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#HotTakes | Week of 08.21.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Mercedes // Ayo River Houses // The Duke Spirit Pain // The War on Drugs Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, September 23 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Lost Cause // Black Pistol Fire Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, October 17 @ The Sinclair Dear Life // Beck Buckle Bunny // Jesse Woods The Housefire // Turnpike Troubadours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6dYCZwGI84

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Mixtape | July 2017

Press Play! Summer is in full force, July has been a great month to us. We’ve got the reemergence of Wolf Parade!! new song from St. Vincent, records from Arcade Fire and Toro y Moi, and tons of stuff in between. There’s a little bit of everything in this mixtape, from the indie pop persuasion, to the folk contingent, even a pinch of hip hop. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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Mixtape | June 2017

Halfway through the year, and still on a roll with such great, fresh music coming out each month. This month’s mixtape is super exciting as always, there’s a great variety of music that I’m excited about. High on my list is Son Little’s Blue Magic, which I haven’t been able to put down. I Hope you dig our mix, and please as always let us know what songs should have been on the mix.

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2014 | Courtney’s 5 Favorite Albums of 2014

James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical Last winter, James Vincent McMorrow released his sophomore album, a beautiful collection of songs about light and dark, warmth and cold and the stagnancy that sticks in between. Compared to McMorrow’s first album, the sound is quite different. Early in the Morning, released in 2011, relied heavily on acoustic guitars. On Post Tropical we hear drums and synths that open tracks and gorgeous layers of harp and sweeping horn arrangements that carry the choruses through. But perhaps the greatest delight in Post Tropical is that it sounds the same and different with every listen. It’s really all we can…

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2014 | Kyle’s Record Recommends Part 2

It’s the end of the year and it’s time to wrap up everything we loved, and this year I’d like to make this a buyers recommendation for records this year. At this point in my life, these are all records I think you should drop $20 on and spin the vinyl like there is no tomorrow. I didn’t think it was proper to put these in any type of order although most people who I discuss music with will probably know what my number one is. Without further ado, here are my recommendations for records to buy that released in…

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Review | The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream

  Listen to The War on Drugs’ latest album, Lost In the Dream, and you’ll be hooked in less than one minute, guaranteed. An absolutely gorgeous, ambitious and sprawling album, Lost In the Dream is the band’s best work. Full of atmospheric drum beats and synths, it’s an album that is as mind blowing on its first listen as it is on the 30th. Lost In the Dream came out of a time of great anxiety and depression for lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Granduciel, when touring ended for the band’s second album, and he split from his girlfriend. I…

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What We Missed 2011

I would like to think I do a pretty good job of covering as much music as possible, and given the chance to digest a ton of music its obvious that I’ll miss some of the fantastic releases that a year has.  These are some of them that are sticking out to me, ones that I’ve only recently gone back and listened to and realized what a god awful fool I was for not mentioning them more. Black Joe Lewis – Scandalous Black Joe Lewis – She’s So Scandalous Soul rock & roll without comparison, Black Joe Lewis & the…

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