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Ariel Late Night

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We’re slowly catching up after the awesome craziness of Seagaze Festival. Apologies for not updating promotion on the artists we’ve been adding to New Tracks Weekend, as remote management allows us to keep on-air systems up to date, but the web interface, not so much. And we have so much to catch you up on! […]

From Pia Fraus to Imandra Lake, from Picnic to She Bit Her Lip, Estonia’s Seksound label has spent years with a carefully-curated roster of new releases and classic reissues in the shoegaze and dream pop vein. In the mid-nineties, the standard bearers of Slowdive sonic sweep in Estonia were inarguably Bizarre. Seksound reissued Bizarre’s debut […]

What better day than Friday the 13th for all the new music to be released? Whether it be Say Sue Me (pictured), with their brilliant and engaging new album Where We Were Together, to the long-awaited new album from A Place to Bury Strangers, constructing mammoth walls of sound on Pinned, it’s a fully epic […]

It’s chaos when all the hot new releases land at once. Here we are. The epic new LP from Blush Response (pictured above) arrived this week, and it’s all we’ve been listening to. The new album from Winter dropped late last night, and we’ve been yelling about it wherever possible. The new Bloody Knives LP […]

The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing” Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon […]

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]

The group announced the disbandment on Facebook with an official statement, followed by a more personal one from founder and singer John Monster saying the decision rested on his shoulders. If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at […]

Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control […]

What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting together enough good music industry connections? Living in a city with no music scene? The answer to all of this is NO – […]