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Listen to Run The Jewels’ heavy new song “Blockbuster Night Part 1”

Run The Jewels are back with a tight new song titled “Blockbuster Night Part 1.” The powerful duo of El-P and Killer Mike are two of the most respected names in the underground rap game and have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album. Run The Jewels will release RTJ2 on October 28th via their newly […]

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6 Lesser Known Coachella Acts You Need to See

There is an endless list of things that make music festivals so great. One of the top reasons has to be the ability to discover bands and artists you’re unfamiliar with. Coachella 2014 has a number of acts billed in the bottom few lines of each day that you should keep an ear out for. […]

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Lovers and Reflections – Swords – Album Review

To the children of the 80s, the name Duckie holds a special meaning. It’s not young girls pouting their lips in Facebook photos or a child’s endearing term for our feathered friends who migrate south for the winter. Duckie is an icon of the John Hughes legacy that conjures images of the sweet, dorky best […]

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Hot Band Alert: Wild Belle – Performing at the Echo Nov. 26, 2012

Chicago sibling-duo Wild Belle are making their way to Los Angeles, Echo Park to be exact with a headlining show at the Echo on Monday, Nov. 26. The breezy duo are easy on they eyes and even smoother on the soul. Composed of Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the band evoke that classic radiance of yesteryear with their  psychedelic-soul jams, blistering with […]

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Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review

Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review While the Los Angels-based Viny Williams, led by the 22-year-old Lionel Williams, offer some trippy motives — I prefer to let the sound speak for itself. Falling into the shoegaze and psyche pop genres, Vinyl Williams carves out a much more primal niche with their debut […]

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Hot Band Alert: People Get Ready

Brooklyn four-piece, People Get Ready are a group that envelop art and movement as much as they do music. New York’s famous art house, The Kitchen, served as the base from which the band got their start in 2009 and from there they spring-boarded into a unique collaboration where they welcome contemporary dance, art and music into […]

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Hot New Music: Dan Deacon – America – Album Review

 Make way for yet another electronic robot, Dan Deacon, hailing from murder capital USA, aka Baltimore, Maryland — is back with a playfully new symphony. Since 2003, Mr. Deacon has released a whopping eight albums, and while that bulk of musical material is impressive, possibly his greatest talent and the body of his reputation is […]

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Opossom – Electric Hawaii – Album Review

There is something to be said about a band that purposefully misspells their name after the world’s most famous marsupial and then titles their first album Electric Hawaii.  Kody Nielson (Mint Chicks) and his new band Opossom tinker with the idea of oddities and pleasantries existing together.  Theirs is a sound much like the Today! […]

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Hot Producer Alert: Jonti – Sine & Moon – Album Review

Sydney-resident/Johannesburg-born/Stone’s Throw family member, Jonti (Jonti Danimals) — quietly released Sine & Moon — a very interesting kind of release with a cool story and we’re just catching up with it (released in May). Sine & Moon was never actually intended to be a full-length record, but a little mix he made for the label’s podcast series, recorded on […]

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Teen Daze – All of Us, Together – Album Review

Teen Daze is the perfect name for a project that produces such ambient drool as that heard on  first album, All of us, Together. This young lad hailing from Vancouver brings all the established irony of our very hip generation of 90‘s kids-gone-hippie. When I first heard the name I expected some fun and dirty […]

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Hot Band Alet: RØSENKØPF – Self-Titled – Album Review

When the hippies all grew up, some people probably noticed that most psychedelic music went with them (not ALL of it, don’t bite my head off in the comments). Then the kids of the hippies remembered their parents’ old records…vaguely. So, amidst a cloud of smoke, some kids blended the old with the new. The […]

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Hot New Music: King Tuff – Album Review

    Whether you want to label it freak-out garage fuzz or some kind of miscreant pinhead-cretin-pop, it’s obvious King Tuff has unlocked the formula for plain old good time rock-n-roll.  In the words of Henry Frankenstein, it’s moving, it’s alive — it’s aliive!! A self-proclaimed troll who calls his guitar Jazzy Jew, Kyle Thomas […]

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Toro Y Moi – June 2009 – Album Review

Toro Y Moi was created by Chazwick Bundick (sounds like a stage name but it’s the real deal), an Americano lad from the Carolinas. Toro Y Moi has served up this collective of interesting real and live instrumentations and productions seem to be put together by unnatural forces with bad quantization but with a nice […]

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