Posts tagged SPOTIFY

STAFF SELECTS: R U STRONG ENOUGH
Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
Haim - Don’t Save Me
Monica - Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)
Ace of Base - Don’t Turn Around
TLC - What About Your Friends
Alanis Morissette - All I Really Want
Groove Theory - Tell Me
Brandy - Baby
JoJo - Too Little, Too Late
Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer
Kacey Musgraves - It Is What It Is
Des’ree - You Gotta Be
Katy Perry - Roar
Robyn - Show Me Love

STAFF SELECTS: R U STRONG ENOUGH

  1. Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
  2. Haim - Don’t Save Me
  3. Monica - Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)
  4. Ace of Base - Don’t Turn Around
  5. TLC - What About Your Friends
  6. Alanis Morissette - All I Really Want
  7. Groove Theory - Tell Me
  8. Brandy - Baby
  9. JoJo - Too Little, Too Late
  10. Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
  11. Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer
  12. Kacey Musgraves - It Is What It Is
  13. Des’ree - You Gotta Be
  14. Katy Perry - Roar
  15. Robyn - Show Me Love
STAFF SELECTS: THE 2013 BIZARRO POLARIS PRIZE
1. Odonis Odonis - Better
2. Paula - Black Acura
3. Purity Ring - Fineshrine
4. Blue Hawaii - Try To Be
5. Black Atlass - Paris (Acoustic)
6. Diana - Perpetual Surrender
7. Solar Year - Global Girlfriend
8. Majical Cloudz - Childhood’s End
9. Moon King - Dream Trap
10. Tegan And Sara - Goodbye, Goodbye
11. Mozart’s Singer - Single Status
12. Braids - Hossak
13. White Poppy - Who Are You
14. Mac Demarco - Ode to Viceroy
15. Dirty Beaches - I Dream in Neon
16. Peter Peter - Une Version Améliorée de la Tristesse
17. Doldrums - Lost in Everyoine
18. Rhye - Open
19. Marie Davidson - Esthétique Privée

STAFF SELECTS: THE 2013 BIZARRO POLARIS PRIZE

1. Odonis Odonis - Better

2. Paula - Black Acura

3. Purity Ring - Fineshrine

4. Blue Hawaii - Try To Be

5. Black Atlass - Paris (Acoustic)

6. Diana - Perpetual Surrender

7. Solar Year - Global Girlfriend

8. Majical Cloudz - Childhood’s End

9. Moon King - Dream Trap

10. Tegan And Sara - Goodbye, Goodbye

11. Mozart’s Singer - Single Status

12. Braids - Hossak

13. White Poppy - Who Are You

14. Mac Demarco - Ode to Viceroy

15. Dirty Beaches - I Dream in Neon

16. Peter Peter - Une Version Améliorée de la Tristesse

17. Doldrums - Lost in Everyoine

18. Rhye - Open

19. Marie Davidson - Esthétique Privée

STAFF SELECTS: THE FADER’S LABOR DAY BBQ
1. Green Day – When I Come Around
2. D’Angelo – Cruisin’
3. Too $hort – Burn Rubber
4. Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way
5. Haim – The Wire
6. Katy Perry – Roar
7. Washed Out – It All Feels Right
8. Party Supplies – New York 2017
9. Sophie – Bipp
10. Annie – Invisible
11. DJ Rashad – I Don’t Give a Fuck
12. Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest – Housecall
13. Duke Dumont – Need U (100%)
14. Kingdom – Bank Head ft. Kelela
15. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Wus Good / Curious
16. Ty Dolla Sign – Irie feat. Wiz Khalifa
17. Migos – Versace
18. A$AP Ferg – Work (Remix) feat. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Schoolboy Q and Trinidad James
19. The Notorious B.I.G. – Get Money
20. George Michael – Freedom ‘90
21. Moby – Go
22. Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn
23. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
24. Sonny Sharrock – Many Mansions
25. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
26. King Krule – Border Line
27. Grateful Dead – Weather Report Suite: Prelude
28. The Cranberries – Dreams
29. Nine Inch Nails – Copy of a
30. Metro Boomin – You a Drug
31. DJ Khaled – I Wanna Be With You ft. Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross

32. Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful

STAFF SELECTS: THE FADER’S LABOR DAY BBQ

1. Green Day – When I Come Around

2. D’Angelo – Cruisin’

3. Too $hort – Burn Rubber

4. Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way

5. Haim – The Wire

6. Katy Perry – Roar

7. Washed Out – It All Feels Right

8. Party Supplies – New York 2017

9. Sophie – Bipp

10. Annie – Invisible

11. DJ Rashad – I Don’t Give a Fuck

12. Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest – Housecall

13. Duke Dumont – Need U (100%)

14. Kingdom – Bank Head ft. Kelela

15. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Wus Good / Curious

16. Ty Dolla Sign – Irie feat. Wiz Khalifa

17. Migos – Versace

18. A$AP Ferg – Work (Remix) feat. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Schoolboy Q and Trinidad James

19. The Notorious B.I.G. – Get Money

20. George Michael – Freedom ‘90

21. Moby – Go

22. Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn

23. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home

24. Sonny Sharrock – Many Mansions

25. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

26. King Krule – Border Line

27. Grateful Dead – Weather Report Suite: Prelude

28. The Cranberries – Dreams

29. Nine Inch Nails – Copy of a

30. Metro Boomin – You a Drug

31. DJ Khaled – I Wanna Be With You ft. Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross

32. Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful

NEW SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: PICASSO, BABY
Jay-Z, “Picasso Baby”
The Stranglers, “Goodbye Toulouse”
KRS-One, “Out for Fame”
David Bowie, “Andy Warhol”
John Cale, “Magritte”
Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, “Beat Street”
Manic Street Preachers, “Interiors (Song for William De Kooning)”
Paul Simon, “Rene and George Magritte with Their Dog After the War”
Don McLean, “Vincent”
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, “Pablo Picasso”

NEW SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: PICASSO, BABY

  1. Jay-Z, “Picasso Baby”
  2. The Stranglers, “Goodbye Toulouse”
  3. KRS-One, “Out for Fame”
  4. David Bowie, “Andy Warhol”
  5. John Cale, “Magritte”
  6. Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, “Beat Street”
  7. Manic Street Preachers, “Interiors (Song for William De Kooning)”
  8. Paul Simon, “Rene and George Magritte with Their Dog After the War”
  9. Don McLean, “Vincent”
  10. Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, “Pablo Picasso”
SPOTIFY STAFF SELECT: NAILS & FAST DRUMS
HARDCORE TO HOLD U OVER TILL THE WEEK’S OVER
Nails, “Obscene Humanity”
Human Remains, “Relapse”
Dropdead, “Still You Follow Blindly”
Brutal Truth, “Walking Corpse”
Cannibal Corpse, “Bloody Chunks”
Napalm Death, “The Kill”
Bathtub Shitter, “Shit and Peace”
Slayer, “Necrophobic”
Minor Threat, “Seeing Red”
Scapegoat, “Clone”
Die Kreuzen, “Hate Me”
Heresy, “Blinded by Power”
Meshuggah, “Corridor of Chameleons”
Painkiller, “Guts of a Virgin”
Benumb, “Laceration of Belief”
Discordance Axis, “Come Apart Together Come Together”
Suffocation, “Habitual Infamy”
Nile, “Masturbating the War God”

