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Jaako Eino Kalevi: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 75 views]
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Jaako Eino Kalevi.
As names go, that’s a pretty darn good one, in my humble opinion.
It looks like a freaking Star Wars name, but it isn’t. It belongs to a Finnish artist whose music skirts a lovely nebulous place between the leftfield psychedelic R&B of Connan Mockasin, the neo-noir synthscapes of Johnny Jewel and the jangle pop of The War on Drugs. The result sounds like the product of a bizarro, Nordic Paisley Park Hall …

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Friday Free For All: FREE tracks from Peaches, Boys Noize, NAAFI, & Rustie

Posted July 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 735 views]
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Peaches – “Bodyline” (ft. Nick Zinner)

Last month Peaches announced her fifth studio album entitled Rub, was coming out in September and released the video to her first single, “Light In Places“. The video is pretty literal to the song’s title and features a trapeze artist with a light shooting out of her vaginal area (it’s not suuuuper graphic but it’s probably NSFW. I know …

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

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,623 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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Artist You Should Know: Empress Of

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 938 views]
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Much like her past label mate Shamir, Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of represents a vital new voice and perspective in the world of electronic music.
Let’s start with the fact that Rodriguez wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded the entirety of her forthcoming debut record, Me. Then consider the content and impeccably thoughtful production on the two singles we’ve heard thus far.
The first single, “Water Water,” …

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Video Premiere from the International Collaboration, Favored Nations

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,107 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 | 2,034 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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Friday Free for All: Lolawolf, Big Black Delta, London O’Connor, Nicolas Jaar, GZA

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,876 views]
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Lolawolf – everyfuckinday EP
Lolawolf is back!
After a stellar 2014 marked with the release of an EP and a heavily slept on full length, entitled Calm Down, the Brooklyn based trio led by Zoe Kravitz (that’s right – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s kid) just put out a free five track EP called everyfuckinday.
On the whole, the EP is a bit edgier than the pop/R&B …

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The Late Arthur Russell’s lost recordings in new LP Corn

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 1,025 views]
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As a longtime subcultural icon, cellist Arthur Russell was a musician of remarkable esteem and talent.
Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Russell collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to the Talking Heads to Bootsy Collins. His early 80s No Wave disco experiments as Loose Joints and Dinosaur L were light years ahead of their time and created the template for New York’s dance-punk movement in the early …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,302 views]
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It’s strange to hear a reggae remix of one of the most painful love songs of all time, but somehow The Frightnrs totally make it work — and makes me want to slow dance with my head on someone’s shoulder…on a Caribbean beach…at midnight…with a full moon shining down on us.
No matter what you’ve been through in your life as far as love and …

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Hanging Out With Cayucas

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,162 views]
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We hung out with Cayucas before their live performance today on Morning Becomes Eclectic and made them play “This or That”. Plus photos from their set.

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