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Passion Pit
New Music Monday

Passion Pit- Take a Walk

Posted May 7, 2012 by Sierra

  “Take a Walk” is Passion Pit’s first single since 2009’s “Little Secrets.” Did the switch to a major label (Columbia Records) distort their sound? The casual listener would only notice a slight change in singer Michael Angelakos’ vocal delivery. His signature, high-pitched approach has been discarded and replaced with a more inviting register. After […]

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Chromatics
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Chromatics – Kill For Love

Posted April 9, 2012 by Kevin

Chromatics formed in the Pacific Northwest as a rickety no-wave band more than a decade ago, but re-emerged in the mid-2000s with a revamped lineup and a new sound that nicely coincided with a resurgence of interest in the slow, dreamy, not-always-Italian dance-pop subgenre known as Italo disco. As with other acts on New Jersey-based Italians Do It […]

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Willy-Moon
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Willy Moon – Railroad Track

Posted November 26, 2012 by Kevin

With the image and vocal style of 1950s music legends paired with modern hip-hop production, Willy Moon has resurrected that old time rock ‘n’ roll and adapted it to the 21st century. His music pushes the limits of existing genres, combining elements from different time periods in music history to create fresh adaptations of vintage […]

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grimes
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Grimes – Skin

Posted February 27, 2012 by Kevin

Claire Boucher works across many media. In addition to making music, the restless producer and mesmeric voice behind Grimes is an artist (she makes her own album covers), a filmmaker (she directs her own music videos), and a dancer (she choreographs them). Her most ambitious project, though, may be herself. Over a rush of ever-stronger records—beginning with […]

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Kathleen Edwards + Justin VErnon
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Kathleen Edwards – Change the Sheets (feat. Justin Vernon)

Posted October 4, 2011 by Kevin

Canada’s Kathleen Edwards has, perhaps too quietly, put together one of the stronger collections of albums by any young artist in the past decade. After turning heads at SXSW in 2002, she released her debut, Failer, a vulnerable audio-diary that had people lazily drawing the typical alt-country connecting line between her and Lucinda Williams and […]

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