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Review: Ty Segall — Twins

Review: Ty Segall — Twins


Posted By on Oct 12, 2012

If you weren’t able to catch Ty Segall’s performance at the GNU Gallery last week, you’re in luck, because the next best thing dropped Tuesday, Segall’s sixth LP “Twins.” I canvassed the station to find an appropriate title for theCaliforniarocker; the two most accurate I heard were “Garage Majal” and “The Overlord of Overload.” Segall’s brand of fuzz might not be for everyone, but it will definitely provoke and excite some sort of...

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Daphni — JIAOLONG

Daphni — JIAOLONG


Posted By on Oct 12, 2012

Caribou is from Ontario. So is Manitoba. Now, Daphni is too. They are all pet bands headed by Dan Snaith, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and doctor of mathematics who toured with Radiohead this year. Caribou isn’t really the thing you’d play in a discotheque, but Daphni unequivocally and absolutely is. “JIAOLONG” is a 9-song swath of vaguely ethnic club beats, laid down in parts like thick syrup and lifted in others like angel...

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Review: TKTTSM — TKTTSM

Review: TKTTSM — TKTTSM


Posted By on Sep 20, 2012

If the band is an acronym for anything, it could very well be “The Killer Tittering Triage of Sado-Masochism,” since this band is both cute and disgusting. Girl pop that could very well frame a Mandy Moore rom-com morphs surprisingly into punk that could complement a Slits or Breeders concert. TKTTSM is one of ten thousand bands to crawl out of the primordial slime of Brooklyn over the past several years, but they are one of the few...

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Mehldau, along with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, leads perhaps the finest piano trio in jazz today. Along with his collaborations with Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, and Joshua Redman, the trio regularly releases quality covers of music we often play on this radio station’s primetime scheduling. “Where Do You Start,” the trio’s second release this year (succeeding March’s “Ode”), includes two such covers, Nick...

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Celebrating their second full-length release in 4 years, Australian quartet Van She show they have lost none of their potency. Their unabated electronic style has attracted listeners for not only its uniqueness but also its honesty. The band distills Caribbean influences on Idea of Happiness, the pinnacle of this perhaps being “Jamaica,” which interprets the music of one nation’s maritime culture through the lens of another’s. The...

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