felte Records Label Feature: A Balance of Give & Take

“There’s a lot of noise out there — more bands than ever, newer forms of ‘entertainment’ or distractions for our time. This will be the first decade where history will talk more about the technology surrounding music than the artists. While it’s a challenge, I feel like the past few years have been the best time to start a label if you gravitate more towards DIY creativity, patience, perseverance and appreciate the small victories.” – Jeff Owens, Founder of felte

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Northside Festival 2015 Preview Guide

Using the multi-venue model to spread musicians, films, art, and “innovation” throughout Brookyln, one might argue that Northside Festival is one of the most exciting festivals currently running in the United States. As it expands every year, it has yet to compromise its musical lineup and is absolutely diving into fascinating interdisciplinary territories. This quick-look guide and playlist offer you a glimpse into the best catches of the weekend, in the humble opinions of our NYC writers.

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TOP POPS! Seance Crasher (Music Video Premiere), Michael Rault, Daniel Rafn

TOP POPS! Featuring a music video premiere for Portland’s Seance Crasher (Kevin and Daniel Rafn) and singer-songwriter Michael Rault.

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TOP POPS! Lost Lander (Track Premiere), Royal Canoe, Gacha

TOP POPS! column featuring top pop tracks, where Portland indie rock outfit Lost Lander gets remixed by Royal Canoe and Gacha gets all New Age.

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Holly Herndon – Platform Album Review (4AD / RVNG Intl.)

Platform, the second full-length from San Francisco musician, producer, and conceptual artist Holly Herndon, tackles the many confusing, conflicted layers of modern living, in the form of a poppy, accessible dancefloor sound sculpture.

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Archival Feedback – Self-Titled Album Review (Other Electricities)

Archival Feedback, the new audio-visual collaboration from Florida’s Other Electricities Records straddles the fence between both natural and manufactured environments, as well as people’s relations to them. Its origins come from Emile Milgrim and T. Wheeler Castillo, who set out to document the landscape of their hometown, Miami, FL, after both returning around the same time, from a stint living in Portland, OR.

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