Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
Jesse Woods: Lazerburn
Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn't take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress...
Pure Bathing Culture: Dream the Dare
What do you get when you cross Beach House with Fleetwood Mac somewhere on the foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest? Portland's Pure Bathing Culture melds celestial layered synths with late '70s, dreamy pop rock. Their second single, "Dare to Dream...
The Preatures: Is This How You Feel (Classixx Remix)
A gorgeously sexy, "melt your clothes off" kind of groove, this Classixx remix of The Preatures' "Is This How You Feel" is an instant love affair. With their Midas touch, Classixx transformed the Sydney-based band's emotional yet light-hearted indie...
The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent
One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into a deceptive sense of lull, until the...
The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into...
Digable Planets: Blowout Comb
Digable Planets' jazz-infused hip-hop album Blowout Comb feels as fresh today as it did in '94. It makes perfect sense then, that the Brooklyn trio's last official LP under that moniker (Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is now one-half of the thriving duo...
Charli XCX: I Want It That Way
British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit "I Love It," but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down...
Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that's sure to be a summer party anthem with "Dumb Disco Ideas"—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when...
The Doors: Light My Fire
Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously...
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open
Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive...
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing...
Paris Is Burning
Madonna did not invent the vogue. Instead she borrowed it from NYC's black and Latino gay, transvestite and transsexual communities, who were known for their outlandish costumes and dance moves. "Paris Is Burning" is a riveting look at this group...
Opening his 11th solo show at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, photographer Stan Douglas has once again assumed the persona of fictional photographer. His last show at Zwirner, Midcentury Studio, comprised a series of mock press photographs...
Static On The Wire
After three years of anticipation, DFA's Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio...
The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985
Long the domain of obscurists and NYC musicologists, Bob Blank's Blank Tapes recording studio's long overdue retrospective (due out 2 February 2010) comes thanks to Strut Records. "The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985"...
Holiday Playlist 2007
Le Loup: The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly A weird mixture of banjos, percussion and computer sounds Le Loup creates an experimental sound that's still fun listening. Based on Sam Simkoff's original...
Thanks in part to a few retro-minded rockers from NYC and some bearded music nerds from Norway, disco is far from the dirty word that it once was. Disco is fun, sophisticated and has a decades-long proven track record for making people of all ages...
Madonna's Disco Love
As with everything Madonna does, she does it with style, creativity and of course a ton of mystery. Step by step, Madge is revealing information about her forthcoming all-dance album, Confessions on a Dancefloor. The first single, the electro-disco...
Lost on the way back from the bathroom you trip into a private pinball machine party, naked but smeared in glitter. This is Diskocabine, a collection of exclusive tracks from Paris, London and Berlin. Found pogoing frantically over your strapped body...
Ok Go Backyard Video
As described by Ira Glass, Ok Go "is like a boy band that got seduced by Queen and wound up in college instead of Orlando." I just stumbled upon this video for their new single A Million Ways which proves they bring intelligence and wit...
Punk vs. Disco
Toronto based Magic Pony is selling this hot morph by Garland Lyn. Punk vs. Disco reminds us to rejoice that the lines between tribes are getting pretty blurry. via Preshrunk