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Radiohead Announces 2018 North American Tour

Radiohead will tour North America in 2018, and you will probably want to go. So, like, make plans. No excuses, people! Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, February 23. For further information, go to radiohead.com. RADIOHEAD North America 2018 Sat-Jul-07 – Chicago – United Center Tue-Jul-10 – New York – Madison Square Garden Wed-Jul-11 … Read more

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Don’t Leave: Radiohead Releases ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

I’ll just get this out of the way: “Creep” is still my favorite Radiohead song. That isn’t to diminish their body of work, which is ridiculously spectacular. But what’s also ridiculous is they way “Creep” gets thrown around like it was written by Max Martin and an anthem for McDonald’s (which, would, actually be funny). … Read more

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About That Radiohead Album

Sorry, folks. Taken from a press release: “At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music. Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead’s manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead’s manager – he is a partner in Courtyard Management but … Read more

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10 to Spin | Song Preservation Society

Song Preservation Society is comprised of three friends: Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer, and Daniel Wright. Their brand of folk is streaked with Golden State sunlight and has been compared to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty. Together with just acoustic guitars and a charming stage presence, the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Saint Rich – Officer

The Speakers in Code office is a bustling place.  Think — the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, combined with competing computer speakers and the occasional shouting match over which Radiohead album is better (everyone knows it’s Ok Computer…Jason…)  But one thing over the past year we all agree on, is the sheer awesomeness … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Tristan Prettyman – Say Anything

Photo by Lauren Ross You should listen to your heart It’s gonna tell you what you need Take care of yourself And don’t you worry about me Got lots to be thankful for, but I’m unequivocally grateful that I found Tristan Prettyman’s Cedar + Gold a few months ago (read our interview with her here). … Read more

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Jam of the Day | 2:54 – Creeping

Sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow named themselves after a very specific moment, 2:54 to be exact, in their favorite song, “A History of Bad Men,” by the Melvins. And if that’s not reason enough to give them a nod as best new band of the moment, let me present Exhibit B – the newly reworked … Read more

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10 to Spin | Alyssa Graham

Last August, we interviewed singer-songwriter Alyssa Graham, where she talked about her newly-released EP and her love for Neil Young (who, of course, is a favorite here at SIC). Well, today is a big day for Graham, as the full-length album of that aforementioned EP, Lock, Stock & Soul, has been released to the world … Read more

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Jam of the Day | White Rabbits – Heavy Metal

  I can’t walk through the harrowed halls of the high school where I teach without feeling the lingering, raucous spirit of White Rabbits drifting between classrooms and custodial closets. Okay. Kidding. But, I still love the fact that I live and work where Greg Roberts and Jamie Levinson hit puberty and rocked out in … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 100 – 76

Yup. It’s that time of year again, and frankly, lists like these really need no introduction. The four of us who contribute to Speakers in Code (Darren, Jason, Matt, and me, the lone female, Katie) spend a lot of our free time investigating new music over the course of each year, and these 100 songs … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Other Lives – For 12

Holy shit. Either Cameron Crowe is a prophet, or some pretty crazy stars aligned to bring this Jam of the Day to fruition. Feel my flow… In the year 2000, Crowe dropped a little movie entitled Almost Famous that chronicled a band named Stillwater, as it gigged across America, opening for larger and larger bands, … Read more

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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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10 to Spin | Annie Stela

Photo by Rachel Demsick Annie Stela’s songs have made me cry once or twice. In the enormous stash of sad songs that is my iPod, Annie’s “Breathe Through” and “Swallowed Snakes” hold top spots on the cry-o-meter (if she’s reading this, I’m sure she’s laughing her ass off right now). In fact, I’m surprised I … Read more

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Rumor | Radiohead – King of Limbs Part II

Does Radiohead’s King of Limbs Part II really exist? The evidence mounts and even the most skeptical conspiracy theorists are letting themselves get a tad excited by the thought of only having heard half the album at this point! Judge the evidence for yourself… The last song on King of Limbs is entitled “Separator.” Is … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Now that we’ve had the weekend to absorb The King of Limbs, “Lotus Flower” has emerged as the early standout on Radiohead’s new record. While we know full well that the listening experience has the propensity to change and evolve each time through a Radiohead album, it is clear that “Lotus Flower” is the rock … Read more

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News Alert | Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ Available NOW

On Valentine’s Day, we told you that Radiohead’s eighth studio record, The King of Limbs, would be available for digital download this Saturday. Well, Thom Yorke and Co. have pulled a fast one on us, and the record is actually available…NOW. Delightfully tricky. Go grab the soundtrack to your weekend over at http://www.kingoflimbs.com/. We couldn’t … Read more

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Valentine’s Day News | Arcade Fire + Radiohead

On the morning of what many jilted lovers across the land view as the most superficial and contrived of all holidays, the music world brings us two substantial, significant, and genuine news gifts. Photo Credit – ET Online – Getty Images – Kevin Winter 1) Last night at the 2011 Grammy Awards, a much deserving … Read more