Audio Stream

 

 
TINCTURE DROPS EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT EP
Monday, 10 March 2014 00:00
 

Brisbane producer Tincture (Luke Dalton) last week released his debut EP, Tryst, an amazing collection of five tracks that will definitely embed themselves in your music consciousness. Incorporating the sounds of ambient music mixed in with busy percussive elements. emotive hooks, wistful synth washes and manipulated vocals in addition to his own, there's a sense of loss and longing that's present, as if Dalton has laid himself bare and is trying to work out how to rationalise his idealised view of love and relationships. That he's allowed his naivete to surface deliberately gives these songs special meaning. Listen to debut single 'Tryst' featuring the gorgeous vocals of Hazel Brown below and look our for his second track to appear in our Top 30 countdown this week. Tryst is out through Silo Arts & Records. Grab it digitally here. Exceptional.

Tracklist

1. Similar Circles
2. Tryst (feat. Hazel Brown)
3. Treepanning
4. Need U
5. Heavy Water

 

Tryst (feat. Hazel Brown)

Tincture (AUS)
From the EP, 'Tryst', Silo Arts & Crafts.

Tincture Facebook

Audio Stream

 
BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH ROLADEX
Sunday, 09 March 2014 00:00
 

Last month saw the release of the debut full length, Anthems For The Micro-Age from retro synth pop futurists Roladex, the project of Texas duo Elyssa Dianne and Tyler Jacobsen. This follows their release with Night People late last year of the EP Cathode Rays (that track appears on here and will be in our Top 30 Wednesday). The album combines laconically frantic arpeggio synth constructions with deadpan vocals and motorik beats all ensconsed in a analog sound framework. If I sound all sciencey and technical like, which I'm not, give the tracks 'Blacklit Disco' and 'Color Channels' below a spin and you'll know why. Better still grab the album on the format that the duo had in mind when recording, yep, you guessed it, vinyl. It's out in limited release through Medical Records here.

Tracklist

1. Anthem For The Micro-Age
2. Cathode Rays
3. Love Surgery
4. Blacklit Disco
5. Empty Streets
6. Color Channels
7. Pink Halloween
8. Single Cell City
9. Scan Lines
10. Nuke It Out

 

Blacklit Disco

Roladex (USA)
From the album, ''Anthems For The Micro-Age', Medical Records.

Roladex Facebook

Audio Stream

 

Color Channels

Roladex (USA)
From the album, ''Anthems For The Micro-Age', Medical Records.

Audio Stream

 
DEBUT TRACK FROM SOLITARY CITY
Saturday, 08 March 2014 02:34
 

Ian Hobbs, the man behind Solitary City has released his first track, 'Assigned To Nature'. The instrumental track floats along with an ethereal ambience interspersed with restless percussion and countless samples of outside recordings. Hobbs states that endless days wandering cities, people watching and getting lost in solitary moments of inspiration was the base from which the work sprung. It's an impressive debut. Listen below and buy for a pound at his bandcamp here.

 

Assigned To Nature

Solitary City (ENG)
From the digital single, 'Assigned To Nature', Self Released.

Solitary City Facebook

Audio Stream

 
TOP 30: DNKL, PROTOMARTYR, TRUST, MARY ONETTES, FUTURE ISLANDS & CLOUD NOTHINGS DEBUT
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 06:43
 

Six new debuts this week featuring four tracks we have yet to feature on Indie30. We spoke previously of Swedish electronic trio DNKL with their new track 'Battles' and Detroit post punk/rock act Protomartyr with their kickarse number 'Come & See. They're in at 11 and 16 respectively.

Joining them are Jönköping indie popsters The Mary Onettes with the sublime 'Naive Dream' (22) off their new mini album, Portico. That was out digitally yesterday while the physical release remains a month away.

The Toronto based Robert Alfons fronted project Trust released a new album this week without Austra percussionist Maya Postepski. Titled Joyland, it sports a more dance like edge and that's no exception on 'Are We Arc', which debuts at 23.

Baltimore based indie pop trio Future Islands featuring the vocals of Samuel T. Herring has a new album out, confusing called 'Singles' on new label 4AD and the beautifully balanced first single which was released in January, 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' is in at 26.

Cleveland indie rockers Cloud Nothings have just released the second track, 'Psychic Trauma' from their forthcoming fourth long player Here And Nowhere Else an that hits at 27.

