Black Midi’s Compositional Chaos

June 27th, 2019 · Comments Off on Black Midi’s Compositional Chaos

A few months ago Sirius XMU played a song by an English band called Black Midi. I was driving when I heard it and completely dumbfounded: It was noisy, anti-melodic, primal and tight- not the type of stuff you hear on the radio in 2019- even on the “indie” radio stations. Several friends have sent […]

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CHVRCHES Performs “The Mother We Share” on Jimmy Fallon

June 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This band has been beaten into my brain via Sirius XMU, and it’s a good thing I like it because I’d have been forced to find a new station by now. Despite the overexposure, this song is still catchy as hell. CHVRCHES debut LP The Bones of What You Believe will be out in September […]

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VIDEO: School of Seven Bells “Lafaye”

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: School of Seven Bells “Lafaye”

I’ve been sort of ho-hum on School of Seven Bells until their recent output put me over the edge. Now I’m a full-fledged fan. Sirius XMU has been steadily spinning “The Night,” which was the first track of theirs to prick up my ears. The video for the first official single, “Lafaye,” was shot in […]

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DOWNLOAD: Solid Gold “Bible Thumper” mp3

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on DOWNLOAD: Solid Gold “Bible Thumper” mp3

Been hearing a good bit of Solid Gold on Sirius XMU lately. Something about the whole sad disco thing that perks up my ears. Must be all that growing up on New Order. Anyway, both Solid Gold singles I’ve heard are top notch, including “Bible Thumper.” Since the new Junior Boys is kind of meh, […]

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Harlem “Witch Greens” video

February 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The garage rock schtick has been done to death, but there’s always room for when it’s done well. Harlem is your band. Mixing in a bit of frantic, Pixies-style unpredictability with its retro-kitsch harmonies, Austin’s Harlem knows how to make a glorious lo-fi racket. I recommend listening to “The South of France” on the band’s […]

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