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CD reviews

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
 

VOTD: Lonely dancer


Viral video masters The Black Keys debut new single with a clip they may have shot this morning.

By Matt Carney October 26th, 2011

Delivering on the awesome, Bob Odenkirk-starring digital advertisement for the Danger Mouse-produced “El Camino” (due out Dec. 6 via Nonesuch), here’s “Lonely Boy,” our first taste of The Black Keys’ new material.

It’s pretty vanilla: straightforward blues-rock in their rust-bucket, Midwestern style, and uptempo like the many hits “Brothers” produced just last year. Danger Mouse’s influence on the record remains to be seen, but I’m hopeful for good things.

Unfortunately, this video — while a pretty great expression of how everybody dances when they’re alone in a room in front of a mirror — just pales in comparison to the grindhouse trailer for “Howlin’ for You” and even the Frank the Dinosaur series. You can preorder “El Camino” now.

 
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