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Happy Birthday Brian Wilson

Happy birthday to Brian Wilson. Read Robert Schneider of the Apples In Stereo on the Beach Boys’ Smile in MAGNET here.

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MP3 At MP3: Kazyak

Kazyak will release Happy Camping on July 21. “Sacred Cow” opens the EP with an expansive peacefulness, an anything-goes kind of indie rock that allows for a jamming minute-long outro that feels natural. Check it out below. “Sacred Crow” (download): [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Essential New Music: Jessi Colter’s “The Psalms”

In 2007, while ghostwriting Waylon Jennings’ bio, producer Lenny Kaye heard Colter (Mrs. Jennings), sitting at the piano singing an Old Testament hymn. She was improvising the tune, and Kaye was impressed. He hired a studio and recorded her singing 12 Psalms, accompanied only by her piano and, occasionally, himself on guitar. Over the years, […]

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From The Desk Of Glenn Morrow: Arlo Guthrie’s “Gabriel’s Mothers Highway Ballad #16 Blues”

Glenn Morrow is a Hoboken, N.J., music treasure. He owns the influential 31-year-old Bar/None label (Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Feelies, dB’s, Of Montreal). His bands, such as the Individuals and “a,” have helped put the Mile Square City on the indie-rock map for equally as long. His latest project is Glenn Morrow’s […]

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Film At 11: American Football

American Football is the band of this evening and we’re bringing you the video for “My Instincts Are The Enemy,” which comes from its self-titled second LP. The clip tells the story of a young Japanese man missing his home while in a central American town, flashing back on memories of friends and family in […]

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Happy Birthday Nick Drake

Happy birthday to Nick Drake. Read Bill Barbot of Jawbox on Nick in MAGNET here.

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Live Review: The Firefly Festival, 2017

It’s Firefly season, a time every summer when 90,000 giddy, glistening fans descend upon the 750-acre Woodlands in Dover, Del., to watch their favorite artists perform, and discover new ones. Every Father’s Day weekend since 2012, locals witness Dupont Highway bursting with cars packed with camping gear making their annual pilgrimage from across the East […]

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MAGNET Feedback With Robyn Hitchcock

Like a colander scooping up green peas, I intersect with many of these artists; some arrived before me, some arrived after. Some helped to shape me, others say I helped them to form. We’re all midwives to each other’s talent. —Robyn Hitchcock Fiona Apple “Every Single Night” from: The Idler Wheel… The Medusa of psychodrama; […]

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From The Desk Of Glenn Morrow: “Rubber Gun”

Glenn Morrow is a Hoboken, N.J., music treasure. He owns the influential 31-year-old Bar/None label (Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Feelies, dB’s, Of Montreal). His bands, such as the Individuals and “a,” have helped put the Mile Square City on the indie-rock map for equally as long. His latest project is Glenn Morrow’s […]

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

Happy birthday to Paul McCartney. Read our review of Pure McCartney here.

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