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Album: Natalie Prass Song: "Billz" by Ava Luna
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December 14, 2015 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2015
"It’s something that’s nice that happened. I guess I’ll have to go buy a suit." I love you Bill Withers. A no-brainer for the HOF. Questlove's book got me on to his mostly-forgotten 1974 album "'Justments," and I became obsessed with it for the better part of this year. From what I can tell, it should be considered one of the greatest R&B albums of all time, but for some reason it flew way below the radar.
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December 17, 2014 on Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees
Holy moly that song is beautiful! In Tall Buildings' self-titled debut was my 3rd-most-listened-to album of 2010 (after Age of Adz and the Suburbs) and I'm so excited to hear more from the talented Mr. Hall.
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November 10, 2014 on In Tall Buildings – “Flare Gun” (Stereogum Premiere)
This is really really good. I'd even go so far as to call it a "tour de force." It's not easy to blend so many different vibes into such a cohesive and enjoyable tune. It's epic, chaotic, melodic, groovy and moving. Man. Also, for those of y'all who aren't jazz nerds, the Maria Schneider Orchestra is like the Arcade Fire of jazz big bands -- pretty much as good as it gets nowadays. I've seen them live twice and both shows were amazing and beautiful. Really cool that Bowie tapped them for this collaboration.
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October 14, 2014 on David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”
Related: Jimmy Chamberlin is a tech VC now http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2014/09/jimmy-chamberlin-from-smashing-pumpkins-drummer-to-music-tech-ceo.html
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September 12, 2014 on Kenny G Is An Obsessive Stock Trader
Beautiful video and great song. Tony Allen's groove should somehow be preserved for posterity in the Smithsonian.
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September 11, 2014 on Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn) Video
Would expect nothing less from Eric Andre.
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September 11, 2014 on Thundercat – “Tron Song” Video (Dir. Eric Andre)
Whoops, this mash-up pretty much proves that the songs aren't alike at all. Blurred Lines is literally two chords: 4 bars of the I chord, 4 bars of the V chord, over and over again. Got to Give It Up goes I for 8 bars, then IV - V - I - II 2X. Other than the fact that they both have a cowbell and a nice medium tempo groove, I don't see how there's any argument of infringement.
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September 9, 2014 on Marvin Gaye’s Children Use A Mash-Up To Convince Judge Robin Thicke Ripped Off Their Dad
A friend of mine visited Harvard in 2005 and ended up eating dinner with Rivers in the dorm dining hall. He reported that Rivers was shy and awkward. And that he was a thirtysomething rock star eating in a college dorm dining hall.
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August 28, 2014 on Fox Is Making A Sitcom About Rivers Cuomo’s Life
Yes! Saw these dudes live recently and they were amazing. Also, Adam Schatz' "zombie jazz" band Father Figures is awesome and puts on a mind-blowing live show. Aaaand Landlady/Father Figures drummer Ian Chang plays with Son Lux and Matthew Dear and is incredible.
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April 9, 2014 on Landlady – “The Globe”
In related news... http://www.christianpost.com/news/rapper-dmx-reads-bible-verses-to-struggling-fan-on-los-angeles-street-video-106611/
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February 5, 2014 on DMX To Fight George Zimmerman In Celebrity Boxing Match
Album: Dysnomia by Dawn of Midi Song: Mobius Streak by Hiatus Kaiyote New Artist: Celestial Shore Video: Wishes by Beach House
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November 26, 2013 on The 2013 Gummy Awards: Vote & Win The Year’s Best Albums On Vinyl
Yeah I've always thought that Age of Adz was up there with the Sistine Chapel and Don Quixote as one of the greatest artistic achievements in human history, but y'know, different strokes.
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October 17, 2013 on Sufjan Stevens – “Take Me” (Demo)
Yes, finally Ava Luna got some ink on Sgum! They're one of my favorite bands, I've seen them live twice, and they put on one of the best shows I've ever seen. This cover is fun but only reveals about 7% of AL's full awesomeness. Seriously, check these bros and chicks out.
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October 7, 2013 on Ava Luna – “I Love It” (Icona Pop Cover)
Has there ever been another band with the honor of being called "skronk-pop tinkerers"?
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January 22, 2013 on Stream Buke & Gase General Dome
Wow, I just got engaged last week, so this article couldn't have been better-timed. I guess we'd better find a solid bassist and start making some music.
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January 3, 2013 on Deconstructing: Yo La Tengo, Low, And The Creative Potential Of Domestic Bliss
Sounds like a plan! I'll look for the cat and you'll look for the Mario Paint screen-cap.
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Happy to see Angel Olsen and Matthew E White on the Honorable Mentions list. Angel lives in my neighborhood and was at my band's show last week and told some people she really liked us so yeah I felt pretty cool about that.
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
That might be true. It's like, "big deal, Deerhoof did it again." And yeah, I'm surprised Swing Lo Magellan wasn't top-10 or top-5 even. But then why does Beach House get so much recognition for doing the same old [boring] thing?
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Maybe it's because people confuse them with Deer Tick and Deerhunter and it's just too much work to sort out all those deer bands.
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Whoops, meant to write "say this every time..." not "saw this..."
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
I saw this every time any list is ever released, but... Deerhoof?! C'mon! It's like the indie internet is pretending they don't exist. I saw them live 3 times this year and they're definitely the best thing ever. Crowds go all-out nutso for them. They sound unlike any other band. They're true troopers, been doing this forever. And they have prior experience topping lists. Sufjan even named the Runners Four the best album of last decade, FWIW. Why don't people care about Vs. Evil or Breakup Song?????
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
Hank Shteamer is awesome -- he's a jazz and metal guy mainly, staff writer for Time Out New York, a drummer, and he has my favorite jazz blog on the 'net: http://darkforcesswing.blogspot.com/ -- usually writes about the jazz and old-school punk/metal reissues and stuff for p4k.
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
For me, Rancid = '90s skate videos. Yesss.
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December 20, 2012 on Rancid – “Fuck You”
Welcome, Claire! That's all.
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December 20, 2012 on Hello! From Your New Staff Writer
The one thing I don't get is why can't she play guitar? Is that part of the joke or was she just being lazy on the shoot?
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December 12, 2012 on Watch Cat Power’s Funny Or Die Sketch
Great piece, Amrit. Thanks for writing. I was a percussion major in college, which led to me being exposed to lots of Indian music and studying tabla casually for a few years, but I'll be damned if I can remember the last time I sat and listened to some Indian classical music. I think it's about time. There's nothing like it, especially Mr. Shankar.
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December 12, 2012 on R.I.P. Ravi Shankar
Probably the only list that Steregoum will publish that includes Matt Ulery's By a Little Light. A seriously amazing album that fuses together jazz, contemporary classical, Eastern European folk and indie rock influences. Y'all should check it out: http://open.spotify.com/album/5bH3dabqJcse5D5jWaGgi8
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December 5, 2012 on NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012
I know, it was a reference to the #6 top-rated comment of 2011 http://bit.ly/UeYgw5 I thought maybe, to make up for this egregious error in last year's list, they'd put it at the top of the 2012 list. But not really.
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December 5, 2012 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012