Mixed Media

July 2016

DJ Shadow - “The Mountain Will Fall” (Singles Going Steady)

The title track from DJ Shadow's first album in five years is the sound of an old pro showing the kids how it's done.

Jeff Beck - “Live in the Dark” (Singles Going Steady)

Jeff Beck is still kicking ass at the age of 72.

Minor Soul - “One Chance” (audio) (premiere)

“One Chance” is sheet-smooth bedroom pop, acoustic guitars and plinking synths soaring under the vocals.

Cheshires - “Love This Feelin’” (audio) (premiere)

"Love This Feelin'" spins an update on classic rock, rambling psych dustiness taking center stage.

The Strokes - “Threat of Joy” (Singles Going Steady)

The Strokes take a low key approach to the music, and it pays off handsomely.

Blesst Chest - “Blesst Chest Theme Song” (audio) (premiere)

Think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set.

Wrinkles - ‘Separation Anxiety’ (album stream) (premiere)

Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect.

The Chairman Dances - “Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of spirited indie rock lazy music writers describe without fail as “jangly,” shimmering verses dropping into a dusty, stomping chorus reminiscent of the wandering rock of Springsteen and Darnielle.

National Park Radio - ‘The Great Divide’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Great Divide is dance music in its most traditionally American sense: this is the stuff you waltz to around a campfire with your sweetheart.

Kendra Erika - “The Truth Never Lies” (video) (premiere)

Kendra Erika updates the Bond-girl framework to 21st century terms, an embrace of glamour and sexuality as an empowering tool.

June 2016

//Mixed media

The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

// Moving Pixels

"There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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