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Get snowed in with new music from Braids, Dan Deacon, Nite Fields, and more. One good thing about the seemingly endless snowstorms now blanketing us here in Boston is the chance to stay in and listen to new music. After a slow start (Panda Bear excepted), 2015 has picked up speed musically, with a lot […]

Sometimes the greatest discoveries aren’t about finding something new, but realizing the value of what’s been in front of you all along. That’s been the case for me with the Swedish artists iamamiwhoami. I’d listened to their music before and liked it, but they didn’t really capture my attention until earlier this year, when I […]

Caribou not only had one of my favorite albums of the year--they also win my vote for most beautiful album cover. Image via Merge Records

Was 2014 a good year for music? My friends and fellow fans seem divided on the subject. On the one hand, this year we saw an explosion in the sheer quantity of indie/alternative/electronic/genre-defying music out there, in part thanks to services like Spotify, the aptly-described “celestial jukebox” that makes the acts of discovering new artists, […]

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I have a theory that everyone from New England gets a little bit obsessed with fall (or everyone who’s not going back to school, anyway). All four seasons here are pretty unique, but there’s nothing quite as special as autumn in this part of the world: the chaotic patterns of leaves on the sidewalk; the blue air […]

Iconic ’80’s chanteuse Alison Moyet did a bit of touring in Europe and the US earlier this year, performing a compelling mix of songs from her solo albums as well as her illustrious time as one-half of Yaz (or Yazoo, as they were known outside of North America), and is issuing a live album to […]

Beloved indie legends Deerhoof just released a smashtastic video for the new track “Mirror Monster”, which appears on their new album, La Isla Bonita, out this Tuesday on Polyvinyl Records. Dig it:

This is pure genius.

This morning the Pixies cut a new song loose. And despite the recent announcement that Kim Deal has left the band, it sure sounds like she’s singing on this one. It’s a good one. Listen and download here:

Oxfam America recently released a stirring video highlighting their response to the food crisis in Eastern Senegal, which features the stunning track “Euzo” by Sidi Touré, one of Mali’s most beloved musicians. Touré’s excellent new album, Koïma, was recently released in the US by Thrill Jockey, and Touré is currently touring the US and Canada in support of the […]

The awesome folks at ATP have announced dates and talent for a new I’ll Be Your Mirror event in Asbury Park, NJ, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs (who have reunited after a 13 year hiatus) and curated by their frontman Greg Dulli. Dates are Friday, September 21st through […]