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CHVRCHES – NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

CHVRCHES couldn’t be much hotter than they are right now and an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk will likely boost their profile even further. As with most Tiny Desk Concerts, CHVRCHES offers up quieter versions of their hits, but the new take just showcases how beautiful the band’s songs truly are. Singer Lauren Mayberry’s vocals […]

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Covers Folk

COVER: My Morning Jacket – Leaving On A Jet Plane (John Denver)

I’d have to concur with Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered (amazing podcast btw), I’ve never been a big John Denver fan. However, I can appreciate his songwriting skills and I’m certainly a fan of My Morning Jacket performing takes of John Denver joints. Jim James sounds downright majestic on Denver’s “Leaving On A […]

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Thursday Linkage: The Black Keys, Animated Albums, NPR Live Concerts, Nappy Roots and more

A) Seems like I’ve been waiting for May 18th to get here for far too long. Good thing NPR is streaming The Black Keys‘ Brothers all week. Trust me, its worth a pre-order. B) Want to see your favorite album covers come to life? Me too. Check out the great Animated Albums Tumblr page (via […]

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Thursday Linkage: TGCHU, The Ooks of Hazard, NPR Tiny Desk, Josh Ritter and more

She’s a slave the the city/she’s a slave to the night image via mchan18078 A) The Girls Can Hear Us are making a lot of noise this spring. Check the remix below of electro pop outfit Silver Medallion‘s “Slave”. I really have been a sucker for these bubbling and building dance tracks, but for good […]

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Thursday Linkage: NPR Spring Preview, LCD Soundsytem, J. Cole and more

Picture via POD A) NPR has certainly stepped up its music section over the past 2 years. Further evidence comes via All Songs Considered’s Spring Music Preview. The NPR crew discusses artists I’ve mentioned here (The Black Keys, The National, The New Pornographers), but also others like Josh Ritter, The Mynabirds and The Fresh and […]

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Indie Pop

Phantogram: Not So “Small”

What the what? I love when people surprise me with artists I’ve never heard of before. Becky Bohn was nice enough to refer me to Phantogram’s album, Eyelid Movies, when it was streaming on NPR’s First Listen. Kind of reminds me of M83 mixed with, well, hip-hop. “When I’m Small” is fronted by eerie bass […]

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Indie

Chris Walla: "Manual" for Indie Rock

The past few Spring seasons, there has been an onslaught of new releases to keep music fans happy and this year has been no different. My iTunes queue and Best Buy visits have increased greatly since the Ides of March. This also results in fits of panic in trying to keep up with the latest […]