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New Music Weekend: Georgia Murray, Jakwob, Crystal Castles, The Maccabees, Egyptian Hip Hop

November 4, 2012 Comments off

Staff picks for this week from Semaphore Music:

1.  Georgia Murray (Victoria BC) “Don’t Shut Up” @georgia250

2.  Jakwob (Lincoln) “Blinding” @jakwob

3.  Crystal Castles (Toronto) “Kerosene” @crystalcastless

4.  The Maccabees (London) “Pelican” @themaccabees

5.  Egyptian Hip Hop (Manchester) “SYH” @egyptianhiphop

New Music Weekend: CMJ Picks Alvarez Kings, Blackbird Blackbird, TH White, Blondfire, DIIV, Sea Wolf, Citizens!, The Antlers, Holy Other

October 13, 2012 Comments off

Staff picks for CMJ bands in NYC from the ultimate arbiter of taste!

1.  Alvarez Kings (Sheffield) @alvarezkings October 18, Lit Lounge CMJ Showcase

2.  Blackbird Blackbird (San Francisco) @blckbrdblckbrd October 17, Pianos

3.  T.H. White  (New York) @thwhitemusic October 17, The Bowery Electric

4.  Blondfire (Los Angeles) @blondfire October 17, Union Hall 5.  GZA Irving Plaza 10/18

6.  DIIV (NYC) @lovealien October 18, Music Hall of Williamsburg

7.  Sea Wolf (Los Angeles) @seawolfmusic October 19, (le) poisson rouge

8.  Citizens! (London) @maison_kitsune October 19, The Cake Shop

9.  The Antlers (Brooklyn) @theantlers October 19, Union Square Ballroom

10.  Holy Other (Manchester) @H0LYOTHER October 20, (le) poisson rouge

New Music Weekend: Kristy Lee Cook, All Time Low, Chvrches, The 1975, Flying Lotus

October 6, 2012 Comments off

This week’s staff picks selected by the ultimate arbiter of taste!

1.  Kristy Lee Cook (Nashville) “Airborne Ranger Infantry” @kristyleecook

2.  All Time Low (Baltimore) “Don’t Panic” @alltimelow

3.  CHVRCHES (Glasgow) “The Mother We Share” @chvrches

4.  The 1975 (Manchester) “Chocolate” @the1975

5.  Flying Lotus (Los Angeles) “Putty Boy Strut” @flyinglotus

New Music Weekend: Shooter Jennings, Allison Weiss, First Aid Kit, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Jacques Lu Cont

February 5, 2012 Comments off

Staff picks from Semaphore Music

1.  Shooter Jennings (Nashville) “The Deed and the Dollars” @shooterjennings

2.  Allison Weiss (Brooklyn) “I Was an Island” @allisonweiss

3.  First Aid Kit (Stockholm) “I Met Up With the King” @firstaidkitband

4.  Benjamin Francis Leftwich (York) “Atlas Hands” @benleftwich

5.  Jacques Lu Cont (Reading) “Tracques” @jacqueslucont

New Music Weekend: Hunter Hayes, Cartright, Dave Hause, Deadmau5, Howler

January 21, 2012 Comments off

Staff picks by Semaphore Music:

1.  Hunter Hayes (Breaux Ridge/Nashville) “Storm Warning” @hunterhayes

2.  Cartright (Austin) “Jass Song” @cartrightmusic

3.  Dave Hause (Ambler) “C’mon Kid” @hausedave

4.  Joel Thomas Zimmerman (Toronto) “Sofi Needs A Ladder” @deadmau5

5.  Howler (Minneapolis) “Dirty Little Words” @howlerband

New Music Weekend: Brendan Benson, King Krule, The Twin Shadow, Simian Ghost, Twin Atlantic

