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SXSW 2014 | 20 Songs to Hear While in Austin

We’re SO excited to be sponsoring the MANICFEST DESTINY IV SHOWCASE, which is happening Thursday at SXSW in Austin at Rusty’s (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701) starting at 1PM with Brooklyn’s Jillette Johnson on our outdoor patio stage. Please RSVP on Facebook here or RSVP on Do512 here. Be sure to follow Speakers in Code on Twitter for special guest tweets on … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Small Black – Free at Dawn

Photo by Agnes Thor Almost three years ago to the day, my very first post on this here blog was a Jam of the Day featuring “Despicable Dogs” by Small Black. That song, and the band, still hold a bit of magic for me. It was the first time I’d communicated with a band to … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Small Black – Love’s Not Enough

New York quartet Small Black dropped their Moon Killer Mixtape last November and made it free for fans to download. Awfully generous of them because Moon Killer is hot fire, start to finish. Chock-full of electro-pop doozies, the gleaming mixtape contains a spacey, synthy remix of Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love.” Small Black grabs the hook … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2010 | 75 – 51

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Check out songs 100 – 76 here! 75 Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) All of the members of the multi-musicianed Arcade Fire are clearly critical to the band’s immense sound and stunning performances. With “Sprawl II,” however, Regine Chassagne rises above the collective and shines in this astoundingly … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Small Black – Despicable Dogs

Spring always pulls me in two directions musically. On one hand, I want to say goodbye to the gloom of winter and the down-tempo, moody music that I seem to feature during those months. To dust off those summertime beats that make me roll down the windows and work on a sweet left arm tan. … Read more