Kansas bluegrass-punk band Split Lip Rayfield

Patrick Duegaw Reader Find

By Patrick Duegaw in New Music on Thursday 7 July 2011

Kansas-based Split Lip Rayfield is part bluegrass, part punk, with a little speed metal mixed in for good measure. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen guitar genius Wayne Gottstine play the mandolin. Actually, scratch that. All you’d see is a blur. An incredible-sounding blur.

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Interview with Elizabeth Harper from Class Actress

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Music on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Yes, we’re digging the Class Actress Terrible Remix of Ghosts by CANT, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor solo project. We caught up with Class Actress frontwomen, and occasional Lost At E Minor contributor, Elizabeth Harper, for a chat. [Photo by David Yellen for Feature Shoot]

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The Hollies: Bus Stop

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By Vas Vega in New Music on Tuesday 5 July 2011

We went to see The Hollies Anniversary Show at the London Palladium because I had annoyed Mark pretty good the day before, and I wanted him to hear the song, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. We were mocked in studio for going, but they killed it. You need to check out King Midas in Reverse.

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Jim Patterson: My Ticker

The Shivers Reader Find

By The Shivers in New Music on Tuesday 5 July 2011

I heard this and everything changed. Years ago, I started listening to it like I listened to everything: analysing notes and chords and song structure like there was going to be a test straight after.

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Yacht: Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Monday 4 July 2011

Weird little video from Yacht for new song Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire). The spatial environment in the video is a 3D visualization of the ideas of the radical architecture group Superstudio, whose vision of Utopia was a world without buildings and objects.

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Alex Chilton: Like Flies On Sherbert

Sun Araw Reader Find

By Sun Araw in New Music on Saturday 2 July 2011

Frequently claimed to be one of the worst albums ever made, I’m totally entranced by the sloppily poured love, enthusiasm, boredom, and hatred sloshing to and fro in equal, intoxicating measure.

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Hot Head Show: Payload

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 2 July 2011

We’re digging this track from Hot Head Show, a melodic, off-kilter sonic assault which flits and flows in unpredictable ways. The band are currently touring with American alt-rock heroes Primus in Europe and have their debut album, The Lemon, due out in August.

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Thee Oh Sees: I Need Seed

Greg Clennar Reader Find

By Greg Clennar in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

If there’s one thing San Franciscan garage pioneers Thee Oh Sees are not short of, it’s albums. Since 2007, the band has churned out LP after LP, documenting the band’s evolution from a psychedelic noise experiment to a well-rounded garage rock band.

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Omar S: Strider’s World

Inch-time Reader Find

By Inch-time in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

Omar S makes some of the best underground house music around. It’s deep, dirty and raw, just as you’d expect from a pioneering Detroit artist. Try not to dance to this, I dare you.

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Debut album from Sydney band Quiet Evenings

Inch-time Reader Find

By Inch-time in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

After a day in the studio, I sometimes struggle to fall asleep due to the music still going around in my head. The debut album by Quiet Evenings has been an antidote to this audio overload. They provide a perfect ambient grace that allows me to drift off into slumber. Out now on Sydney based […]

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Cass McCombs: Wit’s End

Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak Reader Find

By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

This album is great. I haven’t listened to him much before, though all my friends have for years, and I am psyched to have finally listened. It reminds me of Al Green a little bit.

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Jalava: a folk band from Finland

Contributions Reader Find

By Anonymous in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

There is a few things we all seem to know about Finland: it is in the cold North, people are depressed, and their music is heavy. Just look at Nightwish, Children of Bodom or HIM. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find that at least the latter is not the only truth. Historic traditions, Russian influence and a captivating melancholy. Or simple beauty. That’s what Jalava embodies, with haunting folk melodies and heart-breaking lyrics. In Finnish, of course.

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Free Radiation City MP3

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

Portland-based ‘dream-pop’ band Radiation City will be releasing their debut album, The Hands That Take You, in late September. Check out this taster from it, The Color Of Industry, which resonates with their deep ’60s bossa nova and Chicago jazz’ influences. [Free download of the single here]

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White Shoes and The Couple Company: Senandung Maaf

Dani Danot Reader Find

By Dani Danot in New Music on Thursday 30 June 2011

White Shoes & The Couples Company is an Indonesian pop, funk, jazz band from Jakarta. Their music is influenced by Indonesian movie soundtracks from the 1970s and inspired by the acoustic spirit of 1930s jazz musicians.

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New single from Brooklyn band Ex Cops

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By Lewis Harrold in New Music on Thursday 30 June 2011

Ex Cops, a new project out of Brooklyn, will self-release their debut EP in july. Check out the killer video for their single, The Millionaire.

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