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Psychemagik’s COSMIC CODE Mix

Posted November 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 711 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 | 790 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 | 1,088 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 | 859 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 | 1,745 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 | 917 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 | 783 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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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 11/10/2014

Posted November 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 729 views]
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1. TV On The Radio – “Seeds”
2. Flight Facilities – “Down to Earth”
3. New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
4. Borns – “10,000 Emerald Pools”
5. Bell & Sebastian – “Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance”

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New Basement Tapes, TV on the Radio, Real Estate, Waters and More on MBE This Week

Posted November 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 578 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, November 17, The New Basement Tapes are a supergroup put together by producer T. Bone Burnett to turn long lost Bob Dylan lyrics into new songs. Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) reunited in the Capitol Records studio …

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Friday Free For All: Misun + The Drums (Remixed by YACHT)

Posted November 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,726 views]
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Misun – Superstitions
It’s no secret that Misun is one of my favorite bands.
The LA-via-DC group first caught my attention through their consistently great stream of free releases on Soundcloud, each one wildly different from the last, but always super catchy.
This week they released their first full length, “Superstitions“.
It finds Misun gliding between rock, pop, and electronic sounds. Powerhouse lead singer (and group namesake) Misun …

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