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Friday, Oct 10, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Choosing how you listen to your music is no easy choice; fortunately, Philips offers music lovers an easy option with their excellent range of headphones.

For a real music lover, choosing headphones or earphones is no easy task. Genuine audiophiles will never be satisfied with pulling the cheapest earbuds off the rack; we want something that brings the best out of our music, because music is no small matter.


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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Copies of the band's latest 7" reference new album called Rose Mountain.

This Monday, Screaming Females premiered their new single, “Wishing Well”, online. The song is wistful and resigned. It’s hard to figure out which sounds more jarring coming from Marissa Paternoster, the low-key meandering guitar lines that open the song or the lyrics where she promises to “be much sweeter”. It’s poppier than anything in the band’s catalog and is an exciting step forward.


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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
Psychedelic soul band King Khan and the Shrines played an incindiery show on KEXP back in March and today the radio station has released the videos on YouTube.

Here’s the full set…



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The warm vocal harmony and inviting mood of Memphis Dawls' "Skin Like a Cage" is but one example of why this trio has made a splash in its native Memphis.

The Memphis, Tennessee folk trio Memphis Dawls, comprised of Holly Cole (guitars and vocals), Jana Misener (cello and vocals), and Krista Wroten (viola, mandolin, accordion, and vocals), has already made a significant splash prior to the release of its forthcoming LP, Rooted in the Bone. Though the band has yet to release its first full-length they have opened for legendary acts like Emmylou Harris, as well as more recent musical innovators like Jack White. “Skin Like a Cage”, a cut off of Rooted in the Bone, is both a cozy fit within the recent upswings in folk music and a throwback to the vocal harmonies of Linda Ronstadt’s best records.


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The ethereal, sensual groove of "A Ghost to Find", the latest by the Minneapolis band Sun Gods for Gamma Rays, is a promising sign of what's to come from this up-and-coming band.

The Minneapolis band Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, comprised of Brianna Kocka (lead vocals), Paul Flynn (guitar), Brian Gollnick (bass), Peter Bregman (keyboards), and Mitch Miller (drums), are set to release their new album, A Ghost to Find, in the next month. (Although the band’s name may indicate otherwise, they are not a fanciful prog band.)


Below you can watch the video for the album’s title track. The song’s sensual groove is a perfect marriage to Kocka’s vocals. Together they form an ethereal yet substantive track that’s indicative of more to come.


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