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by Sarah Zupko

4 Nov 2009


San Diego’s Anya Marina is a rising singer-songwriter whose 2009 sophomore effort Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II was produced by indie hero Britt Daniel from Spoon and Brian Karscig from Louis XIV. Marina has a tune on the new The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack where she appears in the company of Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, and Death Cab for Cutie. The just-released video for “Satellite Heart” was shot in Portland with Scott Coffey behind the camera. Marina’s upcoming tour dates appear after the jump.

by Tyler Gould

3 Nov 2009


So the chorus in “Automatic” shares its melody with “Lump” by the Presidents of the United States of America, but they get a pass due to music being a bit of an infinite monkeys, infinite typewriters situation these days. The rest of the song is saturated with noise and sounds exhausting. Whether it’s an beautiful, religious exhaustion or an “if I listen to this for one more second I’m going to vomit my organs” exhaustion depends on your mood, I suppose.

Twin Tigers are currently on tour with the Antlers and Minus the Bear (dates after the jump). Their debut LP, Gray Waves comes out next year on Old Flame.

Twin Tigers
Automatic [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

3 Nov 2009


At a few points in this video, it looks like the new single from Tegan and Sara has a little life in it. It doesn’t take much—a lilt in the vocals—but it’s enough to show that “Hell”, in its banality and its cautiousness, does a disservice to the artist.

by Tyler Gould

3 Nov 2009


Don’t get too excited, “Heaven Can Wait” is not a cover of the Meat Loaf ballad from Bat Out of Hell, but the wispy voices of Charlotte and Beck over the otherwise chunky, clumsy track from the upcoming IRM (releasing in January) has its own appeal. The album’s title track is also available to download with an e-mail sign-up at Charlotte’s web site.

by Andrew Martin

3 Nov 2009


This multi-talented beast of a producer offers up his latest project, ...Just Visiting Too, for free. It’s a collection of seven covers that include tracks from Stevie Wonder to Prince. Zo! gets some help from his cohorts in the Foreign Exchange crew, such as Phonte, Yahzarah, Carlitta Durand, and Darien Brockington. If you are looking for a smooth musical boost in the morning, this is just what you need.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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