Bleep: New Bibio, Soulwax Remix & Disclosure Announcement

Bleep is a column focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. In this post, Bibio shares a brand new single in advance of his new album, Soulwax remixes Pulp for a special Record Store Day release and Disclosure finally discloses some info on their debut album. ++ SEE: FULL POST + BLEEP POSTS or MUSIC COLUMNS Bibio When Bibio released “À Tout À L’Heure,” it was hard to get a sense of where the English producer was headed on his seventh studio album Silver Wilkinson. With the arrival of “You,” the second single from the forthcoming album due May 14th on Warp, Bibio once again throws listeners for a loop, trading the rather breezy sound of

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Top Pops! March 2013: Olafur Arnalds, Generationals, Kisses, Dutch Uncles, More

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles, updated throughout every month to bring you the best of the funk. +++ FULL POST + TOP POPS! COLUMNS + ALL MUSIC COLUMNS   Dutch Uncles – “Bellio” Vocally one part Bear In Heaven and one part Field Music, Dutch Uncles have a lot of fascinating things going on as far as the world of pop music goes. Cascading instrumentation, unforeseen breakdowns, and minimalism in occasionally suitable points make “Bellio” a track that may not be initially mind-blowing, but shifts here and there into a rainbow-clad Battles. Their upcoming record, Out of Touch in the Wild, will

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Aural Devastation March 2013: Circle Takes The Square, Kvelertak, Ghost, More

AURAL DEVASTATION is a regular column about heavy music. This month, Circle Takes the Square awaken from an eight-year slumber and Sweden’s gothic masters Ghost return from their spectral hideout, plus tracks from KEN Mode, Kvelertak, and Shai Hulud. +++ FULL POST + AURAL DEVASTATION COLUMNS + ALL MUSIC COLUMNS   Circle Takes the Square – Decompositions Decompositions:Volume Number One by Circle Takes the Square     Eight years ago, the Savannah, Georgia screamo/thrash/post-hardcore outfit Circle Takes the Square dropped As the Roots Undo on this mortal world , andpopulations of head-banging enthusiasts went nuts accordingly. The dual shrieks of vocalists Drew Speziale and Kathy Coppola over guitars centered in thrash and drums focused on grind elements were enough to

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Charitable Musicians: Doomtree Collective Rapper Dessa Says Hip-Hop and Charity Go Hand-In-Hand

“Partnering hip-hop artists with charitable causes is nothing that I made up… but they’re infrequently covered by the media, perhaps, unless they’re related to a tragedy.” – Dessa

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Top Pops! February 2013 James Blake, Kisses, Psychic Twin, Parenthetical Girls, More

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles, updated throughout every month to bring you the best of the funk. +++ FULL POST + TOP POPS! COLUMNS + ALL MUSIC COLUMNS   James Blake – “Retrograde” James Blake is back with Overgrown on April 8th. Embedding this is a tricky feat — as the last time I embedded a James Blake track with the following review, UMG scolded us and demanded the video’s removal — but nonetheless, here it is, for all of your soulful listening desires. Slight electronic texturing still exists here — he hasn’t given himself up completely, certainly — but this is

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Aural Devastation: Top Tracks of 2012

Aural Devastation is a regular column about heavy music. Here are some favorites from 2012, beginning with relatively structured songs and descending into the chaotic.   Baroness – “EULA” from Yellow & Green + ENTIRE RECORD STREAM As the last song on the Yellow Album, “EULA” had an interesting job, as it needed to take the listener from the harder sounds of Baroness into the more straight-up progressive rock edge of Green Album. Baroness knocked it out of the park with their attempt, as “EULA” is one of the better songs in their entire catalog. – PETER WOODBURN   Black Breath – “Feast of the Damned” from Sentenced to Life The opening track off of Black Breath’s mind-mashing 2012 album,

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