Author Archives: Ian Robinson

Live Video: The Helio Sequence at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

For better or worse, a lot of musical duos eventually become somewhat of a one trick pony, falling victim to the limited nature of whatever two instruments and style they’ve adopted. The Helio Sequence is not one of those bands. Although the Portland duo has undoubtedly developed a signature style over the course of theirRead more…

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Friday Music News

A.C. Newman has released another track from his forthcoming solo album Shut Down The Streets due out October 9 via Matador. The track, titled “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns,” features Newman’s fellow New Pornographer Neko Case on backing vocals resulting in a super clean indie-pop song sounding much like their other work, which is not atRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Corin Tucker’s latest album Kill My Blues came out today and the former Sleater-Kinney leader has also put out the video for the album track “Neskowin,” starring two teenage girls exploring the early days of punk in the hazy and golden 70’s. Check out the video, which also features Corin as X-Ray Specs (or theRead more…

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Friday Music News

More Alt-J new: the British indie-rockers and loyal triangle devotees have released a beautiful video for their song “Fitzpleasure” off their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. Shot over the course of one day in Paris, the video, directed by Guillaume Cagniard, is somewhat of another crash course in art history. According to a press releaseRead more…

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Live Video: The Very Best

The Very Best are the very best at a lot of things. Hailing from across the Atlantic, London production duo Radioclit met Esau Mwamwaya after he sold one of them a bicycle. They invited the Malawi born singer to appear on a mixtape that quickly went viral, Pitchfork invited them to play their annual festivalRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Bat For Lashes have released a second track “Marilyn” from her forthcoming album The Haunted Man, due out October 23 on Capitol. The dreamy song, with a chorus highlighted by Natasha Kahn’s piercing voice, is of course about the one and only Marilyn you might expect an up and coming indie-pop singer to reference, butRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s latest video from his 2011 release, Wolfroy Goes To Town, is, despite the fact it revolves around two animated bunnies in love, probably the most depressing cartoon I’ve seen a while. “Time To Be Clear” stars two rabbits, one of which bears striking resemblance to Will Oldham himself, who fall in loveRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2012 Photos: Passion Pit

Closing out Bumbershoot 2012 at the packed Fisher Green stage, Boston’s electro-pop sensation Passion Pit put on an outstanding performance Monday night with lead singer Michael Angelakos proving beyond a doubt that he knows how to handle a festival stage. A complete reversal of their intimate Bumbershoot Music Lounge session earlier in the day, theRead more…

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Live at MFNW, Day 3: Redd Kross

Redd Kross (yes, the Redd Kross) joined us live at the Doug Fir Lounge for the final performance of our broadcast from this year’s MFNW. The punk veterans’ visit may seem untimely, but this year, Jeff and Steve McDonald drop their first album in 15 years. With Researching the Blues, Redd Kross acts their age,Read more…

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Live at MFNW, Day 3: The Hives

Everybody has a favorite song from Tyrannosaurus Hives, the more than excellent 2004 record by The Hives (mine is “No Pun Intended”). Some might even say their favorite Hives tune goes back to 2000’s Veni Vidi Vicious. Others cite their favorites from 2007’s danceable The Black and White Album. Whatever the case may be, it’sRead more…

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