Normal History Vol. 795: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 795: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Essential New Music: Elijah McLaughlin & Caleb Willitz's "Morning Improvisations, Evening Abstractions"

Essential New Music: Elijah McLaughlin & Caleb Willitz’s “Morning Improvisations, Evening Abstractions”

One mark of artists is that when they get really good at something, they change things up. It’s hard to
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Color Green's "God In A $" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Color Green’s “God In A $” Video

Color Green may be as close as it gets to a creative democracy in rock ’n’ roll. Fool’s Parade, the
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Spiritual Machines' "The Mirror And The Dancer"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Spiritual Machines’ “The Mirror And The Dancer”

The Spiritual Machines aren’t so much a band as a fun diversion for a few dear friends with overlapping passions
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MAGNET Exclusive: +/- Goes Track By Track On New Album "Further Afield"

MAGNET Exclusive: +/- Goes Track By Track On New Album “Further Afield”

It’s been 10 long years since the last +/- album. The Brooklyn trio—vocalist/guitarists James Baluyut and Patrick Ramos and drummer
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Normal History Vol. 794: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 794: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
/ DAVID LESTER ART, FREE MP3s
Essential New Music: The Handover's "The Handover"

Essential New Music: The Handover’s “The Handover”

The Handover suggests something transactional. But the sound and the effect of the music created by oudist Aly Eissa, violinist
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD Pinkus' "If I Could Read My Mind" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD Pinkus’ “If I Could Read My Mind” Video

Available tomorrow on Shimmy-Disc, Grow A Pear began life as JD Pinkus’ contribution to what was supposed to be a
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Black Watch's "Gobbledegook" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Black Watch’s “Gobbledegook” Video

Obscurity has never put a damper on John Andrew Fredrick’s creativity—or his productivity, for that matter. As the unflappable leader
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A Conversation With Jon Muq

A Conversation With Jon Muq

Jon Muq is a bit of a freak of nature in today’s music industry—an unrelenting optimist who’s willing to acknowledge
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Laney Jones' "Say Yes" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Laney Jones’ “Say Yes” Video

Part lullaby, part inner dialogue, Laney Jones’ “Say Yes” (AHPO) is so unassuming that it seems like an afterthought at
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Influential Debut Album By The dB's To Be Reissued And Available On Vinyl For The First Time

Influential Debut Album By The dB’s To Be Reissued And Available On Vinyl For The First Time

Stands For deciBels, the 1981 debut from the dB’s, didn’t make much of a commercial impression, but it enthralled a
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Normal History Vol. 793: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 793: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events
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Essential New Music: Bitter Wish's "Candle Finger"

Essential New Music: Bitter Wish’s “Candle Finger”

Based on the evidence of issued recordings, Bardo Pond seems to have ceased making music. While archival releases continue to
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MAGNET Exclusive: Excerpt From Corey duBrowa's "An Ideal For Living: A Celebration Of The E.P." (Written By Spoon's Britt Daniel)

MAGNET Exclusive: Excerpt From Corey duBrowa’s “An Ideal For Living: A Celebration Of The E.P.” (Written By Spoon’s Britt Daniel)

Longtime MAGNET contributor Corey duBrowa has a book out tomorrow that recognizes that often-overlooked, misunderstood, bigger-than-a-single-but-smaller-than-an-album musical format: the EP.
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Jana Mila's "Like Only Lovers Could"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Jana Mila’s “Like Only Lovers Could”

There’s something weirdly familiar about Jana Mila’s Chameleon. But that doesn’t make the Dutch singer/songwriter’s New West Records debut any
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Marlin's Dreaming's "Earnestly" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Marlin’s Dreaming’s “Earnestly” Video

Semisi Ma’ia’i describes “Earnestly” as a fresh spin on the modern country ballad. “There’s the traditional romantic back and forth
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Normal History Vol. 792: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 792: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
/ DAVID LESTER ART, FREE MP3s
MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Tinkertown's "Red Eyes"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Tinkertown’s “Red Eyes”

“Red Eyes” has the distinction of being Tinkertown’s first official song. “Gabriella had the words and melody,” says Dean Fisher, the
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Essential New Music: Mountain Movers' "Walking After Dark"

Essential New Music: Mountain Movers’ “Walking After Dark”

Walking After Dark picks up right where its predecessor, World What World, left off in 2021. At the time, things didn’t look so
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Yarn's "Grieve On" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Yarn’s “Grieve On” Video

Blake Christiana wrote “Grieve On” in bed one morning. “It filled the page very quickly,” says the creative core of
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Fantastic Cat's "Later On"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Fantastic Cat’s “Later On”

Though they’re quite serious about their craft, the four members of Fantastic Cat prefer to keep it light when it
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Live Review: Earth Tongue, Paris, France, May 15, 2024

Live Review: Earth Tongue, Paris, France, May 15, 2024

Heavy-psych duo Earth Tongue is a juxtaposition of coherent contrasts. As they set up their gear in Backstage By The
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Normal History Vol. 791: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 791: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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