Jeffrey Smith

Articles by Jeffrey Smith

On The Record: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, born of the blogger and Bandcamp boom of the early ’10s, and creators of the spaciest lo-fi psych are coming in hot to 2018 with a new full-length entitled ‘Sex & Food.’ Judging by the first two singles ‘American Guilt’ and ‘Not In Love We’re Just High,’ UMO’s Ruban Nielson is […]

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On The Record: Channy Leaneagh of Poliça

The relationship between art and politics has birthed unbelievable cultural moments over the history of humankind. With the release of ‘Music For The Long Emergency,’ the Electro-Pop of Poliça and chamber collective Stargaze add their combined voices to the narrative that consumed politics in 2017… and beyond. In the midst of ‘Music For The Long […]

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Essential Wax with Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett in an Empty Red-Tiled Tub

Courtney Barnett burst into life for many of us on March 20, 2015, with the release of ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ by simply “daydreaming out loud” and unintentionally embracing an audience eager to daydream along with her. Then, late last year, in what seemed to be the most no-brainer […]

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Essential Wax with Wild Child

Wild Child did something pretty interesting in their home State of Texas ahead of the release of their new album ‘Expectations’ (OUT NOW!). They played Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – nothing out of the ordinary hitting the home turf to drum up some excitement around a new record, right? But to have FOUR […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Jazz Records You Should Own

We’ve all been new to the world of vinyl at some point. Some of us jumped into record collecting because we long for a more profound experience than streaming and earbuds. Some because we believe vinyl is indeed the superior format. And some because of the pop culture shift of vinyl being cool. This list […]

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Essential Wax with Jay Som

Bay Area musician Jay Som

Jay Som is the musical moniker of Melina Duterte, a brilliant singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Oakland CA. Jay Som released an incredible debut last year with ‘Everybody Works’ catapulting Melina into a breakout moment in 2017 with ‘Everybody Works’ landing on several year-end best-of lists from Pitchfork to Billboard to Entertainment Weekly. As […]

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Essential Wax with King Garbage

King Garbage

I can argue that there’s too much music in this world. It would be hyperbole, no doubt. However, in the Discogs Database, as I write these words there are over 21,500 master releases in 2017. That’s a lot of music. I’m stating this to thank the internet. Internet, thank you for randomly providing me with an undiscovered […]

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Discogs Surpasses 37 Million Record Releases In The Marketplace

Discogs announces a monumental landmark today as it exceeds 27.5M vinyl recordings and more than 37M physical music items listed for sale in the Global online Marketplace. In retrospect, Discogs celebrated its 15th Anniversary in November 2015 with nearly 10M releases. Over the following 24-months, the Discogs Marketplace has grown more than 370% culminating in a record-setting 130,000 orders over the first week of December 2017, […]

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Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – November 17 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

Welcome to the Top 10 New Releases for the week ending November 17 2017, pulled from the freshest sales data at Discogs! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release day to today, Friday, November […]

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Counter Culture: Music Recommendations From Ithaca’s Angry Mom Records

You walk into your local record store and head straight to the unsorted New Arrivals bin. You flip through seemingly endless copies of ‘Bat Out Of Hell‘ and ‘Aja‘ in hopes that someone sold their copy of MC5‘s ‘Kick Out The Jams‘ to help make rent. The guys behind the counter feel your disappointment as you […]

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