Monthly Archives: April 2015

Film At 11: We Are Scientists

Last year, MAGNET faves We Are Scientists released TV en Français, their fourth studio album. Now, in honor of Record Store Day, they have released eight re-workings of tracks from the record, called TV en Français, Sous la Mer. They share the comical new video for the “Overreacting Under The Sea.” The clip shows an interesting-looking fellow singing karaoke […]

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MP3 At 3PM: Jeremy Bass

After a period of isolation, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Bass returns with two new albums. The first, Winter Bare, was released April 14, and the latter, New York In Spring, will arrive June 9. Now, he offers laid-back single “Winter Bare” for free download. The track is beautifully composed, features subtle female vocal harmonies and, in […]

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The Corner Laughers Make MAGNET A Mix Tape

California pop quartet the Corner Laughers play a jangly brand of indie pop and will release latest album Matilda Effect on June 12. The LP features unique string instruments, such as the ukelele and the violin, which brings out the creativity of the band and the many guests featured on the album. The Corner Laughers […]

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From The Desk Of Gang Of Four: Having A Pint Of Adnams Broadside In Ye Old Mitre

Andy Gill has a relatively simple work ethic that’s guided him for years, ever since his legendary post-punk outfit Gang Of Four burst onto the staid scene with its jagged, jarring Entertainment! debut in 1979. “There are loads of bands that can chuck out the same album, year after year,” he says. “But that model […]

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Film At 11: Caribou

Caribou is the project of Canadian electronic artist Dan Snaith, who just played Coachella and has lined up several other large festival to perform at in the coming year. He recently released Our Love and now shares a new video for “Can’t Do Without You.” The clip is as blissful as the song and has a few unexpected […]

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MP3 At 3PM: Dana Sipos

Canadian singer/songwriter Dana Sipos will release her new album, Roll Up The Night Sky, tomorrow, and now MAGNET is honored to premiere “Morningside.” The ethereal track features gentle vocals and finely plucked mandolins that leak emotion and soul. A beautiful violin solo sneaks in toward the end without disrupting the natural feel of the song. Download […]

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Phoning It In: “All The Lazy Boyfriends”

They Might Be Giants have resurrected their ingenious Dial-A-Song concept by streaming a new song each week of 2015 at www.dialasong.com. MAGNET’s Matthew Fritch reviews them all. “All The Lazy Boyfriends” wins the award for Song Title Most Likely To Be Mistaken For A Morrissey Song Title. Glean, TMBG’s new full-length comprising nearly all the […]

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From The Desk Of Gang Of Four: The View From The Monument In The City Of London

Andy Gill has a relatively simple work ethic that’s guided him for years, ever since his legendary post-punk outfit Gang Of Four burst onto the staid scene with its jagged, jarring Entertainment! debut in 1979. “There are loads of bands that can chuck out the same album, year after year,” he says. “But that model […]

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Film At 11: Idlewild

Scottish rock group (and MAGNET faves) Idlewild recently released critically acclaimed new album Everything Ever Written and now shares a video for “Every Little Means Trust.” Active since 1995, Idlewild displays a matured sound on its latest LP. The video tells a sad love story about a couple who are no longer together. Check it out below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Instant Empire

Denver indie-rock outfit Instant Empire readies for the release of its new album, Lamplight Lost, due out June 23. The band now offers first single “Dead Air” for free download. Beyond the instrumental aspect, the lyrics focus on serious issues, such as struggling to overcome isolation and finding meaning in life. When taken all together, […]

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