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Rock + Mineral Jewelry
Alison Jean Cole cuts rocks and minerals by hand using old tools in her garage, grinding and polishing them into stunning jewelry pieces that showcase just a peek of the Earth's beauty and history. Geologic formations on brass hooks have never looked...
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Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thom Yorke has long been disenchanted by the greedy antics of the modern music industry, so it comes as no surprise that he's distributing his new eight-track album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via the internet through a new version of BitTorrent. Yorke...
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Tweedy: Low Key
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer had us at "directed by Nick Offerman" with their new video for "Low Key," a song off their debut album Sukierae. For the visual narrative, the "Parks and Recreation" actor sends the duo on the road as traveling...
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Melvins: Brass Cupcake
Influential American heavy metal band Melvins haven't slowed down since forming in 1983, but perhaps their genre is less loved than in decades past. For their 20th studio album, Hold It In, the band is injecting some new blood into the mix by tapping...
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Aphex Twin: Syro
13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way into the mainstream...
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Aphex Twin: Syro 13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way...
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Homeboy Sandman: Problems
Queens, New York's Homeboy Sandman is a true MC's MC. The University of Pennsylvania grad ditched law school to pursue his career in music after earning his stripes performing live in clubs and releasing mixtapes adored by hip-hop heads and industry...
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Christopher Owens: Never Wanna See That Look Again
In anticipation of his second solo album, the former lead singer of now-disbanded Girls, Christopher Owens, shared yet another track from the LP. "Never Wanna See That Look Again" has potential to be a sappy addition to an indie film's soundtrack...
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Mamas Gun: Red Cassette
For this week's #PrivateJam, we finally take our turn to share. Cool Hunting founder Josh Rubin (whose eternal jam is likely Shuggie Otis' "Inspiration Information") tells us he's recently become smitten with the London-based five-piece Mamas Gun...
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The Gotobeds: Poor People Are Revolting
The team at NPR Music has a serious knack for finding new talent, and this week they highlight that in their album stream of Poor People Are Revolting, the debut LP from Pittsburgh's energetic shredders, The Gotobeds. Described as "a rowdy, ramshackle...
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Kilo Kish: Locket
The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song, there's now a video...
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Kilo Kish: Locket The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song...
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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
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12. Jason Molina: Captain Badass
When Darkside remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories this summer, it was clear they were warming up to something much bigger. Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington have been concocting a musical experiment...
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11. Darkside: Paper Trails
London's post-industrial dance rock trio Factory Floor kicked off their eponymous full-length album debut with "Turn It Up," the first single from their DFA Records release. Factory Floor comes out swinging on this upbeat, if at times slightly disorienting...
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10. Factory Floor: Turn It Up
Famed jazz funk keyboardist George Duke passed away on 5 August 2013 at the age of 67 and his memorial service included performances from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. When Duke passed away, the ripple through Twitter showed just how many of today...
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9. George Duke: Reach Out
Sweating and strumming the guitar with artistic force, folk singer Richie Havens opened up Woodstock in '69 with a three-hour-long, 11-song set that culminated with "Freedom." A star on the rise, the Brooklyn artist set the tone then at Woodstock and...
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8. Richie Havens: Freedom
Jim Morrison may have very well been the frontman 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...
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7. The Doors: Light My Fire
This souped-up remix of Kendrick Lamar's hit, "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," makes for the ultimate party anthem. Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album was released toward the end of 2012 but he dropped the original version of this single in March 2013...
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6. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z: Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (remix)
When Kris Kross "jumped" onto the scene in '92, they inspired young people everywhere to get Totally Krossed Out with their Jermaine Dupri-produced debut album. They also ignited a major fashion moment when it was suddenly acceptable to wear an entire...
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5. Kris Kross: Totally Krossed Out
A never before released concert film and audio recording of Thelonious Monk's late-career concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris will finally be made available to the public on 25 November from Blue Note Records. Monk, a self-taught musician, was 52...
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4. Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969
For his final bow after months commanding the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a music video from space. In covering David Bowie's 1969 song, "Space Oddity," Hadfield was able to croon a viral phenomenon that...
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3. Commander Chris Hadfield: Space Oddity
Known as much for his love of cocaine and whiskey as his incredible ability to write and perform, country music legend George Jones passed away on 26 April 2013 at 81 years old. His discography includes a mountain of number one hits, many of them duets...
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2. George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today
After 71 colorful years, the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible mark this distinctly talented artist left on...
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