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Thirteen

Thirteen by Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff is a bittersweet cover of the Big Start song, the perfect soundtrack for loevely late summer weather and an antidote to the news. Find the single on bandcamp.

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You’re So Pretty When You Hate

Punk is really at its best when its angry and abrasive – and Deutsche Laichen, a decidedly queer feminist punk band from Göttingen, Germany, are really, really abrasive. Their self-titled debut LP is almost physical in its rejection of toxic masculinity, homophobia and (cis)sexism. Case in point: “Du bist so schön, wenn du hasst”, the […]

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“Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn. Frank Turner will soundtrack 2018.

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Yo, this song is pure joy. The Go! Team – Semicircle Song.

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Onsind – Immature Feminist punks ONSIND released Immature, the first single off their upcoming album We Wilt, We Bloom. It’s about, like, millennial dissent and stuff.  (All proceeds from the bandcamp single go to Salvage Collective, supporting women (cis, trans & intersex), trans & non-binary survivors & activists) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Shamir – Straight Boy  Straight Boy is a really strong song, and I really like the indie rock singer-songwriter side of Shamir. The new album Revelations is out 3/11/2017 on Father/Daughter Records. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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It was absolute music: you can take Bach and play his music with a steel-drum band and it will sound like Bach. And you can orchestrate Monk’s solos and accompaniments for a salsa band and it will sound like Monk. From a good article on Thelonius Monk and his music by jazz pianist and composer Fred […]

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David Ramirez: Time  Really the big change in my life for the last 3 months is the shift from lyrical “I” to lyrical “you” in the first verse of David Ramirez’s Time.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” is the first single off of the coming new The National album Sleep Well Beast. I’m doing cartwheels of excitement. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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“Let’s hear it for your third attempt at trying to hack it in the real world”

“Snitch Jacket” is a great new song by Two Inch Astronaut, offering, as Lars Gotrich for NPR Music puts it, “real talk – whether you’re a 20-something or just endlessly haunted by past failures.” Two Inch Astronaut is post-punk in the same way I’m post-graduate. Potentially professional, perennially yearning.  Two Inch Astronaut’s new record  “Can […]