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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
 

OKS MPFree vol. 2


Pop, dance, rock and uncategorizable stuff!

By Stephen Carradini January 25th, 2011
hotclubdeparisHot Club De Paris

So, about those MP3s I promised? I’m going to be posting six a day until we get caught up from our downtime. It could take a while, but that’s just more happiness for your ears! Here’s today’s six-pack.

1. “Free the Pterodactyl 3” — Hot Club de Paris. Interlocking guitar lines, British accents, pop hooks and wild ambition drive this brilliant tune.

2. “Bury Us Alive” — Starfucker. Aka the marginally more marquee-friendly STRFKR. This jubilant dance-rock track builds and falls in all the right places, including the enormously entertaining chorus.

3. “Into the Labyrinth” — Kraddy. Self-described as “Led Zeppelin 3000,” this electronic artist is currently blowing my mind with his bottom-heavy beats, erratic but still-groove heavy rhythm, and unique sounds.

4. “Eager for Your Love” — Tristen. Timeless, infectious, moody pop sung by a young female in a clear, unadorned style. What’s not to love?

5. “Kill the Killjoy” — The Disciplines. If the members of Jimmy Eat World snarled a bit more, they could have written this mature pop/rock gem.

6. “Billy Cruz” — Metal Mother. A less confrontational and more melodic M.I.A. would wholly approve of the Africa-by-way-of-a-thumping-beat sound of Metal Mother.

+stephen

 
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01.26.2011 at 11:01 Reply

Big thanks Stephen! Hope to get to meet OK soon.

 

~Kraddy

 

 
 
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