Review: Cloud Nothings, ‘Attack on Memory’

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Cloud Nothings storm back on their third LP Attack on Memory with a renewed sound and musical swagger that belies lead member Dylan Baldi’s sole 20 years of existence. A clear departure from… Continue reading

Download: Alvin Purple, “Huh Her” Single

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Who is Alvin Purple? On the silver screen in 1973, Alvin Purple was an Australian man who became tired out by his own irresistibility to women. In 2012, Alvin Purple is a similarly irresistible band… Continue reading

Review: Clams Casino, ‘Instrumentals’ Mixtape

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Download: Clams Casino, Instrumentals Mixtape These are interesting times for fans of hip-hop and R&B. With the buzz firestorm that accompanied ASAP Rocky’s LiveLoveASAP mixtape–prominently featuring the production of New Jersey-based Clams Casino–came… Continue reading

belated 101: Highlights from our First 100 Posts

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As the music machine is finally swinging into full gear in 2012, we’ve got a lot of tracks and features lined up in the coming weeks. But in the meantime, let’s take a… Continue reading

New Shlohmo: “wen uuu”

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Our beloved beatsmith and generous purveyor of good Bad vibes Shlohmo has shared the first track from Vacation, an upcoming EP due early February on Friends of Friends. Fans of Shlohmo couldn’t mistake… Continue reading

Download: The Thrill Mix

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Click the album art for the free, safe download. You won’t find a mix like this one among our past mixes. In fact, I’ll venture so far as to say you won’t find… Continue reading

belated, baby’s Top 100 Songs of 2011

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2011 has given us a lot of great music–more than we here could responsibly listen to, and certainly more than 100 excellent songs’ worth. But alas, here we are, with one more list… Continue reading

belated, baby’s Top Albums of 2011: 30 – 01

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And now, our Top 30 albums of the year. Shabazz Palace’s one-of-a-kind, frequently mind-blowing Black Up takes the top spot after ranking high in each of our individual staff lists. Of course, if… Continue reading

belated, baby’s Top Albums of 2011: 60 – 31

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We’ve spent the year swapping and recommending albums, putting off listening to albums, obsessing over albums. We’ve spent 7 months of 2011 publishing some of our thoughts on those records, and now that… Continue reading

Download: Trophys, “Funeral” + “Interlude // Problem Child??” single

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Meet Trophys. Day to day, this synth-loving 3-piece out of Maidstone, England is turning heads at an ever-increasing rate, which is remarkable considering how many bands have struggled to forge an identifiable sound… Continue reading