After the unexpected deaths of both his sister and father, Geographer founder Michael Deni left his home in New Jersey and trekked west, where he found himself in San Francisco. There he found cellist, Nathan Blaz and drummer, Brian Ostreicher and formed 8-bit synth trio, Geographer. Their brand of angelic vocals, synth-pop, and timely cello lines is hard to resist. Do check out their most recent EP, Animal Shapes, you won’t be sorry you did.

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“it’s a natural fact…there’s no turning back”

So I’m sure a lot of you have been hearing about, or have seen Blue Valentine. You know the one that premiered at Sundance with the score by Grizzly Bear (lulz). I haven’t seen it, but I do really like this summation: “a horror movie for those in relationships.” Anywho, the film features a true gem, You and Me — an undiscovered rehearsal tape from an estate sale in Columbus, Ohio a few years ago. Little is known except that it was labeled: Penny and the Quarters and is believed to have been recorded at Columbus’ Harmonic Sounds studio in the early 1970s. Does it get anymore magical?

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