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Game of Beats: Check Out This Game of Thrones EDM Remix

Jul
30

There's no shortage of Game of Thrones theme song remixes out there, but if you're itching for some EDM in your Westeros today, we've got just the fix. MetroGnome's take on the iconic theme manages to blend that familiar tune with some killer beats and dialogue from the show. Just wait till the drop at around a minute in and you'll be hooked.

Track of the Day: These-Arent-Tears-It's-Been-Raining-On-My-Face Blues

Jul
30

It hasn't been this easy to love old fashioned, unadorned blues since the Black Keys' heyday: Palace's "Veins" is weeping music for grown-ass men. It's stop-working-and-call-a-buddy-for-a-sad-and-wonderful-drink music. It's the golden glimmer of oldies in a completely relatable modern croon, and it makes the heart slack-jawed and feeble in the best way possible.

Track of the Day: Nottingham Spoken-Word Punk Hits Beautifully Harsh

Jul
29

On your morning commute, at the coffee place you stop at for a maple bar and a latte, the 40 year-old clerk who's been staring off into space 'til now begins speaking to you. He's barely putting up, and the bile runs from the corners of his mouth as he tells you fifteen years worth of repressed aggression at everything from saran wrap to disgust with subtly hypocritical neighbors. Welcome to Sleaford Mods.

Attack on Titan's Theme Song is Just as Epic on a Violin

Jul
29

Violinist Taylor Davis is back with another amazing fantastic cover. This time she's taking on Attack on Titan's iconic (and crazy awesome) theme song. You know the one.

Track of the Day: The Japanese Ham-Radio Psych of Kikagaku Moyo

Jul
28

I've sworn off psychedelic music for good countless times, only to be dragged back into the fold by groups like Kikagaku Moyo (which translates to "geometric patterns"), who play an easy-on-the-ear mode of psych jams and uplifting experimental rock. Fans of J Mascis' alt-rock or contemporary space rock absolutely must apply.

New Music Monday: Tom Petty, Jenny Lewis, Eric Clapton and More!

Jul
27

Psst! Hey Scuttlebutt! You like new music? Great, cuz you've stumbled into the right briar patch - New Music Monday, the most "Ward, I'm worried about The Beav" column on the 8th Circuit. Each week scores of new sounds are released by record labels to the public and this is where they all 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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AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For [Music Review]

Jul
25

Well, the old brain pan’s getting a little cranky again, so it’s time for a trawl through SoundCloud. On this lovely evening/morning/other appropriate light cycle I’ve stumbled upon Ozzy soundalike Aug and his band of merry rockers. This is hard rock edging into metal, or maybe it’s Black Sabbath without the doom and gloom.

Track of the Day: Thai Street Musician Shreds Psychedelic on the Double-Necked 'Phin' Lute

Jul
22

The 'phin' is a family of Thai folk instruments, sometimes double necked, frequently with a completely sick headstock carved into a dragon motif, frequently played with reverb and delay effects that frequently put American garage to shame. Excuse me while I throw my wallet in a lake before I try to buy one of these babies.

Track of the Day: DIY Godfathers Half Japanese Return and Refuse to Suck

Jul
21

How often have you rolled your eyes when a musician said 'haha, oh you! you don't need music theory, custom-made gear, you don't even need to know how to play! all you's need is heart.' Well Half Japanese guitarist Jad Fair literally did not know how to play in 1975 ("the only chord I know is the one that connects the guitar to the amp") and while he's probably picked up an inkling or two regarding guitarism since then, at least he still writes music like he was born yesterday, in the most refreshing of ways.

Fresh Goo 7/18 - 8C's Weekly Psychedelic/Noise/Garage Playlist

Jul
18

It was a bit of a wait, but Fresh Goo is back, and on a new, more alliterative day! This week we bring sounds from fledgling, post-punk juggernauts Exocomet (seriously, what a great goddamn debut), Sub Pop's garage-pop darling King Tuff, the single from the recently reunited Death From Above 1979, and much more!

Speaking with Cory Johnson and the Most Brilliantly Touching 'Earthbound' Tribute Album You'll Ever Hear

Jul
17

Cory Johnson’s Earthbound is a tribute album unlike any you’ve heard; aside from the exceptional quality, it pays homage to the game both in form and spirit. It’s a reimagining of the soundtrack; a personal interpretation of the game’s narrative; and perhaps most of all, like the source material, it’s an encapsulation of what it’s like to be a child entering into the richness of human culture. Also, it's a quality post-rock album in its own right, equally parts rocking and tender.

Track of the Day: Dusty, Dazey, Southwest Blues

Jul
15

Sound Sweet Sound, what sound might that be? It's a benign band name as far as they go and could signal pretty much any sort of sound, but no matter what they called themselves, not much can prepare you for their epic, acid western track "Up to You," which sounds straight from the Tex-Mex border regions, but SSS actually hails from Toulouse. And I just love it when that happens . . . 

New Music Monday: Morrissey, Jason Mraz, Rise Against, and More!

Jul
15

Welcome back to New Music Monday, the worst punctuated column on 8CN. Each week dozens of new records, tapes, and cds are released to 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 precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Watch Weird Al Yankovic Parody Pharrell's Happy in a New Music Video!

Jul
15

Weird Al Yankovic has premiered a new music video, "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's pop-hit "Happy." If Weird Al making more music isn't awesome enough, the video also features guest appearances from comedians like Aisha Tyler, Aisha Tyler, and Kristen Schaal. Fantastic.

Track of the Day: Low-Key, Brash, and Warbly Synthpunk from POW!

Jul
14

What's immediately striking about POW!'s "One-Eyed Scorpion" is the 'off-ness' of the synth: you're used to hearing this sort of sound: fast and freewheeling shifts during the chorus, the 3-chord garage tripod, slight Liverpool accent, indistinct lyrics. Then you realize that constant drone, almost heavenly it's so thick and enveloping, is not just an extremely fuzzed-out bass--it's a synth, a glorious synth roaring away like a motorboat grafted to a nuclear generator.

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