Dirty Loops’ “Loopified” (and the future of jazz in pop)

  Dirty Loops’ debut album Loopified, which dropped on August 19, is a barrage of highly-produced, heavily orchestrated tracks that alternate between paying homage to the band’s creative roots and pulling their sound in entirely new directions. The main pull, in the latter case, is a move towards radio-ready pop and dance sensibilities – a…

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Artist Spotlight: Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis, anti-folk (this is still an illusive phrase to me- the musical equivalent of “existential” or “tailgaiting”) extraordinaire, is a musician/comic book artist from New York. He specializes in writing two varieties of music: endearingly self-conscious “tragi-comic folk narratives” and defiant, anthemic lo-fi jaunts. “The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song”  is a great combination…

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Artist spotlight: Ponytail

Ponytail are a group of musicians from Baltimore Maryland who randomly found themselves making music together. What resulted is a band adept at crafting (or perhaps throwing together) an energetic, manic sort of experimental rock music, half noise, half indecipherable yelps. The band owes much of uncompromising nature of its live show to the presence…

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