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alvvays – alvvays

the marriage of jangle-pop and post-punk has been a fruitful union; the latter sort of embodies the pessimistic outlook so often attributed to millennials while the former crusades against that preconceived notion, placing melodies and hooks in the foreground of an angsty wasteland.  a classic yin and yang of music.  nestled somewhere in the midst of this movement is alvvays, a toronto quintet…

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kcrw sessions – toro y moi

digging through the dimestore saints archives, one can find a lot of coverage surrounding anything in return, the third album from chaz bundick’s toro y moi.  

listen to a new song from the weeknd

less than a month after sharing his first slice of new music since last year’s kiss land, abel tesfaye has dropped another track as the weeknd.  

listen to a new song from the weeknd

less than a month after sharing his first slice of new music since last year’s kiss land, abel tesfaye has dropped another track as the weeknd.  

j.e. sunde – shapes that kiss the lips of god

j.e. sunde – shapes that kiss the lips of godwhen the daredevil christopher wright released their excellent full-length the nature of things in 2012, it certainly didn’t feel like a hiatus was imminent.  when said hiatus occurred, however, founding member jonathan sunde was suddenly presented with an opportunity to flesh out songs he had accumulated over the years, songs that couldn’t quite find a place within daredevil’s repertoire.  after…

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kexp sessions – the antlers

out on a national tour to support their latest full-length, familiars, brooklyn’s resident heartbreakers the antlers stopped by the kexp studios to play a few new cuts.  

stream the new alvvays album

the music of alvvays suggests that the toronto quintet yearns for a sunnier location.  with a vocal deadpan that has drawn comparisons to best coast and jangly guitars that feel right at home alongside any song in real estate’s discography, the self-titled debut from alvvays has the capacity to become an awkward, feel-good hit of the summer kind of record.  

stream the new alvvays album

the music of alvvays suggests that the toronto quintet yearns for a sunnier location.  with a vocal deadpan that has drawn comparisons to best coast and jangly guitars that feel right at home alongside any song in real estate’s discography, the self-titled debut from alvvays has the capacity to become an awkward, feel-good hit of the summer kind of record.  

heavy rotation: death from above 1979 – you’re a woman, i’m a machine

heavy rotation: death from above 1979 – you’re a woman, i’m a machineit’s hard to stress the sheer importance of this record, both on a personal and on a more holistic level.  death from above was an entirely new animal with which to wrangle when jesse f. keeler and sebastien grainger released their first ep in 2002, and the duo never seemed to take their collective foot off of the gas, even after adding the legally-obligated 1979 suffix to their moniker.  armed…

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