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WATCH: Clear Plastic Masks Put On High Energy Show For Ploom’s “Rethink Music” Nashville Session

By Staff on April 16, 2014

 

 

We've been traveling with our good friends over at Ploom to set up some live sessions with emerging artists in different cities. Recently, we headed down to Nashville and saw how the guys of Clear Plastic Masks "Rethink Music." Check it out above!

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Enter the Slasher House - DOMINO
FILTER Grade: 77%

By Breanna Murphy on April 16, 2014

 

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

An eerie ode to the supernatural sides of Carpenter and Craven, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare proudly presents his Slasher Flicks, joined by fellow East–West Coast transplants Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors) and Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Dan Deacon). A ghostly specter of their new LA neighbor (in name and, sometimes, style and sound) Ariel Pink, fans of Animal Collective may enter the Slasher House and revel in Tare’s fun-sized treats, but others might be too disappointed by the tricks, remaining contented with the Haunted Graffiti next door.

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WATCH: Courtney Barnett Debuts US LP Release With “Anonymous Club”

By Staff on April 16, 2014

 


After garnering plenty of attention in her native Australia, Courtney Barnett’s The Double LP: A Sea of Split Peas was released physically in the US yesterday (on Mom+Pop Records), along with the music video for her track “Anonymous Club.”

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The Afghan Whigs
Do To the Beast - SUB POP
FILTER Grade: 81%

By Adam Pollock on April 16, 2014

 

The Afghan Whigs

Rock-and-roll timelines have turned in on themselves so completely since Little Richard kicked things off in the mid ’50s that it’s sometimes hard to remember what came first: Keith or the riff. That The Afghan Whigs are releasing a new album almost three decades since first forming seems unfathomable, yet here they are, and back on Sub Pop to boot. Longtime fans will relish the return as Greg Dulli’s voice—full of longing, sex and anger—has never sounded better; new listeners will marvel at the drama that was so prevalent in bands from the ’90s, and that can be so lacking now. 

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LISTEN: The Black Keys Premiere “Turn Blue”

By Natasha Aftandilians on April 15, 2014

 


After the announcing their new album via Mike Tyson Tweet and releasing their first single a couple of weeks ago, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney debuted the title track from Turn Blue on his Sirius XM show (Serious Boredom) yesterday. The track will have you feeling even more eager for the LP's May 13th release date (via Nonesuch Records).

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LISTEN: Ace Reporter Releases New Track: “Trouble” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff; Photo by Chris Semel on April 15, 2014

 

LISTEN: Ace Reporter Releases New Track: “Trouble” (FILTER Premiere)

 

This new track that we are premiering today by Ace Reporter delves into “The Trouble” that is inherent in long-distance relationships. The result is a beautiful, yet heartbreaking exploration of love divided by space and time. 

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WATCH: Meet Sanuk Founder, Jeff Kelley, in New “Space 2 Play” Episode

By Staff on April 15, 2014

 


The folks over at Sanuk have been making some great videos as a part of their “Space 2 Play” web series, and the latest installment features Jeff Kelley, the brand’s founder.

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MP3: Hear All Tiny Creatures Remix Lost In The Trees “Daunting Friend” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff on April 15, 2014

 

MP3: Hear All Tiny Creatures Remix Lost In The Trees “Daunting Friend” (FILTER Premiere)

 

Thomas Wincek of All Tiny Creatures lends his vision to a new remix of Lost In The Trees song “Daunting Friend,” from their latest album Past Life.
 

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Woods
With Light and With Love - WOODSIST
FILTER Grade: 83%

By Kyle MacKinnel on April 15, 2014

 

Woods

In 2014, Woods still stand tall, having morphed from a lo-fi weirdo electric folk band on their own fringe label into a veritable lighthouse on the now populous independent coast. Scratchy four-tracks and G. Lucas Crane’s tape manipulations in the decaying Rear House have been swapped out for Jarvis Taveniere’s very well-aging studio prowess and a pared down four-piece configuration. The thrust of this band begins and has always begun with Jeremy Earl’s mastery at cranking out tight songs, and With Light and With Love is chock full of ’em. Check “Moving To the Left,” “New Light” and “Leaves Like Glass.” In Woods, we have choice.

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LIVE: Blood Orange At The El Rey (4/14/14)

By Yumi Lifer on April 15, 2014

 

LIVE: Blood Orange At The El Rey (4/14/14)

Aside from an encore or two, Blood Orange’s sold-out El Rey show supporting his latest album, Cupid Deluxe, left nothing more to be desired. 

 

A DJ set from Kindness opened with a mellow prelude to a much-anticipated performance by the NYC-based artist. By the time the curtains lifted to reveal Dev Hynes and his band onstage, the theater was packed with a diverse crowd donning outfits befitting French New Wave stars or In Living Color’s Fly Girls. Indeed, the show was not only well-attended, but the crowd was also notably well-dressed. Hynes’s band was a bevy of beautiful people with exceptionally good hair. Donning a leather cap, red button-down shirt, and a pair of well-worn jeans, Hynes worked the crowd with an easy charisma, his energy and force palpable despite his quiet humility. Crooning behind backup singer or sitting beside his drummer, he seemed equally awed by fellow band mates as we were of him. Hynes delivered the requisite jaw-dropping guitar solos and fluid Michael Jackson-meets-Pina-Bausch dance moves, drawing screaming applause. 

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