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by PopMatters Staff

31 Jul 2012

Brice Ezell said of the original tune back in June, “Where the core of Hot Chip’s In Our Heads can be found is in the slower, more reflective tracks. “Look at Where We Are” is a real beauty, and a noticeable departure in being driven primarily by guitar than synthesizer. That song, along with “How Do You Do?” also reflects the continued lyrical interest the band has with Eastern spirituality.

by PopMatters Staff

30 Jul 2012

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jul 2012

Tift Merritt
Traveling Alone
(Yep Roc)
Release date: 2 October

Tift Merritt has a busy autumn ahead of her with her new album Traveling Alone hitting shops both online and brick and mortar in early October. In advance of that Merritt is busy touring North America, including an appearance at the Calgary Folk Music Festival this Saturday. Traveling Alone was recorded in Brooklyn and features appearances by Andrew Bird, Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo).

by Sarah Zupko

26 Jul 2012

Jez Collins recently praised Photek’s addition to the DJ Kicks series saying, “Photek maintains the quality that the series has become synonymous with, while providing us with a glimpse of a new, and dare I say it, more mature artist. An artist no longer worried about playing to the crowd, rather, an artist following his own musical path.”

by PopMatters Staff

24 Jul 2012

Brooklyn’s the Babies have a new limited edition 7-inch single planned for 14 August on Woodsist. “Moonlight Mile” is the first single from the upcoming Our House on the Hill releasing this fall.

//Mixed media

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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