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Listen | NOVO AMOR – Holland

Does it sound a bit like a Bon Iver song? Sure. How many fucks to I give? None. Because Bon Iver isn’t giving me what I need these days. I need music like this for the coming cold winter nights. I need something emotional for those now-dark-nights driving home from work. So thanks NOVO AMOR. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | EL VY – I’m The Man To Be

If you don’t know EL VY just yet, you probably know of it’s collected parts as an avid reader of this here blog  See, it’s the collaborative project of the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf — two SiC favs and two guys who apparently make beautiful music together. They just shared the below … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Autre Ne Veut – World War Pt. 2

Heartbreak, man. Am I right? It can shatter a person’s soul so completely, shards remain for-literally-ever. Sinking a sharp edge in at random times, conjured by a simple smell, word, color, or place. Those edges, and the feelings they materialize can range in severity, from just a vapor of fleeting emotions, to nails-digging-in-your-back-pain and visions … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Destroyer – Dream Lover

As a tween, I played trumpet in the middle school band not because it was an instrument that interested me in the least, but because to take the class, we had to walk up the hill from the middle school to the high school, allowing about 10 minutes of unsupervised freedom. In that limited allotment, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin

First Listen – Meh, where’s the hooks, yo? Second Listen – Aight…this there’s something here I missed the first time around. Third Listen – Jesus those guitars remind me of childhood in the south! “First listen me” is an idiot! Fourth Listen – Oooh that refrain is effing sweet, I’ma click again… . . . … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky

“Awe, man…you have to see them live…” The dreaded phrase uttered by every douche whose ever been ridiculed by his male friend-base after attending a Dave Matthews concert.  Every wanna-be-hippy who saw Phish, or Rusted Rood, or some incident involving stringed cheese.  And while that may be true, it’s meant to cover that, on wax … Read more

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Jam of the Day | White Cascade – Endless

In an email to Matt Robbins, White Cascade’s drummer and just 1 of 3 men named Matt that make-up the band —  I described coming back to the blog after a month-long-paternity-leave as a fog slowly starting to lift. Indeed, it’s a slow process re-immersing myself in all things musical. The aural properties have to … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Matt & Kim – Make A Mess

We’re starting to gear up for our chance to see Matt & Kim in Nashville later this month. They’ve released a large handful of videos over the last few months to hold us over until May 9th at Marathon Music Works. If you’re into fun dance parties, be sure to see them live and pick … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Desaparecidos – City on the Hill

As a blog that features the saddest of sad-bastards more frequently than occasionally, Conor Oberst has been a staple for us over the years, mainly through his non-side-project Bright Eyes. But with the revival of his other project, the refreshingly upbeat Desaparecidos, we’re happy to bring you “City on the Hill” as our Jam of … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Liza Anne- Take It Back

Photo by Kristen Abigail Nashville artist, Liza Anne, is getting ready to release her second record titled, Two. With the anticipation of Anne’s new writings, she has released “Take It Back”, which will be featured on her upcoming record. Pre-orders will start May 5. I’m excited to see what Liza Anne has in store since … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Eza- Headlights

Photo by Jon Karr The amount of young talent coming out of Nashville right now is  rather impressive, but the artists that stick out the most are the ones that are hustling to craft their sound and keep the true nature of their music alive and well when they’re performing live. Ellery Bonham, who’s stage … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Villagers – Courage

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. It’s also the strength you draw upon in the face of pain or grief — and right now that pain and grief for this here blogger is a wife that’s getting ready to drop a baby like any day now, as well as an insane … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Active Child – Never Far Away

Oh lawd, this new Active Child has the beat of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” but, per usual, has the vocals of an angel! It’s doing weird things to me ya’ll — my body doesn’t know whether to gyrate inappropriately or stand still and mind my manners! I’ma opt on the side of gyrate and pray … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Cribs – Different Angle

