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The Sonar System
Free of typical children's books motifs, "The Sonar System" is a new illustrated tome that introduces kids to a not-so-typical subject: sound system culture. Set in a fictitious "sonar system" where planets revolve around a "gigantic, pulsating...
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Fern & Roby's Cast Iron and Bronze Turntable
Fern & Roby, located in Richmond, Virginia, designs not only eye-catching furniture with vintage-inspired bases (made from cast iron, bronze or aluminum) but also stunning audio equipment that could double as sculptural works of art. With a dedication...
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Kathleen Supové
Photos of flaming grand pianos and vintage uprights smashed to smithereens. YouTube clips of Liberace sledgehammering his ivories on “The Monkees” variety hour. Kathleen Supové gets a kick out of all of it, and thanks you very much, friends and...
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Todd Terje: Inspector Norse Glastonbury 2015 came and went, with performances from Jamie xx, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Caribou, Jessie Ware, Mary J. Blige to Kanye West—and even a cameo from the Dalai Lama—to save in the archives for a long time...
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Interview: The Black Lips on Stage Presence
It's difficult to affix a genre to the type of music made by the Black Lips. There are elements of punk and garage rock; there's potency and power—and an immediacy. But at the core, a lot of their tracks are just plain fun. While it may be tricky...
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Swaai Boys: REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges) NYC band Swaai Boys may call the concrete jungle home, but their spirits are in dunes far, far away. They've encapsulated this restlessness in their light rock, tropical-tinged song "REF_HS_001 (I Dream...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Important Quotes From the Supreme Court's Decision on Gay Marriage In a narrow five-to-four decision, the US Supreme Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, marking a momentous decision in American equality. Justice Anthony...
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Universal Headphone Stand
Take a quick glance at your desk and chances are your headphones are tossed on a pile of papers or books. To add some order to the office or studio space, tech accessories design studio Bluelounge has created a dedicated spot to hang your much-loved...
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Interview: Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra
On their first two albums, Portland-based Unknown Mortal Orchestra charmed fans with dirty low-fi tracks—poppy but unafraid to be thought-provoking—recorded out of a basement studio. Their third and latest effort, Multi-Love (out now via Jagjaguwar...
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Interview: DJ Alex Graham
Alex Graham grew up on the island of Maui and spent the summers in the San Francisco Bay Area with his father Bill Graham, the most influential rock promoter of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. In 1991, when Alex Graham was 13 years old, his father died in...
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Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle: Be Together Since debuting their album Peace is the Mission at the Grammys this February, Major Lazer (created by record producer Diplo) has had a big 2015. While their album is already widely known for the single...
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Father's Day 2015 Gift Guide
Whether buying for your own dad, your partner, a pal or a father figure, finding the perfect present can be tricky. While spending time with the special humans in your life is always the best gift, sometimes giving them something they'd never spend...
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Shura: White Light With much-adored heartache confessionals like "Indecision," "Touch" and "2Shy" under her belt, UK-based singer-songwriter Shura switches things up a bit with her latest. "White Light" is a seven-minute jam that boosts the '80s...
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Elemental Turntable
As an alternative to the bulky size and cheap plastic of many entry-level turntables, Austria-based Pro-Ject Audio Systems's Elemental is a simple record player especially fit for vinyl newbies that's as easy on the wallet as it is on the ears. With...
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Music Gets More Social With OneSong
From the land that gave us Spotify, comes OneSong: another simple app that may further alter the way we experience music digitally. Much like a combination of Instagram and Spotify, the app lets users share one song at a time, including a short description...
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