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The Skints’ latest music video is featured in The Wall Street Journal’s
The Skints owe a lot to radio as an influence and now they’re back in the game with a new recording.
The Skints explain to Speakeasy, “We discovered so much music just by tuning into random stations,” Waters Rudge says. “A huge amount of that music is music from Jamaica. And going back to the grime thing, grime as a scene was built by pirate radio…. The rest of FM has a “much more obvious reggae sound-system influence”. Read more here.
“Eyes in the Back of My Head” can be found on their new concept album FM out now on Easy Star.
Following José González‘s set at The Current last week, he opens up about his love for the classical spanish guitar with the crew.
Bossa Nova influences, José‘s tips for playing acoustic, and more can be found at the full interview on The Current.
Get his latest solo album Vestiges & Claws is out now on Mute Records!
Listen to PHOX divulge to 89.3 KPCC’s The Frame
about the struggles of tour life and tackling their music agendas in a tight living space!
Watch The One2s’ haunting new video for “Pop the
Ripper” starring old footage of American Cinema’s first Dracula, Bela Lugosi,
as he travels through dark times to the tune of The One2s.
EP2 is out now and currently surfing the airways at college radio!
Childhood friends Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel have been recording as Two Gallants for 13 years, and they’re not finished yet.
Check out this exclusive interview with RedBull where the band answers questions about staying creative with limited instrumentation:
Tyson has an extremely melodic way of playing drums. And I play with banjo fingerpicks in a piedmont style, influenced by people like Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Boy Fuller. Unconsciously we bridge the gap between our instruments that might otherwise have been a bass player.
Read the full interview HERE and watch the band’s live performances of “Fools Like Us” and “My Man Go”!
We Are Undone is out NOW via ATO Records.
The Telegraph claims OOFJ should be your go-to synthpop if you’re a fan of David Lynch and Goldfrapp!
Read the raving review of their latest album Acute Feast out NOW on Ring the Alarm.
Stream TORRES’ new album, Sprinter, via NPR Music’s “First Listen” NOW!
Scott’s skill and ambition as a lyricist thrills, especially given her young age, 24. But Sprinter goes far beyond her 2013 debut because of what she and her producer, Rob Ellis, have accomplished musically … Her songs risk calm in fascinating ways. Aided by Ellis, and by the guitarist Adrian Utley, who brings some of the atmospherics he developed within Portishead into play here, Scott creates as space that turns songwriterly confession sacramental.
Sprinter drops 5/4 via Partisan Records and is going for spins at radio NOW!
The Agit Reader does a fine job mapping out The Skint’s influences in their review of FM, out now on Easy Star:
The band combines traditional influences with touches of R&B as well as ska and hip-hop’s modern offspring, grime. The sum of such parts varies between the soulful dub of “In the Night” to the frantic ska pop of “Friends & Business” to the grimey skank of “Eyes in the Back of My Head.” Purists may scoff, but these hybrids represent a purer take on ska and reggae than the modern strains coming out of Jamaica these days. Moreover, the band’s meshing of styles comes off as unforced, and as evidenced by their collaboration with UK dancehall legend Tippa Irie on their superb ode to London, “This Town,” The Skints are well-versed in their musical roots.
FM is going for spins at radio NOW!
Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath is the latest to join the Genius craze - the self-described “interactive guide to human culture“. On Genius, any user can edit and annotate texts, quotes, and lyrics.
In this case, Amelia gets meta and reveals the inspiration and meanings behind key songs in Sylvan Esso’s debut record that came out last spring on Partisan.
Stereogum picks out their favorite moments including snippets about “H.S.K.T”, “Hey Mami“ and “Come Down”. Check them out here and get the full rundown at Genius.
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas joined Jeremy Hobson on WBUR’s Here and Now on Thursday to share some new music, from Doldrums to Bombadil.
Stream the whole segment and listen to “Francoise” here!
Hold On is at radio NOW!