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 […]

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Here’s “End Of The Line” from Sleigh Bells’ performance on last night’s Saturday Night Live:

With musical backing from Jeff the Brotherhood…

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Yesterday I spent a couple of hours listening to an exclusive mix for BBC Radio by Jamie xx, the DJ behind the distinctive sound of the xx who’s also recently forged a  remixing style all his own. Streaming for the next few days at BBC’s Radio 6, it’s a fascinating look into the eclectic playlist […]

“Sara” by The Good Ones from Secretly Jag on Vimeo. Earlier this month, Dead Oceans released a pretty amazing album from a lesser-known artist: The Good Ones, a trio of singers and guitarists from the Rwandan capital city of Kigali. I first picked up the single “Sara” (video above) as a free MP3 over the […]

A sweet surprise in our mailbox this week is word that new music from Summer Camp has surfaced. The London based duo of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley caught our attention with “Ghost Train” a while back, and it’s great to hear their new EP, “Young”, hits the streets here on September 6th on Moshi […]

Every once in a while a music video jumps out and grabs me in ways most don’t.  The new video for Great Northern‘s “New Tricks” is one of those. This amazing clip was directed by Jason Zada, and was shot in the new ultra-high-definition 4K format against the backdrop of the Long Beach Aquarium of […]

For those of us who, for one reason or another, are spending August in the city. For those of us who are more likely, these days, to walk on sticky asphalt than on soft white sand. For those of us who can travel a little every day in our minds, just by hearing the right […]

Dianna Agron (Quinn from Fox’s Glee) recently shot a video for our friends Thao with the Get Down Stay Down‘s song “Body”, which debuted exclusively on the Oxfam America website. As Thao explains: “Last winter, Dianna contacted me to see about directing her first music video for my band. I so readily agreed, the internet […]

In advance of the May 18th release date of their new album Infinite Arms, Band of Horses have released this “Making Of” video, which gives a bit on insight into how the new work came together: And get the the album’s opener, “Factory” here, gratis: