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by Tyler Gould

18 Nov 2009

Re: this song, our own Mehan Jayasuriya said it well:

“On “Quick Canal”, he lovingly builds up and tears down a cathedral of sound for Sadier to inhabit, layering a deep bass groove, tambourine hits and a wall of gently panning organs atop a steady, shuffling beat. Midway through, the song falls apart, briefly taking a detour into glitchy noise before giving way to a squall of fuzzed-out guitars. Try as Cox might to obfuscate the vocals, however, Sadier’s voice proves indefatigable.”

by Tyler Gould

18 Nov 2009

Neko caps off a good year for her and Middle Cyclone with a visit the the Risible One:

by Tyler Gould

18 Nov 2009

Toro Y Moi
Causers of This
Releasing: 23 February

Toro Y Moi is Chaz Bundick. He just got signed to Carpark, who will release two of his albums next year, and you can already hear a great deal of material from the first of them below. He gets a lot of Animal Collective comparisons, surely due to all the beeps and bloops and such, but he’s working in a much more conventional songspace, inviting listeners to just sort of chill out.

01 Blessa
02 Minors
03 Imprint After
04 Lissoms
05 Fax Shadow
06 Thanks Vision
07 Freak Love
08 Talamak
09 You Hid
10 Low Shoulders
11 Causers Of This

Toro Y Moi
Blessa [MP3]

Talamak [MP3]

by Faye Rasmussen

18 Nov 2009

Yesterday, Katy Perry’s new MTV Unplugged CD/DVD combo was released. Check out videos for all seven songs:

1. “I Kissed a Girl
2. “Ur So Gay
3. “Hackensack
4. “Thinking of You
5. “Lost
6. “Waking Up in Vegas
7. “Brick By Brick

by Sarah Zupko

17 Nov 2009

60 years ago this week: One of the seminal moments in musical theatre history transpired with the opening of Rodgers Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on Broadway. That first production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, ended up running for 1,443 performances and spawned the massively popular 1965 film and countless movie theatre sing-a-longs since then.

Mary Martin singing “The Sound of Music”

And the movie trailer…

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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