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New Music Monday

Dave Alvin – Harlan County Line

Posted October 14, 2011 by Kevin

Dave Alvin’s latest album may be his best yet, its tales of the flipside of the American Dream set to gritty blues riffs that speak of long months on the road. That’s the actual location proceedings start off in “Harlan County Line”, Alvin musing in a motel on how “People can be noble, people can […]

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Shlohmo – Wen Uuu

Posted April 2, 2012 by Kevin

In his review of Shlohmo’s latest Vacation EP, Andrew Ryce (of Pitchfork) addresses the EP’s 2nd track Wen Uuu, writing: “The meek and plaintive “wen uuu” further ratchets up the percussion, but this time it’s a bumpy zig-zag of makeshift drums leaving just enough room for a different kind of vocal sampling. Chopping up vocal syllables into […]

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Beirut – Sante Fe

Posted October 2, 2011 by Kevin

If you’re already a fan of Beirut, the first thing you notice on its new album is how much the band’s ringleader, Zach Condon, has matured as a songwriter. The second thing you notice is the album’s sophisticated simplicity. The Rip Tide is Beirut’s third long-player, and it continues Condon’s love affair with baroque instrumentation. There are […]

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Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats) – Ballad Of Easy Rider

Posted October 1, 2012 by Kevin

In the debut of the “Deschutes River Recordings,” Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats puts his own spin on The Byrds’ “Ballad of Easy Rider.” They’re river songs, sung riverside, to benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy. Free downloads available at http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/river-recordings  

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SBTRKT – Trials From The Past

Posted September 27, 2011 by Kevin

Starting out with chunky, retro-leaning 2-step workouts like “2020” and “Laika,” SBTRKT established himself as someone who could mince old styles into complex pastiches that somehow fit into the futurist dialogue of bass music But when he was scooped up by prominent indie Young Turks, it seemed like something changed: a track like “Look at […]

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