Beacon, the much-anticipated sophmore album of indie sensation Two Door Cinema Club, has arrived. The Northern Ireland trio’s release rides high on the press wave of frontman vocalist Alex Trimble’s shimmering, boy choir-backed performance at London’s recent Olympics Opening Ceremony; a move that slipped TDCC onto the radar of fledgling middle class hipsters around the world. Continue reading →
After 15 years together, French turntable group C2C has released their first LP, “Tetra.” C2C, or Coups2Cross, is comprised of beat gurus 20Syl and DJ Green (of Hocus Pocus) and DJ’s Atom and Pfel (of Beat Torrent). C2C met as teens and have been performing together since, winning (among other things) first place in the DMC World Competition four times in a row, from 2003-2006. C2C achieves their signature sound by recording custom digital samples from vintage instruments and improvising electronic beats in a jazz-rooted performance style. Continue reading →
The UK has been churning out a noticeable stream of songstress talent over the last few years, and Jessie Ware’s debut album “Devotion” is no exception to that trend. “Devotion” stands poised to take not only a first bow to standing ovation but also to contend for label as one of 2012’s best albums. Continue reading →
Boston’s Mission of Burma released one album, “Vs.,” in the throws of three glorious post-punk years of stardom before singer-guitarist Roger Millier developed tinnitus, forcing the group to disband in 1983. MOB regrouped in 2002 and, in a against-the-tide move, started churning out successful albums. “Unsound” is the fourth LP they’ve released since 2004. Continue reading →
French turntable group C2Chas been around for a handful (think: 15) of years now. Members 20SYL, Atom, Pfel and Greem have been hanging out around the world, winning turntablism competitions and melting electro/urban musical faces, but they hadn’t released any records until early 2012, when their first EP, “Down The Road,” hit the shelves. C2C’s debut album, “Tetra” came out this September 3rd after two years of hard work. Check out the Tetra album stream and a video of one of their live performances below.