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Boxer (Live in Brussels) – The National Music Tips New Music New Releases 

Boxer (Live in Brussels) – The National

Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late ’90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Brit-pop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums),... Read More
Lamp Lit Prose – Dirty Projectors Music Tips New Music New Releases 

Lamp Lit Prose – Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors are the creation of Dave Longstreth, a former Yale student who left college to become one of the most prolific and unique indie singer/songwriters of the early 2000s. In early 2002, Longstreth released his first album, The Graceful Fallen Mango, under his own name on the This Heart Plays Records imprint. Largely recorded on four-track with the help... Read More
Night & Day (Day Edition) – The Vamps Music Tips New Music New Releases 

Night & Day (Day Edition) – The Vamps

Britain’s the Vamps are an exuberant dance-rock- and pop-influenced outfit centered on vocalist Bradley Simpson. In 2012, guitarist James McVey decided to take the more unusual route of searching for talent on YouTube when he wanted to start a band. First he approached singer/songwriter Simpson via his own YouTube channel, and after writing a few songs together, the pair recruited... Read More
Beautiful Life – Rick Astley Music Tips New Music New Releases 

Beautiful Life – Rick Astley

Wielding a rich, deep voice, Rick Astley became an overnight sensation in the late ’80s with his well-crafted dance-pop. Astley was discovered by producer Pete Waterman in 1985, when the Merseyside native was singing in the English soul band FBI. After that, Waterman’s production team — Stock, Aitken & Waterman — took Astley under their wing, writing and producing such... Read More
The Reworks – Pendulum Music Tips New Music New Releases 

The Reworks – Pendulum

One of the most popular drum’n’bass acts of the early 21st century, Pendulum are an Australian group based in the United Kingdom. Formed in Perth in 2002, the group was originally comprised of producers Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, who worked in tandem with a local DJ named Paul “El Hornet” Harding. One of the team’s initial releases, “Vault,” became... Read More