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(31) Days of Good: 12.17.13

A few picks from NPR: All Songs Considered…

 

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“The number one album of 2013 was Dormarion by Telekinesis. I have a hard time thinking of anyone who’s doing pop music now better than Michael Benjamin Lerner. Love the tension, the restraint, build and dramatic release in these cuts, especially on this opening song, ‘Power Lines.” via Robin Hilton, NPR: All Songs Considered

♩ Telekinesis – Power Lines [from Dormarion]
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“Man’ is a thrilling, gender-bending, fun and funny anthem, and certainly the grabbiest moment on The Worse Things Get… But the rest of the album delves deeper and more provocatively into a brilliant and complex mind: Neko Case has wrapped her luxuriantly powerful voice around some terrific songs in her time, but she’s never wrapped it around statements this bold, or nerves this exposed. When, in her cover of a Nico ballad, Case sings “You are beautiful and you are alone,” the loneliness and beauty are profound enough to overwhelm.”

Neko Case – Man [from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You]
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“A perfect mix of music and performance art, the voice/stories/songs of Khaela Maricich match beautifully with the electronic backbone/textures of Melissa Dyne. This is a spare record that I found a refreshing counterbalance to the world of electronica, where the incessant beats can be both amazing and suffocating. The Blow is a breath of fresh air.” via Bob Boilen, NPR: All Songs Considered

The Blow – Make it Up [from The Blow]
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[new music roundup] 9.3.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Holy Ghost!//Dynamics

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Neko Case//The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

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Okkervil River//The Silver Gymnasium

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Volcano Choir//Repave

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A few more worth a listen:
The 1975//The 1975
Bastille//Bad Blood
The Julie Ruin//Run Fast
Nine Inch Nails//Hesitation Marks

More new music at Largehearted Boy.

[on the road] The Dodos

Indie rock duo, The Dodos, are hitting the road for a North American/European tour in support of their latest release, No Color.  They’ll be joined along the way by White Denim, Gauntlet Hair, and Deerhoof (check dates below for specifics).

No Color is The Dodos’ fourth studio album and features vocal contributions from the very talented Neko Case and vibraphonist Keaton Snyder.

The Dodos – Don’t Stop

03/28 Calgary, Alberta – Republik
03/29 Edmonton, Alberta – Starlite
03/31 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw
04/01 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar
04/02 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
04/04 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04/05 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
04/07 San Francisco, CA – Filmore
04/08 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
04/09 San Diego, CA – Casbah
04/27 Donostia, Spain – Gazteszena
04/28 El Ferrol, Spain – Capale Torrente Ballester
04/29 Madrid, Spain – Sala Nasti
04/30 Barcelona, Spain – Plaça de la Odissea
05/02 Grenoble, France – Le Ciel
05/03 Milan, Italy – Salumeria Della Musica
05/04 Rome, Italy – Circolo Degli Artisti
05/05 Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
05/06 Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
05/07 Munich, Germany – 59-1
05/09 Berlin, Germany – Magnet
05/10 Hamburg, Germany – Prinzenbar
05/11 Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell
05/12 Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
05/13 Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
05/14 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Festival
05/16 Vendome, France – Rockomotives Night
05/17 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
05/18 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
05/19 London, England – Scala
05/20 Manchester, England – Deaf Institute
05/21 Glasgow, Scotland – Arches
06/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (w/White Denim)
06/02 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/04 Iowa City, IA – The Mill (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/05 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/06 Chicago, IL – Metro (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/07 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/11 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/12 Washington, DC – 930 Club (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/14 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/15 Montreal, Quebec – Le Tulipe (w/Gauntlet Hair)
06/16 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theater – NXNE (w/Gauntlet Hair, Deerhoof)