The rabbit holes we follow through life are normally one-way-streets where, once we’ve traveled down them, there is sadly no going back. For my life, that’s meant never drinking PBR, Starbucks Coffee, or Johnnie Walker Red ever again. It’s also meant permanently flipping off Top 40 radio and MTV forever. Luckily though, good ole’ fashioned … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Bombadil – Coughing on the F Train

From the opening blare of those trumpets, to the secondary plunk of them keys, “Coughing on the F Train” immediately opens it’s proverbial trench-coat and reveals itself as another exhibit in the forward progression of Durham, NC’s Bombadil. Far more poppy than folksy, it’s a relatively large leap forward for a band who started out … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer

While Leon Bridges’ underground breakout (is that even possible?) “Coming Home” channeled the ever-living-fuck-out of Sam Cooke, his new single “Lisa Sawyer” sounds like the ghost of Harold Melvin slow-dancing with a laid-back Otis Redding. Visualize it as a foxtrot at a high school dance in 1963. It’s an odd sight, but Jesus it sets … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Tobias Jesso Jr. – How Could You Babe

I’ma refrain from writing a lengthy post about how if Billy Joel were actually talented, this would be the song he’d write. Nor will I complain about how this song will get little to no respect from the indie-community because its equally as accessible as it is guitarless. I’m just going to offer a warning … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Kopecky – Quarterback

If anyone ever needed an audio-example of how a band name can influence the way users consume a piece of music, I offer EXHIBIT A. Kopecky Family Band (Kopecky’s former name), draws visual images to something much more…rural than their sound suggests. Or maybe rural is a ill-conceived term and we should be using “traditional” … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Father John Misty – True Affection

via Consequence of Sound Brilliant debut albums can be both a blessing and a curse. While they firmly establish an act’s credibility, they can also create pressure to live up to yourself on the next release. Many lesser artists are not able to live up to the hype and enter the dreaded “sophomore slump.” Father … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lord Huron – Fool For Love

For weeks now, Lord Huron has been posting a series of pics on their various social media properties promoting the release of their new “stuff.”  We already know there is a new album coming out (see pic above) but the rest of the images carried song titles, all having the same throwback flair we’ve come … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Admiral Fallow – Evangeline

To the blogger of music – few things are more exciting than watching a band grow. In fact, the only thing more exciting than watching a band grow is watching a band you truly care about grow – and that, folks, is the pinnacle of music-blogdom. A veritable apex, if you will, where life and … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Petite Noir – Chess

“Chess” is one of those songs that, by the time it ends, is in a very different place than where it began. The first two minutes are pretty sparse. Just a beat, teeny guitar strum and some singing. By the end, your basically engulfed in a sonic storm that wipes your brain of the three … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Modest Mouse – Coyotes

Modest Mouse hasn’t released a new song since 1942. 1942 PEOPLE! It’s been that long!  Well, the wait is now officially over, and we’ve been able to hear not one but two new Isaac Brock songs in just under a month! 2015 is awesome! The below video is for the second single officially released from … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Smashing Pumpkins – Drum + Fife

My time here at Speakers in Code is normally spent offering you clowns a mix of either super-underground indie-rock or rap, to cleanse your sad-bastard-souls for that game Gonulsen throws on the daily. But, hearkening back to a time when I wasn’t an industry giant who knew about all the best music before it was even … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Los Campesinos! – When Christmas Comes

No matter which holiday, if any, you celebrate — I’m pretty sure we can all agree that “Christmas” music beats any other December-based-festive-music out there. Hell, I spend 99% of the year complaining about each and every religion on earth, but I spend the entire month of December spinning records that celebrate baby Jesus by everyone … Read more

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Jam of the Day | S – Brunch

Northwest guitar pop, like brunch, comes in many forms.  It can be bright and shiny like some poached eggs sided by a lil’ cantaloupe.  It can be heavy and bloated like some pain perdu topped with homemade creme fraiche.  In the case of S’s “Brunch” its best comparison is probably Quiche Florentine and one of those fancy … Read more