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Spring New Music Revue


Hear a mix of favorite new releases, including music from Lord Huron, Tobias Jesso Jr., SOAK, Emile Haynie, and more. You can also connect with our ongoing archive on Spotify and you’ll get new favorites as they are added.

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Replace The King? Absolutely.


Gemma Ray participated in a restoration of Wim Wenders’ 1971 film “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick”. The film lay dormant for thirty years since the rights were never cleared for songs by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Van Morrison. Ray’s music is included in six songs replaced in the film by the recently

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Laura Gibson Inaugural Session


Delighted to have Laura Gibson sing in the inaugural session at the new Brooklyn studio. Laura sang on the first track from a new transnational project by The Longest Days. At it’s core, The Longest Days is Matt Pence, Steve Rauner, Adam Reichmann, and Todd Schnitzer. Todd, Adam, and Steve started a band called Nadine

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down iPad App


Amano Music has teamed up with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down to conceive and produce a new arrangement of “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly” for a new iPad App. It features a unique version of the classic, with interactive instruments and an illustrated storybook. Amano Recordings released the digital

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New Bazooka Work


It’s always a delight to work with the brands that got us through childhood. We created original music for Bazooka in a fun new campaign from agency Flint & Steel. Simplicity ruled in this set of three spots for the iconic bubble gum.

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Spring Playlist


Hear a mix of favorite new releases, including music from Major Lazer, Phosphorescent, Little Green Cars, and more. Iron & Wine gets some groove on, The Strokes do a Phoenix impression – lots to love. You can also connect with our ongoing archive on Spotify and you’ll get new favorites as they are added.

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Best In Show


From 60+ shows over four days, the one band we had to see twice at SXSW was Lucius. Among a slate of surprising reunions (The Specials, The Zombies), a strong psychedelic revival (Foxygen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jacco Gardner), and an astonishing number of beards per capita, there were endless discoveries among the over 1000 artists

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Get Your Pesach On


Nobody ever said Passover couldn’t have a groove. From Louis Armstrong’s “Louis and The Good Book” to Meshuggah Beach Party’s “Twenty Songs of The Chosen Surfers” we’ve got your musical seder right here. Get down, Moses.

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Lullatone


Shawn (soundtrack composer for said documentary The Mosuo Sisters) can be seen here at his musical day-job, Lullatone.

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The Mosuo Sisters


A new Marlo Poras documentary, The Mosuo Sisters, just got a great review in Variety. As Dennis Harvey writes, it’s a “confidently crafted feature with the firm narrative drive of an old-fashioned novel.” Our music supervision for the film had us licensing traditional and modern Chinese songs, and shepherding an original soundtrack by Lullatone’s Shawn

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