Monthly Archives: October 2012

Single Serving: Ducktails – The Flower Lane

October 16th, 2012

Ducktails is the semi-solo project of Real Estate‘s Matt Mondanile. Or maybe I should say Real Estate is his “full band” project. After all, he’s released three prior records as Ducktails compared with two LPs as Real Estate. Either way, he’ll be releasing his fourth full length album with Ducktails early next year. The album […]

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Katie’s Irish Mash: A Look Inside What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces

October 15th, 2012

When I first stumbled across Katie Quinn Davies’ blog, What Katie Ate, I knew I had made a tremendous discovery. Her food photos were more beautiful than any I had ever seen — on food blogs, in magazines, or inside the pages of cookbooks. Her photos convey emotions through colors, textures, shadows and light and […]

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Musical Pairings: A.C. Newman – Shut Down The Streets

October 15th, 2012

A.C. Newman is undeniably best known for his work with The New Pornographers. Nonetheless, I’ve always counted his solo albums, especially his first, amongst my favorite in his discography. In fact, although I’d be excited for a new The New Pornographers album any day, I’m maybe even more delighted when A.C. Newman (or any of […]

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Jerusalem: Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Cardamom Rice

October 11th, 2012

I don’t talk much about it here, but when I was quite small, I lived in Israel for almost two years. It was there that my pale Russian skin received a sun-kissed glow and, I like to think, I developed a taste for hummus. Our stay was brief; like many Jews who took the opportunity […]

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Musical Pairings: Grizzly Bear – Shields

October 11th, 2012

We’re over three quarters of the way through the year, and I have two potential candidates for my album of the year. The first is Beach House’s Bloom. It’s still hard to imagine I could ever get sick of “Lazuli” and I still listen to that track an average of at least once a week. […]

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New in the TK Market: Gift Bundles!

October 10th, 2012

The TK Market, which we launched earlier this summer, is a little shop where you can purchase some fun TK-branded and related products. With the holidays coming up (they’ll be here sooner than you think!) we thought we’d put together a few gift bundles that make gift-giving easy. Whether you’ve got a friend’s birthday coming […]

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Single Serving: Typhoon – Common Sentiments

October 10th, 2012

Typhoon are the best little big band in America right now. Hands down. While their following steadily grows with each new listener, in my mind there is no reason this band shouldn’t be selling out the Greek Theater. In time, I’m sure they will. A band with this much skill and creativity can’t remain a […]

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TK013: Turtle Giant – Gold Tooth (Killer) / All Light (Live Session)

October 9th, 2012

I average anywhere from 40-80 music submissions a day. Let me tell you, when you receive new music in those quantities it can become increasingly rare to become genuinely excited about a new artist. It’s information overload. And, yet, that also makes it all the more special when you do discover an artist that you […]

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Musical Pairings: Deerhoof – Breakup Song

October 8th, 2012

Don’t be fooled, Deerhoof record pop music. If they sound entirely unlike any other pop band you’ve heard, that might be because they have their own unique approach to the genre. As Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier explains it: “Pop = Catchy. Pop = New. Pop = No rules.” Those values are beautifully demonstrated on the band’s latest album […]

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Whole Wheat Almond-Poppy Seed Pancakes: Make Plans

October 8th, 2012

Pancakes have become somewhat of a weekly tradition for us. Most days, Matt and I each sit down to a bowl of food — he to his cereal, me to my yogurt and granola. But on Saturday morning, I often start thinking about what I’ll be making for breakfast before I’ve even opened my eyes. […]

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