The only real move upwards this week is by Case Conrad and reflects a big week for Swedish music with the entries of DNKL and The Mary Onettes. The contemplative Swedish quintet have broken into our top ten with the hypnotic pop brilliance of the measured 'Copper Thief' (10) off their new album Leikko.

The previously unfeatured songs can be found below while the order and details of all 30 tracks are here.

Listen to the whole Top 30 from the latest additions down streaming in full on our Top 30 player to your top right.

 

 

22. Naive Dream

The Mary Onettes (SWE)
From the mini-album, 'Portico', Labrador. Digital out this week. Physical out April 7.

NEW

The Mary Onettes Official Site

Audio Stream

 

23. Are We Arc?

Trust (CAN)
From the album, 'Joyland', Arts & Crafts. Out this week

NEW

Trust Official Site

Audio Stream

 

26. Seasons (Waiting On You)

Future Islands (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Singles' 4AD. Out March 24/25.

NEW

Future Islands Official Site

Official Video

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27. Psychic Trauma

Cloud Nothings (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Here And Nowhere Else', Carpark/Mom+Pop. Out on April 1.

NEW

Cloud Nothings Official Site

Audio Stream

 

UPDATE - NEW VIDEOS FOR THE WAR ON DRUGS, YUMI ZOUMA & CYMBALS

 

1. Red Eyes

The War On Drugs (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Lost In The Dream', Secretly Canadian. Out March 18.

The War On Drugs Official Site

Audio Stream

Official Video

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4. The Brae

Yumi Zouma (NZL)
From the EP, 'Yumi Zouma', Cascine.

Yumi Zouma Facebook

Audio Stream

Official Video

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9. Erosion

Cymbals (ENG)
From the album, 'The Age Of Fracture', Tough Love

Cymbals Facebook

Audio Stream

Official Video

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GO TO THE ENTIRE CHART HERE

 

 
REAL ESTATE; MODELS OF CONSISTENCY
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 06:44
 

Today sees the release of Atlas, the long awaited sparkling third full length from New Jersey quintet Real Estate. If one was expecting anything much different from their last album, the outstanding Days back in 2011, they're sure to be disappointed but if you're like me and just wanted more of the same dreamy languid suburban pop, then you won't be, far from it. Atlas again showcases the duelling melodies and open chords of Matt Courtney and Matt Mondanile's clean reverb laden guitars while other ever present member  Alex Bleeker's muscular but understated bass work underpins the beauty. It's seems the founding trio along with keyboardist Matt Kallman and drummer Jackson Pollis could do this in their sleep such is their tightness but their deceptively simple approach belies their ability to give each track the legs to last. Atlas will only reveal its true secrets with repeated listens. With 'Talking Backwards' going great guns at 2 in our chart at present, the gorgeous yet lyrically anxious second single, 'Crime' (streaming below) matches it and more. Other standouts include the bookends, opener 'Had To Hear' and closer 'Navigator' along with the Mondanile penned instrumental April's Song'. Atlas is out through Domino. Buy here. Real Estate are currently on a North American tour and play Vancouver tonight. Remaining dates below.

 

Tracklist

1. Had to Hear
2. Past Lives
3. Talking Backwards
4. April's Song
5. The Bend
6. Crime
7. Primitive
8. How Might I Live
9. Horizon
10. Navigator

 

Tour Dates

March 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
March 6 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
March 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 9 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
March 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
March 19 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
March 20 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
March 21 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
March 22 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
March 23 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
March 25 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
March 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
March 27 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 28 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
March 29 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
March 31 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
April 1 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
April 2 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 5 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall

 

Crime

Real Estate (USA)
From the album, 'Atlas', Domino.

Real Estate Official Site

Official Video

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DNKL RELEASE ANOTHER QUALITY TRACK
Monday, 03 March 2014 06:57
 

DNKL, the Swedish electronic act who impressed us so much late last year with their debut single 'Hunt' have released another quality track in the form of the the slow burner 'Battles'. Again purveying the sounds of light and dark, the track's synths oscillate away as wistful vocals are combined with an unsettling siren's wail. A melancholic presence yes, but that doesn't mean the track gets bogged down in its own mire. Rather the complexity of life is captured beautifully by twinning the battles between hope and despair. Like the Indie30 Top 20 of 2013 track 'Hunt', 'Battles' has generously been made available as a free download. Grab it below. DNKL do four shows in Germany mid March supporting Hundreds before hitting Roskilde in late June.

