It may be Christmas time, but cupid wants to remind us that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Hear Music/Concord Music Group is set to release its latest love song cover album, Sweetheart 2014, on February 4th. The Head and the Heart, Fiona Apple, Beck, Ben Harper and others have recorded their favorite love songs by the likes […]

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The remix largely does away with the staccato piano rhythm that defines the original and starts off with nothing but the vocals and a minimalistic bass synth that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Postal Service B-side. As the song progresses, little bits of other instruments come into play – some splashy drums here, a lush guitar solo there, a little bit of the Hammond B3 organ – until the mix starts to glue together.

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Arguably the most buzzworthy quartet from the UK since Bloc Party, Alt-J have already released their stellar studio debut, An Awesome Wave, across the pond. Although the album awaits its proper stateside release on September 18th, it’s already been on constant repeat here at ATG HQ and is one of the most well-rounded and expertly […]

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Desert Noises, an industrious group from Provo, UT, came through Toledo, Ohio a few weeks back and made my slow night into something quite different. The Utah desert’s influence has seeped into their music, creating a sound that can be haunting, moving, warm, cold, loud, and quiet, all at once. Using harmonies, drastic tempo changes, […]

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If there is a god, he probably has a beard. In an act of divine, facial-haired intervention, Jim James and co. have collaborated with Zach Galifiankis on a video for My Morning Jacket’s “Outta My System.” The treatment for this Circuital track features the wandering frontman, who after jumping into a desert rabbit hole finds […]

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