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Playlist of the Week: June 19, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2015

“Gates Of Dawn”—Heartless Bastards Heartless Bastards’ latest LP, “Restless Ones,” marks the first time since 2006 that the group has maintained the same lineup as its preceding album. That newfound consistency shows on this energetic tune. Led by the musing lyrics and fearless vocal prowess...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 13, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

“Multi-Love”—Unknown Mortal Orchestra Continuing to craft a unique blend of funky, psychedelic pop, Unknown Mortal Orchestra ditch their guitars for synths and brisk backbeats on “Multi-Love.” The heart-crushing and trashing story of this tune can in many ways be seen as a metaphor for voc...

Playlist of the week: Nov. 28, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2014

“The Good Kind”—Ottawa Upon first listen, the most incredible thing about Ottawa’s first single, “The Good Kind,” is the immediate rush of adrenaline-fueled confidence. Brooding bass, crisp guitar riffs and the wailing vocals of Dale DeLong give this tune an infectious does of reckless ab...

Playlist of the Week

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

“From The Night” — Stars This year marks 15 years since Stars debuted as a band, and “From The Night” bears the masterful seal of indie pop veterans. Despite the flamboyant disco of on this track, the heartfelt songcraft and dueling vocals of singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell make ...

Playlist of the Week

October 10, 2014

“We Come from the Same Place” — Allo Darlin’ With fall just beginning to rear its head, the earnest and organic sounds of Allo Darlin’ are a deeply comforting soundtrack to the change of seasons. “We Come from the Same Place” is a simple and perfectly baked slice of indie pop pie, serving...

Playlist of the week

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

“Is This How You Feel?” — The Preatures After generating some buzz in their home country of Australia, The Preatures have thrown their hat into the ring of new music this week with their debut album, “Blue Planet Eyes.” With some production help from Spoon’s Jim Eno, “Is This How You Fee...

Playlist of the Week: May 9, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2014

“Mad Men” — Herzog Don Draper had nothing to do with the first single from these Cleveland natives, but he would have approved of the group’s branding as “subtlety-free rock.” From the beginning of “Mad Men,” the scuzzy pop of Herzog is exactly as described, with cymbals crashing alongsi...

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