SPOTIFY STAFF SELECT: NAILS & FAST DRUMS

HARDCORE TO HOLD U OVER TILL THE WEEK’S OVER

  1. Nails, “Obscene Humanity”
  2. Human Remains, “Relapse”
  3. Dropdead, “Still You Follow Blindly”
  4. Brutal Truth, “Walking Corpse”
  5. Cannibal Corpse, “Bloody Chunks”
  6. Napalm Death, “The Kill”
  7. Bathtub Shitter, “Shit and Peace”
  8. Slayer, “Necrophobic”
  9. Minor Threat, “Seeing Red”
  10. Scapegoat, “Clone”
  11. Die Kreuzen, “Hate Me”
  12. Heresy, “Blinded by Power”
  13. Meshuggah, “Corridor of Chameleons”
  14. Painkiller, “Guts of a Virgin”
  15. Benumb, “Laceration of Belief”
  16. Discordance Axis, “Come Apart Together Come Together”
  17. Suffocation, “Habitual Infamy”
  18. Nile, “Masturbating the War God”
STAFF SELECTS PLAYLIST: ZODIAC KILLERS
Killer songs that mention the zodiac signs, astrological compatibility and horoscope readings, here to jam to regardless of your sign.
The Doors, “Astrology Rap”
The Fifth Dimension, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, “Signs”
Tyrese, “Signs of Love Makin”
Bloc Party, “Mercury”
Diana Ross & The Supremes, “No Matter What Sign You Are”
Stevie Wonder, “Saturn”
The Floaters, “Float On”
The Notorious B.I.G., “Big Poppa”
Curtis Mayfield, “Readings in Astrology”
Prince & The Revolution, “Kiss”
Chris Rock, “No Sex”
Beyoncé, “Gift from Virgo”
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STAFF SELECTS PLAYLIST: ZODIAC KILLERS

Killer songs that mention the zodiac signs, astrological compatibility and horoscope readings, here to jam to regardless of your sign.

  1. The Doors, “Astrology Rap”
  2. The Fifth Dimension, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
  3. Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, “Signs”
  4. Tyrese, “Signs of Love Makin”
  5. Bloc Party, “Mercury”
  6. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “No Matter What Sign You Are”
  7. Stevie Wonder, “Saturn”
  8. The Floaters, “Float On”
  9. The Notorious B.I.G., “Big Poppa”
  10. Curtis Mayfield, “Readings in Astrology”
  11. Prince & The Revolution, “Kiss”
  12. Chris Rock, “No Sex”
  13. Beyoncé, “Gift from Virgo”

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NEW PLAYLIST: BIG BOI ON FATHERHOOD
On “Tremendous Damage,” from his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi remembers his late father and grandmother and assesses the heaviness of his role, in their absence, as the adult cornerstone of his own family. Parenting, and the determination to balance money hustles with child rearing, has been a persistent theme in his verses since Outkast’s 1994 debut. Back then, Big Boi worried whether he was pissing off his parents and rapped about learning loyalty and swagger from his uncles. He became a father for the first time before ATLiens, but he raps most about settling into fatherhood on 1998′s Aquemini, which includes the autobiographical “West Savannah” and a scene, on “Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1),” where he halts a blow job to go pick up his daughter. Take a listen and read Big Boi brag about sending his oldest to college in our interview about Vicious Lies.
Marvin “Chanz” Parkman, “Campbelton Road (Interlude)”
Outkast, “West Savannah”
Outkast, “Da Art of Storytelling (Part 1)”
Outkast, “Slump”
Outkast, “Claimin True”
Outkast, “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”
Outkast, “13th Floor/Growing Old”
Big Boi, “Bamboo (Interlude)”
Outkast, “Ms. Jackson”
UGK f. Outkast, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
Big Boi, “Unhappy”
Outkast, “Git Up, Git Out”

NEW PLAYLIST: BIG BOI ON FATHERHOOD

On “Tremendous Damage,” from his new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi remembers his late father and grandmother and assesses the heaviness of his role, in their absence, as the adult cornerstone of his own family. Parenting, and the determination to balance money hustles with child rearing, has been a persistent theme in his verses since Outkast’s 1994 debut. Back then, Big Boi worried whether he was pissing off his parents and rapped about learning loyalty and swagger from his uncles. He became a father for the first time before ATLiens, but he raps most about settling into fatherhood on 1998′s Aquemini, which includes the autobiographical “West Savannah” and a scene, on “Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1),” where he halts a blow job to go pick up his daughter. Take a listen and read Big Boi brag about sending his oldest to college in our interview about Vicious Lies.

