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MP3 At 3PM: Tabah

MAGNET recently introduced you to Minneapolis’ Tabah with “Curtain Call.” Now, we’re making sure you’ve checked out the band’s newly released Symmetry Somewhere by bringing you the opener, “Lucid State.” This track is a little more immediate than the last, a jittery rhythm section flowing into some cutting guitars and some more intense vocals. Download or […]

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Essential New Music: Elbow’s “Little Fictions”

After a 25-year career that began with a Mercury Prize shortlisting and a Brit Award nod for best new band, and continued with Mercury and Brit wins (not to mention a couple of Ivor Novellos, an NME and various other accolades), composing the theme for the BBC’s 2012 Olympic coverage and generally becoming one of […]

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From The Desk Of The Feelies: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

“Stay the course. Keep on trying.” So sings Glenn Mercer on the Feelies’ In Between, their sixth album and second since rebooting in 2008. Last year, the Haledon, N.J., band founded by guitarists Mercer and Bill Million celebrated its 40th anniversary. Crazy Rhythms, their frenetic, classic debut, arrived in 1980, but they waited six years […]

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Film At 11: Dawes

Dawes may be the hardest-working rock band making music today. Last year, we got We’re All Gonna Die, and now we’ve got a new live album, We’re All Gonna Live, and a new video to enjoy. Watch “Roll With The Punches,” which features an acoustic guitar being sawed amid other domestic destruction. Check it out […]

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MP3 At 3PM: Fawns Of Love

Fawns Of Love recently put out Who Cares About Tomorrow, and today we’re giving you a little glimpse of their woozy, light-as-air shoegaze. Fans of Beach House will want to take note of “That’s What We Do,” which drifts along dreamily and somewhat eerily. Check it out below. “That’s What We Do” (download): [Audio clip: […]

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The Back Page: Wake And Be Fine

I happen to be writing this on the eve of Okkervil River’s show at Lincoln Center in New York. For most of the last decade, I very likely would’ve made the train ride north to attend a show like that. I say this without hesitation: Okkervil River is one of my two or three favorite […]

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From The Desk Of The Feelies: Steve Reich’s “Drumming” LP Set

“Stay the course. Keep on trying.” So sings Glenn Mercer on the Feelies’ In Between, their sixth album and second since rebooting in 2008. Last year, the Haledon, N.J., band founded by guitarists Mercer and Bill Million celebrated its 40th anniversary. Crazy Rhythms, their frenetic, classic debut, arrived in 1980, but they waited six years […]

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Essential New Music: Scott H. Biram’s “The Bad Testament”

Scott H. Biram has got kind of a corny shtick on paper: the old one-man band, all grizzly and gruff, just him and a guitar singing into a collection of battered vintage microphones duct-taped together. But he more than makes up for these limitations by dint of his hard-ass love for American folk roots. This […]

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In The News: Saint Etienne, Thurston Moore, Feist, Swans, !!!, Alison Moyet, Danzig, Ride, Black Lips, Nite Jewel, Royal Trux, Jason Isbell And More

Saint Etienne has announced the June 2 release of Home Counties on Heavenly … Rock N Roll Consciousness, the new album from Thurston Moore, will be released by Caroline on April 28. Several North American tour dates will follow … Interscope will issue Feist’s first new album in six years, Pleasure, on April 28 … An […]

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From The Desk Of The Feelies: James Brown’s “I Cant Stand Myself” 45

“Stay the course. Keep on trying.” So sings Glenn Mercer on the Feelies’ In Between, their sixth album and second since rebooting in 2008. Last year, the Haledon, N.J., band founded by guitarists Mercer and Bill Million celebrated its 40th anniversary. Crazy Rhythms, their frenetic, classic debut, arrived in 1980, but they waited six years […]

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