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XL Recordings signs Willis Earl Beal, Listen to “Evening’s Kiss”

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Per the above sketch, immersed in American folk art and Harlem Renaissance ether, I expected something a little more jazzy or bluesy than what followed. After hearing his “Evening’s Kiss,” Beal’s softly sad, underspoken, and minimally-ranging voice felt less about grander statements and more about experiences…

5 Jan 2012 | More

Portishead to Release ‘Chase the Tear’; Proceeds Going to Amnesty International

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Portishead have just finished up a string of stunning NY area shows, including headlining slots at the I’ll Be Your Mirror ATP Festival in Asbury Park, NJ, which the Village Voice called “heavenly and Mephistophelian”. To keep the experience fresh for fans, they’re releasing single ‘Chase the Tear’…

6 Oct 2011 | More

Riceboy Sleeps – “Riceboy Sleeps”

The debut album from Riceboy Sleeps is an intensive, textured study in the subtle ways to change the polluted atmosphere and paint it with something beautiful. Sigur Rós vocalist Jon Thor Birgisson and his partner Alex Somers have brought to vivid, somnambulant life the exhibition project…

20 Jul 2009 | More

The Horrors to Kick Off Spring Tour with The Kills

To some it may sound like a harrowing tag line to a Halloween blockbuster: The Horrors and The Kills to …Read the Rest

9 Feb 2009 | 1 comment | More