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

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

LA’s Mini Mansions Laying a Groundwork of Epic Pop

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Photo credit: Kate Yang-Nikodym Last Sunday I had the pleasure of seeing LA’s foursome tour-de-force Warpaint at the District’s own DC9.  While the girls played their usual tightly-wrought flavor of… 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

Major Lazer and La Roux Team-Up with Nacey and Hemerlein

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On a recent trip to Jamaica, Diplo and Switch, aka Major Lazer got together with the synth-poppy La Roux (Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid) and gave birth to Lazerproof, a… Read More

365 Days of Music

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About 4 months ago, Emily Hope Price started an ambitious effort she’s calling the 365 Project. From January 4th, 2010 until just after 2011, she will be writing, recording, and posting… Read More

Little Majorette Bites the Bullet

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Culturally, Scandinavians have been killing it for the past couple of years. From jeans to furniture to socialism, things that are normal to many Northern Europeans are increasingly relevant —… Read More

Crystal Castles Self-Titled Album Number Two

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Despite originally being slated for a much-anticipated June 8th release, Crystal Castles’ forthcoming album, eponymously titled Crystal Castles — yes, same as their first record– has been pushed ahead by a preemptive… Read More

Music for Creatives

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According to the 99%, “In a recent 99% survey, the No. 1 way to deal with stress was to put on some music.” We tend to agree, and what’s better… Read More

Deer Tick Teases with "20 Miles"

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The rough-and-ready gruffness of Deer Tick frontman John McCauley’s voice really shines when he croons, and there is plenty of that in the musical throes of “20 Miles,” the band’s… Read More

Das Racist Tells Us to Shut Up, Dude

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The Brooklyn-based rap duo (now trio) Das Racist, responsible for the really catchy (or just really annoying) single “Combination Pizza Hut Taco Bell,” dropped their mixtape “Shut Up, Dude” earlier… Read More