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A couple of years ago I made a mix of songs from and inspired by the films of David Lynch. I wish this Dirty Beaches song had existed then, because it would have been a perfect addition. I can almost see the record spinning while the pine trees of Twin Peaks sway ominously in the […]

At the pace of the uber-fast, Twitter-ific world we live in now, last month’s SXSW 2011 music festival might be already gone and forgotten. But for some of us (like me) the experience still resonates. Thirty-plus live shows, tons of memorable moments, and a whole lot of tofu kimchi tacos from a food truck: it […]

I first heard this song while listening to oOoOO’s excellent and eclectic FACT mix, and I have to say it’s been stuck in my head (and on repeat) ever since. I especially love the rolling, fuzzy bass and the instrumental break that’s reminiscent of Middle Eastern music in the best possible way. In the words of no […]

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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 […]

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Yep, it’s autumn again. And just in time for the change of season, the amazing A Sunny Day in Glasgow have self-released a new album of the same name for free (or, rather, for a suggested donation of your choice). Short but sweet, Autumn, Again showcases a more poppy side of the band’s kaleidoscopic, dreamy […]

If, like me, you can’t wait for the September 14 release of the new Blonde Redhead album, Penny Sparkle, starting today you can listen to the whole thing on NPR here. I won’t spoil the sound for you, except to quote a little from the accompanying review: While many of the mid-tempo, low-energy songs share […]