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Single Reviews: Japanese Breakfast, Poliça, Dream Wife

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February 19, 2016
Single Reviews: Japanese Breakfast, Poliça, Dream Wife

Japanese Breakfast – Everybody Wants To Love You This song clocks in at just a hair over two minutes and doesn’t waste a second of that time, bounding from opening riff to verse to chorus to instrumental break without so much as a moment to breathe. Japanese Breakfast is the umbrella alias for Philadelphia-based...
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Single Review: Primal Scream and Sky Ferreira’s ‘Where The Light Gets In’

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February 17, 2016
Single Review: Primal Scream and Sky Ferreira’s ‘Where The Light Gets In’

A new Primal Scream release is always an intriguing proposition; one never has any idea what to expect. Bobby Gillespie and his band of merry men have tried out so many sounds over the course of their career, taken on so many collaborators, dabbled in so many disciplines and messed with so many styles,...
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Single Reviews: Luscious Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Veronica Falls

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February 26, 2013
Single Reviews: Luscious Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Veronica Falls

Luscious Jackson – Are You Ready? (self-released, 2013) Luscious Jackson were one of the great genre-bending pop groups of the 90s, turning out folk-inflected trip-hop, harmonic disco torch songs, slither-funk party raps, and whatever else they felt like. They were immune to classification and impossible to describe in a simple sentence. They were women...
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Blur- Under The Westway b/w The Puritan (EMI, 2012)

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July 6, 2012
Blur- Under The Westway b/w The Puritan (EMI, 2012)

On July 2nd, Blur released two new songs. It’s the group’s first material to see the light of day in a couple of years. And though they’ve stayed busy in the intervening time with sporadic live shows and innumerable side projects, they are now back in full effect. A retrospective box set is due...
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Single Reviews: Slavic Soul Party, Public Enemy, Nas vs. Massive Attack

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June 28, 2012
Single Reviews: Slavic Soul Party, Public Enemy, Nas vs. Massive Attack

Slavic Soul Party- Jackson b/w Gangsta (Electric Cowbell Records) Slavic Soul Party is a Balkan-fusion brass band  that produces a unique form of melting-pot musical madness. Their new single, “Jackson” — now available on 7″ single from Electric Cowbell Records — is an infectious concoction; an anthem for warm summer nights in the city. It opens...
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Single Reviews: Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz/André 3000/James Murphy, Noel Gallagher and Amorphous Androgynous, Evitan, Mark Stewart vs. Primal Scream, Future Of The Left

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March 3, 2012
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Arctic Monkeys- R U Mine? This track just showed up out of nowhere last week, a stand-alone single that appeared on YouTube and iTunes and instantly lodged itself in my head on an endless loop.  It’s full of the group’s musical and lyrical trademarks, little half-steps of ascending melody, internal rhymes and crystal-clear snapshot...
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Single Review: Dzian!- “Gong Xi, We Are Happy”

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February 3, 2012
Single Review: Dzian!- “Gong Xi, We Are Happy”

Sometimes, there’s a band that seems almost too good to be true.  And Dzian! are exactly that, a group making music so thrilling and infectious that I want to play it for everyone I know. They’re an ensemble that exhume the neglected idioms of 60s Asian pop, add a healthy dose of indigenous folk...
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Single Review: The Strokes- “Under Cover Of Darkness”

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February 10, 2011
Single Review: The Strokes- “Under Cover Of Darkness”

It’s a new Strokes single.  And it clearly attempts to play the audience, coming on a little too strong, full of the impulses of old pals trying to pack all the everything in all at once and remind you why we were once close: it’s been some years, here’s the highlight reel of what...
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