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Brit Rock

Editors – Formaldehyde

Fresh off The Weight Of Your Love (iTunes, Amazon) reaching #1 in Holland & Belgium and Top 10 across much of Europe, the Editors offer up another single for the masses. “Formaldehyde” showcases Tom Smith’s unique narrating ability over a midtempo rock groove. Despite the song title, the frontman called the track “a sugar coated, […]

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Post Rock

Editors – The Sting

We are less than a month away from Editors‘ first album in four years and the band just offered up a new single in “The Sting”. The midtempo cut features Tom Smith’s harrowing vocals intertwined with echoey guitars and paced percussion. Stream “The Sting” below and look for The Weight of You Love which drops […]

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Indie

Editors – A Ton Of Love & new album

I was basically obsessed with the UK rockers Editors when their debut The Back Room was all over Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show in 2005-2006. Lead singer’s Tom Smith was immense (and got compared to Ian Curtis and awful lot) and the four piece band’s sound was somewhere between post punk and Brit rock […]

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JayeL Audio Mixtape

JayeL Audio: 4 Years in the Making & The Early Years

I was surveying old posts last week and realized I have been writing on this blog/site for 4 years. Kinda crazy. 4 years is like 8 in blog years. My first post was even douchey enough to refer to it as a “space”, but at least the music was good (Maximo Park and the Fratelli’s). […]

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albums

10 Albums I Can’t Live Without

Whitney over at Pop Candy was calling for reader lists of “10 Albums You Can’t Live Without“. Albums that maybe aren’t critically the best of all time, but records that if you were stranded on a desert island (for some reason, I kept think of the island on “Lost”) you’d have to have. My list […]

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JayeL Audio Mixtape

New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 10-06-09

If there had to be a theme for this latest mixtape, it would most likely be mistaken identity. All over the board, artists sound like someone else. Editors got all synth-tastic on their lead single “Papillion”, reminiscent of the Killers. Sea Wolf went with dark and epic, like Win Butler & Arcade Fire with “Wicked […]

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Showstopper

2007 Wrap-Up: Showstopper in 2008

While I am mostly saving my pennies to go to Lollapalooza in 2008, here are a few of the bands I’d like to see live and in person. #5 Editors/Jack Penate/The Fratellis/The KooksThough each of these rising artists/bands from across the pond have very unique styles, I’d love to see them implement their hits on […]