  1. Marvin “Chanz” Parkman, “Campbelton Road (Interlude)”
  2. Outkast, “West Savannah”
  3. Outkast, “Da Art of Storytelling (Part 1)”
  4. Outkast, “Slump”
  5. Outkast, “Claimin True”
  6. Outkast, “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”
  7. Outkast, “13th Floor/Growing Old”
  8. Big Boi, “Bamboo (Interlude)”
  9. Outkast, “Ms. Jackson”
  10. UGK f. Outkast, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
  11. Big Boi, “Unhappy”
  12. Outkast, “Git Up, Git Out”
NEW PLAYLIST: THE ULTIMATE JIM JARMUSCH SOUNDTRACK
Along with his improvised dialogues, his metaphysical leanings, and his iconic white pompadour, Jim Jarmusch‘s musical taste is part of what makes him an American auteur. Beyond casting musicians like Tom Waits and Iggy Pop in starring roles, his filmography is studded with composition credits from the likes of jazz musician John Lurie (Stranger Than Paradise), Neil Young (Dead Man), RZA (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai) and even cuts from a band that he himself created for lack of the right music for certain parts (Bad Rabbit, on Limits of Control). Last week, when we spoke to him about his ongoing collaboration with Dutch composer and lutenist Josef van Wissem (who incidentally, will be soundtracking part of his upcoming “crypto-vampire film” Only Lovers Left Alive), we got to thinking about all the amazing music that that has touched our lives by way of his films, from Hawaiian steel guitar to stoner doom metal to ethiopian jazz. We also threw in a few tracks from his band with Van Wissem for good measure, partly to do justice to the fact that the dude can shred, too.
Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, “He Is Hanging by His Shiny Arms, His Heart an Open Wound with Love”
Screaming Jay Hawkins, “I Put A Spell On You”
Irma Thomas, “It’s Raining”
John Lurie, “Chaucer Street”
The Greenhornes feat. Holly Golightly, “There Is an End”
Funkadelic, “A Joyful Process (45 Version)”
Mulatu Astatke, “Gubelye”
Tom Waits, “Tango Till They’re Sore”
Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, “Continuation of the Last Judgment”
Earth, “Omens and Portents 1: The Driver”
Sleep, “Dopesmoker (Edit)”
Jerry Byrd, “Serenade to Nalani”
Masta Killa feat. Superb, “The Man”

NEW PLAYLIST: THE ULTIMATE JIM JARMUSCH SOUNDTRACK

Along with his improvised dialogues, his metaphysical leanings, and his iconic white pompadour, Jim Jarmusch‘s musical taste is part of what makes him an American auteur. Beyond casting musicians like Tom Waits and Iggy Pop in starring roles, his filmography is studded with composition credits from the likes of jazz musician John Lurie (Stranger Than Paradise), Neil Young (Dead Man), RZA (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai) and even cuts from a band that he himself created for lack of the right music for certain parts (Bad Rabbit, on Limits of Control). Last week, when we spoke to him about his ongoing collaboration with Dutch composer and lutenist Josef van Wissem (who incidentally, will be soundtracking part of his upcoming “crypto-vampire film” Only Lovers Left Alive), we got to thinking about all the amazing music that that has touched our lives by way of his films, from Hawaiian steel guitar to stoner doom metal to ethiopian jazz. We also threw in a few tracks from his band with Van Wissem for good measure, partly to do justice to the fact that the dude can shred, too.

  1. Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, “He Is Hanging by His Shiny Arms, His Heart an Open Wound with Love”
  2. Screaming Jay Hawkins, “I Put A Spell On You”
  3. Irma Thomas, “It’s Raining”
  4. John Lurie, “Chaucer Street”
  5. The Greenhornes feat. Holly Golightly, “There Is an End”
  6. Funkadelic, “A Joyful Process (45 Version)”
  7. Mulatu Astatke, “Gubelye”
  8. Tom Waits, “Tango Till They’re Sore”
  9. Jozef van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch, “Continuation of the Last Judgment”
  10. Earth, “Omens and Portents 1: The Driver”
  11. Sleep, “Dopesmoker (Edit)”
  12. Jerry Byrd, “Serenade to Nalani”
  13. Masta Killa feat. Superb, “The Man”
NEW PLAYLIST: SUN KIL MOON & THE ALBUM LEAF ARE MAKING AN ALBUM TOGETHER
Mark Kozelek, the singer/songwriter behind Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters, and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, best known as The Album Leaf/the guy who made that song they always play on This American Life, will release a collaborative album next April on Kozelek’s label, Caldo Verde. Entitled Perils From the Sea, and credited “Sun Kil Moon and The Album Leaf” even though “Sun Kil Leaf” would’ve been funnier, it will be one of three already-announced 2013 LPs by Kozelek, including a live album and a covers album featuring interpretations of Sonny and Cher, Misfits and Big Star. In anticipation, and to relive my scruffy, depressed, post-rock-laden college-paper-writing years, I’ve smashed together some of the best (and bleakest) tracks from the two artists, along with some by groups in their orbit—Sun Kil Moon drummer Tim Mooney’s other band American Music Club; Sigur Ros, whose members played on a number of Album Leaf LPs; LaValle’s old band Tristeza and his early tour mates The American Analog Set.
Sun Kil Moon, “Alesund”
Sigur Ros, “Sigur 3”
Sun Kil Moon, “Carry Me Ohio”
The Album Leaf, “Window”
Red House Painters, “Lord Kill The Pain”
The Album Leaf, “Always For You”
American Music Club, “Another Morning”
Mark Kozelek, “Void (Live)”
Tristeza, “Balabaristas”
The American Analog Set, “Hard to Find”
Red House Painters, “Rollercoaster”
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NEW PLAYLIST: SUN KIL MOON & THE ALBUM LEAF ARE MAKING AN ALBUM TOGETHER

