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Recent Music Reviews: Ultraísta, Wires Under Tension and Soundgarden

There’s been a ton of great music being released recently…enough that I’ve nearly burned through my credit it Zia, one of our local CD stores. I’m going to hit a few highlights I recommend here. Ultraísta, by Ultraísta (8/10) Nigel Godrich, best … Continue reading

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New St. Vincent, Now with Avant-Garde Master David Byrne and a Brass Band

The new David Byrne / St. Vincent record dropped today via email. Its pop, hook laden, but as odd as you’d expect from these two playful weirdos. Here’s the video for “Who”, the 1st track in the collection: I’m going … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes…

These graphics have been creeping onto Facebook all week. Looks like Tom Waits has something in the pot. And that always means good things for the rest of us. I’ll give you the scoop tomorrow, once I know.

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Fiona Apple and Another Excessively Long Title…

Fiona Apple has just released a new record for the art-minded. As is her bent, she’s given it a really long title… The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than … Continue reading

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The value of one life

Radiohead’s stage collapsed last night in Toronto, killing drum tech Scott Johnson. While I don’t know anyone involved, let me add my voice to the collective expression of sympathy for the family and friends of this person. I know I … Continue reading

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End of the year? Not quite…

There’s so much going on right now! I’m picking away at a new transcription, working on a film soundtrack, preparing for Summer at GCC and a new summer class at ASA (“School of Rock”), and trying to be a dad … Continue reading

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Year End Music Wrap Up for 2011

Now I know this is a vanity post so feel free to ignore.  With that in mind, here’s a few Top lists for 2011: Best Rock & Popular Music Bon Iver [st] James Blake [st] My Brightest Diamond All Things Will Unwind Florence … Continue reading

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To Spotify’s Development Team:

First, let me say that I love Spotify for the most part. It’s a wonderful way to find new music, and having the huge library has been great for a music junkie like myself. And I’m a Facebook user as … Continue reading

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A Few More Limbs

Radiohead gave a treat to fans today. If you purchased a copy of The King of Limbs through the King of Limbs website, there are now two tracks for free download on an EP called Supercollider / The Butcher. Radiohead … Continue reading

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A King of Limbs Review, pt. 1

Radiohead’s King of Limbs came in with a bit more of a whisper than expected. The sudden announcement, the fast timetable for release, and then dropping the record unexpectedly a day early, led to a release with far less fanfare … Continue reading

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