Visage’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Monday 22 February 2010

Remember Fade To Grey, that seminal new romantic dance hit from 1980s. Well, neither do we. But regardless, we checked in with Rusty Egan from the group Visage and asked him about the music that is inspiring him some 30 years after Visage’s sublime moment on glory. He started with the Deadmau5 track, Faxing Berlin […]

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Dirty Ghosts’ Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 16 January 2010

After a three year hiatus from playing together in San Francisco’s Parchman Farm, bassist Carson Binks and guitarist Allyson Baker regrouped and formed Dirty Ghosts with the addition Aesop Rock on drum programming in 2009. We checked in with Allyson Baker from the group and asked her what was spinning at her place. She started […]

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Syntaks’ Secret Playlist

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 13 January 2010

Ylajali is the debut full-length from Syntaks, the Danish duo of Jakob Skott and Anna Cecilia. In Ylajali’s beautifully scorched sonic landscape, acres of drones run beneath Cecilia’s wordless sighs; Skott’s beats crunch like autumn leaves while synthesizers swell, flourish, and disappear. We asked them about the music that was spinning at their place, and […]

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We Fell To Earth’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Monday 11 January 2010

We Fell To Earth’s debut album contains grains of that desert night ambiance. Richard and Wendy’s harmonise beautifully on the likes of Lights Out, but tasty electronics are never far away, notably on the pulsing, bleeping Sovereign. We checked in with Wendy Rae Fowler and asked her about the songs that we’re on high rotation […]

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Larry Tee writes his Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 8 January 2010

Don Diablo gets nasty with New York nightclub legend Larry Tee’s forthcoming single Let’s Make Nasty on Ultra Records, adding sub-bass, freaky synthstabs and his trademark guitarlicks, and turning Let’s make Nasty into a thumping clubrocker. We asked Larry Tee about the music he’s listening to right now and he started with Silent League’s There’s […]

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Stars of Track and Field compile a Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 24 December 2009

A Time For Lions is the new album from the Portland based trio Stars of Track and Field. The album was produced by John King of the Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Beck, Linkin Park, Carlos Santana), along with Stars of Track and Field who co-produced 5 of the 11 tracks. We checked in with Kevin […]

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Boy Without God’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 24 December 2009

Gabriel Birnbaum, aka Boy Without God, is a songwriter in the vein of Leonard Cohen, mingling straightforward melodic songs with the long-form composition style he picked up writing fifteen-minute free jazz epics during high school. Your Body is Your Soul, his first studio full length, was released this summer. We asked him about the music […]

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We Were Promised Jetpacks Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Boasting perhaps the greatest band name on the planet, Scottish four-piece We Were Promised Jetpacks released their debut album, These Four Walls, on Pod Records [Inertia]. Standing alongside the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Glasvegas, and The Twilight Sad as leading figures in Scotland’s indie-rock renaissance, the band’s first full-length was recorded almost entirely live. We […]

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El Perro Del Mar’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Sunday 13 December 2009

Sweden-based El Perro Del Mar, otherwise known as Sarah Assbring, recently released her third full-length album, Love Is Not Pop and supported Peter Bjorn and John on their North American tour. We asked her to tell us about her favourite songs by other artists and she started with the Joy Division song, New Dawn Fades […]

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Oh No Ono’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 11 December 2009

Oh No Ono is a quintet from Aalborg, Denmark. The band, which was formed in 2003, release their new record, Eggs, early next year on Leaf and Friendly Fire Recordings. So we checked in with them to find out about the music that inspired the recording. Guitarist and vocalist Nis Svoldgard started with the White […]

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Efterklang’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 7 December 2009

Otherworldly pop songs, both ambitious and engagingly intimate. Breathtaking panoramas of sound with few clear antecedents. Efterklang make music for the inspired. They recently began work on their third full-length album, with a release expected in the spring of 2010. So we checked in with them to get the inside word on the muisc that […]

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Jet’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 2 December 2009

After four million albums sold worldwide, a number one and nine times platinum selling album in Australia with Get Born, four Top Ten Modern Rock and Rock hits in the US, Jet have returned to form with their third album Shaka Rock, which has spent three weeks in the Top 15 of the Australian charts […]

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Powderfinger’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Thursday 26 November 2009

Australian band Powderfinger have a new album out, Golden Rule, which was again recorded with Nick DiDia, responsible for their successful albums Internationalist, Odyssey Number Five, and Vulture Street albums. We checked in with them to get the inside word on the songs that inspired their new recording, and they started with the Rolling Stones […]

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Crimea X’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 21 November 2009

Crimea X is the coming together of two offbeat, disparate characters, DJ Rocca (Ajello, Super Sonic Lovers, Maffia Sound System) and Jukka Reverberi from 90s Italian glam cult rockers, Giardini di Mirò, who have often have been compared with the sound of Mogwai, Arab Strap, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. We asked them about their […]

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I Was A King Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Thursday 19 November 2009

Boasting members of Serena Maneesh, Harry’s Gym and Danielson, revolving around frontman and songwriter Frode Stromstad — with the album’s supporting cast including Sufjan Stephens and Gary Olsen of Lady Bug Transistor — I Was A King are a misty eyed pop-gaze of West Coast harmonies and ringing Rickenbacker. They have just released a new […]

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