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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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Pairings Box Anniversary (plus Gold Club announcement)

September 14th, 2012

Last summer Kasey and I decided we wanted to explore different ways we could expand upon what we were doing with Turntable Kitchen in new and exciting directions. Whatever idea we came up with would have to be true to our founding principles of connecting our two greatest passions: food and music. Eventually the idea […]

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TK012: Mikal Cronin – Violitionist Acoustic Sessions

September 5th, 2012

From those initial cascading guitar riffs and the taught, sharp rhythm that kick off the upbeat and clean acoustic version of Mikal Cronin‘s “Get Along” you can almost viscerally feel the sunny-day warmth that infects every second of TK012. Overflowing with energy, Cronin and regular co-conspirator Ty Segall rip out loose, sharp guitar riffs atop […]

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TK011: Save The Clocktower – Like That / Drip 7″

August 13th, 2012 Save The Clocktower - Like That / Drip 7" single from Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box

Fall may be just around the corner, but the Summer isn’t over yet! And, for me, during the summer months upbeat pop jams are as mandatory as soft t-shirts and suntan lotion. So, it’s in that spirit that I’ve been completely in love with the Chicago, Illinois four-piece Save The Clocktower. On their debut album […]

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TK010: Ghost Loft – Seconds / Morning 7″

July 11th, 2012

Maybe it’s the summer weather, but we’ve been feeling slow, relaxed jams recently. So it’s no surprise that we’ve quickly fallen in love with the chilled out and sexy vibes of Los Angeles-based producer Danny Choi who records music under the name Ghost Loft. And let me tell you, these jams were lifesavers in Sicily. […]

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TK009: Oscar Key Sung – All I Think About (Part 1) / Higher 5th Bounce 7″

June 6th, 2012

This month’s featured artist, Australian-born vocalist and songwriter Oscar Key Sung (a.k.a. Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn of Oscar + Martin), is one of my favorite artists to place R&B’s sonic stereotypes on his “Kill List.” The single’s a-side, “All I Think About (Part 1),” is the glimmering, rainbow-tinged highlight of his excellent, sparse and slow grooving […]

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TK008: The Record Company – This Crooked City / Tallahassee Lassie 7″

May 10th, 2012

It can be easy to forget that rock ‘n roll originated as the mutant offspring of the blues. With a few exceptions (such as The Black Keys) that blues influence is either missing or completely obscured from a large portion of today’s rock music. I think it’s obvious that I have no beef with modern […]

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TK007: NO – Stay With Me 7″

April 9th, 2012

Los Angeles-based band NO have been on fire lately. IFC (the International Film Channel) recently described them as “one of the best bands in Los Angeles.” It’s a sentiment we strongly share (you may recall that last year we listed them as one of Turntable Kitchen’s Top EPs of 2011). They’ve also drawn accolades recently […]

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TK006: Leisure – Follow Me / Follow Me (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix) 7″

March 22nd, 2012

I crushed hard on Leisure’s music the first time I heard it. After all, what’s not to love? It’s dark, echo-laden and flush with ambiance. We even called them one of the best artists you may have missed in 2011. So, as you can imagine, I am very proud to announce that this month’s single […]

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TK005: Thousand – The Fall / Your Wild Heart 7″

February 9th, 2012

When I originally discovered the music from the solo project of Paris songwriter Stéphane Milochevitch I described Thousand (his musical nom de guerre) by stating that his music exhibits all of the qualities of a glass of fine red wine: it is bold, smooth, and a little spicy. I’d add that like a good red […]

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