School of Seven Bells

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 28 October 2008

Brooklyn-group School of Seven Bells have just released my new favourite album of 2008 — Alpinisms —a slow-building, crackling collection of songs which sneak into your subconscious and spin endlessly like an old, beat up 45.

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Yeasayer on the music that inspires them

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Sunday 26 October 2008

Since they blew up with the release of their debut album, All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer have become the hottest thing to come out of Brooklyn since the $2.25 pizza slice from Luigi’s on Dekalb. We checked in with bassist Ira Wolf Tuton and asked him for a list of songs that are rocking his world right now.

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Au Revoir Simone

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By Michaella Solar-March in New Music on Friday 24 October 2008

Casio Keyboard Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone are about to release a collection of remixes and covers their musical friends have recorded of songs found on their second album, The Bird Of Music. Titled Reverse Migration, the record features re-workings by Best Fwends, Teenagers, Darkel, and more. We caught up with them recently. Why and […]

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TV On The Radio poster and vinyl

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Saturday 11 October 2008

Happy, happy, joy, joy! We have a TV On The Radio poster designed by Tunde, as well as Dear Science on vinyl, to give away to a randomly selected Lost At E Minor subscriber who leaves a comment under this post telling us why they simply must have it.

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TV On The Radio’s Dear Science

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By Jai Pyne in New Music on Monday 29 September 2008

It was a privilege being able to sit down and listen to TV On The Radio’s album Dear Science from start to finish. An added bonus was the fact that I’ve been in the America for a month — the album sums up the atmosphere I have witnessed in the US: tension, money, a bigger gap between rich and poor than I’ve ever seen, a never ending far away war, and some vague hints at political hope. From the inset, TV On The Radio get bad ass on you, combining their trademark layers of barber shop vocals with criss-crossing handclaps over doomsday synth pads and screaming guitars on Halfway Home, which is like a grown up cousin of Wolf Like Me from their 2006 LP Cookie Mountain, easing you into the fact that beyond this point they are going to erase everything you thought you knew about TVOTR. But you should have expected that anyway.

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The Kooks cover MGMT

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 5 September 2008

Now this is fun. The aptly named The Kooks cover the equally as aptly named MGMT for Australian radio network, Triple J. The song, Kids, is about as upbeat as any minor key progression can get. We like.

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Diplo remixes Santogold

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By Huna Amweero in New Trends on Thursday 21 August 2008

Diplo’s most recent venture — titled Top Ranking — takes Santogold’s glittery debut and smashes into a whole lotta dub. The superbly quirky musical conglomeration reworks Santogold’s weird pop sound with some fantastic dub tracks, with Diplo adding some 80s pop, 60s soul, punk and Top-40 gloss just for kicks. If dub is not your […]

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The Management before they were MGMT

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By Stacey Howard in New Music on Friday 8 August 2008

Who would have thought that an abbreviation could make such a difference? This track is from the older, and in my opinion, better The Management, before they went by the name, MGMT.

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Hello Tokyo’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 26 June 2008

We launch our new newsletter, My Secret Playlist next Tuesday — with Moby’s selections — and as a teaser for it, we asked Brooklyn power pop group Hello Tokyo to tell us about eight of their favourite songs right now.

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Talk Normal

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 23 June 2008

No wave is alive and well, if Brooklyn duo Talk Normal are any indication. Drummer Andrya Ambro keeps things cohesive with surprisingly precise percussion, occasionally banging on such things as an electric guitar and an old iron pipe rigged with contact mics, while guitarist Sarah Register coaxes some unnerving and discordant noises from her axe […]

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The Weight

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Sunday 11 May 2008

The Weight are a Brooklyn-based quintet that makes sincere-sounding Waylon Jennings-David Allen Coe inspired outlaw country and Creedence-Skynyrd-tinged Southern rock.

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Yeasayer on Live on Later with Jules Holland

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 23 April 2008

How many times can we play the same song in different settings? Hmmm, I don’t know. But it is a hell of a song, from a hell of a band, as that uniquely English oddity, Jules Holland would no doubt concur.

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Durty Nanas

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By Bianca - Coco Rosie in New Music on Saturday 22 September 2007

I love Brooklyn band Durty Nanas. They were formed in 2005 and play street spaces, galleries, lofts, and block parties. So I guess they are the ‘real’ Bloc party.

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Hairnet Paradise

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By Kate Suters in Video on Monday 6 August 2007

The philosophy of a beginning is to me, a wonderful concept. I really enjoy flicking through the back catalogues of a musician and discovering their origin, then tracing their musical journey to the present. So for American-born, Paris-based sister duo CocoRosie, who released their third album The Adventure of Ghosthouse and Stillborn to much acclaim, […]

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