Stuff by: Ziv Biton

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Karen O Gives a Stunning Performance Of Crush Songs at Masonic Lodge

I have a confession, dear Internet. Lately, it has been difficult for me to love music with the same fervor I once did. Much of this is due to recent global events that, try as I might to ignore them, have seeped into my consciousness making me painfully aware of the limitations of the musical […]

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Pond release free download of new single “Waiting Around For Grace”

Pond is the primary creative outlet of Joseph Ryan, Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson. Based out of the psychedelic mecca of Perth, Australia the group has always held close a fascination with space-odyssey synths and cataclysmic walls of sound — like a spacecraft crash landing on a foreign planet. On their newest release, “Waiting Around For […]

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Song Premiere: Joel Jerome – “Everybody Wants Somebody”

Joel Jerome is a name that’s quickly rising in the underground music scene, although the talented singer-songwriter / producer has been around for quite some time, this dude is a diamond in the rough. Most commonly know as the frontman of Dios and Joel Jerome & Babies On Acid, Jerome has also curated sounds for […]

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Stream Karen O’s Debut Solo Release Crush Songs

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fame is releasing her debut album, Crush Songs tomorrow. But, this is hardly a collection of new songs. Karen O has said that this album was written when she was 27, just months before Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their sophomore album Show Your Bones.  Contrary to the fame that would soon […]

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Ride the waves in Cymbals Eat Guitars’ new “Laramie” video

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ newest release LOSE is already one of the best emo-revival records of the year. It may even be the best to come out since the Ian Cohen coined movement has started. The surging LP is loud, innovative and incredibly relatable for both those currently dealing with angsty teendom and those who remember […]

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Stream Ryan Adams’ New Self-Titled Album

Since Ryan Adams released his critically successful debut album Heartbreaker  the prolific singer-songwriter has had an unstoppable output. Until 2011’s Ashes & Fire, Adams released about one new record a year, as well as a handful of EPs and side projects. Since 2011, though Adams had been comparatively silent. His his newest self-titled record is his […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Beverleys Unleash A Snarling Debut EP

From the moment The Beverleys’ explosive self-titled EP begins you are smashed with a wave of supercharged grunge/shred. It was then, as I made the perilous journey to the volume button on my MacBook, that I reevaluated the album’s cover art. Is that Road kill? A possum if I am not mistaken? The Beverlys put […]

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Foxygen’s Collage Performance at Fonda Theatre is a Beautiful Mess

The style at a Foxygen show is, unsurprisingly, of the era of Foxygen’s music. Foxygen’s era is a bit spread out though, a collage of classic rock iconography plagiarized, improvised and refreshed. Theirs is a sweet spot somewhere between the 50s everybody-gone-surfin’ idealism, the flower-crown 60s love child, 70s glam, and the color schema of […]

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Recommended: Spoon’s new album “They Want My Soul” is a refreshing return to form

Feature by Ziv Biton Curiosity is a funny thing in the modern age. Anything you are wondering about is probably being wondered about somewhere else, and just by reaching in your pocket you can silence the questions. On one such occasion, I was searching Google for information on Spoon’s newest album, They Want My Soul.  Not surprisingly, […]

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Hot Band Alert: Ex Hex — Mary Timony’s new power trio is about to let it “Rips”

Feature by Ziv Biton Mary Timony of Ex Hex has no first gear. Or, if she did, she revved up to 4th (and probably 5th) a while ago and has since busted the clutch. Listing off her prolific career arc is daunting; even if you started right now you would be hard pressed to accomplish […]

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