Tour Dates

18/3 - Imperial Theatre, Hamburg
19/3 - Heimahafen Neukolln, Berlin
20/3 - Artheater, Koln
21/3 - Kranhalle, Munich

 

Battles

DNKL (SWE)
From the digital single, 'Battles', Self Released.

DNKL Facebook

FREE DOWNLOAD

 
PROTOMARTYR RELEASE NEW TRACK
Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:45
 

Rising Detroit post punk/rock outfit Protomartyr have released the second single, 'Come & See' from their forthcoming album, Under Color Of Official Right. The offbeat dominated track packs quite a punch and deals with the often macabre media attention and the concocted and misplaced rescue plans their declining home city has attracted from outside interests. Unlike the unfortunate situation their city finds itself in,  Protomartyr's star is definitely on the rise. Both the new track and the first single, the taut, new wave and punk inspired 'Scum, Rise!" have generously been made available as free downloads. Protomartyr kick off an American tour tonight that includes SXSW and playing support to Cloud Nothings for five shows in April and May. Under Color Of Official Right is out April 8 on Hardly Art.

Tracklist

1. Maidenhead
2. Ain't So Simple
3. Want Remover
4. Trust Me Billy
5. Pagans
6. What the Wall Said
7. Tarpeian Rock
8. Bad Advice
9. Son of Dis
10. Scum, Rise!
11. I Stare at Floors
12. Come & See
13. Violent
14. I'll Take That Applause

 

Tour Dates

Sat. Mar. 1 - Oberlin, OH @ Dionysius Dance Club (Oberlin College)
Wed. Mar. 12 - Austin, TX @ North Door (Sub Pop day party) [SXSW]
Wd. Mar. 12 - Austin, TX @ French Legation (Pitchfork Day Party) [SXSW]
Thu. Mar. 13 - Austin, TX @ Beerland (Can't Stop The Bleeding day party) [SXSW]
Fri. Mar. 14 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records day party) [SXSW]
Fri. Mar. 14 - Austin, TX @ The Liberty (Hardly Art/Suicide Squeeze showcase) [SXSW]
Sat. Mar. 15 - Austin, TX @ Beerland (WFMU day party) [SXSW]
Sat. Mar. 15 - Austin, TX @ The Hideout Theatre (Monofonus showcase) [SXSW]
Tue. Apr. 8 - Detroit, MI @ The Lager House (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Spray Paint
Wed. Apr. 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe w/ Spray Paint
Fri. Apr. 11 - Cambridge, MA @ Democracy Center w/ Spray Paint
Sat. Apr. 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Spray Paint
Sun. Apr. 13 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Spray Paint
Tue. Apr. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Spray Paint
Wed. Apr. 16 - Baltimore, MD @ The Gold Bar w/ Spray Paint
Thu. Apr. 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown w/ Spray Paint, Whatever Brains
Fri. Apr. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Spray Paint, Whatever Brains
Sat. Apr. 19 - Tallahassee, FL @ Liberty Bar w/ Whatever Brains
Mon. Apr. 21 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar w/ Whatever Brains
Tue. Apr. 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree w/ Whatever Brains
Wed. Apr. 23 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox w/ Whatever Brains
Thu. Apr. 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub w/ Whatever Brains
Fri. Apr. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Whatever Brains
Sat. Apr. 26 - Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
Tue. Apr. 29 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room w/ Cloud Nothings
Wed. Apr. 30 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's w/ Cloud Nothings
Thu. May 1 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Cloud Nothings
Fri. May 2 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Cloud Nothings
Sat. May 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Cloud Nothings

 

Come & See

Protomartyr (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Under Color Of Official Right', Hardly Art. Out April 8.

Protomartyr Facebook

FREE DOWNLOAD

 

Scum, Rise!

Protomartyr (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Under Color Of Official Right', Hardly Art. Out April 8.

Protomartyr Facebook

FREE DOWNLOAD

 
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

April 15, 2014

ODONIS ODONIS (CAN)

Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled

Buzz Records

Odonis Odonis Official Site

Buy here

1. Tension
2. Are We Friends
3. Order In The Court
4. New Obsession
5. Breathing Hard
6. Mr Smith
7. Release
8. Angus Mountain
9. Office Sluts
10. Highnote
11. Transmission From The Moon
12. Alexa Wait
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April 15, 2014

PROTOMARTYR (CAN)

