Pairings Box

  1. TK015: Seamonster – Neighbors 7″

    The music of Virginia Beach’s Seamonster (a.k.a. Adrian Todd Webb) has long been a favorite in our home. Although it’d be a mistake to over-generalize his style, I think it is fair to say that, by and large, Webb is known for recording tunes that are crisp, thoughtful, and exude a tender warmth. It’s also Continue…

  2. TK014: TRAILS AND WAYS – Nunca / Sure Thing (Miguel Cover)

    I’ve been digging the grooves of Oakland-based TRAILS AND WAYS since I first heard their jam “Nunca” this past summer. Indeed, after hearing just a pair of songs by the band I knew I wanted to feature them in an upcoming Pairings Box. Thus, I’m proud to announce that they are our featured artist for Continue…

  3. TK013: Turtle Giant – Gold Tooth (Killer) / All Light (Live Session)

    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 Continue…

  4. Pairings Box Anniversary (plus Gold Club announcement)

    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 Continue…

  5. TK012: Mikal Cronin – Violitionist Acoustic Sessions

    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 Continue…

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

    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 Continue…

  7. TK010: Ghost Loft – Seconds / Morning 7″

    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. Continue…

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

    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 Continue…

  9. TK007: NO – Stay With Me 7″

    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 Continue…

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