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MP3 At 3PM: Brother Roy

New York City’s Brother Roy just released debut solo album Last Man Standing, and we’re please to bring you the second track on it, “Mary,” today. Roy spent a number of years touring in various bands before planting his roots in Brooklyn, only to leave to study classical Indian music in India, only to return […]

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Film At 11: Field Trip To The Moon

The name Steve Barron might not mean anything to you, but you are certainly familiar with the director’s work. He is the man responsible for three of the 1980s’ most iconic music videos: a-ha’s “Take On Me,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing.” as well as films such as Teenage Mutant […]

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From The Desk Of Cold Specks: Paradise Playlist (John Maus’ “Hey Moon”)

Ladan Hussein, the woman who records and performs as Cold Specks, is quietly intense. On Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Crafts), her third album, Hussein’s music is stripped down to the essentials. Soft, mournful synthesizers drift through a melancholy space, with elusive percussion accents in the background. Her hushed, jazz-inflected vocals are full of passionate yearning, […]

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Film At 11: Deerhoof

While you continue to enjoy Deerhoof‘s latest album, Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise), be sure to take a look at the band’s newest video for “I Will Spite Survive” (featuring Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner). Directed by Geoff Hoskinson, the animated clip is an engrossing depiction of Republican/Democrat conflicts. Check it out below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Moonsville Collective

On December 8, Moonsville Collective will release Moonsville IV, which will mark the final installment of the Southern California band’s four-volume EP series. Moonsville Collective’s 2017 endeavor led to the release of 20 new songs that enter into the band’s self-described “California good-time” canon, though IV, says multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Ryan Welch, “is different than the rest […]

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Essential New Music: Bash & Pop’s “Friday Night Is Killing Me”

Apparently, Tommy Stinson fancied himself a songwriter—just not under the auspices of his cantankerous Replacements CEO. So when a frustrated Paul Westerberg cut out unexpectedly early during a poorly attended European show on the band’s funereal All Shook Down tour in 1991, Stinson threw down his bass, headed back onstage and strapped on Westerberg’s guitar. […]

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From The Desk Of Cold Specks: Paradise Playlist (Massive Attack’s “Dead Editors” And “Safe From Harm”)

Ladan Hussein, the woman who records and performs as Cold Specks, is quietly intense. On Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Crafts), her third album, Hussein’s music is stripped down to the essentials. Soft, mournful synthesizers drift through a melancholy space, with elusive percussion accents in the background. Her hushed, jazz-inflected vocals are full of passionate yearning, […]

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Film At 11: METZ

This month marks the start of METZ’s highly anticipated tour in supported of the great Strange Peace (Sub Pop). To celebrate, we’re sharing the group’s new video for “Drained Lake.” In this clip, a muffin tray floats around the kitchen, while a female vampire turns into a black cat. Check it out below.

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From The Desk Of Cold Specks: Paradise Playlist (Poly Styrene’s “Trick Of The Witch”)

Ladan Hussein, the woman who records and performs as Cold Specks, is quietly intense. On Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Crafts), her third album, Hussein’s music is stripped down to the essentials. Soft, mournful synthesizers drift through a melancholy space, with elusive percussion accents in the background. Her hushed, jazz-inflected vocals are full of passionate yearning, […]

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A Conversation With Randy Newman

Maybe Randy Newman hasn’t released a conventional pop album (ever, to be frank) since 2008, instead focusing on composing and conducting film scores (2010’s Toy Story 3, 2013’s Monsters University, this year’s Cars 3), or dropping volumes of favorites and rarities such as The Randy Newman Songbook. So when a caustically comic LP with an […]

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