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SBTRKT collaborates with Ezra Koenig; announces upcoming album

SBTRKT collaborates with Ezra Koenig; announces upcoming album

Earlier today, SBTRKT announced that the follow-up to his 2011 landmark self-titled debut will be titled Wonder Where We Land. On top of that, the acclaimed music producer released a track that includes an unlikely collaboration with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Further details on the album’s release date are […]

by × July 22, 2014 ×

Track Reviews

Flying Lesson – Yo La Tengo

Flying Lesson – Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo is a true journeyman band. The indie rockers have survived the depths of time and have continued to keep their music interesting throughout their tenure. On their 1995 record Electr-O-Pura, one of the earlier releases in the band’s discography, Yo La Tengo was in the midst of […]

by × July 22, 2014 ×

Music News

Weezer release song off upcoming album

Weezer release song off upcoming album

Weezer has released the official studio version of their new song ‘Back to the Shack’ on KRQQ this morning. Anyone that has followed Weezer’s career recently will be well aware of the major dip in quality on their past few releases and believe it or not, this song is meant […]

by × July 21, 2014 ×

Track Reviews

Water – Juan Wauters

Water – Juan Wauters

Arguably the best track on the solo debut album N.A.P. – North American Poetry, Juan Wauters goes for a lyrically simplistic way of demonstrating his softer side. The rhythmic acoustics make for very easy listening and stays constant until the tempo slows down about two minutes and fifteen seconds in. […]

by × July 20, 2014 ×

Track Reviews

Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton

Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton

Though on the surface this cover of Tony Bennett’s “Blue Velvet” feels almost like a high-school prom anthem, it would be unwise to look past this track due to the warmth of Bobby Vinton’s sweet vocals. This version re-popularized the 1960′s classic when it was powerfully used in David Lynch’s […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

Album Reviews

Cassette EP – Viet Cong

Cassette EP – Viet Cong

On the third last song of Viet Cong’s Cassette, vocalist Matt Flegel sings, “we are a structureless design.” After voyaging through this short, but dense, mixture of half psychedelic, half garage-punk songs, his words couldn’t seem more accurate. By the album’s close, I realized my perspective on the VanGaalen produced […]

by × July 15, 2014 ×