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Hiss Golden Messenger: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 215 views]
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I may be a little late to the game as I’m just discovering Hiss Golden Messenger on their 5th album, “The Lateness of Dancers”, out now on Merge Records. It’s the band’s first record for the famed label and I fell fast and hard on my first listen.
The fact that I warmed to it so quickly doesn’t surprise me since it features Phil and …

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New Music From Warp Favorite Clark: “Unfurla”

Posted September 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 321 views]
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Christopher Clark is a long time personal favorite of mine.
His releases all occupy a perfectly comfortable space on the shelf with any and all of Warp Records’ finest.
Clark splits the difference between all of the labels’ elder statesmen and has carved out his very own style. The stark, clean productionof  Autechre, chaotic, polyphonic atmospherics of Aphex, soulful, moody introspection of Boards of Canada, Plaid’s pretty playfulness.
Clark does …

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Friday Free For All: Action Bronson Remixed and The Derevolutions

Posted September 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 397 views]
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Action Bronson – “Easy Rider” (Thee Mike B Remix)
Action Bronson‘s psychedelic hip hop monster “Easy Rider” is one of my favorite singles of 2014 has been a staple of my playlists for the past couple of weeks.
Produced by New York duo and frequent Bronson collaborators, Party Supplies, the track packs a heavy lysergic punch, built off of a sample by an obscure Turkish track …

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Ariel Pink Plays Hard to Get

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 648 views]
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I suppose now that the first track is out I can talk about the Ariel Pink listening party I went to several weeks ago where some LA cats got a preview of his forthcoming album.
Needless to say it was a sublimely strange and completely lysergic fever dream of a listen, that left a lot of listeners blissfully weirded out.
At one point, my good friend …

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KCRW Exclusive: Download a New Track from Mariachi El Bronx “New Beat”

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 6 Comments | 1,431 views]
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Mariachi El Bronx are back!
After returning to their punk rock roots as The Bronx last year, they’ll release a new album as their alter-ego on November 4.
The band recorded most of the album – “III” – over two weeks at a private countryside studio surrounded by woods (with no cell phone reception. The horror!)
We’re thrilled to premiere a track, which is available streaming and …

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Penthouse Penthouse Cover Sisqo’s “Thong Song”

Posted September 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 738 views]
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Oh, to remember the summer of 2000.
The “Thong Song” was ubiquitous and, in a time where we were being bombarded by boy bands, it was a somewhat welcome — albeit random — pop sensation.
It was kinda funny, it seemed in good fun and it was pretty easy to learn all the words without much effort.
Now, all these years later, LA’s Penthouse Penthouse have put …

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Raury: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 530 views]
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Barely 18 years old and having already been the subject of a recent New York Times profile and hand-picked as the opener for Outkast‘s big homecoming show in Atlanta this month, the buzz surrounding Raury throughout the summer has reached a deafening roar. (Editor’s Note: He’s featured on a track by SBTRKT released today)
The release of Raury‘s debut album, “Indigo Child“, seems to mostly …

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Flight Facilities Premiere New Track “Two Bodies”

Posted September 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 792 views]
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We’ve had our eye on Aussie DJ duo Flight Facilities since 2012 and they’ve finally announced the release of their highly-anticipated debut album, “Down to Earth“.It will include tracks we already love like “Clair De Lune” and “Crave You“, as well as collaborations with Reggie Watts, Owl Eyes, and Bishop Nehru.
Jason premiered the new single “Two Bodies” for the first time on US airwaves …

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The Return of Blonde Redhead

Posted September 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 918 views]
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20 years on, New York dream pop outfit Blonde Redhead continues to boldly do whatever the Hell they want in their confoundingly delectable way.
Their newest album, “Barragan“, picks up where their gorgeous 2010 release “Penny Sparkle“ left off.
That is to say, they’re still finding new and intriguing ways to artfully explore a slow, gossamer version of a sound that has made household names of artists …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: The Drums, Odesza, Robert Plant, Redinho

Posted September 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,692 views]
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The Drums – “Kiss Me Again”
The Drums have consistently released great music since they first came on our radar in 2009. They’ve always had a surf-pop vibe but, on their latest single, their love for bands like Joy Division comes through.
Singer Jonny Pierce has us hooked with the infectious “Kiss Me Again”. It will be on their forthcoming album “Encyclodpedia”, out later this month.

ODESZA …

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