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Music

GOOD FOLK #19: ALEX CORNELL ///

-NAME Alex Cornell -WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I am from Bethesda, Maryland. I usually say Washington DC because most people don’t know what Maryland is. I live in San Francisco now, having switched coasts, much to the dismay of my family.  -WHAT DOES YOUR WORK CONSIST OF? My work is divided into music and design....

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...

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Y HAWTHORNE Y NIKKI JEAN ///

A few weeks ago my Saturday night quickly went from being another normal night to a very interesting one all in one short drive home. After a morning of hectic running around and stress filled events I recalled that Mayer Hawthorne and Nikki Jean were in town. While driving home past Center Stage we noticed that...

JAKE TROTH MATERIAL THINGS VIDEO ///

Our good friend Jake Troth recently released the video for his first single Material Things (get it on itunes HERE) I was lucky enough to make a cameo in the video as jerry the jeweler. We had a great time shooting and working on the video with Blue Cinamon and of corse Jake himself. Jake...

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...

SOUNDSCREEN DESIGN ///

As a designer who loves music, as much if not more than design itself, and a former guitarist/bass player I was really happy to learn about Soundscreen Design. We recently heard from the fine people over at Soundscreen, who happen to be operating out of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, about some of the projects they’ve recently...

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...

GORILLAZ-PLASTIC BEACH ///

The new Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, comes out next Tuesday. A lot of people have been waiting a good 5 years for this album, you can hear it in its entirety over at NPR right now! There are some amazing collaborations on the album, including Mos Def, Lou Reed and De La Soul.

NEW KANYE WEST BLOG ///

Kanye launched his new blog a few days back, go check it out. I’m always glad to see someone doing something different.

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...