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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 »

Soundtrack A Surgery

Soundtrack A Surgery
Hello, friends. This is a scheduled post, as I am having surgery today. Probably right now. It’s on my right hip, much like the one I had on the left side back in February. What I was diagnosed with is Avascular Necrosis — basically, the hip joint bone slowly becomes not-round-anymore, and flattens-out at the... Read more »

In-Studio With KEXP: How all free music should work

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KEXP radio out of Seattle regularly posts the best new music on the internet. For free. (You just gotta dig through the bin a little.) It comes by way of their live in-studio sessions, usually four songs, performed by just about every near-rock band or person you’ve heard of with a new album (not Bieber,... Read more »
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In Defense of Hollywood Actor Rock-Star Wannabes

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard once said (about 30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto), “He’s a professional actor in music; so there’s no way to feel any sincerity about his position as a musician… Because he makes a living playing characters.. [he's] also acting what you think a rock star should act like.” What’s most amusing... Read more »

Garbage rises above the '90s resurgence

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So very many staples of the ’90s decided it’d be a good time to make a comeback this year — from Candlebox, Counting Crows, Creed and The Cranberries to Eve 6, The Offspring and Limp Bizkit (if you wanna count them as ’90s (or as anything)). Alice in Chains is even rumored to be working... Read more »

Pussy Riot's new punk rock anthem

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This song is crazy. It’s catchy. It rocks hard. And it’s freaking real. “Putin is lighting up the fires of revolution.” That kind of stuff can get you thrown in jail in some places (think about that the next time somebody calls Obama a socialist and nobody runs around the corner with tear gas). Imprisoned... Read more »
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Quality jams to jam with your friends

Quality jams to jam with your friends
There’s plenty of actual freestyle jamming going on when The Annual Jam Band gets together. It’s how we were born. It’s what we do best (and love). J., Taller J. and I spend borderline-inappropriate amounts of time neglecting work, exercise and calling our poor, worried mothers to craft unique and jammable chord progressions. And spending any... Read more »

A Dispatch Concerning Dispatch: Circles Around the Sun

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Dispatch’s new album was released today, Tuesday, 8/21/12. That’s something you might have never thought you’d hear again after they broke up in 2002. And again after their “final concert” in 2004. And then when they never quite re-united, but played a killer show for Zimbabwe in 2007. The three equal bandleaders have, once again,... 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 »
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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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