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Run the Jewels – “Get It”

written by: Aspyn Jones on June 12, 2013

Get It El-P and Killer Mike have teamed up to bring us more eccentric rap. The first single from the duo’s album is a furious beat-driven collaboration between two emcees with stylistically different flows that jive cohesively, unlike other team-ups that seem forced. This track will “beat you like Mo’Nique did Precious.” But in a […]

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Girls Against Boys – “It’s a Diamond Life”

written by: Aspyn Jones on June 12, 2013

It’s a Diamond Life Girls Against Boys has been rocking out for 25 loud years now. The post-hardcore quartet has finally returned to the scene after a ten year hiatus with a new tour and forthcoming material. The newest single is packed with as many “woo hoos” and angered guitars necessary to solidify a proper […]

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Wampire – “Trains”

written by: Aspyn Jones on June 12, 2013

Trains You know you’re in good company when your record label boasts artists like Xiu Xiu and CocoRosie on the roster. Indie band Wampire chills out on an easygoing track with a simple bassline and a super epic slowdown. Looks like this train has come to an abrupt halt. That’s public transportation for you.

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Musical Mainstays

written by: Aspyn Jones on May 23, 2013

Oh, you have a spoken word introduction too? What are the odds?

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Still Corners – Strange Pleasures

written by: Aspyn Jones on May 9, 2013

Still Corners is following what seems to work for a number of other successful indie bands: female lead singers with tissue thin voices singing romantic ballads that are labeled by others as “dream pop.” The dream pop label has proven to be quite popular in bands such as Beach House, Bat for Lashes, Air and School of Seven Bells. It is one of the many sub-genres of music where the music generally sounds the same, but differs depending on what artist is mentioned. For Still Corners, it is essentially dream pop, but with a romantic eighties vibe.

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Q&A: Madison Street Station

written by: Aspyn Jones on March 13, 2013

Rising from the ashes of the Mike Middleton Band, Madison Street Station calls the new formation a better version of the previous band.

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Forever Alone

written by: Aspyn Jones on February 8, 2013

There’s always a soundtrack to romance, but now the lonely audiophile has one too.

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