Mark Kozelek, the singer/songwriter behind Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters, and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, best known as The Album Leaf/the guy who made that song they always play on This American Life, will release a collaborative album next April on Kozelek’s label, Caldo Verde. Entitled Perils From the Sea, and credited “Sun Kil Moon and The Album Leaf” even though “Sun Kil Leaf” would’ve been funnier, it will be one of three already-announced 2013 LPs by Kozelek, including a live album and a covers album featuring interpretations of Sonny and Cher, Misfits and Big Star. In anticipation, and to relive my scruffy, depressed, post-rock-laden college-paper-writing years, I’ve smashed together some of the best (and bleakest) tracks from the two artists, along with some by groups in their orbit—Sun Kil Moon drummer Tim Mooney’s other band American Music Club; Sigur Ros, whose members played on a number of Album Leaf LPs; LaValle’s old band Tristeza and his early tour mates The American Analog Set.

  1. Sun Kil Moon, “Alesund”
  2. Sigur Ros, “Sigur 3”
  3. Sun Kil Moon, “Carry Me Ohio”
  4. The Album Leaf, “Window”
  5. Red House Painters, “Lord Kill The Pain”
  6. The Album Leaf, “Always For You”
  7. American Music Club, “Another Morning”
  8. Mark Kozelek, “Void (Live)”
  9. Tristeza, “Balabaristas”
  10. The American Analog Set, “Hard to Find”
  11. Red House Painters, “Rollercoaster”

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NEW PLAYLIST: R&B PRODUCTION’S RAP TURN
Brandy, the church singer turned mega-selling sitcom actress turned Dancing With the Stars contestant, is currently at the crest of a musical comeback. Her light-on-its-feet new album, Two Eleven, named after February 11th, the day of her own birth and mentor Whitney Houston’s death, debuted at number three on the US charts and produced a top ten single in “Put it Down,” Brandy’s first song to perform as well in a decade. “Put It Down” was produced by Bangladesh and Sean Garrett, Brandy’s main collaborators on the record, which also features R&B newcomers Mike Will Made It and Switch, guys who made their names with rap hits like “Bands a Make Her Dance” and hyperspeed, experimental beats for M.I.A. and Major Lazer, respectively. Here’s a look at songs that pair R&B writers and producers like Garrett and Dawn Richard with rap innovators like Bagladesh, Will, Zaytoven and Polow da Don. Garrett wasn’t the first guy to make crisp, mid-tempo R&B ballads that comfortably incorporate the space and knock of rap production, but he’s been an unsung proponent of it and had a hand in many of these songs, like the blinking piano line of Diddy Dirty Money’s “Loving You No More” and the happy, marching band cheese of Kelly Rowland’s “Like This.” There’s also a pair of moody tracks written and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for Brandy’s 2002 album Full Moon, which holds up surprisingly well.
Mario, “Break Up”
Brandy, “Slower”
Diddy Dirty Money f. Drake, “Loving You No More”
Brandy, “Do You Know What You Have”
Brandy, “Apart”
Brandy, “Like This”
Ciara f. 50 Cent, “Can’t Leave Em Alone”
Teairra Mari, “Phone Booth”
Usher, “Papers”
B.O.B. f. Playboy Tre, “Just A Sign”
Kelly Rowland f. Eve, “Like This”

