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MP3 At 3PM: The Gods Themselves

Seattle’s the Gods Themselves have just released Be My Animal, and although we brought you “Tech Boys” last month, we wanted to make sure you didn’t forget this electric pop/rock band. So allow us to introduce you to “So Hot,” a toe-tapper that lays down some serious one-liners in between a chorus of “I am/So […]

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Blossoms: Pop Will Eat Itself

Britain’s Blossoms have bloomed on their self-titled debut LP British quintet Blossoms is unapologetically ambitious. Rather than quietly release 2014 debut single “Blow”—issued on Skeleton Records, owned by the Coral’s James Skelly, who also produced it—the band announced it with an ardent, online manifesto. “We want to be heard by everyone,” it read, in part. […]

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From The Desk Of matt pond PA: Zen Hospice

The 11th matt pond PA full-length, Winter Lives, features artwork that evokes Windham Hill’s catalog. Winter Lives arrives 11 years after Pond’s nearly all covers EP, Winter Songs. Pond, a New Hampshire native, understands the season that inspired Winter Lives, but he needed to write winter songs in the spring, so the album would arrive in […]

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Film At 11: Alex Dezen

On February 3, Alex Dezen will release II via the Poor Man label. Today, we’re proud to premiere the video for “Holding On To You (Holding On To Me)” on magnetmagazine.com. Watch the clip below, and read the Q&A after the jump.

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Essential New Music: Amor~Convertino’s “The Western Suite And Siesta Songs”

In 1997, Paris-based multi-instrumentalist Naim Amor moved to Tucson, Ariz., where he quickly found his way inside the orbit of Giant Sand and Friends Of Dean Martinez. Soon enough, he formed a band with FODM/Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino, and even though their debut failed to take off, the collaboration has kept going, one […]

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From The Desk Of matt pond PA: Death And Leia

The 11th matt pond PA full-length, Winter Lives, features artwork that evokes Windham Hill’s catalog. Winter Lives arrives 11 years after Pond’s nearly all covers EP, Winter Songs. Pond, a New Hampshire native, understands the season that inspired Winter Lives, but he needed to write winter songs in the spring, so the album would arrive in […]

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MAGNET Feedback With Alejandro Escovedo

Sometimes it feels like I’ve spent two-thirds of my life listening to music and the other one-third writing and playing songs. Sometimes even in my sleep. Since I was really young, records were huge for me. I would look at those 45s and wonder how they were made and what made them sound so magical. […]

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From The Desk Of matt pond PA: Grandaddy’s “Sumday”

The 11th matt pond PA full-length, Winter Lives, features artwork that evokes Windham Hill’s catalog. Winter Lives arrives 11 years after Pond’s nearly all covers EP, Winter Songs. Pond, a New Hampshire native, understands the season that inspired Winter Lives, but he needed to write winter songs in the spring, so the album would arrive in […]

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Essential New Music: Berwanger’s “Exorcism Rock”

Since the dissolution of indie-pop darlings the Anniversary in 2004, Josh Berwanger has recorded two roots-rock records with the Only Children and a solo album in 2013. His newest eponymously named band finds the Kansas native as a skilled purveyor of breezy guitar pop—which is to say, aside from revving the tempos and cranking the […]

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Film At 11: Hawai

We are pleased to bring you the premiere of the brand-new video from Hawai this evening. The clip for “On My Own,” which comes from last year’s Working All Night EP, is a calm performance video bathed in red light—something simple and singular that goes well with the song’s clean, grounded pop. Check it out […]

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