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    Speaking Words Of Wisdom: The Beatles Released Their Final Album “Let It Be” On This Day In 1970

    Considering The Beatles‘ universal acclaim, zeitgeist-shifting influence and staggering musical productivity, it’s easy to understand why they are considered by many to be the greatest band of all time. But those same reasons make it easy to forget that The Fab Four’s run as a unit was extremely short-lived. The band began to coalesce in Liverpool, England in 1960, drummer Ringo […]

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    Twiddle’s ‘PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2’ Offers A Massively Diverse Sampling From The Band

    Last Friday, the Vermont-based jam band Twiddle released their dual album, PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2. Diehards might already have PLUMP Chapter 1 in their hands, which was released a while back formally and via their highly successful Kickstarter campaign, which saw the band raise over double their fundraising goal of $20,000. The two albums composing PLUMP exhibit the […]

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    John Mayer Gets Dark And Bares His Soul On New Album ‘The Search For Everything’

    John Mayer may have just titled his stellar new album The Search For Everything, but it really seems like he’s already found what he was looking for. Mayer makes being a rock star look so easy it’s almost offensive. He can croon with the best of them and tickle the ivories before laying down guitar-hero arena sized […]

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    The String Cheese Incident Spread Love In New “Believe” Album [Review/Stream]

    The String Cheese Incident waste no time sharing their core concept on Believe. After a 9 year gap between their previous studio releases, they are back just two short years after A Song In My Head with a very pointed and positive message for the world. You can stream the entire album and read along […]

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    PREMIERE: Evening Darling Deliver An Insightful And Entrancing First Impression [Full Album Stream]

    Evening Darling’s self-titled new album is an amazingly mature and intelligent look at life’s transitions, a debut that manages to entertain and explore deep thoughts without missing a beat. An inexorable sense of movement permeates the entire collection’s lyrics and musical tone. Making extensive and repeated use of car and driving metaphors helps illustrate their sentiments […]

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    Papadosio Gets Reinvented On ‘Pattern Integrities: Remixed’

    Papadosio is known for their layered sound and seemingly infinite depth, as recent release Pattern Integrities showed. Building the perfect Papadosio song is a process of making choice after choice until the track emerges. Thankfully, the production finish line isn’t always the final word in the evolution of the music. For the first time, Papadosio […]

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    Vibe & Direct Blossom Into Stars On Stellar “Chrysanthemum” LP

    Vibe & Direct have created a fresh new sound – with elements of funk and jazz that are refreshingly free from any conventions and restrictions. Their recently released disc, Chrysanthemum, is a dynamic encapsulation of the positive energy and soulful power the band brings to the world. Rising out of the Ohio music scene, Vibe & Direct have won over […]

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    Magic Touch: Jamiroquai Returns With Blazing “Automaton” [Stream/Review]

    An ominous introduction hovers and hesitates,  uncorking four-on-the-four French tech-house, and before you know it, Boom! Mama. There. Goes. That. Man. Jason Kay, riding a clandestine clavinet, is back in the saddle again, slangin’ the soulful salutations that we’ve missed so. Not coincidentally, the lyric “Blow my mind” announces the bass drop, and “Shake it On” is on and poppin’. Disco queens scorch the scene, the bass and clavinet dance a heavenly housequake, afloat cinematic strings, Quiet […]

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    PREMIERE: Pimps Of Joytime Tell New Tales On “Third Wall Chronicles” Album [Stream]

    Somewhere on the frontier between funk and soul, Brooklyn’s own Pimps Of Joytime are out there, fighting to bring their horn and hook laden dance music to the people. On their latest release, Third Wall Chronicles, the Pimps show how remarkably far they have come in their pursuit of the perfect groove. Having distilled their sound […]

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    Organized Crime Celebrate Funk Music On New Album “Kiss The Ring”

    Funk is a way of life in New Orleans. Tracing back to The Meters, the progenitors of the style, funk music has moved audiences—literally and figuratively—for decades. In line with renewed post-Katrina interest in the city, the funk culture has reached a new critical mass, with nightly live-music dance parties on Frenchmen Street, as well […]

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