Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon signs with Domino Records Domino Recording Co. is pleased to announce the world-wide signing of Dan Deacon to the label. Deacon is…

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Richard Knox and Frederic D Oberland – The Rustle of the Stars

It’s something of compelling beauty when a piece of music can document perfectly a journey or right of passage. This new collaborative marriage of sound between Richard Knox and Frederic D Oberland does exactly that. These two modern classical musicians have created a beautiful yet bleak album in The Rustle of the Stars.

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Spirit Free – Spirit Free Plays Starship

According to this album’s press release, the jazz collective Spirit Free bucked a trend when it came to approaching their art. Back in the 70s when jazz sound-tracked round the clock gambling to the neon backdrop of Las Vegas, Spirit Free took a side step and embraced what would become the foundations of jazz fusion.

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Real Estate Interview

Northern Transmissions catches up with Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker NT: Congratulations on your latest album Days. I believe it took over five months to…

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Ivy – Ivy

orming in 1994 and made up of band members that span two continents, Ivy has a glorious past that spans five full length albums including the band’s latest release ‘All Hours’. Ivy consists of two members from New York, Adam Schlesinger and Andy Chase, who also perform in Foundations of Wayne and on vocals Dominique Durand, who hails from Paris.

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Review Of “Glossolalia” By Zambri

Jessica and Cristi-Jo Zambri, in addition to having that excellent last name, write the material for and front the four-piece band responsible for this EP. Their initial release, 2009’s Bang for Changes, didn’t receive a wide physical release, but a sizable following in Brooklyn and on the blogs has led to festival gigs, press from Fader and Spin, and this latest release, which Kanine Records is touting as a “first introduction” to this oddest of family bands.

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Review Of “Radiant Door” By Crystal Stilts

Brooklyn noise pop band Crystal Stilts are set to release a new EP just seven months after their second EP In Love With Oblivion, the well received release from April 2011. Recorded earlier this year, the band’s guitarist JB Townsend produced the new record with Brad Hargett on vocals, Kyle Forester on the keyboard(s), Andy Adler on bass and Keegan Cooke on drums.

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Review Of American Sunshine By Ashtar Command

Ashtar Command may have been a real hot commodity in the music world, if the year was 2004. Instead their new release American Sunshine will unfortunately slip under most peoples radars, not because it’s not a well recorded chill out record, but because this particular type of music still has that mid-2000’s sound that is not old enough yet to become retro.

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Review Of “Scintilli” By Plaid

An attribute to any album is when the record invokes a cinematic appeal, akin to the soundtrack of a long lost motion picture. This can be said of the latest output by London based electronic duo Plaid. Their new LP, entitled ‘Scintilli’, carries the overwhelming thread of a cyber thriller, the kind of sonic assault that marries the future-retro appeal of Blade Runner and Tron.

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Review Of “Humor Risk” By Cass McCombs

Whenever I hear the term singer/songwriter for some reason it gives me instant nausea. I suppose it’s from so many times walking into a bar or coffee shop to hang out with some friends or get some work done, only to see somebody with a guitar setting up in the corner with a stool and microphone.

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Review Of “Audio Video Disco” By Justice

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Xavier de Rosnay described how comparisons have been incorrectly drawn between Justice’s second LP ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ and rock n roll music. And while the duo of de Rosnay (a.k.a. The China) and Gaspard Auge (a.k.a. The Moustache) is by no means a rock duo, there is clear essence of the organic and the analog on this record that is atypical of digitally produced music.

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