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10 to Spin | The Lumineers

Every year it happens. And every year, I’m still surprised when it happens. Music is a lot like love — the best songs come into your life when you’re not looking or seemingly don’t care. Or, they arrive at exactly the moment when you think you’ve heard it all. The Lumineers is a trio from … 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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LouFest | Day Two in Photos

LouFest, it seems like we hardly knew ye. But, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks again to Louis Kwok of music VS man for providing us the picture proof that LouFest II kicked some major ass. To see all of the photos, head on over to our Facebook page. For more about LouFest 2011, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Das Racist – Caffeinated Consciousness (Remix)

HOLY LOUFEST RE-MIX! Brooklyn hip-hop prankstas Das Racist have always had an affinity for mixing badass beats with obscure pop culture references, nods to rap’s old school elite, and jokes upon jokes. Now, they’ve taken a former Jam of the Day, “Caffeinated Consciousness,” by TV on the Radio and added in their own funky elements … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 2)

TV on the Radio’s album art for Nine Kinds of Light   Back on our first birthday, we published a list of 25 albums over which we were salivating. We’ve barely had time to mop up our drool from January, February, and March’s all-star releases, and now we’re back, in similar fashion, with another … Read more

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Listen | TV on the Radio – Will Do

TV On The Radio’s hiatus seemed like an eternity. Sure we saw the guys in multiple projects, both musically and at the helm in production roles, Heck, they even showed up in independent movies. But, it was not even close to fullfilling to those of us who worship their collective work as a band. Well, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Beans – Deathsweater

End It All is the fifth Beans album but the first to feature all guest production, and it finds the emcee pushing his distinct staccato rhyme style to new heights across a varied but fluid buildup of beats. The biggest throwback, and perhaps the best result, comes from the Nobody-produced “Deathsweater,”which also just so happens … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Invisible – London Girl

Photo credit: Mads Perch Photography Let’s get serious. After Jason and I started our music blog in January, cyberspace then needed another music blog like I currently need a hole in my head. While we’re totally positive that Speakers in Code fills a distinct void in your life, the Interwebs is now on a strict … Read more