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Monthly Archives: May 2014

#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE BURNING OF ROME: YEAR OF THE OX

Imagine, if you dare, a world where the four horsemen are galloping about, bringing much pain and suffering along with them. And you’re The Flaming Lips. What would you do to elevate people’s spirits? Obviously, you’d release an album of Bee Gees covers. That is what The Burning of Rome’s Year of the...
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#albumoftheday / review: TWEAK BIRD: ANY OL’ WAY

Tweak Bird is brothers Ashton Leech and Caleb Benjamin, who first came together as a musical duo in Los Angeles in 2006. But they grew up in Jackson County, Illinois on a 20 acre family compound built using “repurposed” and scrap wood their father brought home from his work as a carpenter. Their...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: BIRDY: “TEE SHIRT”


"Tee Shirt" is Birdy's second track to be released from The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, following "Not About Angels," and it's a tender ballad that we'd easily rank as one of Birdy's top 5 songs to date. It's a very simple acoustic number, which isn't exactly something...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: LA ROUX: “LET ME DOWN GENTLY”

La Roux is back!  Their new album, Trouble in Paradise, will drop on July 8th via Polydor.  You can pre-order it on iTunes right now and if you do you get the pre-order track “Let Me Down Gently,” which is, naturally, our #songoftheday.  It begins with hushed, oh-so-very-80s synth courtesy of the duo’s...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DAWN GOLDEN: STILL LIFE

Houses’ vocalist and Diplo protege Dexter Tortoriello has released his debut solo album as Dawn Golden. It’s called Still Life and it comes courtesy of Downtown Records and Mad Decent. But you should forget that I’ve just written this because, really, the record is nothing like what you’d expect from anyone associated with...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MARIE DIGBY: “KOREWA”


"We are more than what you see here," Marie Digby proclaims about two thirds into her inspired and inspiring new single, "Korewa," the title being Japanese for "this is." It's a song with big beats that seems to be about taking charge of your own destiny and...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SYLVAN ESSO: SYLVAN ESSO

As the story goes, Sylvan Esso weren’t intended to be a band. Singer/songwriter Amelia Meath had written a tune called “Play It Right” and recorded it with her trio Mountain Man. She then asked electronic producer Nick Sanborn — aka Made of Oak — to remix it in his style. He completed the...
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NEWS: LILY ALLEN TOUR DATES

Lily Allen, whose recently released album Sheezus Michael just gave a rave review, will be heading out on the road for her first North American tour in five years beginning in Miami on September 9th  and winding up in Los Angeles on October 10th.  This week she’s performing a sold-out show at New...
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