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From The Desk Of Glenn Morrow: Jackie DeShannon’s “Everytime You Walk In The Room”

Glenn Morrow is a Hoboken, N.J., music treasure. He owns the influential 31-year-old Bar/None label (Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Feelies, dB’s, Of Montreal). His bands, such as the Individuals and “a,” have helped put the Mile Square City on the indie-rock map for equally as long. His latest project is Glenn Morrow’s […]

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Essential New Music: Sun Ra And His Arkestra’s “Thunder Of The Gods”

It’s only appropriate. Some long-lost/for- gotten space-age recordings left behind by avant-garde jazz boffin Sun Ra are finally unearthed, and we dutifully listen. The most noteworthy of the three “new” tracks provided here is a lengthy live performance of “Calling Planet Earth—We’ll Wait For You,” probably recorded in 1971 at Slug’s Saloon in NYC. This […]

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In The News: Iron & Wine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Clientele, Lee Ranaldo, Black Kids, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, Vines, Helmet And More

Iron & Wine will release its first new material in more than four years, the 11-song Beast Epic, via Sub Pop on August 25 … That same day, Queens Of The Stone Age returns with seventh album Villains on Matador … The Clientele is back after seven years with Music For The Age Of Miracles, […]

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From The Desk Of Glenn Morrow: “Jesus Was A Liberal”

Glenn Morrow is a Hoboken, N.J., music treasure. He owns the influential 31-year-old Bar/None label (Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Feelies, dB’s, Of Montreal). His bands, such as the Individuals and “a,” have helped put the Mile Square City on the indie-rock map for equally as long. His latest project is Glenn Morrow’s […]

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Happy Birthday Mick Fleetwood

Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac). Read the Vulgar Boatmen on Mick in MAGNET here.

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Essential New Music: Ecstatic Vision’s “Raw Rock Fury”

Ecstatic Vision guitarist and founding principal Doug “Snake Sustaine” Sabolick spent (most of) 1998 to 2013 in the same essential seat for metalcore giant A Life Once Lost, whose final dispatch, the post-hiatus Ecstatic Trance (2012), toyed with as many psych and ’70s prog accents as the parent style would allow. Sabolick’s second act isn’t so […]

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Normal History Vol. 431: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 33-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Dead Bird’s Feet Dead bird’s feet mounted on the wall they don’t have a right side up they don’t have an up […]

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From The Desk Of Glenn Morrow: Club Gaga

Glenn Morrow is a Hoboken, N.J., music treasure. He owns the influential 31-year-old Bar/None label (Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Feelies, dB’s, Of Montreal). His bands, such as the Individuals and “a,” have helped put the Mile Square City on the indie-rock map for equally as long. His latest project is Glenn Morrow’s […]

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MP3 At 3PM: Jupiter Deluxe Tube

Orange County’s Jupiter Deluxe Tube recently put out Product Of Insomnia, and that title is a good peek into the vibe of “Home.” The gentle synth-pop track unfolds gracefully but unexpectedly into bleary-eyed atmosphere, the perfect song for watching the sun rise after a long waking night. Check it out below. “Home” (download): [Audio clip: […]

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Fast Romantics: United States Of Grief

Toronto’s Fast Romantics find their American beauty. Matthew Angus doesn’t hate the United States—quite the opposite, actually. “It’s terrifying,” is how the primary visionary for Fast Romantics describes looking on from inside Canada at the ongoing spectacle unfolding in Washington, D.C. “Anyone in the U.S. who would challenge the notion that this affects all of us […]

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