STREAM: Prawn – Kingfisher LP

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&   The only thing more annoying than the sudden announcement that there’s an ‘emo revival’ happening is every second outlets desperate scramble to publish articles with headlines like “Emo’s New Wave is No Revival” or “Don’t Call it an Emo Revival“, each declaring that they’ve been like, super into emo the whole time, you guys. All of which is to say, in […]

HEAR: Lemonade – Come Down Softly

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  • 06 Aug 14

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Look, I know you try not to think about 2012. I know, I understand, but you were so young then. I mean, we were so young then, we hardly knew what we were doing, let alone what ‘hate crime’ actually meant. You thought it was a new brand of mints. But think on it, remember the sounds of that summer of 2012, […]

NEWS: The Flaming Lips detail Sgt. Pepper tribute album

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  • 04 Aug 14

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If you woke up today in a state of frenzy wondering if The Flaming Lips were busy enough, don’t worry, they are. Aside from Coyne & Drozd’s fantastic sounding new supergroup Electric Würms (video below), the glorious propping up of Miley Cryus’ credibility and releasing the great Peace Sword EP, they’ve found time to pull the Heady Fwends together to follow up their […]

HEAR: Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – She He See Feel

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  • 30 Jul 14

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Dustin Wong has a way with guitars, from his days in the majestic and criminally underrated Ponytail to his fantastic, beguiling solo efforts (‘Infinite Love’, ‘Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads’ and ‘Mediation of Ecstatic Energy’), he makes noise just south of bizarre. Thankfully, he’s also a genius, and his compositions offer an embarrassment of aural riches. Thankfully, he’s putting […]

VIDEO: Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection

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Alright, so theoretically you’re the critically adored, publicly adored musician type. You know – the Mac DeMarco type. Say your new album did well, and say you were now the sound of Etsy, if you could stomach the thought. Imagine all that, and then imagine promoting your new single, it’s the best track off your album, and it’s called ‘Chamber […]

HEAR: FKA Twigs – Pendulum

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  • 30 Jul 14

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In a summer largely dominated by the surprise renaissance of Skateboard P’s career (possibly the result of a Faustian pact), Ed Sheeran’s attempt to become Justin Timblerlake and mass media’s sudden acceptance of the word ‘selfie‘, you’ve probably found yourself wondering where you can delight in somebody else’s pain for a change. Well, here, since you’re asking. ‘Pendulum’ is the second […]

STREAM: Connan Mockasin – Caramel

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When I last saw Connan Mockasin, he’d grown his hair out and was shambling around on stage during his Field Day 2013 performance, apologizing for everything. He rattled through the classics and mumbled something or other about trying some new songs out on us, noting he’d just finished recording his new album. Later on and only driven mildly psychotic by […]

SEE: David Bowie’s downstairs toilet in his ‘Love is Lost’ (“Hello Steve Reich” mix) video

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Recently, David Bowie bumped into James Murphy during the anecdote of the year recording of Arcade Fire’s glorious, sound-of-my-soul tier single ‘Reflektor‘. Whilst there, they came to the conclusion that absolutely nothing bad could come out of them working together, and lo, it came to be that James Murphy’s “Hello Steve Reich” mix of ‘Love is Lost’ found its way […]

NEWS: The Based God now has his face on gym shorts

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  • 12 Jul 13

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Being Lil B is no easy job, in between hosting his world famous #girltime sessions (and other #historical events in his Twitter), producing more music than mere mortals can fathom and spreading enough positivity to blanket this fair enough in enough love to drown out the hate. As such, some of his devoted followers spend both time and money in helping the […]

STREAM: TV Girl – Lonely Women EP

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It’s been hard not getting hyped over TV Girl. Their 2011 single, the untouchable ‘Benny and the Jetts‘, proved that there was still plenty of mileage in maximalist, sample-happy pop, provided you did it with all your vital organs strapped to your sleeve. Followed one year later by their ‘The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle‘ mixtape, a record with […]