Monthly Archives: October 2012

Musical Pairings: The xx – Coexist

October 31st, 2012

It’d be hard to overstate the impact of The xx’s debut album on the world of indie music. Seemingly overnight xx turned the group into superstars. Indeed, they’ve been sampled by Rihanna and Drake. They’ve been tapped to do remixes for many of the world’s biggest artists including Radiohead, Florence & The Machine, Adele, and […]

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If There’s One Thing You Need to Know

October 31st, 2012

If there is one thing you need to know about my husband it is that he loves his coffee, dare I say, as much as he loves his music. And because today is his birthday (happy birthday, Matt!) I thought I’d share a recipe from his new favorite cookbook — The Blue Bottle Craft of […]

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Single Serving: TOPS – Diamond Look

October 29th, 2012

“Diamond Look” is the new single from Montreal four-piece TOPS and I think you’re going to feel this one. It’s a sparkling synth jam with a serious high-energy groove. Give it a play. This hear is available on limited-edition white vinyl single. Get one before they are gone.

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Turntable Kitchen :: October 2012 Mix

October 24th, 2012 Point Bonita Lighthouse

October has long been one of my favorite months. For me, October is festive gourds, pumpkin flavored foods, apple cider, baseball postseason, and ends with my birthday (which is on Halloween). And so far, this year, October has also proved to be a pretty good month for hot new music. The music we’re featuring on […]

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Musical Pairings: Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes

October 23rd, 2012

Flying Lotus’ music is anything but subtle and easy. Indeed, his albums consistently challenge the listener with complex melodies, viscerally textured sonics, and highly syncopated rhythms. In that regard, his latest effort, Until The Quiet Comes, stays the course. It’s Los Angeles’ Flying Lotus’ fourth, and most thoughtful, album to date. Previously, I described his album Los […]

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Miso-Marinated Beef Skewers from Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen, Cookbook Giveaway!

October 23rd, 2012

I love a good party. Friends and appetizers, bubbly drinks and a spread of desserts. I’m continually inspired by and excited about new cookbooks, but the past month has been a particularly fruitful one. First, there was Sprouted Kitchen, then Jerusalem, then What Katie Ate, and now, my friend Aida has come out with a […]

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Single Serving: MØ – Maiden & Pilgrim

October 22nd, 2012

Copenhagen’s 23 year-old chanteuse MØ has stolen my heart with little more than a pair of sexy electro-pop jams. Give her a chance and I’m sure she’ll have yours as well. Both “Maiden” and “Pilgrim” are smoky, bright and clean. “Pilgrim” is a neon-lit and brassy groove kissed with stuttering synths and slinking low end. […]

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Served Three Ways: Three Grizzly Bear Covers

October 18th, 2012

I’ve always been fascinated by covers songs. What interests me most about cover songs is what the cover says about the covering band and also what it says about the influence of the band being covered. When I started the Served Three Ways series I hoped to allow our readers to contemplate the ways in […]

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Maple-Olive Oil Granola with Cocoa Nibs, Hazelnuts and Cherries

October 17th, 2012

If I had to guess, I’d say that granola makes up about 30% of my diet. You see, five days a week, my typical breakfast involves yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. I also have a naughty habit of standing in the kitchen, snacking on granola straight from the jar after I’ve already finished my breakfast. […]

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Musical Pairings: Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil

October 17th, 2012

I’m no expert when it comes to world music. In fact, I only tend to learn about world music before a vacation. If I know I’m going to travel to Argentina, for example, then I’ll spend the months leading up to the trip researching music from that country. From Argentina, I return with a sack […]

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