Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hear This Song Today: Tim Fitz covers Radiohead’s Morning Mr Magpie

A few months ago I posted about the excellent Tim Fitz. A few months ago Radiohead released their excellent album, The King Of Limbs. A few days ago Tim Fitz, and only Tim Fitz, covered Morning Mr Magpie, from TKOL, … Continue reading

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First Listen: Tribute to The Strokes’ Is This It

In 3 days it will be ten years since the release of The Strokes’ debut album, Is This It. Since at that time, my eight year-old self was too busy playing Gameboy, I was blissfully unaware that the rock landscape … Continue reading

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Review: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

It is said that an artist has their whole life to write their first album, and perhaps this is no truer than for Bon Iver’s debut, For Emma, Forever Ago. Breathed to life during a self-enforced period of isolation in … Continue reading

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First Listen: Midnight City by M83

Electro dream-pop masters M83 have announced a new album, set to be released on October 18, titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming! In accordance with this excellent news, they’ve also released a first single from the record, titled Midnight City. It’s … Continue reading

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Hear These Songs Today: Teenage Tide and Sophia In Gold by Letting Up Despite Great Faults

As well as a wordy name, Letting Up Despite Great Faults also possess immense talent for making shoegaze tunes accessible to more than just diehard fans of the genre. I bought their self-titled album earlier in the year, and it’s … Continue reading

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First Listen: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie by Red Hot Chili Peppers

My pre-pubescent self was a strange lad. I’d only ever listened to one band, and this resulted in a devotion to the Red Hot Chili Peppers bordering on obsequiousness. I listened to many of their albums over and over, and when Stadium … Continue reading

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