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In this episode Kevin sits down with the dudes of DIARRHEA PLANET to talk four guitar shredding action, pop music in an indie world, Nashville, and more gear than anyone has any business knowing about, much less can fit on a pedal board. PLUS! Kevin and Paul discuss “English Oceans”, the latest from seminal Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers. Is it time to roll the credits, or does the band have another modern classic on its hands? Listen in to find out.
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The back corner of the sweatiest practice garage ever, loud fuzzy pop songs beamed straight from the soul, a scrappier Weezer that's drunk on the bummer side of life
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Raw, ragged, and full of heart, this is the sound of a band in love with rock n roll, who want you to love it too.
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If you want to get a good glimpse of what Darkside has to offer, look no further than the video for their first single, “Golden Arrow”: a slow-motion take on a burning building. Smoke rises as the building becomes engulfed by fire and reduces to ash. Similar to this building, Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have debuted an album focusing on the well-timed buildup rather than the payoff upon which electronic music today is so fixated. Instead, the payoff is present in bits and pieces instead of one giant, final crescendo. The space between the rise and fall of each song is the theme of Psychic.
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Photos by Joy Asico (email@example.com / www.asicophoto.com)
“Turn up” - 2013’s operative term in this trap rap-laden year in electronic dance music - could not have been a more apropos concept as Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell Williams and more played to a chilly, yet enthusiastic and three-quarters filled crowd at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion this past Friday evening. The unseasonably cold weather, however, proved only to be one of the best judgements regarding the effectiveness of EDM in being able to reach, engage and excite Generation Y. As well, in bearing witness to two of the most zeitgeist defining artists of this next generation - Waka and Pharrell - create impeccable synergy with the crowd present, the concert succeeded in defining the shocking, yet developing-into-tolerable guidelines of an era where rappers are the new rock stars and EDM provides the recklessness of rap for a next-level age.