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Jam of the Day | Volcano Choir – Byegone

Photo by: Cameron Wittig “You know what were saying ‘bout us now. He’s a legend. I’m a legend. And we both go tripping thru the door.” I’m pretty sure Justin Vernon isn’t talking about himself here, but I think it’s about high-time to admit that he damn well could sing that line about himself without … Read more

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Video | Kanye West – New Slaves (Live on SNL)

Love him or hate him, when Kayne West does something, he freaking does it right. Case in point, this performance of his latest single “New Slaves” on Saturday Night Live last week. Even the oldest of us trying to keep our eyes open at 11:55 were bobbling our heads horizontally on the couch. What do … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 50 – 26

Check out songs 100-76 and 75-51. Keep up with our ever growing list on Spotify! 50 The Black Keys – Lonely Boy [buy the album] [more Black Keys on Speakers] 49 Steve Earle – Waitin’ on the Sky [buy the album] [more Earle on Speakers] 48 Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place [buy the album] … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Kanye West – Runaway (Live)

And I’d rather argue with you than to be right all by myself ‘Cause I can’t have a fight all by myself No, I can’t have a fight all by myself He was an asshole. He was a douchebag. Those are his words, not mine. Well, sort of. I think there has come a time … Read more

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Album Review | Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Speakers Rating: 97/100 “And at once I knew I was not magnificent.” This lyric comes from “Holocene,” the third track on Bon Iver’s self titled second LP (Jagjaguwar), and it may just be the musical moment of the year… Bon Iver, the musical undertaking created and marshaled by Justin Vernon, will likely be forever linked … Read more

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10 to Spin | James Vincent McMorrow

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to Irish born singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow and his impeccable single, “If I Had a Boat.” McMorrow’s debut record, Early in the Morning, will be released here in the U.S. tomorrow on Vagrant Records. We were able to catch up with James as he prepares for a … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Four

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Well, this wraps it up, folks. If you want to see the entire list of Best Albums of 2010 (all fifty of ’em), click thisaway. Thanks very much for playing. Dom | Sun Bronzed Greek Gods (Burning Mill) [buy] Dom’s Sun Bronzed Greek Gods is built like a rock-solid soundtrack for a … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Colin Munroe – I Would Die 4 U

It’s so not like me to post anything as poplicious as this JOTD, so you know it must have grabbed me and really took hold. Canadian producer and Kanye-approved songwriter, Colin Munroe’s cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” is a shimmering, dance floor ready number. Well, maybe only if you’re making like R. … Read more