Posts By Brian Hodge

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L’Orange – The Orchid Days

L’Orange – The Orchid Days Mello Music Group: 2014 L’Orange is more than a producer, he’s a storyteller. Ever since his debut in 2011, he’s nailed a signature style, developed a distinct voice, and, with The Orchid Days, liberated yet…

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CYNE – All My Angles Are Right

CYNE – All My Angles Are Right Hometapes: 2014 Much has changed since 2003: Saddam Hussein was still running things in Iraq, YouTube did not exist and a group called CYNE was bursting onto the scene with their debut album,…

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James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical Vagrant: 2014 With much of the United States locked in one of the longest winters in recent memory, you could hardly blame a listener for wanting to escape with a record with a title…

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Concert Recap: Dance Music Group Darkside Lights Up Boston’s Paradise Rock Club

On a bitterly cold February night, the Paradise Rock Club felt like a refuge. Inside the hot Boston venue, a sell-out crowd eagerly awaited Darkside, the progressive dance outfit from the mind of electronic musician Nico Jaar. Following opener High…

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Murs – $hut Your Trap

Murs – $hut Your Trap Murs 316: 2014 Do your parents ever pick up your iPad and do everything but turn it on correctly? Or grab a Playstation controller upside down and try to join you in video games? That’s…

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Denzel Curry – “Captain Universe”

It’s been a busy few months for rising rapper Denzel Curry. Freshly buzzing from his Nostalgia 64 tape and hype shows throughout the country, the former Raider Klan member is now prepping release of his new EP, Planet Shrooms. This rare…

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Kwes – ilp

Kwes. - ilp Warp: 2013 God save the queen. In addition to Shakespeare, fish and chips, and IPAs, her majesty’s United Kingdom has also graced modern music fans with a panoply of uber-talented multi-instrumentalists. Kwes. (real name Kwesi Sey) is just…

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Darkside – Psychic

Darkside – Psychic Matador/Other People: 2013 In 2011, Nicolas Jaar was looking to flesh out his patient, pulsating sound for live performances and turned first to the comfy confines of his own college. “I said to Will (Epstein, saxophonist and a…

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Phantogram – “Celebrating Nothing”

Phantogram fans rejoice, the beat-driven duo is back. We’ve already heard the heavy bounce of “Black Out Days“, and now we get another tantalizing taste with “Celebrating Nothing”. The group sounds a bit darker, but still maintain the melodicism they…

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Boston Calling Music Festival Coverage and Photos

Boston is a big, strange city. Essentially founded on religious fanaticism, the city has long been a home of enthusiastic studiousness, an upstarting underdoggedness, and unbridled passion. All of which makes it a perfect place for an up-and-coming American music…