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by Sarah Zupko

14 Sep 2017


British electronic artist Burial has been busy in the last two years after quite a gap in his recordings. The dubstepper has released a number of compelling singles recently and on 22 September, he has another coming. Titled “Rodent”, the lead track features Burial’s trademark use of echoey and slightly eerie vocals. Meanwhile, the Kode 9 remix ups the beats adding a techno sheen to the track. “Rodent” releases 22 September via Hyperdub and can be pre-ordered at Bandcamp.

by Jedd Beaudoin

14 Sep 2017


Photo: Drew Robinson

Shining Mirrors perfectly finds the intersection of Phil Spector-style pop and punk on “Cardiac”, the first single from the trio’s self-titled EP out 3 November. The hooks are immediate, and the track’s warm confidence wins us over within seconds; for two minutes and 51 seconds, we can revel in the trio’s remarkable combination of innocence and danger. Frontman Drew Robinson delivers a vocal performance reminiscent of Joey Ramone at his peak, suggesting at the tune’s outset that the band give it one more try.

by Jedd Beaudoin

14 Sep 2017


“What I Know” is the latest cut from Trevor Hall, featured on his new release The Fruitful Darkness Pt.1. The track is disarming in its quiet approach, spiritually informed lyrics and deceptively simple structure. With shimmering guitar figures, jazz and island inspired rhythms, the tune takes us to unexpected emotional heights in its earliest moments, then higher from there.

by Jonathan Frahm

14 Sep 2017


From behind the fanfare of electropop and indie rock, another scene is bubbling up to the surface. Fronted by composers like Chris Thile, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer, acoustic instrumental compositions are seeing a return to the forefront.

by Jonathan Frahm

14 Sep 2017


Photo: Jacqueline Passmore

Once upon a time, Liverpool’s Howie Payne fronted the Stands. Through the band’s short lifespan of three years between 2002 and 2005, they’d garnered the attention of Noel Gallagher and supported Oasis in concert multiple times. The cult following they’d received from the exposure netted them five consecutive Top 40 hits on the UK charts.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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