NEW PLAYLIST: R&B PRODUCTION’S RAP TURN

Brandy, the church singer turned mega-selling sitcom actress turned Dancing With the Stars contestant, is currently at the crest of a musical comeback. Her light-on-its-feet new album, Two Eleven, named after February 11th, the day of her own birth and mentor Whitney Houston’s death, debuted at number three on the US charts and produced a top ten single in “Put it Down,” Brandy’s first song to perform as well in a decade. “Put It Down” was produced by Bangladesh and Sean Garrett, Brandy’s main collaborators on the record, which also features R&B newcomers Mike Will Made It and Switch, guys who made their names with rap hits like “Bands a Make Her Dance” and hyperspeed, experimental beats for M.I.A. and Major Lazer, respectively. Here’s a look at songs that pair R&B writers and producers like Garrett and Dawn Richard with rap innovators like Bagladesh, Will, Zaytoven and Polow da Don. Garrett wasn’t the first guy to make crisp, mid-tempo R&B ballads that comfortably incorporate the space and knock of rap production, but he’s been an unsung proponent of it and had a hand in many of these songs, like the blinking piano line of Diddy Dirty Money’s “Loving You No More” and the happy, marching band cheese of Kelly Rowland’s “Like This.” There’s also a pair of moody tracks written and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for Brandy’s 2002 album Full Moon, which holds up surprisingly well.

  1. Mario, “Break Up”
  2. Brandy, “Slower”
  3. Diddy Dirty Money f. Drake, “Loving You No More”
  4. Brandy, “Do You Know What You Have”
  5. Brandy, “Apart”
  6. Brandy, “Like This”
  7. Ciara f. 50 Cent, “Can’t Leave Em Alone”
  8. Teairra Mari, “Phone Booth”
  9. Usher, “Papers”
  10. B.O.B. f. Playboy Tre, “Just A Sign”
  11. Kelly Rowland f. Eve, “Like This”
NEW PLAYLIST: BEFORE AND AFTER LOVELESS


Kevin Shields, frontman and founder of the early ’90s, shoegaze-defining super group My Blood Valentine, announced yesterday that the band’s long-awaited Loveless follow-up, which they began and aborted shortly after the release of that 1991 classic, is set for release sometime in late 2012. It can’t be more than two months away, which isn’t big lag time considering that MBV fans have been waiting for it to come out for over two decades. In case it isn’t just another false alarm, I thought I’d take a walk down shoegaze memory lane and revisit some gems from before and after Loveless that incarnate the album’s wall-of-sound approach, with an ear for the crests and falls that arise when the layers of vox and buzzing guitar are stacked so high that they shift across each other like tectonic plates.

My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath
Slowdive - Blue Skied An’ Clear
Belong - Perfect Life
My Bloddy Valentine - When You Sleep
Cocteau Twins - Lazy Calm
Tamaryn - I’m Gone
Ride - In a Difference Place
DIIV - How Long Have You Known
My Bloody Valentine - Off Your Face
Pink Playground - Never Was
nihiti - Hymn Divisions
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Kevin Shields, frontman and founder of the early ’90s, shoegaze-defining super group My Blood Valentine, announced yesterday that the band’s long-awaited Loveless follow-up, which they began and aborted shortly after the release of that 1991 classic, is set for release sometime in late 2012. It can’t be more than two months away, which isn’t big lag time considering that MBV fans have been waiting for it to come out for over two decades. In case it isn’t just another false alarm, I thought I’d take a walk down shoegaze memory lane and revisit some gems from before and after Loveless that incarnate the album’s wall-of-sound approach, with an ear for the crests and falls that arise when the layers of vox and buzzing guitar are stacked so high that they shift across each other like tectonic plates.
  1. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
  2. My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
  3. My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath
  4. Slowdive - Blue Skied An’ Clear
  5. Belong - Perfect Life
  6. My Bloddy Valentine - When You Sleep
  7. Cocteau Twins - Lazy Calm
  8. Tamaryn - I’m Gone
  9. Ride - In a Difference Place
  10. DIIV - How Long Have You Known
  11. My Bloody Valentine - Off Your Face
  12. Pink Playground - Never Was
  13. nihiti - Hymn Divisions

