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Tunez: Jai Paul + The Dø

Jai Paul: BTSTU “don’t fuck with me, don’t fuck with me” How you can release just one track all year and end up on a bunch of best-of/year-end lists? I’m not sure, but that’s exactly what UK’s Jai Paul did. The London-based artist makes music of the future. The industrial beats, lasers, and whispered echoes...

Tunez: Daley [this is insane]

I always geek out over the BBC’s Sound of the upcoming year list. But I almost can’t believe this dude: Daley. Ummm, take a look or better a listen. like, what…… his cover of Pretty Wings (especially the end) is insane! christopher

TENNIS x Live! x Interview

Tennis is husband-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore and is one of my favorite acts to come out of 2010. The Denver-based duo bought a boat, set sail along the eastern shore, and wrote music of their travels. The outcome is some sort of 50′s and 60′s pop-inspired nautical-themed magic. With the arrival of...

TUNEZ: Wild Nothing + Ke$ha

Wild Nothing: Vultures Like Lovers My love for Wild Nothing is immense. The shoe-gaze solo project of Virginia-born Jack Tatum has had a long term love affair with nostalgia, and I couldn’t be happier for it. His debut LP, Gemini, is full of care-free, dreamy synth-laden jangle-pop along with all the romanticism and hopeful lingering...

TUNEZ: Those Dancing Days + Summer Fiction

Those Dancing Days: Hitten Those Dancing Days: Those Dancing Days Where are you Those Dancing Days? Nothing new since the 2008 release of In Our Space Hero Suits – please come back to us, we miss you. A lot. Summer Fiction: Chandeliers Summer Fiction comes as a glimmer of hope as the reality of long...

TUNEZ: Reading Rainbow + Adele

Reading Rainbow: Underground Reading Rainbow: Always On My Mind With the likes of Tennis and Mean Lady, it seems 2010 is/was full of delightful guy-girl/husband-wife duos. And this is certainly true of Philadelphia’s own Reading Rainbow. Rob and Sarah make a delightful brand of fuzzy, dreamy garage pop. I had the pleasure of catching these...

Twin Shadow x Sun Airway (LIVE!)

This past Wednesday the much hyped acts, Sun Airway and Twin Shadow, played to a sold out show at Johnny Brenda’s. Hometown heroes, Sun Airway, had a lot to prove, as this was their first performance in philly since the official release of their debut LP, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, in late October. And...

Oberhofer x Twin Sister (LIVE!)

Last week, I had the chance to check out the bedroom pop of Brooklyn’s Oberhofer and the hazy hypnotic sounds of Long Island/Brooklyn’s Twin Sister. Both were stellar! Their tour with The Morning Benders just wrapped up, but if you get the chance to seem these cats live don’t pass up the opportunity. Both are...

TUNEZ: Jenocide + The Wilderness of Manitoba

Jenocide: Beachball I can never pass up on an 80′s inspired cut, I just can’t. Even if they’re often uninspired and contain the same rehashed ideas and themes. However, that isn’t the case with Jenocide’s Beachball – off new EP, Knee Deep. Jenocide, or Jen Clarke, has been writing songs for some four years now...

Missed Connection: L Train (M4F)

I was in NYC for Halloween weekend and saw some dude putting this sign up after a long and amazing day at PS1. The dude was exerting a lot of effort; going all around brooklyn putting up these signs – so I thought I’d help him out. I hear it’s hard to “meet” people in...

Tunez: Teen Daze + The Naked and Famous

Teen Daze: Watch Over Me Teen Daze: Wet Hair (Japandroids Cover) Vancouver chillwave wonder kid, Teen Daze, released a new track this past weekend, Watch Over Me. It’s a nice and unexpected change from the sometimes hyper-paced vibe of Teen Daze. The delicate track is both dreamy and synth-laden, building up slowly before exploding like...

MoMA PS1: MOVE!

I had the pleasure of attending MOVE! at PS1 last Sunday. And whoa, what an amazing collection of exhibits. The two day event, organized by V Magazine, brought together designers and artists; merging the worlds of art and fashion in the most organic way. Our favorite collaborations were most definitely —-> Rob Pruitt and Marc...