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“Unpatterns” by Simian Mobile Disco

“Unpatterns” by Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco, the British ‘fidget-house’ DJ duo, just released their newest album, Unpatterns, in late May. The duo, which consists of James Ford and Jas Shaw (members of the former Brit-rock group Simian), first got their start DJ-ing small club gigs with a portable rack of analog equipment. Their debut LP Attack Decay Sustain […]

“Broken Brights” by Angus Stone

“Broken Brights” by Angus Stone

Angus Stone, the male half of Angus and Julia Stone, recently released his sophomore solo album, Broken Brights. Stone’s music career first started picking up when he worked with his sister as Angus and Julia Stone. The Australian duo released two albums together, A Book Like This (2007) and Down the Way (2010). Both albums […]

“Instinct” by Niki & The Dove

“Instinct” by Niki & The Dove

Niki & The Dove have certainly proved themselves something to be aware of this upcoming year. The Swedish trio had only banded together in 2010 and already have an LP with Sub Pop records. Amongst all of the electronic that has seemed to already dripped into many genres and done over many times, it is […]

Discover: “Here”

Discover: “Here”

July’s Album of the Month is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Here

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

“Swing Lo Magellan” by the Dirty Projectors

The buzz surrounding the Dirty Projectors latest album Swing Lo Magellan, which follows 2009’s Bitte Orca, is that it is the band’s attempt at an album that is more accessible to audiences. The main result is that many of the songs are laid back and toned down. However, Swing Lo Magellan lacks songs that are […]

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

“The Soul Sessions Vol. 2″ by Joss Stone

UK-born soul singer Joss Stone first rose to fame in 2003 with her debut album The Soul Sessions, an album that awarded her multi-platinum status and a spot on the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Now nine years later, Stone is still big on the soul music scene with her sixth album, a follow up to […]

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

“The Idler Wheel…” by Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple’s name has become synonymous with independent music as we know it today—since her auspicious debut in 1996, the singer has become a figurehead for the found music sound and a first-person, exceedingly personal style that continues today. However, Apple barely knows how much she has affected the genre; in a recent interview, she […]

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

“Handwritten” by The Gaslight Anthem

With their recent transition to major label Mercury Records in late 2011, fans of The Gaslight Anthem were left wondering if the New Brunswick natives would sacrifice their signature sound or still be able pull off another album riddled with Springsteen-infused punk. Needless to say, Gaslight has indeed done it again. Handwritten, the follow-up to […]

“Banga” by Patti Smith

“Banga” by Patti Smith

While she hasn’t had a true hit since 1978′s “Because The Night”, Patti Smith has come to occupy a unique position in the American music as one of the most iconoclastic, enduring, creative, and distinctive songwriters of her time. It’s difficult to review her albums because they don’t tend to compare to anything else; there are […]

“Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sandé

“Our Version of Events” by Emeli Sandé

It’s always exciting to get an album from an international artist who hasn’t yet it made it big overseas. We may not know her name yet in the States, but Emeli Sandé is certainly not new to the ears of Brits. A Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter, Sandé collaborated with Alicia Keys, […]

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