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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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TK030: IYES – ‘Til Infinity b/w Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)

March 4th, 2014 TURNTABLEKITCHEN VINYL COVER FRONT

Once upon a time. How many great stories do you think have begun with that phrase over the centuries? Probably countless. The phrase (or some variation of it) exists in over 75 languages and has been in use since at least 1380. It’s particularly common when telling fairytales, myths or fables. So it’s appropriate that […]

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TK029: POP ETC – Covers EP

February 3rd, 2014 TK029: POP ETC - Covers EP

I can remember the exact moment I became a POP ETC fan. It was about five years ago. At the time they were called the Morning Benders and they were opening for John Vanderslice at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. As they kicked off the first song of their set, I was drawn to […]

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TK028: Running In The Fog – Desire b/w Sail

January 6th, 2014 Running In The Fog Pairings Box Vinyl Single Cover

Keeping things close to home for the second month in a row, we’re very proud to feature the “Soul-infused Space Pop” of San Francisco-based Amanda Harper who records skittering electro-r&b grooves under the moniker Running In The Fog. With an eclectic collection of influences ranging from a deep-seated love of 90’s r&b to a background […]

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TK027: CATHEDRALS – Unbound b/w Harlem

December 3rd, 2013 Cathedrals Band Photo

San Francisco-based boy-girl duo CATHEDRALS unveiled their debut single “Unbound” only a little more than two months ago to immediate acclaim. In fact, it took less than a week for the single to exceed 100,000 plays on Soundcloud; to climb to the top spot on the “popular chart” on Hype Machine; and to land the […]

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TK026: Local Natives – Palms b/w Wooly Mammoth

November 4th, 2013 Local Natives Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box Single Cover

You probably already know that Local Natives are one of the most compelling and consistently rewarding bands in the country, but what you may not have known is that they are also one of the nicest as well. Between massive headlining tours of the United States and Europe (including a taping for Austin City Limits) in […]

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TK025: Army Navy – Crushed Like The Car b/w Pack Of Dogs

October 7th, 2013 ArmyNavyCrushed

There is something strangely life affirming about a melancholy power pop tune built with pummeling percussion and big, reverb-soaked guitars. And although that may seem counterintuitive, I think it’s safe to say that this month’s featured band Army Navy knows exactly what I’m talking about. After his former band Pinwheel (which had included Death Cab […]

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Pairings Box 2nd Anniversary Playlist

September 23rd, 2013 Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box 2nd Anniversary Mixtape

For Kasey and I, it’s incredible to think that that the Pairings Box is entering its third year. When we came up with the idea we had no idea whether it would succeed or not. The idea was to create something tangible that we could share with out readers that would allow them to create […]

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TK024: Typhoon – Dreams of Cannibalism b/w Rules of the Game

September 3rd, 2013 Turntable Kitchen Typhoon vinyl single cover Dreams of Cannibalism

We’ve made it no secret that we believe Typhoon‘s latest album White Lighter is one of the year’s best releases (buy it from the band’s website). After all, the 11-member Portland-based band is one of the few groups capable of crafting beautifully orchestral folk epics that can successfully balance soaring, soul-pumping arrangements against poignant, occasionally heart-breaking, songwriting. […]

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TK023: Bells Atlas – Untitled & Video Star b/w Motion Picture Soundtrack

August 16th, 2013 Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 3.30.25 PM

It’s always exciting to discover a new band creating innovative and exciting music, but it’s even better when you find that awesome discovery in your own backyard (figuratively speaking of course). And, without a doubt, “excited” is the perfect word to describe how I felt when I first heard Bells Atlas. Formed back in 2011 […]

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