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Video: Sally Shapiro, “If It Doesn’t Rain”

Sally Shapiro’s “If It Doesn’t Rain” lays a new soundtrack for a revival of Czech artist Zdeněk Miler’s animated short, an unforgettable romp which includes: Jack Frost giving his reflection a thumbs up at 1:56, … read more »

POSTED April 12, 2013 3:50PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,
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Stream: Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, “Leave on the Light”

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker’s eponymous side-band has released “Leave on the Light” from their upcoming sophomore album, How Far Away. In the track, the rise and fall of Bleeker’s voice pairs with some woozy … read more »

POSTED March 25, 2013 11:22AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Stream: Generationals, “Put a Light On”

This lighthearted ditty, “Put a Light On,” comes from New Orleans pop-rock duo Generationals’ forthcoming Heza LP, recorded in part at Jim Eno of Spoon’s studio in Austin. Heza is up for pre-order now and … read more »

POSTED March 1, 2013 1:27PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS:
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Video: Ducktails, “Letter of Intent”

The Ducktails crew takes a field day in Central Park in the new video for “Letter of Intent,” the group-effort jam for which Joel Ford played bass and Daniel Lopatin did synths. Led by guitarist … read more »

POSTED February 22, 2013 2:39PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,
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Stream: Local Natives, “Heavy Feet (Fryars Remix)”

London artist Benjamin Garrett—better know as Fryars—takes on “Heavy Feet,” the second track off of LA quartet Local Natives’ sophomore album. Recorded with The National’s Aaron Dessner and released last month, the band’s Hummingbird LP … read more »

POSTED February 15, 2013 2:33PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Preview DJ Rupture and Sonido Martines’ Cumbia Mix “1100 VS 2200″

In an internet-age defying move, DJ Rupture and Sonido Martines‘ new cumbia mix, “1100 VS 2200,” is on sale exclusively at Tacos Zaragoza on East 14th Street and Avenue A in the East Village. That’s … read more »

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Video: Snoop Lion, “Lighters Up”

In the video for “Lighters Up,” Snoop Lion heads to Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae and former home of Bob Marley. Among a string of lush scenery and bonfires, the toker-for-life joins Movado and … read more »

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GEN F: Lauren Flax

Sitting by the window of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Blackbird Parlour, so many people wave to Lauren Flax that it’s like she’s the grand marshal of The Bedford Ave. Parade. It feels right that someone as sincerely … read more »

POSTED October 13, 2011 1:00PM IN GEN F TAGS: ,
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GEN F: Wavves

Nathan Williams nearly drowned in the Pacific one night. Hopped up on teenage adrenaline and cheap beer, he trampolined fully clothed off the forty-foot cliff known by San Diego locals as “The Arch.” The experience … read more »

POSTED October 13, 2011 1:00PM IN GEN F TAGS: ,
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GEN F: Woolfy

Simon James is called Woolfy both because he “ended up in a loony bin one time” and also because he has hairy legs. On the other end of the phone, before he says hello, James … read more »

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