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Porcelain Raft – “Microclimate”

Porcelain Raft – “Microclimate”

Since arriving on the music scene in 2010 under the moniker Porcelain Raft, Italian-born, Los Angeles-based Mauro Remiddi swept listeners away with his ethereal ambience and soaring, transcendent anthems. The release of his third studio album (and thirteenth effort overall including ten EPs), Microclimate, is Remiddi’s most expansive effort to date and arguably his most rewarding endeavor. The opener, “The […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.01

Weekend Showcase 3.01

It’s been a week of firsts. Slowdive released their first new song in 22 years. News leaked that Liz Phair was working with Ryan Adams on a double album, marking her return after seven years. And several newcomers released their debut singles, some of whom are featured on the first Weekend Showcase of 2017. As usual, the Weekend Showcase 3.01 […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Melodic Tonic ’17 January 11th

Welcome to the year’s first Wednesday serving of new music cocktails! This week’s Melodic Tonic features six concoctions from artists in the U.S., England, and Belgium. From rhythmic Afropop to alt-country from Nashville, these singles offer plenty of variety to help you beat the mid-week slump. Let’s get things started down in the southern United States. Shadowgraphs – “Countryside” (Charlotte, […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.43

Weekend Showcase 2.43

As we enter the home stretch of 2016, singles for the last albums of 2016 and for the first records of 2017 start to arrive. Get a head start on what’s coming with the Weekend Showcase 2.43, which features 51 songs from 13 countries. These artists are representing: Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, […]

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Saturday Sampler November 5th

Saturday Sampler November 5th

There is a bit of everything on the Saturday Sampler November 5th edition. From electronic to ambient, Irish folk to alt-country, neo-psychedelia to seismic indie rock, you will hear it below. Enjoy the first weekend of November!   Bonobo – “Kerala” (Los Angeles, USA via Brighton, England) RIYL: Tycho, Four Tet, Emancipator Ambient electronic artist Simon Green – aka Bonobo – expresses […]

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Hidden Gem: Mauro Remiddi – a.k.a. Porcelain Raft

Hidden Gem: Mauro Remiddi – a.k.a. Porcelain Raft

Is it fair to call Porcelain Raft a hidden gem? On the one hand, Mauro Remiddi, who is the man behind Porcelain Raft, has gathered a fairly loyal following, although interspersed across the globe. On the other hand, he hasn’t achieved the same level of popularity of similar synth-electronic acts that emerged around the same time, most notably Phantogram. However, […]

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Mundo Musique: Washed Out, Porcelain Raft, and Pure X

Mundo Musique: Washed Out, Porcelain Raft, and Pure X

I’m a stickler for atmospheric, chillwave, synth-pop, which I like to simply call “escapism” – music that just makes you close your eyes and think of a world that doesn’t exist, lifts you up, and at the end puts a smile on your face.  Ok, maybe that’s just me. To put you in my frame of mind, we commence the […]

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