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The Budos Band – Black Venom

Posted October 26, 2011 by Kevin

It’s Official: The Budos Is Upon Us. First off, can we get an Amen for Daptone Records?   You know a label has arrived when you go from being pleasantly surprised at the consistent quality of each new release to just expecting excellence. We are now officially past that point: this Brooklyn collective has amassed […]

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Fleet Foxes – The Shrine / An Argument

Posted November 4, 2011 by Kevin

Fleet Foxes’ unpretentious, crowd-pleasing directness was the key to their rapid rise. Their Sun Giant EP and self-titled debut LP, both released in 2008, brimmed with inviting melodies, evocative lyrics, and open-armed harmonizing that seemed designed to reach a wide variety of listeners. Their bright folk-rock sound wasn’t exactly “cool,” but that was sort of the point– […]

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Jim James – State Of The Art

Posted March 8, 2013 by Kevin

Completed in 1939, the McKittrick Hotel was intended to be New York City’s finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public. Seventy-two years later, EMURSIVE has brought […]

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Damon Albarn – Apple Carts

Posted May 8, 2012 by Kevin

  As if Damon Albarn wasn’t already busy enough with his multiple projects and kicking Blur back into gear, he’s also found time to record a new solo album, Dr. Dee, that dropped yesterday. In fitting Albarn style given his more recent concept-driven projects, Dr. Dee is, err, a concept-driven project: an album inspired by the life and times […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela – Hanuman

Posted October 9, 2011 by Kevin

An oldie but a classic.  One of my favorite live performances of theirs, played out on the stage of Jools Holland’s 2009 year-end Hootenanny.  “Hanuman” is the lead track that kicks their latest album, “11:11” out of the gate.  11 songs, inspired by 11 different artists.  This one hails roots from non other than Carlos […]

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