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Video: Twin Sister – “Bad Street”

It’s safe to say that from the above video for “Bad Street,” Twin Sister and co. knows how to put on a killer houseparty.

In Heaven is due out September 27 on Domino.

Also, check out the band’s performance of “Daniel” on Pitchfork: TV as part of the Summer Jammin’ with Ice Cream Man series.

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Northside Festival: Day 3

After two days at Northside Festival, the fatigue was starting to set in, but with the opportunity to see the most bands on Saturday, it was pedal to the metal. The centerpiece of the day was the afternoon show at McCarren Park that featured Guided By Voices, Wavves, Surfer Blood and The Babies, four bands I absolutely love.
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MP3: Twin Sister – “Bad Street”

Yesterday I wrote about Real Estate’s upcoming LP coming out on Domino, and today the details for another Domino record have been released, this time for Twin Sister along with the album’s first track. The group’s debut full-length, titled In Heaven, will be released September 27. The first track, “Bad Street,” which is definitely a throwback tinged with an ’80s feel, is available for streaming and download below, in addition to the tracklist.

I’m pretty stoked for this album. I caught most of Twin Sister’s set at Black Cat back in November, and it was pretty awesome. I’m excited to see how they’ve grown and what’s next. I’m hopefully checking the group out on June 18 as part of Northside, but they are playing Black Cat with Beirut on June 14 and Ottobar with Wild Nothing on July 12.

In Heaven tracklist (via Pitchfork):

01 Daniel
02 Stop
03 Bad Street
04 Space Babe
05 Kimmi in a Rice Field
06 Luna’s Theme
07 Spain
08 Gene Ciampi
09 Saturday Sunday
10 Eastern Green

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Kevin’s Top EPs and Cassettes of 2010

So to get things on the roll, I decided to start these end of the year lists off with the Top EPs and Cassettes of 2010. It was going to just be EPs, but I realized I had nowhere to put all of the good jams I heard through my newly purchased tape deck.

10. Gorillaz – iTunes Sessions

Damon Albarn had a pretty kicking year. He made an album that’s made mostly everyone’s end of the year lists, and to top it off he’s made basically a live best of compilation, filled with classics like “Clint Eastwood” and “Feel Good, Inc”

9. Active Child – Curtis Lane

We heard lots of changes on this wonderful little EP. Slower, more dense tracks and  quicker, and dancier ones with influences coming from groups like M83 and New Order, it made for one of the more eclectic releases of the year.

8. Twin Sister – Color Your Life

Twin Sister’s songs are gleaming with romance and again, dense feelings. They have this sort of overwhelming power to them that makes you want them to keep going and develop more.

7. Raindeer – Raindeer EP

Filled with elements of Prog Rock, Dance music, and pop music, Raindeer seemed to take a wide collection of music, and make it into one incredibly awesome cohesive album.

6. Highlife – Best Bless

When I first saw Highlife at Floristree before Deakin, it was an incredibly peppy solo acoustic show, but when you add on all of the African highlife (get it?) drums and claps on the albums, it adds a whole new element.

5. Winks – Winks

Chase O’Hara’s effort with Winks was incredibly lo-fi. Like, recorded on a karaoke machine lo-fi. And yet, with its ‘80s cop movie glam, it creates this epic, almost aura like sound that is simply amazing.

4. Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People

It was probably my surprise of the year, Sufjan’s comeback. And he started it off by saying things weren’t going to be as familiar as they once were. The titular first track slowly goes from a traditional, softer Sufjan song into an intense, glitch-filled jam, and the rest of it continues in the pattern.

3. INEVERYROOM – INEVERYROOM

It’s been about two years since Merriweather Post Pavilion and we are still hearing its influences, especially on the cassette from Baltimore act INEVERYROOM. It combines wonderful arpeggiated synths with intense tribal drumming and great vocals from Chase O’Hara

2. Girls – Broken Dreams Club

Heartbreak is Girls. It’s really all the band is about; heart-wrenchingly sad lyrics. But that would get old after a while, so Christopher Owens and the rest of the group added some wonderful horns, steel guitar, and shoegaze elements to this 6 song set.

1. Double Dagger – Masks

This is hands down the best thing to ever come out of Baltimore, at least so far. All of the tracks are literally the best that the local trio have assembled. From the screams of “Pillow Talk” to the almost abrasive instrumental of “Song for S” it covers everything I love about the group.

-Kevin

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Marc’s Top 10 Songs of the Year

Alright. I give up. I will now finally attempt something totally impossible and create a list of my favorite 10 songs of the year. 2010 was not just a year marked by totally unprecedented musical consumption for me, but it was also probably the most important year of my entire, short, 22 year old life. All of these songs mean more to me than any top 10 from previous years, because as I am so fond of saying when it comes to appreciating music: context is everything. What’s really funny after completing this list, is that despite spending half of this year in the bubble of the blogopshere, none of my Top 10 songs would be out of place on any NPR staffers list. Weird. My Top 10 Tracks after the jump!
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Twin Sister & Oberhofer at Black Cat/Medeski, Martin and Wood at 9:30 Club

Friday night I had my first two-fer since coming into the DC area, seeing Twin Sister and Oberhofer at Black Cat before walking five blocks over to 9:30 Club for a late show with Medeski, Martin and Wood. My good friend Benn joined me for the journey and he was the main reason for heading up to 9:30. I was originally planning to stay for The Morning Benders when I made the plan to come to this show, but when Benn said he’d be coming down from New York for the night, I adjusted accordingly.
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Fresh Heirs Fall ‘Ten Mixtape

Viva Espana! (Photo by Anna)

We’ve never done a mixtape before, so seeing as how I’ve been noticeably absent from the Fresh Heirs family in the past few weeks, I decided I would redeem myself by sharing my autumn playlist with the world. I’ll get philosophical and give you the tracklist after the jump… Continue reading

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