The Pastels - "Slow Summits"

"Slow Summits" is the first studio offering by The Pastels in nearly 16 years. The album was released on the band's own Domino Label, which has hosted such acts as Franz Ferdinand, Pavement, and Animal Collective. The Pastels were one of the early founders and supporters of the British indie movement know as Anorak, which later developed into the more widely known genre of twee pop. The band has narrowed its membersh...

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Required Listening - June 17 Playlist

This week's Required Listening was "Eat Your Vegetables" themed. Experience it again and again with the full playlist below: "Vegetables" || The Beach Boys "Big Eyed Beans from Venus" || Captain Beefheart "Jagged Fruit" || Deerhoof "So Long Old Bean" || Devendra Banhart "Kim's Watermelon Gun" || The Flaming Lips "Watermelon In Easter Hay" || Frank Zappa "Pumpkin Rose" || Helvetia "Watermelon Man" ||...

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Required Listening - June 10 Playlist

Below is a list of the songs played during this installment of Required Listening. Tune in next week to see what Sam puts together next! “What Do You Think of Love” || Shrimp Boat “Timbarma” || Ali Farka Toure “He’s a Mighty Good Leader” || Beck “I Feel As If I Might Be Vanishing” || The Caretaker  “The Violet Hour” || The Clientele “Dearly Departed” || Daedelus “Buck and ...

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Baths at the Bluebird

Around 8 p.m. on a breezy Saturday night, Will Wiesenfeld -- better known as electronic music act Baths -- stands just inside the open doors of the Bluebird Theater. Greeting fans and friends alike as they stroll through the front door, Wiesenfeld mans the merchandise counter, swiping credit cards on his iPhone (yeah, there's an App for that) and doling out signatures on stickers, t-shirts and cds. "I'm kicking mysel...

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Required Listening - June 3 Playlist

Below is a list of the songs played during the first installment of Required Listening. Tune in next week to see what Sam puts together next! “Miasma Sky” || Baths “Yellow Calx” || Aphex Twin “Interesting Results” || Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Mona Lisa” || Atlas Sound “Round the Bend” || The Beta Band “Farewell” || Boris “Zig Zag Wanderer” || Captain Beefheart “L...

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