Author Archives: Brandon

An Interactive Experience from Arcade Fire

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You might recall in 2007 when the Arcade Fire released the brief but visually haunting interactive piece for “Neon Bible,” featuring the stoic, disembodied head of Brendan Reed and hands,… Read More

Tabi Bonney's "Nuthin' But A Hero" As Cultural Time Capsule

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Central to the success of modern musicians is the cultivation of entry points into a given body of work, be it an album, a mixtape or an entire anthology. One… Read More

Exclusive Listen: New Tracks from Lightfoot

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“We recorded it all it one sitting with what felt like a hundred mics,” an excited Jessica Louise Dye told AON about her new demo, People (who throw kisses) Are… Read More

Phil Adé’s ‘The Letterman’

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A mixture of excitement, curiosity and community pervaded Commonwealth last night as hip-hop locals from DC, Baltimore and surrounding areas packed the  busy storefront for Phil Adé’s release of his… Read More

Cut Copy’s "Where I’m Going"

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Cut Copy is offering a new track called “Where I’m Going” as a run-up to their new album and work with Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) coming out this… Read More

Lissy Rosemont Returns with ‘Jelly Roll’

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The Junior League Band, fronted by the sultry songstress Lissy Rosemont, is set to release Jelly Roll, the third full-length album on their label Beaver Records, July 16th at the Rock… Read More

Dark Side of the Moon

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It might have passed without too much fanfare, but a few months back, a semi-rare (only 5000 physical copies at first) experimental record was released which saw the odd combination of… Read More

Everything’s Killing Robyn

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Think back to 1997 and you might remember an assumed one-hit wonder with a made-for-radio voice who really wanted you to show her love. A lot has happened for Robyn… Read More

Listening to: Souterrain Transmissions Label Compilation

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Souterrain Transmissions, a small Berlin-based label featuring releases by indie favorites like Annuals and CocoRosie, and the online magazine Tonspion just released a smattering of sample tracks as an online-only… Read More

MGMT Is "Working"

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The duo known as MGMT let lose with a new video this week for “It’s Working”, the first track on their 2010 album, Congratulations. Watch what happens when a mysterious… Read More

Norman Palm’s new "Shore to Shore"

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Once upon a time, Norman Palm got over his art school angst, covered “Boys Don’t Cry” as part of his 2008 release simply called Songs, and impressed a bunch of… Read More

Baltimore Highlands Tobacco Remix

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Fans of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tom Fec (a.ka. Tobacco) have no doubt been enjoying his latest release, Maniac Meat, since the end of May. Even if you skipped the… Read More