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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: “The Chris Gethard Show”

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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Film At 11: Luna

While you wait for Luna to release its new LP & EP on Friday, we suggest taking a look at the video for Dean Wareham and Co.’s rendition of the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo.” The clip, which was directed by Oscar nominee Keven McAlester, stars actress Rose McGowan. Check it out below to get in […]

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MP3 At 3PM: I Come To Shanghai

I Come To Shanghai will release Low Pressure on September 29. “Stranger” is available now for streaming and download, a groovy Real Estate-esque piece of dream pop that pushes the vocals forward and draws the focus in on some juicy harmonies. Check it out below. “Stranger” (download): [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Essential New Music: Shabazz Palaces’ “Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star” And “Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines”

Just as he did back in the day with his Digable Planets guise, Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler may have his feet planted firmly on the street, but his eyes are nonetheless gazing at the stars. Seattle’s Shabazz—Butler along with multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire—is unlike any rap group currently recording or performing, borrowing liberally from familiar sources […]

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: 20 Favorite Animal Instagrams

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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Film At 11: Ride

If you’re feeling rather nostalgic following your end-of-summer vacation, we’ve got the perfect remedy for you. One of our favorite bands, Ride has released a video for euphonious track “Cali,” taken from stellar recent album Weather Diaries (Wichita). The Niall Trask-directed clip features psychedelic shots of surfers out in the Golden State as they soak […]

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Happy Birthday Tegan And Sara

Happy birthday to Tegan and Sara. Read Tigers Jaw on T&S’s The Con in MAGNET here.

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MP3 At 3PM: Ian Randall Thornton

Ian Randall Thornton just released debut album Lineage. First single “See You Through” is a close-to-your-heart folk song, but it’s got a big-world feel to it, especially coming from a jamming instrumental portion in the middle. Check it out below, and be sure to check out Lineage if you like what you hear. “See You […]

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tricot: The New Math

Japan’s tricot explore new dimensions of American math rock As Japan’s tricot expand their profile westward—a recent licensing deal brings their third album, 3, from the Bakuretsu label to the U.K’.s Big Scary Monsters imprint as well as San Diego’s Topshelf Records—an intriguing chicken-or-egg story surrounds the Kyoto trio. The group’s sound appears indebted to […]

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: “The Big Sick”

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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