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[PHOTOS] Sigur Rós at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Sigur Rós captivated a seated and attentive audience at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis last night, performing two one-hour sets, both of which drained every emotion I had built up in the last few months. It was my first time seeing the band from Reykjavík, Iceland, and honestly, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Circe – Lila

via Vimeo “Lila” is the propulsive debut track from a forthcoming instrumental album called Circe that was composed for the BBC by members of Sigur Rós and Icelandic composer Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson. The music was inspired by archival footage of vaudeville, carnival and circus acts, and will be used in a BBC documentary entitled “The Show of … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Sigur Rós – Isjaki

I’m not going to lie y’all — I’ve broken a few of The Ten Commandments over the years. And while I’ve never killed anyone, I seem to be going for quantity of breakage over the quality of the sins I’m committing. In fact Commandment #10 seems to be a serious issue for me, because I … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Balam Acab – Video Games (Remix)

Continuing our weekly Jam of the Day post featuring an artist that will be playing this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, we are are pleased to bring you Balam Acab’s remix of Lana Del Rey’s breakout single,”Video Games.” As if “Video Games” wasn’t already heartbreaking and addicting enough, Balam Acab, in a genius move, … Read more

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10 to Spin | Jenny Owen Youngs

I knew very little about Jenny Owen Youngs until I heard this song a few weeks ago. And that was when I woke up. Let’s have a listen. (And yes, the ending is brilliant.) That piece of goodness is off Youngs’ latest album, An Unwavering Band of Light, which is a must-listen for those of … Read more

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Jam of the Day | jj – Beautiful Life

Sweden’s jj are one of those bands that sound awesome on record – crafting songs that are immediately catchy upon first listen but also reveal onion-like layers the more plays you give them. Their live show is vexing, however, and after seeing them twice and leaving not knowing if they were on the drugs, or … Read more