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by Joseph Fisher

8 Mar 2011


Below you can stream the lead single from Explosions in the Sky’s new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Arguably, the track grooves along like nothing else that the band has ever written. Don’t worry, though. It gets loud at the end. 

Trembling Hands by Explosions in the Sky

by Timothy Gabriele

8 Mar 2011


The former Skull Disco co-founder Shackleton has always been a figure whose music seemed to bubble under the skin as much as rumble along the surface, so soundtracking a series of flies circulating around the studio of German artist Juergen Boettcher aka Strawalde, seems creepily fitting.  I’m not particularly flummoxed by the footage, which seems like leftover scraps, but the utilization of a Shackleton soundtrack could mystify even the most mundane scenery.

by John Garratt

8 Mar 2011


Just like Viktor Krauss and Marc Johnson before him, Kermit Driscoll is a versatile veteran jazz bassist making a debut album after many years of service as a session musician. And like the aforementioned musicians, his debut sounds an awful lot like an album made by his sometime-boss Bill Frisell. Is this such a bad thing? Hell no. Besides, it certainly helps that Driscoll’s originals are powerful enough to stand erect with any guitarist at the helm. Kris Davis and Vinnie Colaiuta fill out the ensemble on piano and drums respectively. Davis in particular goes above and beyond her call of duty with rolls and trills, and preparing the piano. And Colaiuta.. .well, Sting doesn’t hire just any old chump.

Reveille won’t drop until April, but it will be worth the wait.

by Jessy Krupa

7 Mar 2011


August 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month full of teen talent and TV events.

The Jonas Brothers open their “Live in Concert” tour featuring Demi Lovato and other co-stars from the Camp Rock movies. The tour is considered unsuccessful, as cancellations due to weather and low ticket sales cut into profits.

 

by Timothy Gabriele

7 Mar 2011


If hypnagogic’s tape culture has a vinyl-only house-oriented equivalent, it’s Brooklyn-based Future Times Records. Their latest psychedelic pacakage by Protect-U is no exception. It’s one part Stan Brahkage and one part Light Brite. And the music’s pretty great too.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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