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Birthday Gift! David Bowie to release new album

January 8, 2013


Permit us to double flail this morning over the news that David Bowie – Happy 66th Birthday!! – is releasing his first album, The Next Day, in a decade. The first single off the album, “Where Are We Now”, is available on iTunes. The video was released over Bowie’s website. He does not disappoint. This […]

Fans speak – “Limited” by Jascha

February 24, 2012


Science journalist and singer-songwriter Jascha Hoffman released his latest oeuvre today, “Limited”. The music video created by John Pavlus is a mash-up of classic science fiction movies about the relationship between humans and artificial intelligences. But while the films generally view the relationship from the organic beings’ points of view, here the song inverts the […] artists Xray Spectacle 1 of The Dark Lights

January 5, 2012


We were instantly hooked by the opening electric guitar riff and falsetto vocals of this two-song EP from The Dark Lights. Formed when Australians Matt Ho, Rachel Ho and Alan Grillo moved to London in 2010 and joined forces with East Enders Paul Andrews and Paul Hayward, the band fuses a dystopian techno vibe with dance pop. […]

Fans speak – Girl in a Coma

December 9, 2011


We came across this all-girl rock band from San Antonia, TX, on NPR’s fabulously diverse year-end “50 Favorite Albums from 2011″ compendium and couldn’t get their music out of our ear. Enjoy!

Monte Pittman’s ‘Pain Love & Destiny’ – CD Review

November 4, 2011


I hope Monte Pittman won’t mind if I confess that when I heard his new album, Pain Love & Destiny, the music that it evoked most strongly for me was the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper. I’m not being hyperbolic, and I’m not referring simply to stylistic similarities, for example in the vocal harmonies in ‘Price of […]

Daily fanatic – Bon Iver, Lady Gaga & Clarence Clemons

June 23, 2011


Here’s a sweetly personal review of Bon Iver’s new album from Sunset in the Rearview Mirror. “My life, my childhood: it’s all there, packaged into one 38-minute album called Bon Iver. Above all else, what’s blown me away the most is this album’s ability to make me step back and take a bird’s eye view of my […]