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New Music: “Sunstroke” by Wylder

July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a D.C.-based folk rock band that you may have heard of called Save the Arcadian. We’re here to tell you: forget about that name and start listening to Wylder. The quartet ultimately decided to change their name after realizing that...

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Last year, the talented D.C. duo Hays and Ryan Holladay announced a name change from Bluebrain to using their real names. The brothers also unveiled a new website, with a note that said there would be new...

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With a forthcoming album due out next month via Captured Tracks, Mac DeMarco dropped a new song a few moments ago, “I’ve Been Waiting for Her.” It’s the ideal track to chill out to as...

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Photo Credit: Jen Meller Earlier this year, the dynamic D.C. duo Johnny Fantastic and Tölva (Erik Sleight) joined forces with local producer CrushnPain (Austin Gallas), which resulted in the release of the EP StrongerSexCrushnPain. The four tracks on StrongerSexCrushnPain were...

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“Show Me”–Flo Morrissey Flo Morrissey’s gentle songs sound as if they were recorded during the heyday of England’s ’60s folk-tacular. At that time, the 20-year-old Londoner wasn’t even a proverbial twinkle in her daddy’s eye, and...

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If you had no prior knowledge of “Float On” by Modest Mouse, which seems impossible given that it’s customary to hear this jolly rock anthem pumped into everywhere from retail outlets to sports arenas, then the clever...

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“Braid. Wind is Coming”–Tasseomancy The clairvoyant Toronto twins Romy and Sari Lightman are the vanguards of the electro folk group Tasseomancy. “Braid. Wind is Coming” found on their second record, Palm Wine Revisited, blooms with...

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The steady rise of future bounce rapper GoldLink continues. In just the last few weeks, the 21-year-old Virginia native delivered an excellent performance at Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, MD and also made the cut for XXL...

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With his new solo project, Color Palette, Jay Nemeyer steps to forefront, with a little help from his friends. After his previous group, The Silver Liners, went on indefinite hiatus in early 2014, Nemeyer was left...

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The power of Taylor Swift cannot be ignored no matter where you go–and that includes the countless amount of bands who have covered her catchy-pop songs. But unlike many of the remakes we’ve heard before,...

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Photo Credit: Mimi Dabestani “Complete Control,” from D.C.’s Lyrx, is a slick mix of old school and new. The rising future bass rapper is the first artist to sign with Redact, a brand new music collective in the District...

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“Day of the Rope”-Spray Paint  Sometimes the best thing about a good punk rock song is not only the music itself, but also the wit and cynicism delivered via straight-for-the-throat lyricism. The Austin art-punk trio...

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What do you get when two roommates who met via Craigslist, a talented vocalist and a Persian blues prodigy join forces? A new D.C. band named Color in Numbers. “The band started when Sam Price-Waldman (drummer) moved...

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Today, D.C. nu-disco DJ Eau Claire released her remix of indie-pop duo Golden Coast‘s track “Futurist,” a phenomenal anthem to spring’s arrival that will get you dancing. Its sparkly, tropical beats, complete with an addictive bassline, makes this...

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DCMD Premiere: “WTLFO” by Cartoon Weapons

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by Ron Akins One record to have on your radar next month is Last Rites of a Living Legend, the debut album from D.C. experimental rock group Cartoon Weapons that drops on May 28. The trio first...

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Photo by Matthew Brazier Last year’s In It Together Fest was the first big celebration of its kind in the District, spotlighting the city’s DIY music and art community through a well-organized four-day festival. The event...

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