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|Archived Since:||February 2, 2008|
Blitzen Trapper - Heaven and Earth. Here in the southland spring actually sprung a week ago after weeks of rain granted us with this brief window of lush greens and blossoming fruit before giving way to the brown and burn of the long, hot summer. Show More Summary
I don't know about you, but I'm sort of relieved that SXSW is over. Harlem - Friendly Ghost. Mostly because I've never been, and I get increasingly bitter about this fact every year. Anyway, this band, like many other in the country, had a few shows in Austin. Show More Summary
Hot Chip - I Feel Better Hot Chip | MySpace Music Videos And that's how you make a music video....
Okay, I'm officially homesick. Dessa - Dixon's Girl. That is, homesick for a town that was never meant to be a permanent home. My wife and I caught a P.O.S/Dessa show while in Vermont last week, and it reminded me what I love about the Twin Cities scene: so much trying. Show More Summary
There's rain in the forecast here in Boston, which doesn't make me want to play the usual TGIF song. (It's Phil Collins' "That's All", if you must know.) Holly Miranda - Waves. This one fits the bill just fine. It's atmospheric without...Show More Summary
Percussion! Electric President - Safe and Sound. When it comes down to it, that's what I enjoy most about the work of Electric President. It's all so tangible, with acoustic guitars and drums like gears, all of it grinding away to keep the whole enterprise in motion. Show More Summary
We here at Music For Robots are pretty big fans of Titus Andronicus, if only for the crazy amount of enthusiasm with which they attack everything. Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union. Their new record The Monitor has a Civil War theme, but it's rooted in everyday life - which is a funny comparison, but one that makes perfect sense in context. Show More Summary
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Anxiety. The funniest thing about the Eddy Current Suppression Ring is that they spent six hours and two hundred dollars to record their new album, and spent 800 dollars and just as much time flying their name on a banner behind an airplane for their album cover. Show More Summary
I don't know why I'm writing about Minneapolis so much these days. I think a lot of Twin Cities music has just come my way, for some reason. Dosh - Subtractions. When I lived in Minneapolis, I never fully looked into Mr. Martin Dosh and his amazing drumming, sampling, and looping abilities. Show More Summary
Anyone else going to see Free Energy at Spaceland tonight? I hear their set at the Echo last night was the jam... Album drops digitally on the 6th, and physically in May. It's definitely worth the wait....
Efterklang - Modern Drift. "Modern Drift" is the first song from Efterklang's new record Magic Chairs, out today in Europe and tomorrow in the US. As opening statements go, it's a good one - the piano starts quietly, then more piano, then those thumping drums, then it all breaks open. Show More Summary
I first heard singer Maggie Morrison in the late, lamented Minneapolis band Digitata. (Well, they maybe broke up? This July interview with Digitata drummer Drew Christopher makes it unclear. But it's funny.) Morrison's new band Lookbook keeps some of Digitata's essential elements: bloops, bleeps, synthdrama. Show More Summary
One For The Team - Every Little Thing. I've been a fan of One For The Team for a while now, and it's been really interesting watching them change over the years. Their sound has deepened and darkened, and on Ghosts, their their full-length, an instrument that sounds like a Mates of States distorted electric piano adds some murkiness to the mix. Show More Summary
S. Piliso & His Super Seven - Kuya Hanjwa. Look, I'm not the guy to sort out all the political, social, sociopolitical, and other implications of the indie fascination with South African, and specifically Sowetan, music. There's a lot...Show More Summary
Bobby Charles - I Must Be in a Good Place Now. And so we lose another one....
This is a great recording of one of the many Jay Reatard shows I was lucky enough to see. Even from the back of the room it was a bloodbath. We're gonna miss him like crazy....
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Younger. Like many songs I post on here, this is a song for the in-between times. It's not triumphant. It's not a celebration of success. It's not a shoulder to cry on or a call to move on. It's not about the boys being back in town or the girls having a night out. Show More Summary
Can Numero Group do no wrong? T.L. Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship. The newest release from the archival label is Good God! Born Again Funk, out January 30. It's the 30th record from Numero, and the third in their Good God! series, which collects rare religious music from small labels. Show More Summary
Clogs - Three Two. Up here on the second floor with a windless view through palm trees to the hills of the park, the only sound is the faint hiss and woosh of the carwash on the backside of the building. Over on this side it's an idyllic portrait of southern california life. Show More Summary