Mixed Media

February 2016

Parquet Courts - “Dust” (Singles Going Steady)

"Dust" is a cool sonic upgrade to the Parquet Courts' formula.


Holy Ghost! - “Crime Cutz” (Singles Going Steady)

NYC smartasses Holy Ghost! drop a badass slice of synthpop like it ain’t no thing.


Karriem Riggins and J Rocc (360°) - “Lightworks” and “E=MC²”

Renaissance man Karriem Riggins slays on the traps over a medley of J Dilla tracks.


Eva Salina - “I Barval Pudela” (audio) (premiere)

"I Barval Pudela" is a gorgeous tune that highlights the complex singing style employed in Balkan music and shows off Salina's stunning voice.


Penny and Sparrow - “Makeshift” (audio) (premiere)

Austin singer-songwriter duo Penny and Sparrow move from delicate folk to rough-edged Americana on their new album.


Sean Anonymous - “Chapters” (video) (premiere)

On this new track rapper Sean Anonymous takes a break for a bit of slow jam.


Janiva Magness - “Love Wins Again” (audio) (premiere)

Janiva Magness has built a career on the intersections of genres, seamlessly blending blues, Americana, country, pop, and most importantly soul into her own unique sound.


Throwing Shade - “hashtag IRL” (Singles Going Steady)

Throwing Shade critiques the phony plasticity and the anti-intellectualism of social media most effectively on "hashtag IRL".


So Pitted - “holding the void / the sickness” (Singles Going Steady)

Wire meets the Fluid on the most postmodern release Sub Pop has offered thus far.


Moderat - “Reminder” (Singles Going Steady)

Moderat return with a swirling techno soundscape that evokes Trentemøller’s music as much as it does In Rainbows-era Radiohead.


January 2016

December 2015

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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