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Neutral Milk Hotel from a-high. My first time seeng them post Mangum return show in NYC.

Neutral Milk Hotel from a-high. My first time seeng them post Mangum return show in NYC.

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Pale Seas - Wicked Dreams

I’ve been having a lot of these lately, too. 

The Southampton band’s new Places to Haunt EP is being released Aug 11th on Native Pop. Pre-order ltd edition 10” vinyl here,  pre-order on iTns, don’t miss their video for “Evil is Always One Step Behind” (straight out of Game of Thrones) directed by Jordan Buck.

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Robert Smith wearing a cat jumper. What more could you want?

that jumper



Robert Smith wearing a cat jumper. What more could you want?

that jumper

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Teen Mom - I’m in Love with His Dream

DC band’s guitarist and singer Chris Kelly tells me, “it’s kind of about how one deals with life when someone special leaves, how you cope with all those regrets, what you said, what you didn’t say, what you should’ve said, and what you shouldn’t’ve said. it’s about wondering if they’re really coming back, hoping that you can still say something to make it better and coming to terms with the fact that it’s just not that simple.”

Get more singles from their various socialz.

Previously: “I Wanna Go Out

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Just Another Snake Cult.


Helga taking a break.

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A Sol Mechanic - Take it Slow

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premiere: Southern Boutique - Joanna

Everything about this back story from Austin, TX duo:

Dear Mark,

We are Southern Boutique, but you might remember us as two former members of the now deceased Tiger Waves (RIP).

Let me explain what we have been up to and the making of these songs. Things got pretty crazy. Tiger Waves spiraled into debt, struggled with what felt like an endless sea of dreadful luck, and eventually became homeless - but hey, living in a van with no AC in the Texas heat was a great team-building exercise.

Alas, no team building could have saved the band at that point, and we are moving onto bigger and better things. After doing some soul-searching in the wilderness of Yellowstone for a month, it became clear that we needed to form a new band and start from scratch.

Amidst all break-ups, be them romantic or artistic, something good always seems to arise out of the ashes. So after a year spent coming to terms with what had happened we have recorded an album that we are extremely proud of and we hope you enjoy, especially because it nearly destroyed us to create.

We had a lot of influences that shaped our new sound. These include, but aren’t limited to: abandoned Indian reservations, luxury gas stations, shamanism, shadow people, the Texas Gulf Coast, moose baby, and Don Henley.

We are truly grateful for everything you have done for us in the past (your posting of our song “Weekends” way back in 2012 gave us our big break and began our wild excursion and brief moment in the record industry) and we really hope that you dig what we have been up to since. Thanks for everything you have done and we are glad you are back running yvynyl!

-James and Tyler

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Hotlane - Whenever

Whenever EP on Gomma Records.

(via pierreism)

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Magical Mistakes - Hollow Bodies

Love finding fantastic new work from an artist I wrote about 5 years ago. Erik Luebs - an American living in Japan - had this incredible dance treatment of his deep hitting new work.

[Decompose / Reassemble] EP us out July 7th on King DeluxeDirected by Markus Hofko, performer Gareth Okan.

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Los Angeles Police Department - She Cane Through (Again)

Do not miss this subtle, sexy single from Ryan Pollie.

Get the self-titled LP out on September 2nd with Forged Artifacts on vinyl and Chill Mega Chill on cassette tape.

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Gateway Drugs - Give Me Your Love

Oh, shit. This will not get out of my ears/mind for the rest of the next 48 hours. To imagine that it’s wintertime in Cape Town, South Africa and this can easily be the next big sunshine hit for this season. 

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Chuck Mangione’s Album Covers


I saw most of these for the first time in a wicker crate at my relative’s apartment. I was 5 years old.

I have NEVER forgotten them.

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White Fence - Chairs in the Dark

Just head the upcoming release while riding in my buddy’s car, and as always, I’m so stoked for Tim Presley's the new record! 


New official video by Sebastian Kleihs.

"Chairs in the Dark" is in the band’s 2013 album Cyclops Reap, their new LP For the Recently Found Innocent is out July 22 on Drag City.

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Getting backstage dialed


Getting backstage dialed

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Billy Preston - Live on Beat Club, 1972 (German TV)

Amazing footage of the fifth Beatle and his Rock Fire Funk Express outfit on Germany’s Beat Club in 1972. Billy Preston rules, what can you do? In a more just world there’d be DVD box sets of both Beat Club and Night Music. At least we get the Dead in ‘72!

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