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Track of the Day: King Tuff's New Garage Single Demands A Drinking-To

Jul
08

King Tuff doesn't record anything but anthems, and the new single "Eyes of the Muse" don't break that wonderful trend. It's all drunken singalong numbers, riffs that beg to be air-guitared, and lyrics best delivered after downing a cold brew.

Rock Out with Pikachu: Pokemon Orchestral Concert Tour Announced

Jul
08

Finally, an excuse to jam out to Pokemon music in public, and not get (too many) weird stares. The team behind The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour has teamed up with The Pokemon Company to take a brand new, Pokemon-themed concert tour on the road.

New Music Monday: Pink Floyd, Weezer, Judas Priest, Richard Marx, and More!!

Jul
07

Whoa there little doggie! Do you like new music? Then you've rambled into the right briar patch, kiddo - New Music Monday, the most rootin' tootin-ist column at the 8th Circuit. Each week dozens of new cd's, records, and cassettes get released to the masses, and this is where they come to be be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Track of the Day: Heart-Swelling Electronica

Jul
07

Here's a track to make you burst at the temples with the feels: a Moderat remix of electronica standby Jon Hopkins' "Abandon Windows" for a sound simultaneously static and hyperventilating. I'm a stern acolyte of analog music, born with a severe distrust of 'beep-boop' music (a term I use when I'm at my crotchetiest), but this is the sort of genre-bending that Hopkins has made a name for himself with, and it's got a sense of serenity and triumph palpable to all palettes. 

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jeremy Ellis Had a Super Mario Bros. Remix Battle This Weekend

Jul
06

During the Fourth of July Jam event in Philadelphia last week, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jeremy Ellis dove into a Super Mario Bros. remix battle. Also, The Roots were there. What a beautiful world we live in.

Track of the Day: Amphetamalicious and Head-Scouring Post-Punk

Jul
04

I was about to post something perhaps more in keeping with the Fourth of July, but as it's Independence Day and all about the freedom to choose, I choose this galvanizing, skittish, post-punk number from Brooklyn mysterymen Exocomet.

Fresh Goo 7/3 - This Week's Noise/Psych/Garage Picks

Jul
03

Welcome to this week's edition of Fresh Goo, your one-stop for all sounds garagey, noisey, or mind-bendy. This week we're listening to the frenetic bleep-attack of Guerilla Toss, a sitarist worth a damn from Sub Pop's GOAT, twangy and supple surf punk from Bird Sounds, and so much more!

Funk Radio E91 - All Mixed Up [Podcast]

Jul
02

Today we take a few minutes to explain the difference between three popular musical arrangements - remixes, mashups and mixtapes.

Track of the Day: Sadcore So Sad It Loops To Funny, Then Fascinatingly Creepy

Jul
01

My initial reaction to Shopping Spree's "Here Comes Your Boy" is 'wow, this is Pinkerton-levels of sad, and a little bit sexist,' but the nasally cooings put me so deeply into that pathetic headspace that I simply must tip my hat. This is creeptastic, and if you can get over that initial unease, you'll find yourself gently floating above a meadow, where all the sheeps bleat 'you're a sociopath' in autotuned voices.

Listen to a Mashup of 8 Rainbow Road Themes from Mario Kart

Jul
01

If there's a Mario Kart, there's a Rainbow Road. It is known. Since the beginning, the track has been one that fans love to hate, and hate to love; often at the same time. Each of these variations have featured their own musical theme, and with the release of Mario Kart 8 (which uses Rainbow Road as its final track), someone has gone ahead and mashed all of the songs together for one delightful nostalgia trip.

Track of the Day: The 8-Bit, Arcade-Retro, Synth-Driven Music Video to End Them All

Jun
30

Perturbator's track and music video for "She is Young, She is Beautiful, She is Next" is everything you could ever want from Kavinsky's 80s retro-fetishizing Outrun microgenre, as much a subculch of music as it is video games and films. It's an 8-bit animation, lovingly lo-fi at parts, but startlingly rendered at other times--a lightspeed Delorean ride through a post-apoc beachhead, Blade Runner nightscapes, and metropolitan graveyards, all set to a track that embodies everything badass and neon about the aesthetic.

New Music Monday: Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Old Crow Medicine Show, and More!

Jun
30

Psst! Hey kiddo. You like new music? Great! You've stumbled into just the right spot - New Music Monday, the most "Happy Happy Joy Joy" column on 8CN. Each week dozens of records, CDs, and cassettes are unleashed upon the public and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Track of the Day: The Striking Noise Circus of Guerilla Toss

Jun
28

Until now, Guerilla Toss's releases have been aggressively playful splatters of sound—you know the jingle that plays when you find the entrance to a mystery dungeon in an 8-bit adventure? Usually it’s something like that, but played on synths and half-drumsets manned by gorillas. So the single “Cookie” comes as a nimble surprise, something that toys with something like a Japanese avant-pop melody, to give a noise track that’s surprisingly palatable, but sacrificing none of the chaos.

Track of the Day: The Lost Glam-Rocker More Bowie Than Bowie

Jun
27

Eschatone Records recently unveiled a collection of basement cuts from a criminally-overlooked glam paragon--the classically-trained, rock-cabaret star, Jobriath. The compilation is a set of previously unreleased demos from '71-'72, and the standout track is a solo piano recording of the viciously delivered, yet undeniably classy ballad "I'maman."

Track of the Day: Mundanity and Spectacularity in a 2-Minute Piano Piece

Jun
26

Zach Phillips, lo-fi keyboardist wunderkind, crafts full-spun pop gems and packs them into the space of the quarter in your pocket. The track "2009," off his most recent album Recorded in Hell, is as good an entry point as any into his fascinating world of miniatures and vivid colors: it's got a classical feel and elegance, the romping pace and charm of the Peanuts theme, and a quiet simplicity that redeems the small wherever it's found.

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