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Shea Stadium Benefit Show (Photo Essay)

Shea Stadium Benefit Show (Photo Essay)

For the past eight years, Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium has been a home away from home for many. Shea is a welcoming space with wonderful people and, always, incredible music. From its long stairway to the show space to the swordfish on the wall to the string light sculpture hanging above the stage, Shea had a unique charm. Sadly, after […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Over the past two days, we shared our favorite hidden gems of 2016 (Part 1 and Part 2). These were artists and bands who enthralled us with their songs yet still fly under-the-radar. Today, we begin our celebration of the EPs that stole our attention and captured our imaginations. Extended players or mini-albums that throughout their multiple tracks were poetic […]

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Told Slant – “Going By”

Told Slant – “Going By”

In New York, there is a collective of artists making some of the most interesting, creative, emotional, and unique music out there. The Epoch consists of bands like eskimeaux, Small Wonder, Bellows, Florist, and Told Slant. Despite sharing members across projects, each band in the collective creates a distinctive sound, from Sharpless’ huge electronic loudness to the intimate recordings of […]

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Eskimeaux – “Year of the Rabbit”

Eskimeaux – “Year of the Rabbit”

Eskimeaux’s O.K. was one of our favorite records last year. O.K. felt like a warm blanket on a cold day, bringing a warmth and comfort to the listener. Tomorrow, Eskimeaux releases their latest EP, Year of The Rabbit. From the music, to the record’s artwork, it’s just as warm and welcoming as O.K. On Year of The Rabbit, Gabrielle Smith […]

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Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos – “Next Thing”

Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos A little over a week ago, Frankie Cosmos released her second studio album Next Thing on Bayonet records, although calling it a record doesn’t paint the whole picture. Over the last few years, Greta Kline has released over 50 releases on Bandcamp as Frankie Cosmos and Ingrid Superstar, and Next Thing is a full realization […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.06

Weekend Showcase 2.06

It’s that time of the week, the time to review all the great music shared from the past week – also known as the Weekend Showcase. It’s been a busy week with a number of premieres, several great albums, and dozens of great songs to check out. Next week promises to be even busier, so expect a much longer playlist. […]

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The Matinee February 18th

The Matinee February 18th

The Matinee February 18th features some unexpected surprises and some past favorites sharing great new music. Let’s get to it!   The Delicates – “Chimera” (Gold Coast, Australia) The Delicates is one of those accidental discoveries while scouring SoundCloud. From Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast, the quintet have been featured on Triple J and have become local favorites. But with a […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

We continue with Part 2 of 3 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 (read the first fifteen over here). Yesterday’s list was notable for the large number of new and emerging artists, many of whom released their debut albums this year. Today’s list of fifteen is the opposite – it consists of some of the best singer-songwriters of the […]

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Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Every three months, we like to look back on some of the great albums that crossed our desks, landed in our inboxes, or that we just decided to pick up because we were curious. In April, we counted down our 20 Favorite Albums of the First Quarter. We had so much to write that we had to split it up […]

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Eskimeaux – O.K.

Eskimeaux – O.K.

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Gabrielle Smith goes by the name Eskimeaux.  The name comes from her heritage as part Tlingit, and her desire to represent the complexity of her music by using a –eaux to make a simple “O”.  On Tuesday, Eskimeaux released O.K., a collection of diverse, complex, and vulnerable music that combine to make a fantastic record on Double Double Whammy […]

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Eskimeaux – ‘Broken Necks’

Eskimeaux – ‘Broken Necks’

When Gabrielle Smith isn’t busy working with with Frankie Cosmos or Bellows, she writes and produces music as Eskimeaux.  Eskimeaux’s debut full length album O.K. will be out on May 12, but they have shared the catchy single “Broken Necks”. “Broken Necks” is about friendship, with Smith singing “While you were breaking your neck trying to keep your head up, […]

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