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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
(Carpark)
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.

SONG LIST
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…

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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