Since its August inception, Twin Shadow’s UNDER THE CVRS video series has become a tour de force of pre-2000s tributes, including homages to hard-hitters like 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos and Lou Reed. For the fifth installment of the series, George Lewis Jr. has upped the ante by choosing to tackle U2’s legendary 1987 power ballad “With Or Without […]

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When I first heard “Nunca,” I knew that no other song in 2012 would capture the essence of summer as well as Trails and Ways‘ debut track. With a sound self-described as “bossa nova dream pop,” the Oakland outfit allows the soul of of their music to wash over you like a wave onto the shore. […]

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You have to feel for Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, whose sexy croon is such an anchor to the original hard edged version of “Do I Wanna Know?” off recent release AM. Unfortunately for Mr. Turner, no one recording today is crooning quite as sexily as Sam Smith. In a live cover for Zane Lowe, […]

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It is with great pleasure that we premiere “The Automation”, the debut track from Melbourne’s Covers. The band have churned up a sound as hypnotic as it is epic, and it’s bound to sink its claws into eardrums. “The Automation” is out there, a vast soundscape full of rich sounds and instrumentation, powered by massive […]

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LA outfit Saint Motel won over the hearts and ears of bloggers and listeners alike with their infectious, horn-driven single “My Type” this summer. The Caribbean tinge and unique tenor/falsetto balance draws comparisons to contemporaries like Kisses or Capital Cities, though their newest release puts them on a platform of their own. Clearly feeling the […]

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Just two weeks after releasing the nostalgic and danceable “Old Love/New Love,” Twin Shadow put a little Tori Amos on deck for his monthly UNDER THE CVRS project and produced a cvr that will summarily rip open the hearts of a whole generation of people who used to put this song on repeat and feel […]

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Not like it’s a big deal or anything, but I have George Lewis Jr.’s phone number. George and I have a long history, see—I did an interview with him back in my sophomore year of college, and we still text each other late night sweet nothings de temps en temps. In 2013, I think that […]

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Meet Gnarwolves, a trio of fun-loving skater punks from Cornwall. Now based in Brighton, Gnarwolves have breathed new life into pop-punk with their mish-mash brand of skate punk, punk rock, hardcore, and emo, minus the straightened hair and theatrics. Constantly playing shows, it is no surprise why the band has been taking the UK by […]

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Your older brother’s favorite fuzz-rockers, Dinosaur Jr., have offered their take on Phoenix‘s new single, “Entertainment.” It seems they’ve fed the original a couple of Ambien; the song goes from arena anthem to a drunken bar room waltz, a song to stumble to as the bar man yells out last call. Stream it below. “Entertainment” […]

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