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Single Serving: Holy Wave – Star Stamp

April 10th, 2014 RVRB-016_HOLY_WAVE-RELAX-PRESS_PHOTO

On their 2014 LP Relax, El Paso, Texas five piece Holy Wave take their album’s titular advice. In their excellent brand of languid psychedelia, sleepy guitar melodies augmented with bursts of fetching synths and reverb laden vocals lull you to a sense of comfort. Things pick up occasionally but never to a shambolic level, never […]

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Single Serving: Sophie Jamieson – Stain

April 9th, 2014 Sophie Jamieson

After releasing last year’s very promising Where EP, London singer/songwriter Sophie Jamieson is back with a new track ‘Stain.’ The song has this sort of noir-folk feel to it, and Sophie’s vocal delivery is both beautiful and haunting, channelling a dichotomy present in the music of contemporaries such as Sharon Van Etten and Laura Marling. The song […]

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Single Serving: Connan Mockasin – I’m The Man, That Will Find You

April 9th, 2014 connan_mockasin_caramel

We visited a lot of great showcases at SXSW this year, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Mexican Summer showcase was one of our standouts. It featured awesome sets by Quilt, Viet Cong, No Joy, and more. And, if you arrived early, you’d also have discovered some mysterious USB drives laying around featuring MP3s premiering many of […]

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Musical Pairings: Wooden Shjips – Back To Land

April 8th, 2014 wooden shjips - back to land_cover

What we’ve always loved about Wooden Shjips is the way the Portland/San Francisco-based psych-rockers can capture a groove and ride it off into the distant landscape with completely understated swagger. There’s a steady, driving approach to their rhythms and minimalist sensibility to their overall songwriting that makes their tunes the perfect soundtrack for languid, warm […]

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Single Serving: Clipping – Work Work

April 7th, 2014

I like my hip hop weird. And if you feel the same way, then you’re going to love the grooves from the beat fractured, slyly rhythmic Los Angeles’ trio Clipping. The first offering off their Sub Pop debut, “Work Work,” features a beat built, in part, from capturing the sound of a ball bearing rolling […]

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Single Serving: X priest X – Isn’t It So

April 4th, 2014 X Priest X

Looking for something awesome and new? We’ve got you covered. The sleek and warmly-lit “Isn’t Is So” is the first formal release from Orlando, Florida-based duo X Priest X, and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s sparkling and fully enveloping thanks to the crystal-bright croon of vocalist Madeline Priest and the bubbly, driving rhythm crafted by producer […]

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TK031: BASECAMP – Emmanuel b/w All That She Wants (Ace of Base Cover)

April 2nd, 2014 BASECAMP - Emmanuel vinyl

It didn’t take much for us to fall in love with Nashville’s BASECAMP. The electro r&b trio (producers Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon, and Jordan Reyes) released their debut single less than a year ago. To be honest, we were pretty much hooked the first time we heard that cut. It may have been the […]

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Single Serving: Blooms – Lust

April 1st, 2014 Blooms - If I

The Irish-born, London-based Blooms (a.k.a. Louise Cunnane) continues to impress us with her latest r&b-inspired single “Lust.” It’s set in orbit around a bright, glistening ambiance and skittering rhythm as Cunnane sweetly croons, “Lost in lust. Lost in you. In you, I trust.” You can follow her on Facebook.

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Single Serving: Great Good Fine Ok – Not Going Home

March 31st, 2014 great-good-fine-ok-not-going-home

We’re starting the week out on an upbeat note with the latest single from Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine OK. Both bubbly and squeaky clean, “Not Going Home” is brimming with laser synths and a brightly colored rhythm. It’s pretty hard to resist. Take a listen and let me know what you think. You can […]

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Single Serving: St. Vincent – Digital Witness (DARKSIDE Remix)

March 30th, 2014 Digital-Witness-Darkside-Remix-608x608

This is too much. Seriously. Too. Much. Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s DARKSIDE just dropped a flaming hot remix of St. Vincent’s “Digital Witness.” Ms. Annie Clark’s vocals are scuffed and distorted nearly beyond all recognition, yet that funky rhythm is still there strutting around in a clipped, drunken groove. Let’s just say I’m kinda […]

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