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Jam of the Day | School of Seven Bells – Secret Days

School of Seven Bells’ new EP, Put Your Sad Down, is out today and in anticipation, we here at Speakers in Code are putting our Jam of the Day on constant repeat.  That’s right, 24 hours of nothing but “Secret Days.”  It’s going to be AWE-some. However, do not let that dissuade you from picking up the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The 1975 – You

Photo | Rose Hardy As a highfalutin music blogger, you’re awarded hundreds of emails a day from PR people. All of them say “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” or “ANNOUNCEMENT” or some form of those words put together.  Basically, they all ask for your attention before joining the massive pile sitting in your trash folder. I probably open … Read more

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Jam of the Day | California Wives – Light Year

Photo courtesy of the band Chicago’s California Wives are currently opening for Stars, and Wednesday night they blew me away with their catchy electro-pop songs in just a half hour set. “Light Year” is four minutes of shimmering guitars and driving drums, and if you can hear it without wanting to dance in your chair, … Read more

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Keep Your Eyes + Ears On | California Wives

Photo by Brian DePinto Here at Speakers in Code, we’re feeling a little weepy ’cause our babies are all grown up. Yup, the Chicago new-wave quartet, California Wives, has signed to Vagrant Records and is getting ready to drop their debut album, Art History, on prepped ears all ’round the country. But, let’s rewind a … Read more

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10 to Spin | James Vincent McMorrow

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to Irish born singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow and his impeccable single, “If I Had a Boat.” McMorrow’s debut record, Early in the Morning, will be released here in the U.S. tomorrow on Vagrant Records. We were able to catch up with James as he prepares for a … Read more

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Jam of the Day | James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had a Boat

Irish born singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow is already selling records and building a following in the UK. In 2011, he’ll descend on the U.S., guitar in hand, brilliant lyrics in tow. McMorrow’s debut record, Early in the Morning, has been released abroad for some time, but will not be available stateside until January 25th (out … Read more