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Duncan Cooper

Animal Collective Cover Time: Hear Holobody’s Poppy Take on “Fireworks”

FADER PREMIERE Couple months back, we brought you a covers comp by self-described “aspiring label” Odd Castles—it featured lots of office favs from the Orchid Tapes showcase circuit, bedroom-something-pop-something and beyond: Alex G, R.L. Kelly, … read more »

POSTED July 25, 2014 11:07AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Lewis, Long-Lost Shirtless Genius of the ’80s, Made a Second Album, Romantic Times

Some catch-up, in case you’ve missed the Lewis fervor: In 1983, an unknown blonde Canadian using the name Lewis records an album of wispy synths and mumble-crooning called L’Amour. He puts it out on the … read more »

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Radio Disney Remix Heaven: Download Lil Angel Boi’s “Guilty”

Okayyyyyyyy… so… you might’ve heard of the 17-year-old pop singer Cody Simpson; he recently won the 2014 Kid’s Choice Award (regional Australian edition) for Favorite Aussie Homegrown Act, and appeared on Dancing with the Stars. … read more »

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Swedish R&B Singer Erik Hassle Channels Prince in “Pathetic” Video

FADER PREMIERE Stockholm singer/songwriter Erik Hassle spins the Miguel-and-Prince meter to high on “Pathetic,” with a growly bass line, lyrics that alternate between confidence and self-effacement, choice cuts of falsetto, curly locks propelled northward, leather … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: This Dude Dancing to I Love Makonnen’s “Maneuvering”

No artist is brightening my summer more than Atlanta-via-LA’s I Love Makonnen, a singer and sort-of rapper whose sound and spirit embody equal parts Slick Rick, Lil B and Lana Del Rey. His I Love … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2014 11:13AM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Los Angeles Police Department Announces Debut LP with “She Came Through (Again)”

FADER PREMIERE I think of the endearingly double-takey band name Los Angeles Police Department as, like, whatever good the actual LAPD does is contained in a single musician named Ryan Pollie. Hot new announcement: his … read more »

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Another Country: A Freewheeling Hour with Sturgill Simpson

An extended interview with a modern outlaw Every other Thursday, in his new column Another Country, Duncan Cooper showcases country, folk and bluegrass music that’s so often unsung around these parts, with an emphasis on … read more »

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Stream Guitarist Daniel Bachman’s Latest, Greatest LP, Orange Co. Serenade

FADER PREMIERE I’ve cited this interview before, but it’s just one of my favorites. Spoke to the newly North Carolina-based guitarist Daniel Bachman last year around the release of his album Jesus I’m a Sinner, … read more »

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What If The Streets Made J-Pop? Hear bo en & COR!S’ “I’ll Fall”

FADER PREMIERE bo en, when I’ve played his music for people, usually gives rise to a reaction like this: “WTF… No… OMG… Yasssssssssssssssss.” His style can be a bit jarring, but it’s so nuanced and … read more »

POSTED July 10, 2014 11:21AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Giraffage Remixes “Lionhearted” by Porter Robinson, Please Send Us Zoo Jokes

Oh man, there’s a great safari pun in here somewhere but I’m too Mondayed ouuutttt riiiiight nowwww—please send help. Giraffage remixed “Lionhearted,” probably the poppiest single from Porter Robinson’s album-of-the-year-in-the-making, Worlds. The original’s got some … read more »

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