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NEW PLAYLIST: SONGS FOR CUFFING SEASON
Cuffing Season might very well be the Olympics of dating, a time of year that leads to competing, judging and comparing possible mates. As the thermostat rose this past spring, everyone shed their serious feelings for the fun and frivolity of easy summer loving. Now with autumn upon us, its time to narrow down all the random summer hook-ups to a single, suitable partner for consistent cuddle sessions throughout the winter months.
Jessie Ware, “Sweet Talk”
Jodeci, “Come & Talk to Me”
Brandy, “I Wanna Be Down”
SWV, “I’m So Into You”
CeCe Peniston, “We Got a Love Thang”
TLC, “Kick Your Game”
Ghost Town DJs, “My Boo”
Jodeci, “Stay”
Guy, “Piece of My Love”
Blood Orange, “Champagne Coast”
The Rolling Stones, “Under My Thumb”
Guy, “Let’s Chill”

NEW PLAYLIST: SONGS FOR CUFFING SEASON

Cuffing Season might very well be the Olympics of dating, a time of year that leads to competing, judging and comparing possible mates. As the thermostat rose this past spring, everyone shed their serious feelings for the fun and frivolity of easy summer loving. Now with autumn upon us, its time to narrow down all the random summer hook-ups to a single, suitable partner for consistent cuddle sessions throughout the winter months.

  1. Jessie Ware, “Sweet Talk”
  2. Jodeci, “Come & Talk to Me”
  3. Brandy, “I Wanna Be Down”
  4. SWV, “I’m So Into You”
  5. CeCe Peniston, “We Got a Love Thang”
  6. TLC, “Kick Your Game”
  7. Ghost Town DJs, “My Boo”
  8. Jodeci, “Stay”
  9. Guy, “Piece of My Love”
  10. Blood Orange, “Champagne Coast”
  11. The Rolling Stones, “Under My Thumb”
  12. Guy, “Let’s Chill”
NEW PLAYLIST: AT HOME WITH SANDY
Hurricane Sandy has crippled New York City. The subways aren’t running, power is out and entire neighborhoods have flooded. The FADER, like most local businesses, is closed today, as it was yesterday, during the brunt of the storm. Fortunately, we’re all safe and sound (and wish the same for you and your loved ones). We basically turned into Weather Channel zombies, but when cable went out we were forced to turn to music. Here’s a collective playlist from the FADER staff of what we’ve been using to soundtrack high winds and intermittent rain while working from the couch.
Kendrick Lamar, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Janet Jackson, “Any Time, Any Place”
Funkadelic, “Can You Get To That”
Peace, “Tattoo”
The Raincoats, “Shouting Out Loud”
Warpaint, “Undertow”
Nik Turner, “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”
Lydia Lunch, “Gloomy Sunday”
Minks, “Cemetary Rain”
Woods, “Rain On”
Four Tet, “Lion”
Lemonade, “Neptune”
Miguel, “Where’s the Fun in Forever”
Blake Mills, “Hey Lover”
Brandy, “Do You Know What You Have”
Molly Nilsson, “The Home Song”

NEW PLAYLIST: AT HOME WITH SANDY

Hurricane Sandy has crippled New York City. The subways aren’t running, power is out and entire neighborhoods have flooded. The FADER, like most local businesses, is closed today, as it was yesterday, during the brunt of the storm. Fortunately, we’re all safe and sound (and wish the same for you and your loved ones). We basically turned into Weather Channel zombies, but when cable went out we were forced to turn to music. Here’s a collective playlist from the FADER staff of what we’ve been using to soundtrack high winds and intermittent rain while working from the couch.

