Dear Fionn Regan: Take My Money, I Want Your EPs

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I’ve never been shy about professing my love for the music of Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. For instance, when people know you’re a music lover, “What’s your favorite album?” is a popular question.… Continue reading

belated tune: Lee Perry, “Disco Devil” (1976)

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Download: Lee Perry, “Disco Devil” For those seeking a small piece of essential dub history, you’ve come to the right place. Powerful vocalist Max Romeo (the first voice you hear on the track… Continue reading

Review: Bon Iver, ‘iTunes Session’

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Read it at Beats Per Minute.  When NPR broadcasted a Bon Iver concert live from Washington, D.C.’s own 9:30 Club last summer, I was listening. I was lying in a dorm room in… Continue reading

Download: DJ Juls, ‘Jungle Book Beat Tape’

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Download: DJ Juls, ‘Jungle Book Beat Tape’ Okay, it’s been a little over two months since belated, baby has seen a new post. But after knocking out another busy finals week, overcoming a… Continue reading

Review: Bobby Womack, ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’

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Read it at Beats Per Minute. Continue imagining yourself as invincible as you will, such is natural. But before taking on The Bravest Man In The Universe—soul legend Bobby Womack’s first original work… Continue reading

Listen: Carolina Soul’s ‘Durham Soul Review’ Mix

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Well, here’s a pretty stunning collection of soul gems from the tiny town of Durham, NC: The living local encyclopedia on soul, Carolina Soul, has put together this mix in light of the… Continue reading

Review: BJ the Chicago Kid, ‘Pineapple Now-Laters’

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Read it at BPM: Review: BJ the Chicago Kid – Pineapple Now-Laters Download: BJ the Chicago Kid, “His Pain II (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Amidst a barrage of suave, assured, confectionary-based dedications and promises… Continue reading

Review: Chromatics, ‘Kill for Love’

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Download: Chromatics, “Kill for Love” On the Chromatics’ latest release Kill For Love, producer Johnny Jewel crafts a record of cinematic scope and splendor. The sprawling 90-minute record is the Portland-based group’s fourth… Continue reading

Review: THEESatisfaction, ‘awE naturalE’

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Download: THEESatisfaction, “Enchantruss” Download: THEESatisfaction, “QueenS”  Read it at BPM (and peep the score!): “Album Review: THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE” THEESatisfaction has a few simple requests, as outlined on “QueenS,” for those who… Continue reading

Listen: The ‘Drive’ Soundtrack That Wasn’t: Symmetry’s ‘Themes For An Imaginary Film’

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By now, chances are you have heard word of how exceptional the Chromatics’ lastest LP, Kill For Love, is. Pitchfork just hit it with a “Best New Music” tag, and Marc Hogan’s review… Continue reading