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Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
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Archived Since:February 2, 2008

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Ford & Lopatin

Ford & Lopatin – Emergency Room I know it seems like I’m late to this party, but truthfully I’ve been following Joel’s work all along – from Tigercity to Games to now. It’s been such a natural evolution, with each release getting better. The Ford & Lopatin album is such a perfect album for these [...]

Subtracting = adding

SBTRKT – Wildfire. I don’t usually write about music that people dance to. Sure, sometimes the kids dance to the indie rock, but c’mon. That’s not exactly dancing. That’s spilling beer. The truth is, I don’t really know the vocabulary or the background for music like this. I respect it, and I usually like it, [...]

Make a good movie.

Sun Airway – Wild Palms. I’ll be honest: I have no idea what Jon Barthmus is saying. It’s loud where I am right now, with screaming children, elderly people yawping about Filene’s Basement, a barking dog. But that somehow only enhances the experience; tracks like this are made for haze and background. Sun Airway hails [...]

Why We Need They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants – Can’t Keep Johnny Down. It’s not like anybody is saying we don’t need They Might Be Giants. But when the band puts out a release every few years, the flurry of media attention is generally reverent but unoriginal. “They’re quirky!” is the usual message. “These dudes are still around, making [...]

Slow Club

My favorite part of this video is imaging what song the two dudes are actually listening to.


This track from Hypnolove’s new EP Holiday Reverie on RecordMakers is actually better without the MTV Beach House vacation clip. The video makes the song seem like a retro joke when in fact it’s a smooth little number with a nice breakdown. So there you go. Speaking of Record Makers… there’s a nice new odds [...]

Milk Music

Milk Music – Beyond Living I have heard lots of fuzz rock comparisons for this band… the wipers, dinosaur jr, husker du. But I hear two American bands when I listen to this 12?: The Replacements and Milk Music. There is just something so pop about the vocals on the chorus. It is incredibly savvy [...]


Audionom - Kein Bock TGIF right guys? Whew! Here's a little (well ok, not so little at 8+ minutes long) electro-rock jam to finish off this week by Sweden's Audionom. They've been pretty big in the alternative scene over there for a while, having formed in the late 90s... Show More Summary

I'm making out tonight with my computer

What is it with Scandinavians and great pop music? I don't know what's in the water over there, but I want some to pour in my morning coffee. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Loop Duplicate My Heart. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names...Show More Summary

You're Like an Army Baby

Softlightes - Girlkillsbear [Lo-Fi-FNK Remix]. If we haven't already, we need to talk about Friend Rock. This is the music that your friends make which you are obligated to see. Used in a sentence, it would be like this: "After dinner I've gotta go see some Friend Rock at Spaceland. Show More Summary

A bottle, a message, and a place to call home

The Isles - Summer Loans Melodic records keeps hitting me out of nowhere with these songs I can't get enough of. First all that Pedro goodness, now New York's The Isles, and more on the way. The Isles new EP, Summer Loans, follows their...Show More Summary

J-O-A-K-I-M (and friends)!!!!!!!!!

Joakim - Rocket Pearl (LIVE) Tonight at APT (413 W 13th Street) MFR favorite Joakim is going to be laying down a likely wild DJ set - based on his remixes, his own songs, and the DJ sets of his that I've heard, it will probably be full of disco, techno and everything in between, so the basement will be slamming. Show More Summary

A tomboy

Tomboy - Murky Jerky Denmark's Tomboy, aka Tomas Barfod, has been making eclectic dance music for few years now. His band-project, Whomadewho, made tons of top-ten electronic lists with their self-titled 2005 album, and we loved it here...Show More Summary

It Might Be Too Late to Tell

Philippians - 100 Knives feat. Mirah. It's always surprising hearing what's happening in little corners of Los Angeles, right down the street from my house. I come across a lot of local music, but much of it is either not good or just undeveloped. Show More Summary

post hype

Vietnam - Welcome to My Room. I know that if you're the kind of person who reads this site, by now you've probably heard a ton about this band. The truth is I've been sitting on this track for a few months because I'm conflicted--not...Show More Summary

Meet Me in the Middle

A Passing Feeling - Red Gold. Somehow A Passing Feeling was able to squeeze this record in under my radar, despite the fact that I wore out their EP and played phone tag with these guys for ages (and ultimately missed their only LA show! Sorry dudes!). Show More Summary

The Fünk

Spacek - 1st Stroke (Funkstörung Remix) I've been a big fan of Funkstörung ever since I first heard their remix album, 1999's Additional Productions. Their remixes of Björk's "All Is Full Of Love" and East Flatbush Project's "Tried By 12" totally blew my mind. Show More Summary

The Devil's Music

Black Devil Disco Club - The Devil In Us I love it when something like this comes along. Do you remember a few years back, when the Rephlex label put out a couple of records by someone called Black Devil? They were shrouded in mystery,...Show More Summary

I know I've told you these things before

Oh sweet '80s pop, will you save me from Tuesday? I think it's entirely likely. Just take a listen to this track by Brooklyn's My Teenage Stride. It's all catchy licks, sweet reverb, and steady beats. It sounds like the '80s in the best possible way. Show More Summary

Skaters are pretty

Tommy Guerrero - Salve Tommy. Guerrero. What a rap sheet this (growed up) kid has: 80's skateboarding star, skate label co-founder, deck art director for Krooked boards, and oh yeah, dude makes music too. To the tune of collaborations with Lyrics Born and Prefuse 73; amazing remixes for personal favorites Poets of Rhythm and Money Mark. Show More Summary

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