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Vince Staples announces Prima Donna EP, out next week

Vince Staples’s debut album, Summertime ‘06, was one of the most refreshing rap albums in years, and a serious contender to 2015’s best record, period. Now, the Long Beach rapper…
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Matmos to tour West Coast with an actual washing machine this December

Uh. Say, I know that it’s tough to think about anything that happened more than like two weeks ago in this age of instant on-demand internet gratification, but… you guys…
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Justin Timberlake: ‘Silas won’t be in 1D!’

Justin Timberlake draws the line at his son being in One Direction. The Can’t Stop the Feeling singer and his actress wife Jessica Biel welcomed Silas into the world last…
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James Blake – The Colour In Anything

styles: a cuckoo in a hedge-sparrow’s nest others: Hejira, SW London pirate radio “There is a whole aspect of love and a relationship on [Overgrown]. When it’s long distance, it’s slightly tragic.…
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Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, ‘There Goes My Love’

October 7, 2016 • The traditional country duo shifts the original, gender-specific lyrical arrangement of the Buck Owens tune, giving it a sense of longing and tenderness. On their new…
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Quay Dash “Shades On Top Down”

Each track on Quay Dash’s new EP Transphobic feels club-fit, whether the spot’s damp and blunty or pouring $13 well shots—and all the wonderful variations in between. “Shades On Top…
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Com Truise

Silicon Tare [EP] [Ghostly; 2016] styles: 10s nostalgia, Commodore manuals, critical voidz others: Au Revoir Simone, Nite Jewel, Neon Indian Are there casualties in the thinkpiece economy? For every forgotten microgenre in the…
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First Listen: Phish, ‘Big Boat’

In a run spanning more than 30 years, Phish has become one of rock's all-time great touring bands, thanks to dynamic live performances full of lengthy improvisations and whimsical antics.…
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The Dandy Warhols’ Take On ‘Catcher In The Rye’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMZVFrM4PMA[/embed] October 4, 2016by ROBIN HILTON • Love is elusive and innocence lost in a new video from The Dandy Warhols, for the band's idiosyncratic pop song "Catcher In The Rye."…
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18+ Fore

styles: dramatized ambivalence, ‘ghosting,’ desire others: José Esteban Muñoz, Richard Dyer, Migos Internet anonymity is dying. You’ve seen it in Facebook’s requirement that users only operate under “legal” names, in YouTube’s merge…
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Sun Ra’s single collection compiled as massive box set

Citizens of Earth, you are hereby on notice that another transmission from the planet Sun Ra is expected in November. A Sun Ra reissue seems to be at least an annual…
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Cuban Piano 101: A Century Of Historic Grooves

The first thing I think of when I consider Cuban music is the piano. I've spent most of my adult life playing Afro-Cuban percussion, so you'd think I would hear…
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