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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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Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

NPR's Tiny Desk series documents one-of-a-kind performances, allowing for an intimate look at musicians — some well-known, others just starting out — as they make music behind Bob Boilen's desk…
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Gordi, ‘So Here We Are’

September 19, 2016by STEPHEN THOMPSON • Gordi (a.k.a. Sydney's Sophie Payten) isn't the first singer to dramatically manipulate her voice with a vocoder: The soundImogen Heap helped popularize with 2005's "Hide…
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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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Slothrust Takes A Whimsical Trip in ‘Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=65&v=Bbv6Jfnpx-Q[/embed] October 6, 2016by LINDSAY TOTTY • Listen to songs by Slothrust, and you'll hear aggressive sounds that hearken back to early-'90s rock bands like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. Listen more…
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Arturia uncages the DrumBrute, a $499 all-analogue drum machine

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSMA2s4yYRA[/embed] Not ones to be outdone by the likes of Roland and Korg in the Autumn release stakes, Arturia has announced the arrival of the DrumBrute, a 100% analogue drum…
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Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

"Go before it changes!" I can't tell you how many times I have heard that charge since the thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which has prompted so…
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Karl Blau

styles: country soul, outlaw indie, Cascadian twang others: Bill Callahan, Emmylou Harris, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile Country songs tell us how we got to where we are. Case in point, “That’s How…
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Innsyter – Poison Life

styles: techno, hiss others: Actress, Container, Delroy Edwards, Eric Copeland As a card-carrying, music-blogging member of the contemplative class, I have never been properly camping and have no poison ivy stories. Toxicity…
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First Listen: Brent Cobb, ‘Shine On Rainy Day’

Contrary to institutional narratives and popular perception, there's a place more significant to the country-music imagination than Nashville: the small town. It's impossible to miss the number of song lyrics…
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Gillian Welch, ‘Dry Town (Demo)’

Ponder for a moment the intensity of devotion that Gillian Welch has commanded among a certain highbrow listenership for the better part of two decades. She and her musical partner…
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Georgia Ruth

Fossil: a past preserved. Scale: a measure. Inspiration comes in many shapes and guises, and for Ruth the discovery of a ‘mutant fish’ by Russian fishermen was the inspiration to…
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