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Peter Macia

Editorial Director

Daily Inspiration: The Tough Alliance, “Koka Kola Veins”

Tomorrow is my last day at FADER after four years, and I’ve been trying to think of the one song that embodies my time here. This is as close as I can come. I’ve forced … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2011 6:28PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (6) TAGS: , ,

Premiere: Cold War Kids, “Mine is Yours (Yeasayer Remix)” MP3

It seems like only yesterday that we were putting the finishing touches on our Yeasayer cover, but it was a full year ago. So much has happened since then: We lost a tooth, the dog … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2011 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (8) TAGS: , ,

Daily Inspiration: Low, “Laugh”

Sub Pop announced today the release of Low’s seventh album, C’mon, and offered the first single from it, “Try To Sleep.” The song is epic and lovely, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker sounding like blacker … read more »

POSTED February 2, 2011 6:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Video/MP3: Homeboy Sandman, “Fully Equipped” (Live at The Clubhouse)

Homeboy Sandman is quickly becoming the most likable rapper in New York. Online editor Naomi Zeichner just watched this and noted his royal blue North Face flappy hat and “dolman sleeve sweatshirt.” So not only … read more »

POSTED February 2, 2011 2:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Daily Inspiration: Friction, “Cycle Dance”

There is no real reason to post this today, other than that it has a saxophone in it and saxophones inspire us every day. But here are the basics anyway: In 1979, Friction was bassist … read more »

POSTED February 1, 2011 6:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

GEN F: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso practices in the least inviting building in Brooklyn. From the outside, it looks like the kind of windowless old factory where puppies go missing and children’s bicycles are melted to make switchblades and … read more »

POSTED January 25, 2011 3:53PM IN GEN F, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Daily Inspiration: Happy Mondays, “Delightful”

One of our frequent pastimes these days, now that every new song is most likely someone’s first and last, is to go back to some of our favorite band’s first releases and think about what … read more »

POSTED January 21, 2011 6:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Coincidence? Same Publisher Releases Prodigy Autobiography and Anonymous Obama Book

Venerable publishing house Simon & Schuster is getting heaps of publicity for two of its pending book releases. The first, O: A Presidential Novel (out January 25), sounds absolutely ridiculous, a semi-fictionalized (or not) account … read more »

POSTED January 20, 2011 5:30PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Who Cares Who Made “Sicko Cell”?

For the 99.9% of the world unaware, the latest song to set internet sleuths on the path to reveal secrets is “Sicko Cell,” or “I’m The Information,” depending on what you google. During recent sessions … read more »

POSTED January 18, 2011 5:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream the New Destroyer Album Kaputt

In the March 2006 issue of The FADER, then editor in chief Alex Wagner subtitled her cover story on Dan Bejar, “Destroyer and the Struggle to Make Something Strange and Beautiful With All Our Lost … read more »

POSTED January 18, 2011 5:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,