Author Archives: Margot Mausner

Best Coast is at it again, bringing the surf-pop sound we’ve come to love back to our speakers with their new track “This Lonely Morning.” No matter what coast you actually call home, the California cool of “This Lonely Morning” pumps through in an effortless fashion, making the pavement of our concrete jungle sizzle with a […]

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“Don’t Give Up” is is one of the tracks off of And I’ll Scratch Yours, the follow up album to Gabriel’s Scratch My Back. Unlike its predecessor — where Peter Gabriel covered songs by other artists — And I’ll Scratch Yours turns the tables and provides the previously covered bands the opportunity to cover Gabriel tunes. […]

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I once had a professor who said that if everyone would just smoke some pot the world would be a much better place. No war, just wings. And that is a beautiful thing.  We can’t necessarily control the world around us, but we can certainly make the best of our immediate surroundings. Jhené Aiko is just […]

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I don’t play Dungeons & Dragons, but if Fallulah‘s latest single was the song that blared in the background as my Dragon Master led me through multiple adventures I’m pretty sure that would change everything. The Danish singer, who broke into the music scene in 2010, has once again proven to be an extremely talented female […]

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Belgian groups YellowStraps and Moodprint have joined forces for the first time on their new single “Landscapes.” For genre’s sake, I’m going to dub this one “ambient funk.” The beats on “Landscapes” are oozing with pleasantly repetitive synths and atmospheric sounds, while Yvan Murenzi’s (YellowStraps) lyrics drip over the instrumentals like melted butter on a 5-pound Maine lobster. The […]

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My sincerest apologies to anyone who thought they were about to get a Kansas cover. Zachary Cale embodies the true essence of being a singer-songwriter. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Louisiana artist tugs at your heart strings with his rich bodied songs, crooning philosophical tunes of love had and lost over acoustic melodies. His most recent single “Wayward Son” continues to […]

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No, we’re not writing about that Gosling, although Helen Croome should get you just as excited. Better known by her stage name, Gossling, Croome has extended her musical prowess to lands well beyond Oz over the past few years. Her sound is what would happen if you put MS MR, Tegan and Sara and CocoRosie in the same recording studio and […]

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My favorite Beatles song is “Octopus’s Garden.” There, I said it. Judge me if you will. Now you might be asking yourself why I’m talking about the Beatles, when this is clearly a post about Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Comparing the two would be like comparing apples and pineapples (the exterior spikes are a […]

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RY X‘s latest single “Berlin” is short and sweet. But, as so many wise men before us have said, good things come in small packages. The song — just under three minutes long — is loaded with all the emotions of a full sonata. There is a portentous thickness woven into the very fibers of […]

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You know ATG loves Smallpools.  We have posted at LEAST five times on “Dreaming.” I’m not even mad – that’s amazing. It would be one thing if all of these remixes were mediocre, but they’re not. They all bring their own temperament, their own flavor, their own pizazz. Synth-rock wünderkinds Magic Man are the most recent group […]

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