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Single Serving: Intimachine – Do Me

February 27th, 2014 Initmachine - Do Me

A low rumble rolls out like damp, heavy fog across the opening minutes of Intimachine‘s latest dream pop jam “Do Me.” It sets a dark and foreboding ambiance for the tune as multi-instrumentalist Christopher Wormald’s sparse guitar licks flicker eerily in the distance to accompany vocalist Chelsey Rae Holland’s croon. It’s a lovingly cinematic jam […]

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Single Serving: Mother – Easy

February 26th, 2014 Mother - Easy

This simmering slow jam by Brooklyn’s Mother is so slick and so… easy. I love the skeletal percussion and rubbery bass riff that serve as the song’s frame. They top off that infectious rhythm with some smooth r&b crooning, spacey neon guitar licks, and ambient rainbow synths. I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked. […]

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Musical Pairings: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

February 25th, 2014 St VIncent Self-titled LP

Few people would have ever accused Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, as sounding quite like anyone else. Her instrumentation and arrangements have always been distinctive. Her entire discography demonstrates a knack for funky, Talking Heads-esque rhythms and snarling, fretboard-dancing guitar riffs. She’s never struggled to differentiate herself as a unique and talented artist. […]

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Single Serving: CATHEDRALS – Harlem

February 24th, 2014 CATHEDRALS - Harlem

Pairings Box subscribers will recognize “Harlem” as the flip-side of the elusive CATHEDRALS “Unbound” 7-inch we released late last year. The a-side “Unbound” was an immediate hit piling up 100,000 plays in less than a week (it’s now reached well over 300,000 plays) and the highly-sought after single sold out just as fast. We weren’t […]

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Musical Pairings: Dum Dum Girls – Too True

February 20th, 2014 Dum Dum Girls - Too True

On her very earliest recordings (many of which were collected on the Blissed Out cassette released back in 2010) and subsequent debut record I Will Be, Dum Dum Girls‘ mastermind Dee Dee dealt in lo-fi rock coupled with the liberal application of gauzy reverb. Her influences were a paranoid, Tarantino-like amalgamation of sugary lovelorn girl […]

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Single Serving: Baby In Vain – Corny #1

February 19th, 2014 Baby In Vain - Corny

Snarling and tempestuous, “Corny #1″ by the all-girl Copenhagen-based Baby In Vain is a guitar shredding rocker that sounds like an explosive fire laying waste to an industrial manufacturing plant (in the best possible way). If you’re missing guitars in the current synth-heavy music landscape, this one is for you. You can buy the limited-edition 7″ here.

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Single Serving: MØ – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls Cover)

February 18th, 2014 momo

Get ready for your head to explode because Copenhagen-based superstar-on-the-rise MØ just brought the girl power with her cover of Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There.” And it’s a free download. No, I’m not kidding. Yes, it’s awesome. No more questions. Just listen. I absolutely recommend you buy some MØ stuff from her store.

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Single Serving: Small Wonder – Until I Open My Wings

February 18th, 2014 Small Wonder

Light, springy, and refreshingly warm-spirited, “Until I Open My Wings” by Brooklyn-based Small Wonder (a.k.a. Henry Crawford) enters like a cinematic sunrise above a lovely landscape. Inspired, in part, by the metaphors and imagery of Peter Pan, the song, like the rest of the album Wendy, is an intimate, thoughtful, and uniquely composed tune exploring the idea of […]

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Single Serving: Blooms – If I

February 17th, 2014 Blooms - If I

If it feels like we’re still in the honeymoon-phase with the mysterious UK-based artist Blooms, that’s because her debut track was released less than a month ago. Nonetheless, I doubt anyone will be disappointed to hear that we’ve already got a brand new single from her. And, hey, we’re starting to get to know her […]

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Single Serving: Pale. – Rundown

February 17th, 2014 Pale - Rundown

I’m feeling the early jams from London-based duo Pale. Their atmospheric new single “Rundown” is a balance of contrasts floating smoke-like between downbeat simmering ballad and vibing r&b jam. Meanwhile, the previously release single “Fearing Faces” is a smooth midnight-lit groove with a driving rhythm and neon-synths. Definitely take a listen. P.S. only 5 copies […]

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