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Thursday Linkage: Ra Ra Riot, Justin Vernon, Deadstring Bros, J. Cole and more

A) Ra Ra Riot’s highly anticipated sophomore album, The Orchard is streaming on NPR. Obviously, RAC made a remix to the first single “Boy” and its obviously great. Pick up Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard on August 24th. Ra Ra Riot – Boy (RAC Mix) (free mp3 courtesy of PMA) B) How amazing would […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #11 to #1

11. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away Penate’s crooning seriously sounds like his heart it being physically ripped out on this track. This pained approach is even more appropriate given the nostalgic guitar riffs and heartbeat-like drums. I don’t know what the guitar technique is thats used on this song, but it would sound […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #21 to #12

Always a tough list to craft. I think my use of the Hype Machine, combined with the growing number of blogs I check daily and Amazon’s mp3 album deals, have nearly doubled my music listening from last year. Here are the top 21 tracks I loved in 2009. 21. The Babies – Meet Me In […]

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New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 11-24-09 – Part 1 of 2

A trip back to MSU, moving to a new apartment and working some late hours not only means I don’t get you new music in a reasonable manner. It also means that my RSS feed is filled to the brim with new tunes. I’m crazy enough to think that any one of those links could […]


Bon Iver: Brief Intermission

Justin Vernon has been on a musical whirlwind over the past 2 1/2 years. His band Bon Iver‘s breakout hit “Skinny Love” (my favorite song of ’07) lead to the countless critical praise that followed with the album, For Emma, Forever Ago. He gained even more steam with the Blood Bank EP, churned out one […]

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My Next Move: Reader Help

So if you’ve stopped by JayeL Audio over the past 2 weeks, you may have noticed something other than my blog. The RIAA opted to tell they needed to shut down my blog for “copywrite infringement”. Granted, not everything you listen to here is exactly “legal”, but a lot of it is “free and […]


Festivalist '09: Lollapalooza Schedule

Perry Farell & company announced the schedule for Lolla ’09 last week.  I officially ruled out my attendance for this year’s fest in Chi-town, but I still like to plan I am (Sunday’s overlapping artists would give me a panic attack).  I decided it might be best to those who will be attending, give their […]