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New Music Monday: Atoms For Peace, Amok

This first major album release of the year has been more problem than pleasure so far. And after all the confusion, I still don’t know what to think of this Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Goodrich (longtime Radiohead producer) collaboration. Atoms For Peace were supposed to drop their first album Amok... Read more »

New Music Monday: The Lone Bellow's crazy story and debut

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There’s not a lot of info out there yet on these guys — their webpage is mind-bendingly simple — but it’s hard to believe that lead jammer Zach Williams couldn’t play the guitar and sing until a friend told him to, considering he’s so good at it now. Back up… Williams’ wife was left nearly paralyzed... Read more »

New Music Monday: Beat Mark's debut album

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We haven’t had a New Music Monday in a while, but something truly worthy of a triumphant return may be breezing over the horizon. French band Beat Mark is set to drop their debut album Howls of Joy on February 19, 2013. This lead single “Breeezing!” immediately struck me as an almost surf-rocking jam with... Read more »
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New Music Monday: Divine Fits

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Here’s a super-indie supergroup for ya (unless you’ve never heard of Wolf Parade or New Turk Bombs. Then it’s just Britt Daniel from Spoon’s new side-project). A Thing Called Divine Fits drops on August 28th, but you may have already heard this single on your coolest local radio station (ie. XRT). “My Love is Real”... Read more »

New Music Monday: Friends, "Mind Control"

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It has been pointed out that Friends — the hot new band (with less Schwimmer pratfalls than its televised counterpart) — could grow to fill the void of progressive and danceable music that was left when James Murphy ended LCD Soundsystem. And you can certainly hear the resemblance in this song. Samantha Urbani and her... Read more »

New Music Monday: Django Django

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If you let YouTube play a mix of these guys, you may start to think you’re listening to five different bands. Django Django’s debut album (self-titled and dropped in January) runs through an ecclectic mix of trippy, rockabilly, electro, chanting, dancing, marching, melting jams. They’re half Talking Heads, one part Devo, one part Hot Chip... Read more »
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New Music Monday: Reptar's Body Faucet drops May 1st

Hey friends. Happy Monday. Going good so far? Everything running smoothly? Are you ready for a bit of ridiculous to shred your stable mind? Me too. How about four guys who named their band Reptar after a Rugrats character? Maybe they give us a dose of psychedelic-pop and dance-trip riddled with Afro-chants from outer space... Read more »

New Music Monday (Tues edition): Good Old War, Come Back as Rain album review

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This band has actually been around since 2008, but… that’s still pretty new. If you’d had a kid then, you wouldn’t be tired of it yet, would you? A cat, maybe. Regardless. The cool thing about Good Old War (besides the music and rockin hair) is that the band name comes from the members’ surnames:... Read more »

New Music Monday: |M|O|O|N|

New Music Monday: |M|O|O|N|
Looks like James Murphy — of the recently-retired LCD Soundsystem — has a nephew who is also an electronic musician. (I went with the cold-open to spare us all an obvious torch metaphor. ) Nephew’s band is called |M|O|O|N| (or M.O.O.N. in some places like Facebook). He released a four-song EP last November, a five-song EP... Read more »
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New Music Monday: Alabama Shakes and Sons of the West

New Music Monday: Alabama Shakes and Sons of the West
I came across a couple of really exciting young bands this weekend. One from the deep south and one that’s sure to rock Chicago (and beyond..). Both are taking old rock ‘n’ roll in a cool new direction… Alabama Shakes They’re from where they say they are. And these cats sound like Creedence Clearwater Revival... Read more »
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