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STREAM: St. Vincent’s Complete Live Set at Pitchfork Music Festival

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on STREAM: St. Vincent’s Complete Live Set at Pitchfork Music Festival

St. Vincent’s self-titled fourth record is without a doubt in my top ten for the year. Her music is an idiosyncratic mix of post-Bowie stylized weirdness, syncopated, dance-able rhythms, and off-kilter guitar bravado. There is no one in her league. Her lyrics are intellectual and articulate with the requisite amount of oddness to match the […]

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Merge Plans Summer Festival Commemorating 25th Anniversary

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Merge Plans Summer Festival Commemorating 25th Anniversary

Beloved and seminal North Carolina indie rock label Merge Records — home to such historically important indie rock bands as Archers of Loaf and Polvo and current chart-toppers Arcade Fire — celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Merge is throwing one hell of a yearlong party. There’s the Or Thousands of Prizes subscription series, […]

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Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

Whether or not your down with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook touring his old band’s debut album with his kid and a few hired guns in tow is one thing. Purchasing an EP of Joy Division covers by said crew is another. I couldn’t imagine patronizing either one. But somebody must be, or I wouldn’t […]

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George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

George Michael is set to release a cover of New Order’s “True Faith” on March 13, 2011 to raise money for Comic Relief. Seems a bit of a left-field choice for Michael, but New Order’s (ex) own Peter Hook has given his slightly backhanded blessing, saying, “It blew me away when I heard it. Not […]

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More Music for Commercials

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Music for Commercials

The blog “Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good” has a collection of commercials featuring music from Morning Benders (see above), Joanna Newsom and Los Campesinos, among others. We at Drawer B are still in shock from the Gang of Four Xbox ad.

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The Story of Common People

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Story of Common People

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Via Metafilter See also “The rage of Common People”

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Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

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White Hinterland’s Icarus in a Revlon commercial

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on White Hinterland’s Icarus in a Revlon commercial

Sigh.

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Better than OK Computer?

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

“You could call it their OK Computer. But it’s arguably better than that.“ I love Arcade Fire as much as the next guy, but whoa nellie, I don’t think Suburbs is worthy of that hyperbole. Of course, I’ve only listened to Suburbs once and OK Computer about a billion times, so I might be jumping […]

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Fugazi close to finishing complete concert archive

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fugazi close to finishing complete concert archive

I like to think of myself as a pretty big Fugazi fan, having seen them live five or six times over the years, but the news of the band’s upcoming massive live archive website isn’t as exciting to me as it seems to be for everyone else. With literally hundreds of shows being digitized and […]

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VIDEO: Band of Horses “Compliments”

April 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

“Compliments” is the first single off Band of Horses’ third long-player, Infinite Arms, which is due out May 18th via Fat Possum/Brown/Columbia. The music is thicker and busier than anything they’ve done previously. Bridwell’s vocals have always been double-tracked and drowning in reverb, but now he’s harmonizing with himself on multiple levels, which is interesting, […]

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New record from CocoRosie coming in May

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on New record from CocoRosie coming in May

With word of a new CocoRosie record due in May, I was reminded of the brilliance of “Terrible Angels” and their debut record, La maison de Mon Rêve.

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A Visual History of Loudness or Why Compression Makes Music Sound Like Balls (in Poster Form)

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Visual History of Loudness or Why Compression Makes Music Sound Like Balls (in Poster Form)

NPR piece on compression and the trending of loudness in modern music.  Anchor Robert Siegel interviews legendary mastering genius Bob Ludwig, who has 40 years of experience in sound engineering. He references the following YouTube clip entitled “The Loudness War” as an example of the decline in dynamic range.

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Commercial – Architecture in Helsinki – T Mobile

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Commercial – Architecture in Helsinki – T Mobile

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Dirty Projectors “When the World Comes to an End” live on Jimmy Fallon 09.28.2009

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dirty Projectors “When the World Comes to an End” live on Jimmy Fallon 09.28.2009

So, Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca is easily one of my favorite records of the year. If that record has already blown your mind, I’m not sure how much more impressed you can be, but this song absolutely floored me. Originally written as part of a six-song suite for Bjork (more details over at Stereogum), “When […]

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Death Becomes Even The Maiden – The Only Thing I Feel For You Is The Recoil

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Death Becomes Even The Maiden – The Only Thing I Feel For You Is The Recoil

Columbia, South Carolina’s Death Becomes Even The Maiden say farewell to their drummer at the 2009 Free Times Music Crawl with the crowd pleaser “The Only Thing I Feel For You Is The Recoil.” Also check out the video for their track, Control from The Arrangement EP. (Full Disclosure: While we typically eschew posting self-promotional […]

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Zune Commercial features Trash by The Whip

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Zune Commercial features Trash by The Whip

Interesting. No comment on the choice of song.

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Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

With all the activity in the Blur camp, fans on this side of the pond have been wondering if they’ll get a taste of the action. Rumors are pointing to some US dates later this year. To coincide with the live shows, the band’s label is prepping a compilation for those who might have missed […]

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New Viva Voce coming in May

March 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Viva Voce coming in May

Portland’s Viva Voce have a new LP, Rose City out on May 26th on Barsuk and as one might expect, they’re on tour and heading to SXSW. Devotion from the forthcoming LP. March: 12 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop 13 Visalia , CA Cellar Door 15 Tucson, AZ Plush 16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room 18 […]

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Interpol commences writing fourth record

March 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Interpol commences writing fourth record

Interpol just published a letter to fans “Cherished Interpudlians” to announce work on its fourth record has commenced, at least the writing stage that is, which is a perfectly justifiable excuse to post this video of the best song off Our Love to Admire, “Pace Is the Trick.” The band succinctly describes the state of […]

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