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10 to Spin | The Elected

  Few things this year have gotten us as excited as the unexpected news that Blake Sennett has decided to hang up his golfing shoes and come out of musical retirement to personally deliver audio goodness to us all, in order to rid the world of unhappiness. For that reason alone, we’ve already awarded “Babyface,” … Read more

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10 to Spin | Née

Meet Kristin Dennis. AKA Née. Yeah, we had to consult a dictionary, too. née adj nā 1 : used to identify a woman by her maiden family name 2 : originally or formerly called As she recently told I Went To a Show, Dennis picked the name to represent her music because the creative process essentially allowed … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | First Aid Kit – Hard Believer

Sweden has long been bringing its A-game when it comes to musical exports. Now following the lead of other satisfying Swede acts like The Tallest Man on Earth, Shout Out Louds, and The Knife, comes the sisterly duo of First Aid Kit. Klara and Johanna Soderberg play wise-beyond-their-years, country-tinged pop. They look not a day … Read more

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Charles Darwin’s Getting His

Seems like everywhere I turn, bands are giving props to the one, the only, Charles Darwin.  Well, ok, I can think of two. Providence trio (now quartet with newly minted member, Mat Davidson), The Low Anthem, named their 2009 album after him. Lead singer, Ben Knox Miller, once explained to The Providence Journal that the … Read more