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MSMR
New Music Monday

MsMr – Hurricane

Posted May 24, 2012 by Kevin

MsMr are a talented New York native duo who have started their music careers with some hefty accolades already, premiering the track a few weeks ago, world famous DJ Zane Lowe gave them a prime time slot.  On top of that, #1 UK Album Chart toppers Marina & The Diamonds have offered them the guest […]

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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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Peace
New Music Monday

Peace- Bblood

Posted April 22, 2012 by Sierra

  First and foremost, this U.K. collective should be handed an award for “worst band name.” Three attempts later, Google provides a review from the Guardian about the Birmingham band. Luckily, the forgivable four-piece group redeems themselves with a familiar and unforgettable atmospheric rock sound. They only formed last Autumn, but have already supported Tame […]

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Chromatics
New Music Monday

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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shlohmo
New Music Monday

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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