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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Warm Psychedelic Sounds of Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo can play a range of styles, from innocent to edgy, lighthearted to dark. Their best sound is from their psychedelic phase in the late 90s. On the record I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One the song “Moby Octopad” is deep and warm. Hopeful. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeIeqGA-Ogc] No matter what style of indie pop … Continue reading »

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Best New Rock Band: Big Deal

“I’ve got a friend who never lets me down.” – Big Deal (From “In Your Car”) U.K. duo Big Deal are a male-female team who’s first record Lights Out dropped in 2011. Their dark, literate indie pop sound soon had them playing big British music festivals like Wireless and Lounge on the Farm. Big Deal’s … Continue reading »

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A History of Thievery Corporation: Rob Garza's Summer Mixes 2013

D.C. duo Thievery Corporation have made internationally-flavored and political-themed tracks for over a decade. One of my top 10 records of all time is their release Richest Man in Babylon. Trip-hop mixed with world artists. Smart, positive, political lyrics. Here’s a free stream of the whole record. Buy it at thieverycorporation.com. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN9tulBHr8Y] Eric Hilton and Rob … Continue reading »

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A History of Thievery Corporation: Rob Garza’s Summer Mixes 2013

D.C. duo Thievery Corporation have made internationally-flavored and political-themed tracks for over a decade. One of my top 10 records of all time is their release Richest Man in Babylon. Trip-hop mixed with world artists. Smart, positive, political lyrics. Here’s a free stream of the whole record. Buy it at thieverycorporation.com. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN9tulBHr8Y] Eric Hilton and Rob … Continue reading »

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