Top 5 Classic Electronic Albums

Prepare yourself for warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feels

December 19th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
chemical brothers come with us

It’s pretty clear that electronic music has blown up in a big way in the US. What was once a subculture comprised of tunes oft listened to in a dingy warehouse has exploded into mainstream, radio-friendly hit singles played to hundreds of thousands over the course of multiple days while fireworks and lasers blast off into the sky.
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Watch St. Vincent’s Video For “Birth in Reverse”

Annie Clark in her rightful place as space-goddess

Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, Video
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St. Vincent’s self-titled album landed the top spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014 list, but she’s not done being amazing yet. Her recently released video for “Birth in Reverse” is gorgeously mesmerizing and definitely deserves viewing even if it missed most “best of” cut-offs.
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Questlove vs. Patti LaBelle Animated Video

The Roots drummer speaks on long-standing beef

December 18th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
questlove

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is world-renown for his musical ability as drummer for hip-hop legends The Roots, but he’s also got a gift for gab, particularly when it comes to sharing stories of the celebrities he’s encountered throughout the 20+ years of his career.
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Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On Colbert Report

Rapper joined on-screen by Bilal and Thundercat

December 17th, 2014
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
Kendrick Lamar colbert

If you’re going to go out, you might as well go out with a bang, and if you really want to do it right, it should be a slightly off-kilter, unexpected, and collaborative bang. That’s how Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report is doing it, as the show just featured Kendrick Lamar as the program’s final musical guest before host Stephen Colbert departs to take over David Letterman’s Late Night slot.
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Avicii Releases Yet Another Chart-Topping Track

And its music video challenges you to really live

Alice Carson
Category: Video
Avicii

This week, Avicii’s new song “The Nights” debuted and quickly soared to the top of the charts. With the track came a sensational music video featuring an intimate portrait of everything beautiful about life.
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Play This Playlist: A Very Indie Christmas

Indie rock takes on Xmas one unicorn at a time

December 15th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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In case you weren’t aware, there are only ten days left until Christmas, which means that pretty much any place you can go has been blasting holiday music since at least Thanksgiving. Sure, the Christmas classics are great, but sometimes you need a break. Why not enjoy your reprieve while boosting your indie cred as well?
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Father John Misty Releases New Video

Setting the tone for I Love You, Honeybear

December 9th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, is set to release his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, in February, and he’s just released a second song from the LP along with an accompanying music video co-directed by he and his wife.
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Nick Offerman Releases Music Video

Dedicated to one of his all-time loves: whisky!

December 8th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Video
Nick Offerman tales of whisky

While Parks and Recreation may have just finished filming its final season this week, I know that some of their unforgettable characters will live on forever. Honestly, who could forget the hopeful Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) or the good-hearted-yet-dimwitted Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt)? Some of the characters on the show have become a part of pop subculture, perhaps none more so than the epitome of masculinity, Ron Swanson.
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Top 5 Songs For A Rainy Day In LA

Precipitation preparation for the rare LA drizzle

December 5th, 2014
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Rain by george hodan

As we all know, rain in LA is an extremely rarity. It can be a catastrophic deviation from the norm for some, or a hot topic by the water cooler for others. You can choose to either embrace the occasional retreat from sunshine monotony or hole yourself up from the parade of ill-equipped LA drivers. Regardless of how you react to this surreal weather phenomenon, I highly recommend that you listen to the following five tracks so that your mood matches the forecast.
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Throwback Thursday: Warped Tour 2005

Looking back at the bands from my first Warped!

December 4th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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The Vans Warped Tour, my favorite summer musical festival, just announced the first five bands set to play the annual event in 2015, and the list includes two of my favorite up-and-coming pop punk bands: Handguns and Neck Deep.
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