The Artist D, March 2014 I was playing around in the AOL Chat Rooms in 1996. If we wanted to grasp at straws for purposes of longevity we could say that I have been on the Internet for 20 years. A couple years after my first AOL experiences in 1996 I decided that I could […]

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photo by Nina Westervelt The Brooklyn-based indie rockers Bear Hands are releasing their third album, You’ll Pay For This, on April 15th. The album reveals a sound that is more polished and mature yet retains all of its edge. An accomplishment made possible, in part, by the fact that the band’s line-up remains the four […]

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New York rappers Azealia Banks and Pete Rock are showing ab-SOHH-lutely no chill on the head state. Both hip-hop artists have flamed tf out President Donald Trump over a hilarious, hair-exposing viral clip. Banks and Rock took to Instagram this week to share some outrageous commentary on Trump’s embarrassing footage. Last month, both rappers T.I. […]

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UK singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has just released her second EP titled All That For What.  Note that the title has no question mark. [Not a note to myself]. She is not asking for your opinion but rather already knows the answer. These songs are passionate, vibrant, self-assured and defiant. If you want a little controlled, […]

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Parade Of Lights, the Los Angeles-based powerhouse electronic band, has a new single out, “Touch.” Known for combining heady synth-pop and epic stadium rock into a hook-filled alt-electro hybrid sound, the group first burst onto the scene with the release of their debut album, Feeling Electric, in 2015. “Touch” is the first new track from Parade […]

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Our twofers are coming around quickly.  Today’s pairing differ both in terms of genre and geography but are united in their necessity to be embraced by your ears. Embrace them why don’t you? White Room – “Take me away” Brighton five-piece, White Room have just released a double A-side single in advance of the summer […]

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It can be disappointing when your choice in the ‘best album’ of any artist is the obvious one.  We often like to justify to others why an album with flaws is better than one that is too perfect.  In the case of Exodus however, it is hard to begrudge its status as best Bob Marley […]

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After completely wiping clean all her social media accounts and her ficial website, Taylor Swift returned to the internet three days later with a series creepy snake videos. Hinting she was soon to make a big announcement her comeback, Taylor uploaded a different section the same snake clip every day since Monday. And on Wednesday, […]

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Two more top-picks for you this week and they are nicely contrasting while still occupying the same rarefied space of electronics and atmosphere. Apollo is Joel Jasper, a Vancouver-based multi-instrumentalist and producer who is no newcomer to the music scene – his love of all things musical beginning when he first picked up a guitar at the […]

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Here is a little story of how art and music meet science with Berlin-based duo Kovács/O’Doherty . After reading an open call from the LACMA, they submitted their idea of using audio from an abandoned, resurrected satellite that had been in orbit around the earth for the last half a century. Signal Tide would become a […]

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I am just back from what is now my eleventh annual sojourn to the UK’s End of the Road festival, re-energised for music all over again. I love festivals. It is important to find the right one for you of course. They can be intimidating places depending on size, content and weather conditions, but there […]

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If you’re looking for something a little darker, something with spikier textures and flickering spectral pulses then this month’s guest mix contributor Andrew Bates is your man. Calling on all his experience of experimenting with electronics he has constructed a mix of such industrial magnitude that it is a propulsive ride through the badlands of heavy electronics, […]

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LA garage/punk trio TEST have dropped their deubt LP  BRAIN IN / BRAIN OUT – a collection of gritty, hard-hitting tracks that seem to explode out of your headphones while you’re listening. They’ve been described as a combination of brit rock & 70s punk – somewhat reminiscent of The Hives or The Clash – or […]

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How was July for you? Thirty one days gone in a flash…  In seconds actually.  Just over 5 million of them.  But it’s the same every July of course.  The beginning of the end of the year…  In music writing terms it’s the beginning of preparation for the end of year polls, the ‘Album of […]

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So I’ve been let loose on another Two for Thursday and rather than looking forwards I’m looking back (a bit). However these are two songs you’re going to want to chase up because they are perfect for mid-to-late summer; both being sweet cuts of psychedelic pop they compliment those somnolent, humid and hazy evenings of August. […]

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Tomorrow morning, Seattle psych/garage rock band Low Hums will release their new album Night Magic Wine on Union Zero. Today, we’ve been privileged with a sneak peek of the album, which can be streamed below. The 10-song effort was produced by the legendary Jack Endino, who was most notably behind the boards for Nirvana’s Bleach […]

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When this little girl was bullied for her hairstyle, it did not break her spirit. In fact, it made her stronger. She inspired our Women Crush Wednesday this week, which is all about black women rocking locs—because they’re cute, cool, and elegant. Check out the gallery below.

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West Coast rapper Game has no plans staying f social media anytime soon. The hip-hop veteran has shared a throwback shot his late dad. The Los Angeles native jumped on Instagram Tuesday (February 6) to share a vintage pic his dad’s insane ripped body. Yesterday, Game penned a massive open letter about his state mind […]

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West Coast rapper Game is still going through the pain and appreciates everyone’s support for getting him through the loss his dad. The Los Angeles native has once again relied on social media to share his personal thoughts. The California hip-hop artist went to Instagram Monday (February 5) and dished on why he’s kept his […]

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Pressor Griff’s part the Rock-N-Roll Hall Fame group Public Enemy which known for standing up for the people. Griff was on to speak about his upcoming film The Oculist where he broke down hidden symbolism right in front your eyes and its being done by some America’s biggest corporations. He also broke down some dope […]

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