  1. Kendrick Lamar, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
  2. Janet Jackson, “Any Time, Any Place”
  3. Funkadelic, “Can You Get To That”
  4. Peace, “Tattoo”
  5. The Raincoats, “Shouting Out Loud”
  6. Warpaint, “Undertow”
  7. Nik Turner, “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”
  8. Lydia Lunch, “Gloomy Sunday”
  9. Minks, “Cemetary Rain”
  10. Woods, “Rain On”
  11. Four Tet, “Lion”
  12. Lemonade, “Neptune”
  13. Miguel, “Where’s the Fun in Forever”
  14. Blake Mills, “Hey Lover”
  15. Brandy, “Do You Know What You Have”
  16. Molly Nilsson, “The Home Song”
NEW PLAYLIST: JUSTIN PARKER AND DEV HYNES MAKE POP GOLD
Justin Parker would’ve been a footballer if a knee injury hadn’t retired him from the playing field prematurely. Luckily, the British songwriter and producer has scored in another arena, picking up a Ivor Novello award this year for his work with Lana Del Rey on her song “Video Games” (he also wrote a number of other tracks on Born To Die). As he told The Independent, “I’m just in it to make a living as a songwriter. A year ago I was doing very little, just writing songs without a purpose.” His publishers Sony/ATV linked him up with other young female artists like Bat For Lashes and Ellie Goulding, who both currently have new releases. (Parker cowrote “Laura” the lead single and best track on Bat For Lashes’ The Haunted Man.) Dev Hynes cuts a more public persona than Parker due to his solo work as Blood Orange, but like Parker, he’s lent his stellar production and songwriting skills to some high-profile female artists like Sky Ferreira—for whom he co-produced “Everything Is Embarrassing,” the best track on her new album—Florence Welch and Solange Knowles. Here’s a one-to-one look at Parker and Hynes’ uncanny knack for penning pop songs for female recording artists that sit soundly on both the indie and popular sides of the pop divide. (Sadly, Hyne’s remix remix of Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” didn’t make it onto the official remix EP and therefore not to Spotify, so I gave him an extra shout out in the form of Coastal Groove’s standout, “Champagne Coast.”)
Bat For Lashes, “Laura”
Sky Ferreira, “Everything Is Embarrassing”
Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”
Solange, “Losing You”
Ellie Goulding, “I Know You Care”
Charli XCX, “You’re The One (Blood Orange Remix)”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Florence + The Machine, “Bird Song”
Sander Van Doorn, “Nothing Inside”
Blood Orange, “Champagne Coast”
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NEW PLAYLIST: JUSTIN PARKER AND DEV HYNES MAKE POP GOLD

Justin Parker would’ve been a footballer if a knee injury hadn’t retired him from the playing field prematurely. Luckily, the British songwriter and producer has scored in another arena, picking up a Ivor Novello award this year for his work with Lana Del Rey on her song “Video Games” (he also wrote a number of other tracks on Born To Die). As he told The Independent, “I’m just in it to make a living as a songwriter. A year ago I was doing very little, just writing songs without a purpose.” His publishers Sony/ATV linked him up with other young female artists like Bat For Lashes and Ellie Goulding, who both currently have new releases. (Parker cowrote “Laura” the lead single and best track on Bat For Lashes’ The Haunted Man.) Dev Hynes cuts a more public persona than Parker due to his solo work as Blood Orange, but like Parker, he’s lent his stellar production and songwriting skills to some high-profile female artists like Sky Ferreira—for whom he co-produced “Everything Is Embarrassing,” the best track on her new album—Florence Welch and Solange Knowles. Here’s a one-to-one look at Parker and Hynes’ uncanny knack for penning pop songs for female recording artists that sit soundly on both the indie and popular sides of the pop divide. (Sadly, Hyne’s remix remix of Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” didn’t make it onto the official remix EP and therefore not to Spotify, so I gave him an extra shout out in the form of Coastal Groove’s standout, “Champagne Coast.”)

  1. Bat For Lashes, “Laura”
  2. Sky Ferreira, “Everything Is Embarrassing”
  3. Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”
  4. Solange, “Losing You”
  5. Ellie Goulding, “I Know You Care”
  6. Charli XCX, “You’re The One (Blood Orange Remix)”
  7. Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
  8. Florence + The Machine, “Bird Song”
  9. Sander Van Doorn, “Nothing Inside”
  10. Blood Orange, “Champagne Coast”

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