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Coachella 2014 Lineup

No Comments 09 January 2014


The 2014 lineup has just been released and per usual, it’s pretty awesome.  The big news being the confirmation of the much rumored reunion, with and rounding out the headliners.  But the hits keep on coming.  Notable second tier acts are , , , , , , and .  Following those are what tend to be my favorite part, the early acts, featuring some of our favorites like , , , , , , , , and…well you get the point.  Tickets go on sale Friday (info) and they’re already advising people try for Weekend 2.  Click more or head HERE for the full lineup.  See you in the desert!

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Mixes, News

FYF Fest

No Comments 27 August 2012

Labor Day weekend FYF Fest will convert downtown LA into a haven for all music types alike.  The young festival manages to coordinate one of the better festival lineups of the year.  2012 ubiquitous headliners , , and are joined by the long silent and nearly a hundred other musical acts and comedians.  FYF does a great job covering the genre gamut with , , , , , , , and .  Tickets are still available at the SITE.  Check out a playlist of acts we’re excited about seeing and the festival poster after the jump.  See you there!

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Fav Tracks, Synthpop

Future Islands – “Before the Bridge”

No Comments 22 June 2011

On July 19th StB favorite will release a limited number of 7″ record Before The Bridge.  The single will be backed with B-side “Find Love”.  The two-song concept record explores the flip-sides of love, “from the hopeful first encounter to the painful final parting” (via Thrill Jockey).  Both tracks feature live drums and additional percussion by Denny Brown of .  Listen to the excellent somber synthpop “Before The Bridge” below and order HERE before they’re all gone.

Future Islands – “Before The Bridge”

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New Artists, Synthpop

Future Islands

No Comments 09 September 2010

can only be loosely called a New Artist.  The three members have been together since 2003 surviving several personnel changes and a move from North Carolina to Baltimore.  Now a part of ’s collective of artists Wham City, have begun to make quite a stir with their throwback style of synth rock.  Programmed beats, New Order synths, and Peter Hook reminiscent driving bass lines make up the texture backing dramatic vocalist Samuel Herring.  Herring’s often strained vocals seem to fall more in line with Tom Waits or Joe Cocker than the front man of a self-proclaimed post-wave act, and yet they are just inappropriate enough to work.  The group signed to Chicago label Thrill Jockey in 2009 and will release their first proper LP later this year.  Be sure to also check out the acclaimed Wave Like Home EP.  For now take a listen to a track off the upcoming release.

Future Islands – “Long Flight”

More on Future Islands here.

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