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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert “Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that. The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” … Read more

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10 to Spin | Oh Land

Nanna Øland Fabricius. That’s her real name, but she goes by Oh Land, and I’ll be honest: I’m a little smitten. Have been for months now, I just haven’t written about her. I love pop music when it’s done right, and Oh Land does just about everything right in my book. She even kicks major … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Junip – In Every Direction

The Swedish band Junip, fronted by Argentinian-born Jose Gonzalez, released an eclectic, electronic folk album last year that resulted in, at most, a moderate blip on the indie rock radar. Fields should have been all over the place, buzzing like Gonzalez’s other albums of intimate guitar and vocal work. But for some reason, it never quite … Read more