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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Sondre Lerche, Christian Gregory, Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Barr Brothers

Posted September 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 478 views]
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The Barr Brothers – “Love Ain’t Enough”
This one is a doozy – it’s so beautifully dreamy.
The song is so good I don’t want to write too much but, man, that falsetto right before the chorus really just cuts through.
Proving once again that love is the best songwriting topic of all time.

The Montreal-based band (which we first wrote about back in 2011!) recorded some of …

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

Posted September 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,858 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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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Kindness, Broncho, Madi Diaz, Johnny Marr

Posted August 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,447 views]
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Kindness – “World Restart (Ft. Kelela & Ade)”
At every music festival I go to, my favorite set of the day is ALWAYS a band I’ve never seen before. I see a lot of music so an unexpected surprise is always the most impactful and welcome. This weekend at FYF Fest, that band was Kindness.
WOW. They were great.
Kindness is 32-year-old Adam Bainbridge, who performs with …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Deers, Jim-E Stack, Avi Buffalo, EDJ

Posted August 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,375 views]
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Deers – “Bamboo”
The first time I heard Jason give this track a spin on MBE, the back and forth of the two female vocalists instantly caught my ear.
It’s lo-fi surf rock that is bursting with attitude from this duo out of Madrid (Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials).
They released this track under the title DEMO on their Bandcamp page and described the circumstances behind …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: How To Dress Well, The Men, Cool Ghouls, Quilt

Posted July 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,478 views]
First City Festival is in Monterrey, CA // Aug 23rd & 24th

Its a Four Songs You Should Listen To: First City Festival Edition!
They call Monterey the “First Capital” of California because it was home to the states’ very first Public Library, Theater, Printing Press and Newspaper.
In June of 1967, Monterey staked its claim to another first when the Monterey Pop Festival introduced to the world Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding and was the first …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Spoon, White Fence, White Arrows, Sea Wolf

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,821 views]
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I’m dubbing this post the “Twitter Inspiration Version” of my regular column. I also noticed at the end that all of these bands of local! (Word is that Spoon’s Britt Daniel moved here a few years ago)
So here it goes…
White Fence – “Like That” + White Arrows – “I Want a Taste”
A few weeks ago, I approached the Twitter-verse for help clearing up …

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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 | 2,163 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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Five Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Ladies Only Edition

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,368 views]
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I usually don’t have a theme for these posts but there are SO many great female artists catching my ear right now that I wanted to share their tunes in one place!
Zola Jesus – “Dangerous”
The new Zola Jesus song is a BANGER (to use one of the favorite words of my fellow blogger Mario Cotto).
It’s a synth pop track that manages to be both …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Pete Molinari, Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Parquet Courts

Posted June 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,587 views]
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Pete Molinari – “Hang My Head in Shame”
I opened a package with the Pete Molinari album last night and everything about it said folk – the cover art of him with a guitar, a list of influences that include Woody Guthrie – but when I put it on, I was met with “Hang My Head in Shame” which in anything but.
It’s an incredibly catchy …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: French Style Furs, Old 97′s, Thomas Dybdahl, Pillow Talk

Posted May 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,707 views]
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French Style Furs – “All the Way Down”
I was listening to MBE the other day and heard an instantly recognizable voice – it was Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett.  The song was urgent and in your face, but what was this??
Come to find out it’s a new project called French Style Furs, which also features CWK’s Matt Maust and fellow Angeleno Nathan Warkentin from …

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