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The Beatles :: Everyday Chemistry

Nov 11th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

A tale from an alternate universe: The Beatles never broke up.

“On Sept. 9, 2009 I experienced something that I still am having trouble believing happened to me.
“I came into the possession of a cassette tape containing a Beatles album that was never released.
“I dont expect you to believe what happened to me, I sure wouldn’t, but thats why I grabbed the tape as proof that my experience was real.”

I love everything about this. Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, & Starr reunite with a mash-up of their solo efforts to form Everyday Chemistry, The Beatles’ final masterpiece.

My two favorites are “Talking To Myself” feat. Harrison’s “Stuck Inside A Cloud“, Lennon’s “Stranger’s Room“, & McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey“; and “Soldier Boy” feat. McCartney’s “Listen To What The Man Said” & Lennon’s “Isolation“.

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The Beatles | Talking To Myself

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Killing Fields of Ontario :: Our Place To Drown

Oct 4th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

As fall creeps in I eagerly await those crisp, cool, cloudy mornings and long chilling nights that down in Texas we only briefly get to experience. There’s something about wrapping up under jackets and blankets cozying up to the fireplace that call for melancholy, somber, shoegazey tunes.
Killing Fields of Ontario‘s latest album How The World Ends is the perfect companion to those chilly nights. This album is intense, and quite the whirlwind, with exciting, climactic, and often erratic jams alongside quiet, lovely little acoustic ballads. A truly beautiful album, due out October 28th, just in time for tasty fall seasonal beers & pumpkin carving.

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Aug 12th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Check Outfit, out today with their debut full length LP, Performance. The band exists somewhere between the electronic cadences of Cut Copy and the droning samples of The Beta Band. Listen up below, grab the record HERE and enjoy…

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Pure Bathing Culture :: Dream The Dare

Jul 29th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture reveries with celestial beauty in their latest single “Dream The Dare.” The release follows the striking track “Pendulum”, which laudably swung in all the right directions. “Dream The Dare” is an airy lullaby fluttering amid crisp drum claps and shimmery guitar twangs. Again Sarah Versprille’s dreamy vocals wash over hearts with inspired lyricism. By song end she inquires, “is it all what you wanted it to be?” Well obviously the loaded question solicits an album listen– check out Moon Tides via Partisan Records, out August 20th. words by Morgan Clinton

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Pure Bathing Culture| Dream The Dare

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Comanche – Silicon Basilica LP

Jul 18th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Looks like it’s going to be another scorcher. Thankfully for the disenfranchised listening community, Christmas in July arrives early this year. The Minnesota Claus, Comanche, delivers us a nu-disco laced stocking stuffer dripping with sultry electronic beats and groovy house cuts. Standout tracks “Stride” and “Bella” blend juicy island flavors and crisp retro samplings into a tasty dance-worthy smoothie.

Add last year’s lump of coal to the grill and cue the futurist tropical vibes. Still looking for more summery righteousness to unwrap? Comanche has nicely gifted the naughty fifteen-track LP, Silicon Basilica, free for download here. Merry Christmas.

words by Morgan Clinton

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Islands – Ski Mask LP + Wave Forms

Jul 11th, 2013 : by :: Tags:

Nicholas Thorburn: We know since Return to the Sea you’ve received plentiful pestering by those longing for material of similar style, but we want you to know we still appreciate your later releases. They’ve been good. REALLY good. Honestly. I don’t even want another Return. Seriously. Except Return to the Sea was incredible, and everything else that came subsequently, while good pop music, lacked the daring, off-kilter, eclectic nature of Islands’ debut. Loving Return was instant, instinctive, and easy. ­Sadly, the same was not true of Arm’s Way, Vapours, or A Sleep and Forgetting. So yeah, I’ve been a bit disappointed, to be honest. But things are looking up for Island’s upcoming Ski Mask, a piece of which has been revealed via single, “Wave Forms.” Although it’s a ways away from anything on Return, sonically, “Wave Forms” evokes memories of a time in Islands’ career during which they were unbound by traditional pop conventions and featured breezy, fluid strong structures. Immediately opening with the distinctive and oft-acclaimed voice of Nick Thorburn, “Wave Forms” gains force as the song progresses, slowly layering instruments throughout. As the instruments layer, funky synth riffs and a bit of xylophone recapture some of the levity of Return and ultimately further the beauty of the track. So while redemption was not necessarily in order, Islands appears to be on their way to redeeming themselves with the awesome song that is “Wave Forms.” Check it out below and look out for Ski Mask, set to release September 17th.

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Pure Bathing Culture :: Pendulum

May 24th, 2013 : by :: Tags: ,

Listen up to the latest track from Pure Bathing Culture, “Pendulum”. The band has mastered “breezy tunes”, with the soaring vocals and chiming guitars and synths. Off the upcoming album, Moon Tides, available August 19 (UK)/August 20 (US) on Partisan Records.

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