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Jam of the Day | The National – Sunshine On My Back

via Line Of Best Fit The National have just released a surprise single called “Sunshine On My Back” that was recorded during the sessions for 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me. Matt Berninger’s morose croon dances over a propulsive hi-hat groove and the track is immediately, unmistakably The National, but an element of intrigue is presented when … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Daughter – Human

In the early morning, after narrowly escaping the dreamy confines of sleep, completing the 20 yard journey from your bed to the bathroom can feel like climbing Everest. Upon finally entering the porcelain throne-room, you’re faced with a challenge that is often overlooked, but quite difficult nonetheless: facing yourself in the mirror. That might sound strange, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Twin Shadow – Five Seconds

Twin Shadow (AKA George Lewis Jr.) has announced the upcoming arrival of his sophomore LP, Confess, with a bang. “Five Seconds,” the new record’s lead single, features Twin Shadow’s signature synth-driven rock and is as sharp as George’s perfectly styled hair.  Sweeping synth swaths and steady racing drums serve as the backdrop for interjections of … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Grimes – Oblivion

Canadian singer Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) has a new record, entitled Visions, coming out tomorrow (4AD). Early spins of Visions indicate that Grimes has zeroed in on a unique musical alcove; beat-heavy electro-pop that consistently toes the line between dreaminess and darkness, the familiar and the odd. The lead single “Oblivion” kicks off with a … Read more

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Album Review | tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

Speakers Rating: 88/100 New England musician Merrill Garbus is tUnE-yArDs. tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus. Her second LP, w h o k i l l, was released on April 19th (4AD), and since then, Ms. Garbus has been taking the web by storm… for good reason. The songs on w h o k i l l … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Twin Shadow – Slow

Brooklyn’s Twin Shadow, AKA George Lewis Jr., is a throwback genius, and it took him only one record to achieve this status. His debut LP, Forget, calls on, nay commands, the listener to remember (and desperately long for) the late seventies / early eighties heydays of the new wave and post-punk genres. Twin Shadow channels … Read more

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(REMIX) Pajammy Jam of the Day | Deerhunter – Helicopter

Last week, we brought you Deerhunter’s “Helicopter.” Well guess what? It’s back. This time, reworked and remixed by uber-talented producer Diplo (along with Lunice, a remix master and pop-lockin’ savant out of Montreal, Canada). The re-imagined “Helicopter” now has a bit of a street swagger and a synth-driven gangsta lean in the hook. It might … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Deerhunter – Helicopter

Deerhunter, the ever-evolving and prolific Atlanta quartet, led by charismatic and wildly creative front-man Bradford Cox, has come a long way from 2007’s exceptional, but occasionally impenetrable, psych-space-noise debut LP Cryptograms. With each passing year, Deerhunter’s music becomes more and more accessible, without sacrificing the band’s unshakable originality. With its latest release, Halcyon Digest (released … Read more