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Artists You've Never Heard Of: Armor for Sleep

Dec
16

Starting what I think will become a weekly write-up for me, let's go ahead and reveal the first Artist You've Never Heard Of!

Songs They Send Us: Milton Star Seeks "Salvation"

Dec
16

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Name dropping the legendary Mark Lanegan gets you far in my book. So when this little gem from Milton Star popped up in my inbox referencing the man himself my interest was immediately piqued, then immediately pleased.

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The Worst Album Art of All Time: Christmas Edition! (Volume XIV - NSFW, Very Offensive Material Ahead)

Dec
16

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and worsest album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment? Christmas! Yep, a whole bunch of horrible holiday themed covers. Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Keep in mind that this post contains potentially offensive images that should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18. Really. This one is bad, in some ways worse than the others.

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New Music Monday: Top 10 Songs of the Year!

Dec
15

Happy Monday music maniacs! Just like last year - my ten favorite songs of the year, with a few honorable mentions tacked on that I'd feel shitty about if I didn't include them. Not the easiest list to compile in 2014, for me this was a strong year for the album, but weak for individual songs. That said, this list isn't a hint at my favorite albums of the year - keep an eye out for that list next week and let me know if I missed anything in the comments!

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10 Holiday Songs That Don't Suck

Dec
14

It's the holidays, so like it or not, you're going to be inundated with tons of crappy songs about reindeer and jolly old Saint Nick and how Christmas isn't really about presents. Some of them might tug at your heart, but more will just annoy the piss out of you. But... it doesn't all suck, so here's a quick list to help you get through it all. Happy Festivus!

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2 Clips From Netflix's Nick Offerman: American Ham Stand Up Special

Dec
13

"Nick's master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating, and being a man, American Ham was taped March 2, 2013 at the legendary Town Hall in New York City; in it Nick offers his own 10 tips for prosperity, as told through scripted vignettes (that include appearences by wife Megan Mullaly, humorous stories, and his own original songs."

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Songs They Send Us: Filter Distortion Undergoes Transition

Dec
10

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Synthpopping straight outta Liverpool, Filter Distortion unleashes their debut album, Transition, next month and the UK is all abuzz. Referencing bands like Depeche Mode and other huge 80's heroes, Transition has attracted the attention of those in the know from the underground press to the BBC and their music has been featured all over the place. "The album does not contain any fillers. Every song could be a single!" raves one radio DJ. It's a slender piece of poppy fun and dancetastic electro-gasm that's irresistable.

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Songs They Send Us: The Majestic Loneliness of Peacock Affect

Dec
10

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Peacock Affect, the pesudonym under which mysterious UK songwriter George Holman operates, is poised to release a double A-side single next month and I couldn't be more excited. Featuring lonesome, meandering songs that wind through the nether regions of a young man's tortured heart, Holman's work shimmers with the desolate vibes of Mark Kozelek at his most delicate and neglected.

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The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume XIII (NSFW, Offensive Material Ahead)

Dec
05

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and worsest album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment?

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You Got Your White People In My Black Music! [Funk Radio E105]

Dec
04

Today we focus on the relatively few White artists who made names for themselves among the primarily Black soul and funk genres. Generally these performers are lumped under the pseudo-genre "blue-eyed soul" which comprises a few big names that might surprise you.

The Super Circuitcast! 12/03/14! Music in Video Games! [Podcast]

Dec
02

Get ready for a double-stuffed helping of Super Circuitcast as Jen, Matt, Ryan, Rami, Sean, and special guest Peter, discuss music in video games!

The Defining Artists of 90s R&B [Funk Radio E104]

Dec
01

Today we turn back the clocks to an era of music we're not as familiar with (but still appreciate) - the R&B and New Jack Swing movement that more or less defined popular music throughout the 1990s.

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Wu-Tang Clan, Shawn Ames, and More!

Dec
01

Happy Monday music maniacs! Like new stuff? Great! You've come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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New Music Monday: Coldplay, Rick Ross, Simple Minds, and More!

Nov
24

Happy Monday music maniacs! LIke new stuff? Great! You've come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sing-Along Songs! [Funk Radio E103]

Nov
20

Today we explore a few songs that we personally enjoy singing along to, and dive deeper into the reasons behind this phenomenon. Are there specific factors that determine whether we sing along to one and not another?

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