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Stream: Quilt, “Arctic Shark”

Update 11/6/13: Now there’s a new, fruit-and-veggie-filled video shot and edited by Merideth Hillbrand and Brandon Andrew, too. The album is up for preorder now. * * * Since its slept-on debut cassette appeared in … read more »

POSTED October 10, 2013 3:18PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Stream: Travis Bretzer, “Trying To Learn”

“Trying To Learn,” the new song from Edmonton-based Travis Bretzer, is a charming introduction to a songwriter that seems determined to make uncomplicated, classic-feeling pop melodies sound off-kilter. The 23-year-old incorporates toe-tapping acoustic guitarwork and … read more »

POSTED May 31, 2013 11:09AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream: Mood Rings, “Pathos y Lagrimas”

Mood Rings released one of my favorite slept-on gems of 2011 with Sweater Weather Forever, and now the wistful Atlanta band have finally come through on that EP’s promise, signing to Mexican Summer and prepping … read more »

POSTED April 30, 2013 12:20PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Live at Grand Street Bakery: Vietnam

Since Vietnam graced the FADER #42 cover back in December 2006, group leader Michael Gerner took some time out to breathe, shave his beard, and gather new band members for a triumphant 2013 return. A … read more »

POSTED February 25, 2013 12:41PM IN LIVE AT GRAND STREET BAKERY TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: The Soft Pack, “Tallboy”

San Diego’s The Soft Pack contemplate the hair of the dog on “Tallboy,” the second single for their forthcoming Strapped LP, a follow-up to 2010′s self-titled debut. With toasty organ tones and lush horns that … read more »

POSTED August 16, 2012 10:58AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Stream: Tamaryn, “I’m Gone”

San Francisco’s great shoegaze duo Tamaryn returned today with “I’m Gone,” paring with the oppressive humidity in a devastating tandem to make your heart beat slow and your stomach feel hollow. I’m going/ In shards … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2012 1:03PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Four on the Floor: Electronic Labels

Everything goes in cycles, and right now we’re currently somewhere in the late-middle period of a heavy electronic music resurgence. Everyone involved is obsessed with talking about the textures of their music, and even more … read more »

POSTED January 2, 2012 10:29AM IN FEATURES Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Tripwire: On Quilt’s Coherent Psych-Twang

Boston-based band Quilt had their coming out party this week, releasing their debut self-titled album (via Mexican Summer) and playing a celebratory show at Brooklyn’s Glasslands. But you’d hardly know it by searching the internet. … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2011 6:40PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Ford & Lopatin, Tamaryn and Shannon Funchess Collaborate For Mex100

There are snakes infecting the union. And when Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess says this, it gives this sentiment an even greater sense of urgency. You can’t be complacent listening to her sing anything, she emotes … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2011 3:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,
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Photos: On Tour with Light Asylum

Light Asylum are famously mighty live, sometimes Herculean and sometimes super dark, but always beaming so much power from Shannon Funchess’ vocal chords and Bruno Coviello’s keys. And they’ve built themselves up largely on that … read more »

POSTED June 7, 2011 2:00PM IN MUSIC Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,