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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Thanksgiving Edition

Posted November 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 653 views]
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I’m always thankful for music; how it unites us, inspires us and makes us all feel a little less alone.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are four songs you should hear that are delightful new interpretations (remixes, reworks, covers, etc) of already great songs.
“Seasons (Waiting on You)” — BadBadNotGood Reinterpretation
Future Islands have had an amazing year.
They released the record “Singles” with high hopes and …

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KCRW Video Premiere: Atmosphere – “Fortunate”

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,660 views]
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Generally speaking, the state of the music industry is in critical condition.
The industry’s award winning “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” is a blonde Australian girl. Even with people curiously buying vinyl again, album sales are at an all time low.
After 25 years of grinding, Minneapolis’ underground hip-hop kings, Atmosphere have proven against all odds, that survival (and relevance) in (or outside) the game is absolutely possible, if not …

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VIDEO: Portable’s sublime “Surrender”

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 617 views]
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South African producer Alan Abrahams produces exciting variations of Techno/Machine Funk/House under several monikers.
As Portable, Abrahams released pretty heady House Music with a distinctly European leaning on Sud, Background and Live at Robert Johnson labels and intermittently Abrahams releases work as Bodycode via Spectral Sound in the US.
These distinctions between projects though notable are negligible as it’s literally “all good” as they say.
For the first time in a couple of years, Abrahams …

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Psychemagik’s COSMIC CODE Mix

Posted November 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 844 views]
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The rad dudes of Psychemagik collaborated with video artist Ari Russo for a one-off, live improvised performance  at The Ace Hotel’s Miranda Bar in Shoreditch, called “Cosmic Code.”
Diving into their unbelievably deep stacks of records and VHS tapes and laserdiscs, Psychemagik mined thousands of sources for tracks, clips and samples to create a unique soundtrack which they played over a gnarly collection of found footage, manipulated by Russo.
The result by all accounts was a decidely …

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Waters Debut New Track “Up Up Up” Live on KCRW

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 942 views]
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The man behind Waters, Van Pierszalowski, told Jason Bentley he was not shying away from big choruses on their new record, slated for release in Spring.
They have an EP out now, but played a bunch of new tracks during their Morning Becomes Eclectic set this morning, including the radio debut of the ultra catchy “Up Up Up”.

Van said he aimed to make music for …

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Shelf Life: Dutch Uncles, Reigning Sound, The History of Apple Pie

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,323 views]
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Dutch Uncles – “In N Out” (Memphis Industries)
UK quintet Dutch Uncles have quickly become a favorite of mine with their dynamic sound which recalls both the best of 70s progressive rock and 80s new wave.
Their latest single (from a forthcoming album due in Feb ’15) might have an extra unintended meaning for fans of a certain West Coast burger chain…

Reigning Sound – Shattered (Merge)
Garage …

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Slim Twig: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 972 views]
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Toronto’s Slim Twig is literally an art brat.
Born Max Trumbull, Twig’s parents are filmmakers and quite obviously made him feel comfortable acting, performing and trying on different masks from a seemingly early age.
Still in his early 20s, he’s been in films with Ellen Page, done some film scoring and aside from releasing his own work as Slim Twig, has done production on albums by U.S. Girls and (Toronto band) Tropics.
His self-released 2012 album …

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Belle and Sebastian are Back!

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,862 views]
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Who knew that Scottish indie popsters Belle and Sebastian would make one of the best dance songs of 2014??
They haven’t released a new studio album since 2010, but they’re gearing up for the release of “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” on January 19 on Matador Records and I couldn’t be more excited.
“The Party Line” will make you want to move and the video, …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Urban Cone, Generationals, Angel Olsen, Quantic

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,007 views]
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Urban Cone – “Sadness Disease”
Workouts are a great time to listen to new music and a little Swedish pop goes a long way, especially when you’re repeatedly running up and down flights of stairs.
This high energy track is super infectious and is all the motivation you’ll need to do just about anything.
The quintet is composed of Rasmus Flyckt, Magnus Folkö, Tim Formgren, Emil Gustafsson, …

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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes

Posted November 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 853 views]
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John Carpenter is one of Science Fiction and Horror films all time masters.
Carpenter’s a master not just because his films are obviously spectacular or terrifying (which they are) but because his films move at a particular pace. From Assault on Precinct 13 to Halloween to Escape From New York, Starman to Big Trouble in Little China to Christine, all of his great films (regardless of genre) are essentially built around …

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