Under Color Of Official Right

Hardly Art

Protomartyr Facebook

Buy here

1. Maidenhead
2. Ain't So Simple
3. Want Remover
4. Trust Me Billy
5. Pagans
6. What The Wall Said
7. Tarpeian Rock
8. Bad Advice
9. Son Of Dis
10. Scum, Rise!
11. I Stare At Floors
12. Come & See
13. Violent
14. I'll Take That Applause
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April 1, 2014

FUTURE ISLANDS (USA)

Singles

4AD

Future Islands Official Site

Buy here

1. Seasons (Wating On You)
2. Spirit
3. Sun In the Morning
4. Doves
5. Back In The Tall Grass
6. A Song For Our Grandfathers
7. Light House
8. Like The Moon
9. Fall From Grace
10. A Dream Of You And Me

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March 25, 2014

THE WAR ON DRUGS (USA)

Lost In The Dream

Secretly Canadian

The War On Drugs Official Site

Buy here 

1. Under The Pressure
2. Red Eyes
3. Suffering
4. An Ocean In Between The Waves
5. Disappearing
6. Eyes To The Wind
7. The Haunting Idle
8. Burning
9. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse

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March 18, 2014

REAL ESTATE (USA)

Atlas

Domino

Real Estate Official Site

Buy here

1. Had To Hear
2. Past Lives
3. Talking Backwards
4. April's Song
5. The Bend
6. Crime
7. Primitive
8. How Might I Live
9. Horizon
10. Navigator

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March 11, 2014

WILD BEASTS (ENG)

Present Tense

Domino

Wild Beasts Official Site

Buy here

1. Wanderlust
2. Nature Boy
3. Mecca
4. Sweet Spot
5. Daughters
6. A Pregnant Pause
7. A Simple Beautiful Truth
8. A Dog's Life
9. Past Perfect
10. New Life
11. Palace

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March 4, 2014

ANGEL OLSEN (USA)

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Jagjaguwar

Angel Olsen Official Site

Buy here

1. Unfucktheworld
2. Forgiven/Forgotten
3. Hi-Five
4. White Fire
5. High & Wild
6. Lights Out
7. Stars
8. Iota
9. Dance  Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

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February 25, 2014

SUN KIL MOON (USA)

Benji

Caldo Verde

Sun Kil Moon Official Site

Buy here (CD Only - no vinyl release)

1. Carissa
2. I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love
3. Truck Driver
4. Dogs
5. Pray For Newtown
6. Jim Wise
7. I Love My Dad
8. I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same
9. Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes
10. Micheline
11. Ben's My Friend

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February 18, 2014

RICKY EAT ACID (USA)

Three Love Songs

Orchid Tapes

Ricky Eat Acid Facebook

Buy limited edition vinyl here

Download free digital version here

1. There Is Only You In The Light & Nothing Else
2. Driving Alone Past Roadwork At Night
3. Inside My House; Some Place I Keep Dreaming About
4. Big Man's Last Trip Outside
5. In Rural Virginia; Watching Glowing Lights Crawl From The Dark Corners Of The Room
6. Inside Your House; It Will Swallow Us Too
7. It Will Draw Me Over To It Like It Always Does
8. In My Dreams We're Almost Touching
9. God Puts Us All In The Swimming Pool
10. Outside Your House; The Lights Went Out & There Was Nothing
11. I Can Hear The Heart Breaking As One
12. Starting Over

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February 11, 2014

BE FOREST (ITA)

Earthbeat

We Were Never Being Boring

Be Forest Facebook

Buy here 

1. Totem
2. Captured Heart
3. Lost Boy
4. Ghost Dance
5. Airwaves
6. Totem II
7. Colours
8. Sparkle
9. Hideaway

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February 4, 2014

CYMBALS (ENG)

The Age Of Fracture

Tough Love Records

Cymbals Facebook

Buy here

1. Winter '98
2. The Natural World
3. You Are
4. Empty Space
5. The 5%
6. The Fracture Of Age
7. Like An Animal
8. Erosion
9. This City
10. The End
11. Call Me

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TOP 30 PLAYER

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1. Beautiful Criminal
ALX (SCO)
2. Psychic Trauma
Cloud Nothings (USA)
3. Seasons (Waiting On You)
Future Islands (USA)
4. No Romance
Tirzah (ENG)
5. Copper Thief
Case Conrad (SWE)
6. Interference Fits
Perfect Pussy (USA)
7. The Space Between Us
+/- (USA)
8. Battles
DNKL (SWE)
9. Come & See
Protomartyr (USA)
10. Carmine
Cloud Boat (ENG)

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