Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hear This Band Today: Young Empires

It’s so easy to forget about artists and move onto other music. I’m certainly guilty of it, but I feel like one of the most significant changes to this generation is our steadily-decreasing attention span. After a mate and I … Continue reading

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Hear This Band Today: Givers

My friend of the interwebz, Tommy, runs a truly excellent blog called Sound Doctrine. Recently he posted about a great little band called Givers, that I felt were shouting out for attention. Filled with wild percussion, nimble guitarwork, jangly male/female … Continue reading

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First Listen: Stream Arctic Monkeys’ new album

Check out Arctic Monkeys‘ latest album, Suck It And See, as it can be streamed here. I haven’t yet listened to the whole thing, but the snippets I’ve heard seem to suggest that while Humbug indicated the young, brash, witty … Continue reading

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First Listen: The Greeks by Is Tropical

Is Tropical were one of the first bands I blogged about, and their new single, The Greeks, is another excellent, upbeat, electro-punk track. Perhaps more interesting than the song is the video clip, which depicts a graphically animated battle between … Continue reading

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RIP Gil Scott-Heron

American soul singer Gil Scott-Heron has died at the age of 62. His tunes were brought to my attention due to Jamie XX remixing I’ll Take Care Of You, which is included below.

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First Listen: Two new tracks by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire have released two new tracks that are set to appear on the soon-to-be-released deluxe edition of The Suburbs, which in my opinion was the top album of last year. Speaking in Tongues and Culture War are both stellar … Continue reading

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First Listen: Repatriated by Handsome Furs

Dan Boeckner, the Wolf Parade frontman that, unlike Spencer Krug, hasn’t grown up, has released a new single with his side project, Handsome Furs. Titled Repatriated, it’s a classic HF song, complete with a synth backbone and back-up vocals from … Continue reading

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