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2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am


WHY? – “This Ole King”

Winter is finalizing its grip with dropping temperatures and days that slip into night before dinnertime. Yoni Wolf is already daydreaming of the brighter months:…
Margaret Farrell | December 15, 2016 - 9:54 am

Watch Beth Orton Cover Leonard Cohen At Carnegie Hall

Electro-folk musician Beth Orton performed one of her two North American tour dates last week in Zankel Hall at NYC institution Carnegie Hall. As Brooklyn
Margaret Farrell | December 9, 2016 - 3:18 pm


Little Scream – “People”

Little Scream's newest single "People" is a battle cry. It began three years ago as Laurel Sprengelmeyer's outcry amidst what felt like an infuriating mass…
Margaret Farrell | December 9, 2016 - 11:04 am


Trentemøller – “Complicated” (Feat. Jehnny Beth) Video

"Loving me is complicated," sings Savages' Jehnny Beth on Anders Trentemøller's "Complicated." Today the track gets a visual treatment that accurately reflects its title, a…
Margaret Farrell | December 9, 2016 - 9:02 am


Sam York, Carson Cox, & Austin Brown – “Rene”

Parquet Courts' Austin Brown, Merchandise's Carson Cox, and WALL's Sam York have come together and brought forth a collaborative 7" called Fire Dance. The single…
Margaret Farrell | December 5, 2016 - 10:00 am


Yucky Duster – “Elementary School Dropout”

If it wasn’t for nap time, recess, and valuable lessons like making DIY Play-Doh from Gatorade, I’m not sure many people would make it through…
Margaret Farrell | December 5, 2016 - 9:25 am


Stream Stove Is The Meat That Fell Out EP

Stove are working on their upcoming sophomore LP but took a breather from debut follow-up pressures to release The Meat That Fell Out, their second…
Margaret Farrell | December 5, 2016 - 9:11 am


Proper Ornaments – “Cremated (Blown Away)”

Proper Ornaments are the duo of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy), and they have an album called Foxhole on the…
Margaret Farrell | November 22, 2016 - 9:04 am


Matthew Squires – “Shape Of Your Heart”

In his newest psych-pop single "Shape Of Your Heart," Matthew Squires takes on some iconic roles: "I am the Antichrist/ I am Mother Teresa, too/…
Margaret Farrell | November 21, 2016 - 10:15 am

Emmy The Great – “Rapids”

"Rapids" is the newest glimpse of music from Emmy The Great since the release of this year's LP Second Love. Singer-songwriter Emma-Lee Moss explains that…
Margaret Farrell | November 18, 2016 - 1:07 pm


Jesca Hoop – “The Lost Sky” Video

Following this year's collaborative album Love Letter For Fire with Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Jesca Hoop is continuing her relationship with Sub Pop via…
Margaret Farrell | November 17, 2016 - 10:01 am


Stream Split Single Metal Frames

Jason Narducy's name has been associated with musical titans from Bob Mould and Jon Wurster to Britt Daniel and Dave Grohl. He's been a prominent…
Margaret Farrell | November 14, 2016 - 10:02 am

Sex Stains – “Land Of La LA” Video

The technicolored, vomitous whirlwind of a music video for the Sex Stains' track "Land Of La LA" seems to eerily resonate with the state of
Margaret Farrell | November 11, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Watch Sting Bring “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” To Colbert

Last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Sting sang "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," the hearty new single from his album 57th
Margaret Farrell | November 11, 2016 - 11:39 am

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