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Author: Kyle Mitchell

New Music | Harriet – Bent

Los Angeles’ Harriet have given us another taste off of their upcoming record, American Appetite, which hits your ears January 29th on Harvest Records. Their newest cut, “Bent,” is much more intimate, confessional sounding track that feels more like you are inside the head of the songwriter. The song cuts deep, as any track of forlorn love song does. I’ve been waiting years for this record (originally kickstarted in 2012) and I’m super excited from everything I’ve heard. More Harriet Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Video | The Donkeys – Down the Line

This song is exactly what you need when you are deep in the throws of a gray November day in Boston. The head-bobbing nature of “Down the Line,” intermixed with the near sun soaked (to an almost silly level) visuals on the video scream California, I mean there is no escaping it here, and frankly today I don’t care to. It screams everything we aren’t allowed to have here int he northeast. It’s carefree, gentle-spirited music that is putting a smile on my face. Look for “Down the Line,” on the The Donkeys upcoming mini-album, Midnight Palms, February 12th. More…

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New Music Video | !!! – Ooo

New video from !!! (Chk Chk Chk) for their track “Ooo” which is a super fun look into the world of relationships, and how those common woes are universal, even in outer space. The video was done by Casper Kelly, who directed the viral “Too Many Cooks” video. It’s a disco laden pop track so smooth and silky, and perfect for a dance party at Mos Eisley Cantina, or aboard the Enterprise. Look for “Ooo” on their recent release As If. TOUR DATES 11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 11/18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom…

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New Music | Lake Street Dive – Call Off Your Dogs

This new cut from Lake Street Dive’s upcoming record, Side Pony, is a funky odyssey into the neo-soul, and I’m finding myself pressing repeat over and over again. Rachel Price’s voice is spot on, and the band seems to be picking up right where they left off on their ’14 effort Bad Self Portraits. The funky bass line, disco era string arrangements, and horns all make the song a total head bobber, and one you’ll be reaching for again and again. Look for Side Pony, released February 19th, on Nonesuch records. Lake Street Dive North American Tour Monday, February 22:…

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New Music | Benji Hughes – Girls Love Shoes

Eclecto-pop genius, yes I said it, Benji Hughes needs to be on your radar. He’s recently signed with Merge Records, and is releasing his record, Songs in the Keys of Animals. Fans of Hughes might have already had this record in their hands as Hughes self-released it digitally at the end of 2014. A year later, and it’s been remixed and remastered, and I couldn’t be more excited about this music getting out there for everyone to hear. A month ago saw the release of first single, “Freaky Feedback Blues,” and today he officially releases “Girls Love Shoes,” a track…

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New Music | Radiation City – Juicy

Sometimes it’s just best to go your separate ways when a relationship isn’t working out. But sometimes, sticking it out just a bit longer can bring forth some interesting results. As is the case with Radiation City’s founding couple, Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison who as their band and personal relationship was crumbling, got back into the studio to record another album. Sourcing Riley Geare (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) as an in-studio drummer, and employing John Vanderslice as their producer, the two are now close to releasing their third record, titled Synesthetica, and it’s first single, “Juicy.” “Juicy,” is a psychedelic…

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New Music | Great American Canyon Band – Crash

The Great American Canyon band’s music has always dipped into the ethereal, a vast soundscape littered with reverb, space, and a light-as-a-feather vocal track. “Crash” is the first song off of the Baltimore husband and wife duo’s debut LP “Only You Remain”, which comes out February 19, 2016 on Six Degrees Records. Crash explores a wider landscape of sounds, a meandering, floating, underwater vibe that will slow your pulse down. The Great American Canyon Band on the web: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

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New Music | South of France – Civilization

This new track from Denver, CO’s romantic dream-pop duo South Of France is one that’s been jumping out at me lately. It has a deluge of reverb-soaked harmonies, huge bombastic chunky basslines, that’s filled out with drums, synths and some lovely “oooooooohs.” When the song hits it’s quiet denouement, a playful dreamlike state, it finally gives way to another wave of the vibrant harmonies that make the song what it is, a bold, brazen song that is visceral, and aesthetically paints a gorgeous picture of what could come next. Look out for the band’s follow up to their 2012 record,…

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New Music | Kevin Devine – Magic Magnet

Brand new tune from Kevin Devine off of a split vinyl single he did with Cymbals Eat Guitars. Feast your ears on “Magic Magnet,” an up and down rocker, that would seemlingly fit in well with his 2013 record, Bubblegum. The limited run ep’s are available on Bad Timing Records. Tour Dates: 12/11 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House^ 12/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA^ 12/13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^ 02/04 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy# 02/05 – Leeds, UK – University# 02/06 – Gateshead, UK – Riverside# 02/07 – Glasgow, UK – Garage# 02/08…

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Photos + Review | Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats @ Royale

Thursday night was a special night out for me, my first since my child was born, and one that I’d been waiting for since the day this concert was announced. For months since a fantastic set at Newport Folk Festival, I’d pined over seeing Rateliff and the Nightsweats perform again. Thursday night, we all packed into a sold out Royale, what seemed like hundreds of friends and family who all together danced and sung along to an amazing set that was soulful, groovy, and rollicking. Starting the set with “I Need Never Get Old,” which is also opens the Stax recorded soul album named…

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