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Slipped Discs 2011 - Part 1: From 13Ghosts to Friendly Fires
30 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
The three-day 2011 edition of Slipped Discs -- where we feature great albums that missed our Best Albums of 2011 -- kicks off with Akron/Family's most experimental work, Kate Bush's sound poetry, the stunning Anna Calvi, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more.
Extra Classic: Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like a Laser Beam
10 Oct 2011 // 4:59 PM
Extra Classic pays homage, and shows its own vitality, when they build off of Jamaican music, but the band should find subject material a bit closer to home.
Extra Classic - "You Can't Bring Me Down (Discomix)" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)
4 Aug 2011 // 2:35 AM
San Francisco's Extra Classic wanted to get completely authentic with their modern take on the sounds of classic Jamaican reggae, so they recorded all the tunes for their new album on 8-track tape using vintage recording equipment.