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HOUSE MUSIC Performance Review: Jennie Liu & Andrew Gilbert Practice at The Mistake Room

Backwoods folk music plays quietly as visitors enter The Mistake Room, and they find themselves in the midst of a manufactured landscape. Pathways demarcated by rubber tires lead towards a simple architectural structure, and TV sets are strewn about the terrain, running loops of silent video clips. One set focuses on strange tales about “artists”...Read...
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Disappears – Irreal Album Review (kranky)

In a universe consisting of four percent matter and ninety-six percent negative space, absence is the dominant substance. With the right frame of mind, a void can be an endless possibility. Disappears’ fifth album pounds that clay into a sonic metaphor. Gloom is one thing, but seeing darkness — an actual lack of light —...Read...
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Blues Music: Marketing Nostalgia Using “Race Records” in the 1920s & 1930s

Folklorists like to romanticize blues music as being a pure expression of culture, but recorded blues music was carefully marketed to its intended audience from its very beginning. As early as the 1920s, music aimed at African-Americans was labeled as "race music", and the best way to advertise it was in the pages of African-American...
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Liars Band Interview (2014) Brooding in Ecstasy With Mess’s Playful Catharsis

Liars’ 2012 full-length, WIXIW, dwelled in doubt and anxiety, pressed against a curtain of murky fragility. Even if one only looks at the cover art for the band’s latest follow-up, Mess — a robust mass of multihued string that looks like the Love Forever Changes hydra head grew dreadlocks — it’s evident that in 2014,...
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YACHT Cover Briggite Fontaine In “Le Goudron” Music Video, Tour Globally, Get On Hulu?!

Los Angeles via Portland dance band YACHT are always staying busy, but the attention they’re receiving is next-level as of late. This compound post samples the music video for their newest offering, “Le Goudron” — a cover of a song by French singer Brigitte Fontaine — and their current front-page-of-Hulu fame.   FROM YACHT’S PRESS...Read...
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DARKSIDE + Matthew Dear = Vocal Effect Genius & Dance Rhythms

DARKSIDE Considering everyone has been getting their panties in a wad about the genius of 21-year-old Nicolas Jaar, it seems to make sense that his next project — a collaboration with Dave Harrington (of ARMS) would excel ridiculously. Their first show sold out Music Hall Of Williamsburg despite the fact that they have only one...Read...
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