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Bag Raiders – “Waterfalls” Video Premiere

Posted September 2, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,018 views]
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We love this new video by Bag Raiders — Lets dance!

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Vox: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 30, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,290 views]
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Sarah Winters, aka Vōx, cold tweeted a SoundCloud link at me one day in late December, with a very bold: “Hey, I think you will like my music.”
It was her latest song (at the time) “Better” and something about her profile picture –where she is laying on the grass, enveloped in a stunning red robe — compelled me to listen.

The vocals-driven, stripped-down composition features a very …

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Song You Should Listen To Right Now: Here We Go Magic – “Falling”

Posted July 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,591 views]
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Allow me to introduce you to your new ear worm. This is one of those songs to put on in the morning to start your day off right, or at around 3pm when coffee just isn’t doing it.
New York band Here We Go Magic will be releasing its fourth album, Be Small, on October 16 via Secretly Canadian. Check out the video for “Falling” …

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Korey Dane: Artist You Should Know (+ Free Download!)

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,838 views]
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A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Jamie Strong who is one of the label heads of Innovative Leisure (Hanni El Khatib, Rhye, Classixx).
He said, “I wanted to hip you to a new artist of ours by the name of Korey Dane. He’s a local kid and we haven’t announced anything yet, but his album will come out in October …

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Pan Caliente: Sexy and Groovy Sounds from Astro

Posted July 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,469 views]
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Astro is back!
Today, these Chilean, musica indie pioneers, and one of my favorite bands, release their third album, Chicos de la Luz.
It’s been about 3 years since I’ve heard anything new from these guys, and I was scared when I heard their lead singer, Andres, had a side project he’d been working on… but then the announcement came to my inbox about this new album …

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Taste the Rainbow: A Solo Spectral Excursion from Cosmic Kids’ Daniel T

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 928 views]
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LA’s Cosmic Kids are Los Angeles Dance music scene stalwarts.
Since the early 2000′s electroclash nights at Cinespace through the early days of Rhonda to Funkmosphere and beyond, Kids’ Ron & Dan have put in their time on the dancefloor and behind the decks. They are truly about it.
And they will undoubtedly, forever be Cosmic Kids…but all kids also eventually grown up. And Cosmic Dan is doing …

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Artist You Should Know: Pearls Negras

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,143 views]
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Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

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Artist You Should Know: Heathers

Posted July 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,678 views]
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Heathers are a local trio currently producing some of the most crackling, exciting guitar pop around. The band has been on my radar for a few years now, but I’ve become increasingly adamant about getting the word out on them since they more than held their own playing to a sold out crowd of anxious Viet Cong fans at the Echoplex a few months …

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Video Premiere from the International Collaboration, Favored Nations

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,322 views]
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The world runs on collaborations.
From the ensemble cast of your favorite movie to arms control deals brokered by an international committee – heck, even baby-makin’ can’t be done alone! Music can be the ultimate artistic collaboration, where multiple members of a band get together to play their individual instrumentals to combine into something magically greater than its parts. In the case of the new …

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Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere): Imaginary People

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,215 views]
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New York-based vocalist Dylan Von Wagner has been bowling people over with his distinctive sound since his days in the band Linfinity.
Combining Bryan Ferry’s sultry vibrato with Interpol lead singer Paul Bank’s dark, dramatic baritone, Von Wagner commands attention from the get-go.
He’s got a new band called Imaginary People that he is leading these days, who make their full-length debut (Dead Letter Box) this …

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