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    The Ten Best Bands We Saw At SXSW 2016

    Credit: Jesse DeFlorio/Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel There comes a point every March when I find myself laying in a dive-y motel bed, belly full of cheap beer and tacos/bbq, when my willpower packs its bags and calls it a day. No more wandering up and down Red River and 6th. No more cheap food. No more Continue…

    The 10 Best Bands We Saw At SXSW 2016.


  2. Single Serving: Whitney – Golden Days

    It feels like it was just a day or two ago that I was waxing on and on upon how awesome this new band Whitney is. Oh, wait, that’s because it was just a couple of days ago! Maybe it’s time I start to lay off the Pliny. Anyhow, they just dropped another single this morning. Continue…

  3. Single Serving: The Bones of J.R. Jones – Hammers And Nails

    I like music with squawking, noisy, reverb-drenched guitars. I like music with synths and neon-bright tones twinkling in the ambiance. I’m known to mess with a little r&b or hip hop from time to time. But, typically, if I’m going to drop a blues/folk album on the turntable it’s a dusty old artifact (Lightnin’ Hopkins, Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Whitney – No Woman

    There’s always an artist (or three) that carry all the buzz into SXSW with them. It’s the band that is everywhere, on every cool lineup. This year Whitney was that band. They were literally ubiquitous. Okay, not “literally” literally, but you get the idea. AdHoc showcase? They kicked it off. Hype Hotel? Played it later that Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Anderson .Paak – Come Down

    Last week was the music industry conference/festival called SXSW (also referred to as “South By” by horrible, horrible people). It’s that beloved time of year when the entire music industry (bloggers, critics, publicists, managers, label execs, etc) comes together to test the physical and emotional endurance of music publicists and young bands. Great album kid! Can you play it eight times a day Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Rivvrs – Surrender

    Brandon Zahursky, better known as Rivvrs, is a singer songwriter out of San Francisco, CA and his recently released single “Surrender” has been on repeat for me since the day I heard it. Just moments into the track it is easy to appreciate the relevance of the title as your ears cease the resistance and Continue…

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    This month’s collection of music is pretty exceptional. First, we’re serving up the infectious debut EP by Los Angeles-based NVDES. On top of that, we’ve put together a great mixtape featuring some of the best new music we’ve discovered this month. We hope you enjoy! NVDES – NVDES EP (.zip file) 01. NVDES – Unforgettable Continue…

  8. TK054: NVDES – NVDES EP

    NVDES, the Los Angeles based creative collective led by songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Ocean (also one half of the “tropical grit pop” duo Ghost Beach), have quickly become our latest obsession. Over the course of just a little more than half a year, the fast rising project has continuously surprised and delighted us through Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Mitski – Your Best American Girl

    I’m absolutely crushing on this new single from Mitski. “Your Best American Girl” is as crunchy as it is smoothly melodic. It opens with her vocals and a clean, sparsely adorned tune before exploding into waves of fiery, reverb-soaked guitars. The album drops June 17th via Dead Oceans. Pre-orders are available now.

  10. Single Serving: Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing

    Here’s some great news for ya. Mutual Benefit has returned with the follow up to Love’s Crushing Diamond (easily one of the loveliest albums we’ve ever heard). The new album’s called Skip a Sinking Stone and will drop on May 20th via Mom + Pop. You can get a little taste of what to expect Continue…

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