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    Spoon – Hot Thoughts

    On their 2014 release, They Want My Soul, Spoon showcased their classic head-bobbing drum-heavy rock & roll with a new inventive edge. Synthesizers and drum-machines infused liquid hit, “Inside Out,” and closing track, “New York Kiss.” Britt Daniel and his band of indie-rockers have always been able to blend...
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    Temples – Strange or Be Forgotten

    With their sophomore record due out on the third of March, Temples has something new for us. Since releasing the debut single “Certainty” a few weeks ago, the British quartet has unloaded another vibrant synth-heavy track off Volcano called “Strange or Be Forgotten.” The track opens with a pounding...
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    INTERVIEW: Dyado Strays from Folk, Finds New Sound

    Written by Colin Kirkland “Dyado” means Grandfather in Bulgarian This band in particular has a poetic origin story. In the summer of 2015 Matt Lohan grabbed his fiddle and left his home in South Carolina to head north and work on a sailing ship off the coast of Maine....
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    Jenny Hval – The Great Undressing (Official Music Video)

    Jenny Hval’s most recent album, Blood Bitch was critically acclaimed making its way onto many of the Top-Album lists of the year. The record was influenced by 70s horror films; you can actually hear her talking about it in the opening to “The Great Undressing”: “What’s this album about...
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    Bon Iver Live @ Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works

    Written by Colin Kirkland When my friend, Gilly, and I pulled into Red Hook, we looked around wondering whether or not the driver was planning on murdering us, or if he simply drove to the wrong location. Desolation: wide littered streets, abandoned warehouses; there was no one to be...
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    Mr. Tambourine Man – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

    During a recent Spotify Session, former Walkmen lead singer, Hamilton Leithauser, joined together with Rostam Batmanglij – Vampire Weekend’s former “secret sauce” (according to Pitchfork) – and recorded a refreshing yet nostalgic homage to Nobel Prize winner, Bob Dylan. With their debut record, I Had A Dream That You...
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    Pellican Child – Turn Me Down

    “Turn Me Down” is the first collaborative release by New Orleans rap/hip-hop/soul artist, Pell, and indie-electronic duo, Louis The Child. The underlying beat for this track is feel-good and playful; a suitable sound for Jared Pellerin’s enlightening chorus in which he sings more than raps: “I’ve been feeling way...
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    Rationale – Prodigal Son

    In Tinashé Fazakerley’s newest single, he is haunted by biology. No one can stop the process of “becoming” one of their parents, no matter how much they fight it. Yes, we are all our own people, but there will be similarities that surprise us as we grow older. “Prodigal...
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    Wages – What Will You Say (Cover)

    LA-based ambient rock band, Wages, has marked December 1st with a brilliant, fresh and heartwarming homage to the late Jeff Buckley. “What Will You Say” was never recorded in the studio and was strictly a live experience for Buckley fans in the late mid-1990s. Known for his incredible voice...