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Erol Alkan’s Rework of Manic Street Preachers

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 290 views]
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Baroque Welsh glampoppers Manic Street Preachers are one of the most resilient acts to come out of the 90′s.
Perpetual miserablists with unrelentingly bleak lyrics, album art and gnarly history, the Manics make Radiohead’s navel gazing discography seem almost poppy.
In the service of authenticity, their somewhat damaged guitarist (and lyricist) Richey Edwards carved  ”4REAL” into his arm with a razor in the middle of an NME interview with Steve Lamacq.
In …

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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 756 views]
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Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Bahamas, Alvvays, Hollie Cook, The New Pornographers

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 788 views]
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Bahamas – “Stronger Than That”
I’ll be honest. It took me a couple listens to get into the new Bahamas album.
But once I did, I fell for it hard. There’s always something more rewarding about those albums that require a closer listen, a bit more attention and focus to make their full impact. In 2014, focus is ever harder to come by so the reward …

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The Acid: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,458 views]
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Sometimes the internet really works.
I met artist Steve Nalepa through Twitter. He sent me some music that I loved and I began to play it on the radio. A month or so ago, he sent me his new project, The Acid.
The first song I heard, which you can hear below, is “Fame.”
What I heard is a baseline of electronics, with sweet melodies performed with …

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Friday Free For All: LA Pool Party Edition

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,100 views]
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Regional Garland – “Chillin’ Out” (Poolside Edit)
One of the most striking aspects of Poolside’s debut album, “Pacific Standard Time”, was how fully formed their whole “poolside” ethos was right from the start.
Everything fit a very specific vibe – from the name, their laid back sound, and even down to where they recorded the album (in a studio next to a pool, natch).
“Chillin’ Out” isn’t …

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Perfect Summer Song: “Paradise Waiting” by Vacationer

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,282 views]
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I always love a track that can mentally transport me to vacation mode – particularly a tropical beach, with a fruity beverage in hand, all my anxieties melting into an endless glistening ocean with the sun shining and sand between my toes.
“Paradise Waiting” by Vacationer does that and it is emerging as my favorite summer jam.
It just FEELS like summer when you hear it …

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LAMC Preview: Babsónicos

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 972 views]
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Editor’s Note: The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is July 8-12 and Pan Caliente blogger Jose Galvan previews some of the most exciting artists playing this year.
Babasónicos – Playing LAMC on July 12 at the Central Park Summer Stage 
For fans of: Temples, Zoé, The Virgins
As music lovers, we tend to focus on new bands and emerging artists. But every now and then we …

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LAMC Preview: AJ Davila

Posted July 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,038 views]
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 Editor’s Note: The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is July 8-12 and Pan Caliente blogger Jose Galvan previews some of the most exciting artists playing this year.
AJ Davila– Playing LAMC on July 11 at SOB’s acoustic showcase in NYC
For Fans of: Savages, Hanni El Khatib, Rey Pila
When Puerto Rican garage rockers Davila 666 burst onto the music scene, my head nearly exploded.

SO GOOD!
It was …

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Best Albums of 2014 (So Far) by Anne Litt

Posted July 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,736 views]
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Editor’s Note: If you have time over the holiday weekend to catch up on some jams, here is where you should start!
These are in no particular order. 

Curtis Harding – “Soul Power”
The first time I heard the funky soul of “Keep On Shining” my eyes and ears widened. As I dug deeper into the “Soul Power”, the sounds of rock, surf and psychedelics …

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Prins Thomas III: The Return of the Prins

Posted July 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,029 views]
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I’m not a fan of fantasy as a genre, per se. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for example, is a crushing bore. Why anyone would want to watch 9 hours of tracking shots of people walking over snowy peaks is beyond me. But I suppose the take away is that these movies are about the journey, not the destination.
On the cover of his latest …

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