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MUSICA MONDAYS: Big Boi, Pernice Brothers, MNDR ///

Big Boi It seems to be a growing trend recently that much of the better hip hop coming out is coming form the people who were help that titles ten, fifteen years ago as well. Much like Raekwon’s killer album last year, Big Boi doesn’t break any new ground with his new single “Shutterbug.” He...

MUSICA MONDAYS: J. Cole, Here We Go Magic, Kanye West ///

J. Cole It would seem that this Jay-Z character knows a thing or two about music. This makes his choice of J. Cole to be the first artist to be signed to Jay’s Roc Nation label sort of a big deal. The refreshing thing about J. Cole’s music is that, unlike most of his contemporaries,...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Ratatat, Janelle Monáe, Big K.R.I.T. ///

Ratatat At this point everyone has listened to Ratatat, whether they knew it or not. The electronic dance duo has essentially permeated all media that music is relevant too and provided a head-bobbing soundtrack. They return again with another clean execution of their brand of electro on LP4, being released in June. In the interim...

MUSICA MONDAYS: The National, Future Islands, The New Pornographers ///

The National If you’re of an age where albums like Saves the Day’s Stay What You Are exemplified what it was like to be 16 years old, then you’re now of an age where The Nationals Boxer exemplified what it’s like to be a directionless 20-something. Now, they’ve returned after a few years away from...

MUSICA MONDAYS: The Radio Dept., Crystal Castles, LCD Soundsystem ///

The Radio Dept. The shoegaze trio The Radio Dept. have been together through 15 years and several member changes and have finally released their third LP, Clinging to a Scheme. Once again they’ve taken the next step to develop their sound while still being true to what got them on your playlists in the first...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Phosphorescent, Cults, Broken Social Scene ///

Phosphorescent The artist formerly known as Fillup Shack, now Phosphorescent, has made a name for himself in the indie folk scene of the North East in recent years. Following an album of all Willie Nelson covers (fantastic if you like Willie, forgettable if you don’t) they’ll be releasing their newest LP Here’s To Taking It...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Murder By Death, The Dum Dum Girls, The Deadly Syndrome ///

Murder By Death There was a period of time where Murder By Death straddled a line between post-hardcore punk and rockabilly. With 2008’s Red of Tooth and Claw they decided to fall closer to Johnny Cash than Thursday (much to my satisfaction). Adam Turla and company have made a name for themselves with his dusty...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Jake Troth, Local Natives, Radar Brothers ///

Jake Troth Prior to this week all I knew about Jake Troth was he was a guy who did a pretty hot remix of Love Lock Down almost two years ago. This was until learning that he recently dropped his new single “Material Things” produced by Takeover favorite Alex Goose. The criminally catch beat will...

MUSICA MONDAYS: The Morning Benders, Box Elders, Broken Bells ///

The Morning Benders It seems The Morning Benders seemed to carry a lot of buzz as they were dropping their debut LP in 2008, and then promptly fell on their face. With Big Echo, however they’ve dusted themselves off as well as what sounds like a dozen new instruments that were missing from Talking Through...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Frightened Rabbit, Warpaint, Titus Andronicus ///

Frightened Rabbit I was finally tipped off about Frightened Rabbit a few weeks ago, and have spent the interim wondering why I hadn’t tuned into this much earlier. The Scottish trio (missing the bassist of the typical rock quartet) released an album earlier this year, but I’d suggest taking a spin with their 2008 LP...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Obits, So Cow, N.A.S.A. ///

Obits Emerging from the ashes of Hot Snakes, Edsel, and Shortstack, Obits are veterans of garage punk. I happened to catch them at Cake Shop last weekend (coincidentally, the same place they played their first show 2 years prior) and they absolutely killed it. Their brand of straight-forward, catchy punk is so refreshing. It’s not...

MUSICA MONDAYS: Beach House, Owen Pallett, Vampire Weekend ///

Beach House Beach House recently released their third LP, Teen Dream on the indie Holy Grail, Sub Pop. They’re previous two full lengths were fairly standard dream pop albums, floating had laid is still there, but they’ve built a much wider, diverse sound above it. Each lyric is around in whispered lyrics and drawn out...