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Jessie Ware – 110%

Posted July 12, 2012 by Kevin

We first became acquainted with Jessie Ware as one of the outstanding voices backing the latest SBTRKT album (along with  Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon) as heard here:     Well, her Sade-like dubstep has given birth to bouncing electropop baby – called ‘110%’.  It drifts and drives over a deep Little Dragon-like beat, but keeps a bright and sweet […]

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Yeasayer – Glass of the Microscope

Posted August 15, 2012 by Kevin

On Fragrant World, out August 21, it can be hard to tell where organic sounds end and electronic wizardry begins — a fitting mystery for a band so preoccupied with humanity’s ever-shifting place in the modern world. From the opening seconds of “Fingers Never Bleed” on, its worldview is fully realized, as a stormily off-kilter arrangement […]

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Tom Waits kicks it with Kool Keith

Posted September 26, 2011 by Peter Jerome

“The piano has been drinking”… and Tom Waits has been collaborating.  N.A.S.A. is a hip hop project filled with collaboration from all walks of musical life.  The Spirit of The Apollo features Kanye West, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Kool Keith, 2na, George Clinton, and even the guitar work of John Frusciante all under one shiny, neatly pressed […]

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The Weeknd – The Birds (Part 1)

Posted October 5, 2011 by Kevin

The dark heart of R&B gets even more unnervingly sophisticated:    Want to get effed up and hit an exclusive loft party, but need a creepy sex vibe to seal the deal? Abel Tesfaye has something he’d like to slip in your iPod. Thursday is the second of a planned trilogy of free albums that […]

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House of Wolves – Follow Me

Posted October 8, 2011 by Kevin

It might be the bitter side of life that Rey Villalobos likes, but unlike this refrain in the final minute of House of Wolves’ opening song “50’s,” it’s his sense of sparse, majestic beauty that instead lies within the group’s forthcoming debut album, Fold in the Wind. House of Wolves, the solo vehicle for Los Angeles songwriter and […]

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