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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

HEAR: Washed Out – It All Feels Right

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  • 12 Jun 13

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Ever since Washed Out’s Ernest Greene debuted in 2009 with the ‘High Times’ EP, he has been producing woozy, sun-kissed and hip-hop influenced synthpop that ambles at a pace that could be accurately described as that which you’d walk to a beach BBQ; suitably his second EP (which contained a track titled ‘Feel It All Around’) was named ‘Life of […]

HEAR: Boards of Canada’s new album live here at 9PM UK/8PM EU/1PM PST/4PM EST

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  • 03 Jun 13

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Assuming you don’t live in Yermo, California, there’s a pretty decent chance that you missed out on Boards of Canada’s very latest attempt at getting people hyped for their freshest (and long overdue) LP ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’. Granted, letting roughly 20 people judge your music is one way to avoid publicity (albeit, in the most publicity friendly way ever invented), but […]

HEAR: Sébastien Tellier – In The Crew of Tea Time (Mr. Dan Dub Version)

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  • 29 May 13

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Way back on the 20th of April, an annual, sleep deprived moment in history called Record Store Day forced the mole-like plastic fanatics out of their beds at an ungodly hour to stand in line to get hold of some records. Those records, ranging in quality from the sublime to the downright abhorrent, were central to the hopes, dreams and sometimes […]

HEAR: Hookworms – Radio Tokyo

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  • 16 Apr 13

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Around these parts, we’re unreasonably fond of the Leeds based (hey, that’s where I’m from!) 5 piece Hookworms. From early single releases, to the groups outright brilliant debut effort Pearl Mystic, their winning combination of psychedelic noise kraut and blood sucking is something that’s never flinched in the face of the effusive praise being heaped upon it. Unsurprisingly, following that debut album, […]

HEAR: Vampire Weekend – ‘Diane Young’ & ‘Step’

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  • 18 Mar 13

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There’s something intrinsically hilarious about Vampire Weekend’s return, a double A-side single with two tracks from their forthcoming LP ‘Modern Vampires of the City’. The first ttack, ‘Diane Young’, is all Footloose shimmer, Status Quo aping structure and comically modulated vocals, topped off with the kind of maximalist production that’ll see it played at every party this side of the […]

NEWS/HEAR: Baths announces new LP ‘Obsidian’, streams first single “Miasma Sky”

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Ask yourself this, is there a more obvious metaphor for playing around with darker themes than naming your album after a material that is literally darker than the namesake of your last album? No, of course not, unless you’re willing to title your record “SAD SONGS” and put a big crying face on the cover, along with a complimentary vial of tears […]

HEAR: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

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  • 27 Feb 13

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Before we begin, a quick question; what were you expecting from new music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs? Given their last outing, 2009’s outstanding It’s Blitz!, few would point at you and laugh if you suggested they embrace those moments of dancefloor genius that littered Blitz and use them as a basis for the disco revival that I’ve been fruitlessly predicting for 6 years now. […]