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The songs you need in your life, from bands near and far. “Raining in Eva”–Monk Parker One part Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, two parts In the Aeroplane over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, a healthy dash...

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Artwork by Vianney Paul Starting today, after-school program Music For Life celebrates ten years of providing low income and at-risk youth with music instruments and lessons. With the non-profit’s work, however, comes a bittersweet reminder of the circumstances sparking...

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Back in June, D.C. rockers Clones of Clones released their meritorious cover of “Float On,” Modest Mouse’s frolicking, uppity introduction of themselves to the mainstream music world. It was, to quote myself, a “downright ballsy” cover, mostly...

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New Music: “Living As A Ghost” by GEMS

August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

After releasing their 2013 EP Medusa, GEMS promised that a new album would be on the way soon. Two years later, the dream pop duo has unleashed their debut song from the forthcoming record, Kill The...

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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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