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DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony
(Cicero Recordings LTD)
Release Date: 13 November 2012

DeVotchKa’s music has always been grand in scope, possessing an almost filmic quality in its ability to paint sound collages of vast landscapes. In other words, the band’s music has been practically begging for a symphony orchestra from the get-go and now they have one. DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony sees the group teaming with the 60-person Colorado Symphony for a stunning performance of many of their best songs.

Hidden Orchestra prefer to let the music speak for itself. Suffice to say, they’re an electronic jazz collective based in Edinburgh, and the follow up to their critcally acclaimed Night Moves is even less relaint on vocals. As the double A-side for their new album Archipelago indicates, however, their music is likely to leave discerning listeners speechless too. Also see the great interview Hidden Orchestra in Plain Sight.

Titus Andronicus’ latest album ‘Local Business’ releases next week and you can listen to it in full over at NPR. The group is naturally touring to promote… check out the dates below.



Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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