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Zomby – ‘Dedication’

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A masked man’s efforts should be shifty, menacing and comforting at once. Zomby’s latest, the exquisite producer’s first release for fab label 4AD, is like sitting at home and hearing the dark, interactive play Sleep No More come to life in your headphones…

2 Dec 2011 | More

Why Don’t We Watch Some NSFW Music Videos?

The inspiration for this list comes from the latest video from Beacon for the “See Through You” track, it’s the latest master stroke from the No Body album. It’s a great starter video for the NSFW genre (Not Safe For Work for those who just plugged in their internet) but no one has a job anymore, so this is list is for the congress men and women while they decide on which freedoms should be cut first.

30 Nov 2011 | 2 comments | More

The Duke Spirit – ‘Bruiser’

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With front woman Liela Moss’s velvety voice, the band’s penchant for mixing dark blues, soul, psych, British rock and 60′s swagger, The Duke Spirit is like a Victorian silver tea set, beautiful to behold, especially as the tarnish makes its sheen more complex.

23 Nov 2011 | More

What Would WIM Do? Aussie Rockers Dare to Dream

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WIM took New York City by storm at CMJ 2011, tearing into local venues like a blizzard of glam-folk glitter and virtuoso pop force and defying any notion of simple genre categorization. The Sydney-based band, whose debut release is out on esteemed Aussie label Modular Recordings just this week…

17 Nov 2011 | 1 comment | More

Beacon Decapitate Pop With: No Body

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Every time I’ve been able to see Beacon play live they’ve surprised me with the variations they were able to pull off from their previous EP So Anxious. The background video of Justin Bieber doing “Hiel Bieber”, the perversions they’ve elicited from Katy Perry, the natural breathing vocals of Tom Mulaney and the endless rearrangements driven on stage by Jacob Gobsett, all have made my fickle heart warm and my ever wandering mind focused on their production and performances.

With that in mind I am thrilled about their new release “No Body”, and an intro video the group released to set stage for a thematic development in their story telling.

1 Nov 2011 | 1 comment | More

In Case Of Feeling Tired From CMJ

It’s nobody’s fault but mine.

23 Oct 2011 | 1 comment | More

Bleeding Knees Club Sneers at Us for IAMSOUND’s CMJ 2011 Showcase

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Bleeding Knees Club’s Alex Wall has perfected the art of the sneer but it’s all in the name of good punk fun. Let’s say the band is updating fave 60′s rock classics with a California dreamin’-by-way-of-the-Gold-Coast trip for the teenager still lurking within us.

21 Oct 2011 | More

Weekend Play Cameo for MTV Hive: Weird Vibes and Popgun Presents

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“If you think we were loud and obnoxious before, you’re gonna hate this,” says singer/bassist Shaun Durkan before Weekend blasted into a new song, (“Hazel” perhaps), with all the sonic command and immediacy of hits off their Sports album.

21 Oct 2011 | More

The Duke Spirit Play a “School Night” at the Baronial Bowery Hotel, 10.18.11

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London’s The Duke Spirit were more stunning than ever, playing the posh baronial party space upstairs at Bowery Hotel on Tuesday night for KCRW’s “School Night” event…

20 Oct 2011 | 1 comment | More

A$AP Rocky, Clams Casino and the Crew at Creators Project

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Creators Project, the fabulously well thought out partnership of art and commerce from Intel and Vice Magazine, went sprawling this …Read the Rest

17 Oct 2011 | More