Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Azealia Banks, Tink, Iggy Azalea Song: Tink - When I'm Lit (The GTW rework) [download here] What's so good? First I heard of the multi-talented Chicago producer The GTW, aka James King, was a 2010 release called Don’t Smoke The Cigarette. Show More Summary
Before he moves on to Operation Kill Everything, Game picks up the California Republic mixtape track “Hit The J” for a visual.
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Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: The xx, Mirel Wagner, The Antlers Song: Houses - The Beauty Surrounds (Silent Rider Remix) [download here] What's so good? Only adept lyricists dare to tread into the topic of death. Balancing...Show More Summary
Ten years ago, they were just a couple of boys from Akron, OH.
Hunter Hayes just scored a decently big pop hit with "Wanted", which was initially his first big country hit. Perhaps that's why he's taking a cue from the pop market, and re-releasing his first album in an expanded edition called (Encore) this summer.
It's hard not to root for Chris Young. He can really sing and his music would sound identifiably country if it was released twenty years ago, making it sound like Hank Williams in comparison to what's passing for it these days.
Friday night was a night for the favorites. Heading into their conference semifinals, both Miami and San Antonio were, clearly, destined for easy five-or-six game series against Chicago and Golden [...]
In the 2005 film Junebug, Will Oldham’s character works for a Chicago curator, on the lookout for “outsider artists” in the backwoods of North Carolina for a big city gallery. It’s not a bad metaphor for Oldham’s musical career. He’s spent much of the past two decades exploring the fringes of Southern musical traditions and [...]
by Susanna Locascio • May 2013 Oh, hi Tribeca Film Festival! With this year’s lineup, you may have edged out SXSW as my favorite place to discover documentaries. Sundance continues to snap up the marquee fictional narrative films (Fruitvale...Show More Summary
Despite being the proverbial victory cigar for the San Antonio Spurs and on-paper replacement for Stephen Jackson in 2013, things were once a lot different for Tracy McGrady. One of [...]
Holy Seattle supergroup! Back in February Trent Moorman introduced us to Dust Moth, a new band featuring members of Eighteen Individual Eyes, These Arms are Snakes, Shift, Undertow, and Sparkmarker. The band has had a couple clips on...Show More Summary
You shoulda seen the cover they wanted to do.
There’s a great Van Dyke Parks quote from Paul Zollo’s book Songwriters on Songwriting, where Parks says something to the effect of “if you can’t strip away the arrangement/production of a song and still have something interesting, then...Show More Summary
In 1965, British Invasion greats the Animals had a hit with their cover of Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and now the former Animals frontman Eric Burdon has teamed up with the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis to record another version of the song. This one is for True Blood, the HBO [...]
We’ve been enjoying David Bowie’s new album and would’ve loved for The Thin White Duke to tour behind The Next Day, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Bowie isn’t just an outstanding studio artist, he’s also an underrated live performance. Show More Summary
I was first introduced to Cosmo Sheldrake when I caught a video of him playing live in a pig sty. Yes, you heard me correctly – a pig sty. Cosmo is part of a new generation of one-man shows with his expertise as a master looper, vocalist, beatboxer and multi instrumentalist (I can barely recognize half [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Swedish House Mafia, Dada Life Song: Lana Del Rey - Young & Beautiful (Myndset Remix) [download here] What's so good? Love it or hate it, another LDR remix is here. This remix is from one...Show More Summary
Last summer, when Blur were reuniting to record a couple new tracks and play the closing ceremonies of the 2013 Olympics, I wrote here about the great English band’s 10 best songs. I opened that post by trying to answer in earnest a semi-rhetorical question posed on Twitter by Spin‘s Chris Weingarten. Asked Weingarten: Serious [...]
The RIAA has announced plans to lump online stream counts into its calculations for gold and platinum single certification. In the new system, 100 streams of a track will count as one digital download, though singles will still have to “sell” 500,000 copies to get gold certification and a million copies to go platinum. Show More Summary