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Jam of the Day | Delicate Steve – Two Lovers

Photo by Joe Appaluccio NY multi-instrumentalist, Steve, has been touring the world with Yeasayer and tUnE-yArDs for a minute now behind his new LP, Positive Force. His reception has been met with more than positive reviews. That alone is reason enough to check him out, no? In addition, Steve wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed Positive … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums (Quarter 3)

Dirty Projectors album art courtesy of Domino While much of the country is in a drought, we are not want for new music during the summer months. Your grass might be brown, and your air conditioner might be bending under the burden of 100 degree weather, but your new album release cup runneth over. Don’t … Read more

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Keep Your Eyes + Ears On | The Kill Van Kulls

Photo by Heath McWater Last September, we first posted about Manchester’s The Kill Van Kulls and the band’s single, “Lost and Found.” The track is a definite earworm of the Yeasayer (you know, that irresistibly ’80s, synthy, indie-pop stuff) variety, and it quickly crept into our list of The Best Songs of 2011. At that … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Hooray For Earth – True Loves

When the aural cacophony of Hooray For Earth’s “True Loves” comes full force at about thirty-five seconds in, it becomes readily apparent that the NYC quartet have a knack for showcasing a contrast of heavy beats with breezy vocal arrangements. It is this sonic dichotomy that makes the eponymous track from their debut LP (Dovecote … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Two

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Today, we continue on with paragraphical odes to our favorite albums of 2010. To see the entire list so far, go here! Best Coast | Crazy For You (Mexican Summer) [buy] Surf. Garage. Indie. Motown. ’50s pop. Grunge. Lo-fi. Fuzz. Doo-wop. Roll up all of these genres together in equal portions, … Read more

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10 to Spin | Maps and Atlases

If you’re anything like us at Speakers in Code, the music tips you take most seriously are the ones that come from musicians themselves. That’s why we started this here new feature, 10 to Spin, which includes a carefully crafted mix of songs by our (and your) favorite artists. We’re giving bands free reign to … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Stars – We Don’t Want Your Body

I saw Stars in concert several years ago in a cramped basement venue that reeked of B.O. It was a weird show; the ethereal quality of the band’s indie pop battled against the dark underground, the small space, the unpleasant smell. But when it played its breakthrough hit “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” (huge at the time, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Yeasayer – O.N.E.

Sometimes I’m ahead of the curve, and sometimes, I’m a very late adopter. I’ve read about people losing their shit over Yeasayer for quite some time now, and I’ve admittedly procrastinated checking out this much-hyped Brooklyn band like no other. So, last Thursday, when my daily NPR “Song of the Day” e-mail landed in my … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

Ok, I realize that Yeasayer’s “Ambling Alp” is not a new song; it’s been out for almost six months. But, I think it deserves a spring reincarnation after a long, hard winter. It’s just so freaking good. Yeasayer has become my MGMT substitute over the last few months, mixing synth, catchy melodies, and world beats … Read more