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Happy Birthday Dean Ween

Happy birthday to Dean Ween. Read our review of The Deaner Album here.

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MP3 At 3PM: Emily Curtis

Emily Curtis is gearing up to release the Hindsight EP in November, but for now we’ve got her track “Battleshade” for your streaming and/or downloading pleasure. “Battleshade” is a big pop song with tact, backing away from an expected explosive hook to give the focus to Curtis’ stellar voice. Check it out below. “Battleshade” (download): […]

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MAGNET Classics: The Making Of Wire’s “Pink Flag”

The making of Wire’s Pink Flag By A.D. Amorosi Though born of the punk moment, ethos and conviction, the debut of Wire on Pink Flag—conceived, executed and produced as a full work, rather than conforming to the era’s focus on DIY sound or singles simply strung together—has as much to do with punk as cheese […]

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From The Desk Of Juana Molina: “Conquest Of The Useless” By Werner Herzog

It’s a good thing that Argentine artist Juana Molina cut her showbiz teeth acting in humorous ’80s/’90s TV shows, because the singer—who’s just released her seventh album, Halo—is practically living a real-life sitcom. Her daughter Francisca, now 23, has moved out and wants nothing to do with the family business, which dates back to Molina’s high-profile folks, tango singer Horacio […]

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Happy Birthday Mark Sandman (Morphine)

Happy birthday to Mark Sandman (Morphine). Read Eugene Mirman on Mark in MAGNET here.

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Essential New Music: Matt Pond PA’s “Still Summer”

Matt Pond and his ever-rotating gang of collaborators return with their 12th album, a melancholy song cycle that drifts down a river of long, empty days and warm, endless nights, haunted by the ghosts of lost love. The scenarios may be washed by the glowing heat of summer, but the chill of winter is lurking […]

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In The News: R.E.M., Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mavis Staples, Andrew W.K., Norah Jones, Dan Deacon, Tegan And Sara, Willie Nelson And More

R.E.M.‘s classic Automatic For The People gets a 25th-anniversary reissue November 10 via Craft. The two-CD version contains the remastered original album plus a live recording of the only show the band played in 1992, while the four-CD deluxe edition adds a disc of 20 never-before-heard demos as well as Blu-ray that features the LP […]

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: Clementine von Radics’ “Mouthful Of Forevers”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected […]

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Happy Birthday John Coltrane

Happy birthday to John Coltrane. Read the Feelies on the Trane in MAGNET here.

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Essential New Music: Doldrums’ “Esc”

Doldrums, the brainchild of Montreal denizen Airick Asher Woodhead, exists in the odd confluence of rhythmic EDM, soulful indie pop, industrial chaos, deconstructed techno and ambient margin noodling, assembled with a craftsman’s precision and an artist’s haphazard vision. For his third album, Woodhead touches on the sonic signatures of electronic pioneers Brian Eno, Philip Glass […]

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