Greatest Unknown: new single from Pony Boy

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By Pony Boy in New Music on Thursday 28 March 2013

Recorded in one take one late night near the old Echo Park stomping grounds of Tom Waits and Bukowski (Alverado and Temple, LA street fans), Greatest Unknown came out as I think it was meant to be. I tried to re-sing the lead vocal a few times, but we just decided to keep the first […]

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New music from the Rice Cultivation Society

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By Derek Smith in New Music on Monday 25 March 2013

Rice Cultivation Society is a band based around songs that I write, with the intention of getting the listener to looks inside themselves and at the strangeness and wonderfulness of life. The subjects of the songs are usually my flights of fancy; being shot into the sun, the lives of ocean creatures, watching circuses on […]

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The Sudden Stop: new music video from Esben Svane

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By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

My new EP, The Sudden Stop, was released worldwide on February 14. I use songs to tell myself things I need to hear. As a kind of therapy, I guess. I see two versions of myself with different characteristics. These two guys are at it most of the time, constantly arguing. I kind of write […]

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Melbourne band Brightly create an interactive world map to help share their album

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By Charlie Gleason in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

This is the Beginnings and Endings project. It’s a collaborative, interactive world map to help my Melbourne-based band Brightly share our debut album, for free. We wanted to prove that independent artists can still make a mark by throwing a metaphorical paper aeroplane and seeing how far it goes. When you join up, you get our new […]

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Engelsholm Folk High School: songwriter course in a castle

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By Esben Svane in New Trends on Wednesday 20 March 2013

In September 2010, I was offered a scholarship to attend the Songwriting Course at Engelsholm Folk High School. Engelsholm is a castle from the 15th century and the Folk High School concept is quite a beautiful thing: it’s not about grades but about soaking yourself in the subject of your choice. They always have several […]

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Autobiography by the frontman of The Eels

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By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

One of my favorite contemporary artists and songwriters, Mark Oliver Everett, also known as Eels or ‘E’, has released an eye-opening autobiography and he doesn’t want to bore you with shit that doesn’t matter. He’s completely honest and it’s an amazing experience to get the full story about his family, his depressive whereabouts and the […]

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Bass Coast: a rave in the Canadian wilderness

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By Philthkids in New Events on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Now nature is pretty decent on its own, but try spending three days in the Canadian Mountains alongside a glacier fed river surrounded by cutting edge music and thousands of stoked out party goers! Although still in its infancy, Bass Coast continues to get better every year and has officially become The Party among the […]

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Data Moshing used in creation of new Caffeine Machine music video

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By Contributions in Video on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Caffeine Machine’s Quinn Arlington Waters has put out his third music video, Untitled #8, from the album Race Music. It employs the use of the glitch technique known as Data Moshing to get an edgy yet psychadelic effect insted of straight cuts. It’s like being squeezed out of a playdough machine at the end of […]

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Skeletons in the Piano: pioneering psychedelic grunge rock

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By Mike Brown in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

Skeletons are not created in death, they are merely exposed. Skeletons in the Piano are pioneers in the growing psychedelic grunge movement, championing Elijah Hargrave’s heavy, haunting vocals and blistering, yet beautiful riffs. It’s recommended you check them out if you listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Doors or Soundgarden.

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Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians: new single from The Suicide of Western Culture

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By The Suicide Of Western Culture in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

We released our second album this month. Check out our new video and single, Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians, which was filmed and produced by ACTOP (Alvaro P. Posadas and director César Pesquera) and shot between Barcelona and New York.

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Trap Music: there is where the Harlem Shake got started

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By Jonny Burt in New Music on Saturday 2 March 2013

I have recently developed a rather unsavory addiction to Trap music, a hybrid genre of music that fuses aggressive hip-hop with dub-step and electronic elements. Characterised by hypnotic droning bass-lines, skittering hi-hats and sinister hooks, the Trap movement is being fronted by emerging contemporary electronic producers such as Baauer and Flosstradamus, who have acquired their […]

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Lil Ugly Mane is repping South Carolina

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By Two Fresh in New Music on Saturday 23 February 2013

While in search of something a little tougher for the stereo, the good homey Gunkst recommended South Carolina’s Lil Ugly Mane. His tape, Mista Thugg Isolation, gave us both that nostalgic feeling of listening to Hypnotize Camp Posse while riding around smoking blunts, but still had a new twist on all the beats.

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New music video for We Do Parties by Deerhoof

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Tuesday 19 February 2013

Flashing lights, video games, glow sticks, and a giant fake ear. The San Francisco noise band Deerhoof grabbed a bunch of random video clips and mixed them all together to make you want to dance. Their new music video for We Do Parties will make you feel like an ADD kid at an arcade, so […]

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Beck builds a 160 musician strong David Bowie orchestra

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Monday 18 February 2013

Go big or go home. Beck is breathing new life into David Bowie’s classic song Sound and Vision by bringing together over 160 musicians. That’s right, he’s creating a David Bowie orchestra. And the actual performance will include a stage that surrounds the audience to really bring everyone into the music. And with the help […]

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Music Video: Wasps by Emperor Yes

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 14 February 2013

Emperor Yes just released their debut single Wasps and the music video is fantastic. It’s mash of 80s and 90s horror flicks, nerd chic, and Japanese foreign film. The playful synth soundtrack may be a bit too happy for a gory wasp attack, but it creates a nice contrast. Somehow the band’s writhing and flinching […]

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