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Month: February 2012

Mixtape | February: Music for the Leap

This is my mixtape for February. Its 20 of my favorite tracks from the month, this month seems to be quite a bit more subdued, but there are some rocking tracks on here. Hope you enjoy it. Tracklist:  Heartless Bastards – Parted Ways Water Liars – $100 Greylag – Black Crow The Great American Canyon Band – Tumbleweed Horse Feathers – Fit Against the Country Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown Reptar – Sebastian Soft Swells – Put It On the Line Bowerbirds – In the Yard Plants & Animals – Song for Love Damien Jurado – Museum of Flight The…

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PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes

PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes Canadian Noise-Pop duo PS I Love You just released this track “Sentimental Dishes,” off of their upcoming album, Death Dreams, which releases 5/8 on Paper Bag Records. “Sentimental Dishes,” a song sure to energize you’re entire being, is a high tempo noisey, grimey, rock effort with a blistering solo, and pounding percussions.

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New Music | Kyle James Hauser – Hopeless

Kyle James Hauser – Hopeless

Give a listen to Kyle James Hauser, a Denver based singer songwriter that specializes in banjo. He’s a graduate of our (BOSTON!) Berklee College of Music, and is one hell of a banjo player. He released his debut solo album last year, titled Oh Oh, and this single “Hopeless,” shows off some of that amazing banjo talent.

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Video | The Rassle – 21

NYC’s the Rassle is a good ol rock & roll band that makes music that feels like it is pulled from another era & modernized and rocked the hell out.  Check out their video for their single “21,” a rollicking  full-speed-ahead  track that practically forces you to play at loud volumes (11 anyone?) If by some reason you don’t already have it, grab their free Introductions EP.  Those of you planning on attending SXSW plan on these guys play a few shows and showing everyone how they get down. Bother the Rassle: Facebook | Twitter | Web 

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New Music | Michael Kiwanuka – Lasan

Check out this B-Side to Kiwanuka’s single “I’m Getting Ready,” which will also be featured on Michael’s debut album, Home Again, which is set for release 3/12 in the UK and some time later in the summer here in the US (BOOOOO!). The track was recorded in London and produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) at Ray Davies’ studio. Kiwanuka’s effortlessly gorgeous vocals take this slow moving track into a daylight atmosphere perfect for a lazy day with this super chill vibe.

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New Music | Regina Spektor – All the Rowboats

I first pressed play on this new Regina Spektor single “All the Rowboats,” not sure with what I was to expect. Let me rephrase, it is definitely not what I was thinking I’d hear. It’s an extremely moody, kind of dark, but altogether beautiful piece of music. Its a great surprise, and the huge production that counters her great voice and the subtle piano riffs really create a level of tension and darkness that is so fantastic. Look for her new album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, early this spring.

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Live Review | Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten – Serpents Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater stopped by the Paradise on Thursday evening to play two great sets in support of their newly released albums. Sharon Van Etten’s third studio album Tramp was released February 7 and already has a slew of positive reviews and new fans. Van Etten has been solidly releasing new music and touring over the last few years. But with the release of Tramp, Van Etten has finally established herself as one of the best female folk artists in the industry today. And her tour is a perfect example of that. I’ve…

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New Music | Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown

Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown Yellow Ostrich is releasing another fantastic single off their upcoming album, Strange Land, titled “the Shakedown.” The track is sonically guitar-heavy, and inspired by Neil Young, says singer guitarist Alex Schaff. Their upcoming record takes them on the road with a huge tour (listing below) and note the fantastic show here in Boston with Pittsburgh’s 1,2,3. Strange Land will be released on March 6th Tourdates Yellow Ostrich tour dates: 3/3 – Great Scott – Allston, MA # 3/4 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY # 3/6 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH # 3/7 –…

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