January 7, 2012 Comments off

Staff picks from Semaphore Music

Brendan Benson (Nashville) “Spit it Out”  @_brendanbenson

King Krule (London) “Noose of Jah City” @truepanther

The Twin Shadow (Brooklyn) “Castles in the Snow” @thetwinshadow

Simian Ghost (Sandviken) “Wolf Girl” @simianghost

Twin Atlantic (Glasgow) “Time for You to Stand Up” @twinatlantic

New Music Weekend: Our top 23 for 2011: New Music Weekend: Our Top 23 for 2011: Emily Zuzik, Phantogram, I Break Horses, Slowtrain, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Laze & Royal, Alex Clare, Pure X, Harvey Smith Salute, Le Corps Mince de Francoise, Kate Todd, Phantom, Kids in Glass Houses, Sarah Jarosz, Memory Tapes, Niki and the Dove, Brasstronaut, These Kids Wear Crowns, Julianna Barwick, Mother Falcon, My Name is John Michael, Esben and the Witch, Family of the Year

December 29, 2011 Comments off

Top 23 for 2011 from Semaphore Music.  Why top 23?  10 is too restrictive, and when asked to list top 20, no one did, so top 23.  Supposedly across all genres but clearly isn’t.

Emily Zuzik (Brooklyn) “You Want to Go Out Tonight” @emilyzuzik

Phantogram (Saratoga Springs) “Running from the Cops” @phantogram

I Break Horses (Stockholm) “Load Your Eyes”

Slowtrain (Austin) “Not the Only One”

Kurt Vile & The Violators (Philadelphia) “Baby’s Arms”

Laze & Royal (LA) “Thrashed” @lazeandroyal

Alex Clare (London) “Treading Water” @alexanderclare

Pure X (Austin) “Heavy Air” @pure_x

Harvey Smith Salute (London) @theclientele (Music coming but there’s a compilation video that looks rad)

Le Corps Mince de Françoise (Helsinki) “Cool and Bored” @lcmdf

Kate Todd (Toronto) “Drive” @katetodd

Phantom (Montreal) “We Float” @thisisphantom

Kids in Glass Houses (Cardiff) “Matters at All”

Sarah Jarosz (Austin) “Annabelle Lee” @sarahjarosz

Memory Tapes (NJ) “Yes I Know” @memorytapes (cool video)

Niki and the Dove (Stockholm) “Under the Bridges” @nikiandthedove

Brasstronaut (Vancouver) “Slow Knots” @brasstronaut

These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack BC) “Break it Up” @tkwc

Julianna Barwick (Brooklyn) “Flown” (@juliannabarwick)

Mother Falcon (Austin) (@motherfalconmus)

My Name is John Michael (NOLA) @mynameisjm

Esben and the Witch (Brighton)

Family of the Year @familyoftheyear (LA)

New Music Weekend: Guy Forsyth, Ren Harvieu, Widowspeak, Gardening Not Architecture, You and Me at Six

December 11, 2011 Comments off

Staff picks from Semaphore Music

1.  Guy Forsyth (Austin) New Album coming in the New Year (and one of the best artist websites!) @guy_forsyth

2.  Ren Harvieu (Manchester) “Through the Night” @renharvieu

3.  Widowspeak (Brooklyn) “Gun Shy” @widowspeaking

4.  Gardening Not Architecture (Seattle) “Saboteur” @gnatweets

5.  You and Me At Six (Weybridge) “Loverboy” @youmeatsix

New Music Weekend: The 99s, Dave Madden, Jensen Reed, Beach Fossils, Small Black

November 19, 2011 Comments off

New music picks by Semaphore Music

1.  The 99s (Manchester) “Oh Me, Oh My”

2.  Dave Madden (Austin) “A Beautiful Night”

3.  Jensen Reed (LA) “After the War” @jensenreed

4.  Beach Fossils (Brooklyn) “Daydream” @beachfossils

5.  Small Black (New York) “Photojournalist”

New Music Weekend: Zigaboo Modeliste, Jess Hall Band, Deaf Havana, Rizzle Kicks, Wild Flag

November 6, 2011 Comments off

Semaphore Music staff picks

1.  Zigaboo Modeliste (New Orleans) “I Ate Ball Waltz” @ziggymodeliste

2.  Jess Hall Band (Swindon) “Play Shy” @jesshallband

3.  Deaf Havana (Norfolk) “I’m a Bore, Mostly” @deafhavana

4.  Rizzle Kicks (Brighton) “When I Was a Youngster” @rizzlekicks

5.  Wild Flag (Portland) “Romance” @wildflagmusic

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