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Album Of The Week: Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Track five on the new Jenny Lewis album starts like this: “When I turned 16, I was furious and reckless / Got a Chelsea girl haircut and a plane ticket to Paris.” The song is about meeting another American girl over there and sort-of/kind-of falling in love: “How could I resist her? / I had [...]

Paperwhite – “Take Me Back”

Brooklyn sister-brother duo Paperwhite, aka Katie & Ben Marshall, offer an immensely approachable take on synthpop — so approachable that new single “Take Me Back” could be inserted into the soundtrack of most early ’90s teen movies and no one would be the wiser. The song brims with a confidence that belies its simple, self-explanatory [...]

Kevin Morby – “We Did It All Wrong”

Kevin Morby is best known for his work with the Babies and Woods, but he’s been releasing more music under his own name recently, beginning with last year’s Harlem River. We’ve already heard “My Name” from his new 7″ and now here’s the flip side of that release. “We Did It All Wrong” is the [...]

Virgin Mobile Freefest Not Returning This Year

Virgin Mobile Freefest has graced Baltimore’s Merriweather Post Pavilion for the past five years and has made a name for itself by booking a lot of indie’s biggest acts, but more importantly, it’s been notable because it’s done so while being completely free. The fest has been a part of the area even longer, having [...]

Simian Mobile Disco – “Dervish”

Earlier this year, Simian Mobile Disco announced their plans to strip their dance music to its rawest elements — their new album, Whorl, would be recorded live on modular synth … in the desert. They’ve already released the album’s first single, “Tangents,” and now you can hear the heady grooves of “Dervish,” a track that [...]