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Glass Candy – “Halloween” Video

In 2011, Glass Candy released "Halloween," an homage to the classic John Carpenter film of the same name. Back then, it came attached with a…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 10:21 pm

The Avalanches – “Because I’m Me” Video

The Avalanches have a history of memorable videos, though they come as few and far between as their music -- "Frontier Psychiatrist," "Since I Left
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Fred Thomas – “Brickwall”

Last year, Saturday Looks Good To Me leader Fred Thomas released a solo album, All Are Saved. It wasn't his first solo album, but it…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Anna Meredith – “The Vapours” Video

Earlier this year, Scottish electronic composer Anna Meredith released an energizing new album called Varmints. Today, she's shared a video for chaotic and sweeping album…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 2:05 pm


Enemies – “Leaves”

Enemies have been creating expansive and immediate rock music for almost a decade and, going into recording their third full-length, the Irish group decided to…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 10:57 am

S U R V I V E – “Copter” Video

Everyone started paying attention to S U R V I V E because two of the dudes in it did the score for Stranger Things
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 10:26 am

Watch A Trailer For Hudson Mohawke’s Watch Dogs 2 Soundtrack

Hudson Mohawke composed the soundtrack to the upcoming video game Watch Dogs 2, and his new music will be collected on a soundtrack dubbed Dead
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 10:14 am

Jay Z Reportedly Looking To Buy Prince’s Unreleased Music

Prince left behind a massive archive of unreleased recordings at his Paisley Park estate following his death earlier this year, and it looks like streaming…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 10:02 am

Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 List Revealed

In addition to the annual Record Store Day that takes place in April, the organization behind the event has been throwing a smaller iteration of…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 5:38 pm

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Riparian” Video

Experimental electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith released her most recent album, EARS, earlier this year, and she followed that up with a collaboration with Suzanne…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 4:40 pm

Frankie Cosmos – “Fresh Pond” (Krill Cover)

Frankie Cosmos has announced a limited-edition cassette tape of cover songs that will be available for the first time at their upcoming show at Webster…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Sad13 – “Hype”

Sadie Dupuis is releasing her debut solo album, Slugger, under the name Sad13 in a few weeks. We've already heard a few tracks from it…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 2:24 pm

Stream GFOTY Call Him A Doctor

The first track on GFOTY's just-released Call Him A Doctor mix/EP honestly sounds like it could've been on the new Joyce Manor album, so that…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 10:28 am

Bellows – “Thick Skin” Video

Bellows' excellent new album Fist & Palm came out last month, the band just embarked on a tour with PWR BTTM and Lisa Prank, and…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 9:56 am

Randy Newman – “Putin” Video

Earlier this month, Randy Newman shared his humorous new song "Putin," which will be included on a new album due out next year, and today…
James Rettig | October 25, 2016 - 9:37 am

Comments from James Rettig

Yah, I've fixed. Wooooo I'm so excited for everyone to hear this!! It's so special
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October 20, 2016 on Stream Mannequin Pussy Romantic
Got a nice lil surprise for all you KKBheads next week :) ;) :)
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October 14, 2016 on Stream Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation
damn ok guys :( .... i still think this track goes
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October 3, 2016 on Ricky Eat Acid – “Nice To See You”
Argh I missed an opportunity to make a good joke...
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September 26, 2016 on Record Labels Sue One Of Those YouTube-Ripping Sites
I definitely see how the lyrics could be read as such (and you could be completely right! idk), but I ultimately came to the conclusion that, for as whiny as it is, it doesn't really read as disrespectful to me. Which is just my personal interpretation, but I do think it's very self-aware, and the song plays with perspective in an interesting way (see: I think most of the spoken word part is from Amber's "perspective," though I wouldn't fully commit to that). Of course, the whole album could turn out to be some sadsack poor-me straight boy bullshit and I'll have to backtrack on this completely, but I am holding out hope that Longstreth isn't that dumb. And this is coming from someone who never really fucked with the Longstreth-only iteration of the band, and always thought Amber and Angel and etc's contributions were always the best parts. So we'll see!! But I feel you.
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
oops yep this should be fixed in a sec :)
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yeah, throwing my lil weight behind the LVL UP album! That closing track is so crazy epic.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
argh thank you! been a crazy day, fixed
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September 20, 2016 on Hello Shark – “Alligator”
I just said the same thing in Slack a few minutes ago!! I think they're both pretty much perfect albums, but I listen to individual songs from SLM a lot more than BO nowadays. "The Socialites" & "Unto Caesar" 4ever
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September 19, 2016 on Dirty Projectors Tease First New Music In Forever
Not sure if it'll actually work since you're in Canada, but I think there's a little glitch with the NPR embed because that's displaying for me too here in NY. Maybe try clicking through to the site because I can hear it then...
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September 15, 2016 on Stream Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
"(pair or pa-yer)," says their Twitter. So I guess like the fruit! Or however you want.
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September 8, 2016 on Peaer – “Third Law”
I was so close to making a catfish joke in the post but figured you guys would pick up the slack. :') Thanks
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September 8, 2016 on Watch Katy Perry Surprise Orlando Shooting Survivor On Ellen, Offer To Pay His Tuition
Wrote this before my morning coffee settled in ;)
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September 1, 2016 on Ugh, Justin Bieber Covered Tupac On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
Yep, we got some bad info. Should be updated momentarily! Thanks :)
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August 24, 2016 on Crying – “Wool In The Wash”
This is so important. Thank you. Never delete this.
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August 23, 2016 on Please Watch These Pokémon Dance
It was ok! I only caught the last half of it because Melvins were at the same time, but I was impressed for what it was... But I'm also very much not the target audience for it, so I didn't really have anything to say about it.
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August 15, 2016 on 9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016