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Jam of the Day | The Strokes – Tap Out

The Strokes will never top Is This It. There – it’s been said. It will never, ever, never, ever, never happen.  Their debut LP came out at one of those once-in-a-generation magical times, much like when grunge took over the world, when the music world was hemorrhaging for something real. They delivered that album into … 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 | Hurricane Bells – Possibilities

Step back in time with us for a second, way back, to the days of yore, when candles lit the backrooms of pubs, and the only means of public transportation were either barges or mule-drawn carriages. Yes, we’re speaking of the year 2003 – when any type of wave, be it chill or shoe, sounded … Read more

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Album Review | The Strokes – Angles

Speakers Rating: 79/100 Back when The Strokes released “Under Cover of Darkness,” the lead single from their new LP Angles, we wrote about how excited we were about a return to form, a deportation from the overworked anthems and somewhat indulgent compositions of First Impressions of Earth, and about a reunion with the sonic buzz … Read more

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Video | The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness

A few weeks ago, we alerted you to the release of (and download link for) the new single from The Strokes, “Under Cover of Darkness.” The garage rock New Yorkers now have a slick video for the new track, showing that they still look pretty damn cool as they crank out the throwback sounds of … Read more

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MP3 | The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness

“Under Cover of Darkness” will be the first single from The Strokes’ new record, Angles, (their first in five years… has it been that long?) which will drop March 22nd on RCA Records. The early word on Angles is that it will be a return to the sonic buzz and the angular, riffy, garage sensibilities … Read more

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Listen to Free Energy’s New Song, “C’mon Let’s Dance”

Last Friday, SXSW darlings, Free Energy, debuted a stream of the new song, “C’mon Let’s Dance.” The track’s toy-piano prelude leads into some full-blown Strokes-esque guitar, and later, unapologetically straightforward lyrics stand their ground against a kaleidoscope of rhythmic ingredients. Free Energy wants to unglue you from your wall and get you on the d-floor, yo. … Read more

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Sia Announces New Album, ‘We Are Born’

Sia, the lovely lady that helped make the Six Feet Under finale the most perfect ending to a television series ever, has announced her new album, We Are Born to be released on June 8, 2010 on Monkey Puzzle/Jive Records. The album features contributions from Strokes guitarist, Nick Valensi, and Inara George from the bird … Read more