Jess Thompson

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Top 10 Most Wanted Band Reunions in 2017

Dead Kennedys Jello Biafra against band reunion

Some say it’s better to have loved and lost than to never loved at all. When it comes to bands, people seem divided on this philosophy. Is it better to leave the memory of your favourite band in the past, uncorrupted by an unsuccessful reformation. Or would the high of reliving your heyday alongside the […]

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Selection Section: Ricardo Tobar’s Top Songs for Walking In the Woods

Ricardo Tobar profile

Hailing from the Chilean seaside town of Viña del Mar, now residing in Paris, Ricardo Tobar has been making waves in the electronic world since his first EP was released on Border Community in 2008. Resident Advisor describes Tobar’s sound as a “fusion of melodic techno, electronic rock and modern shoegaze music highlight a creative flair that […]

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We Talked To The Guy Who Presses Ashes Into Vinyl Records

ashes pressed into vinyl record on turntable

AndVinyly first hit headlines in 2010 with the quirky concept of immortalizing the deceased by pressing ashes into vinyl records. Why have your ashes thrown to the wind, or gathering dust on the mantlepiece when you could literally become a part of what you love, like a vinyl record? You supply the audio content (for yourself […]

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Selection Section: Obscure Releases Picked By Dungen’s Reine Fiske

We’re reaching out to some of our favorite artists and musicians and asking them to share some of their most loved releases for our new series, Selection Section. This time we’re hearing from Reine Fiske of the Swedish psychedelic rock band, Dungen. Since forming in the early 00s, Dungen have produced an impressive 9 album-strong back catalog. In between […]

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Wrapped Up Like a Douche: Funny Misheard Lyrics

Misheard lyrics, or mondegreens (yes, there’s an actual word for them), are the source of much hilarity and embarrassment – depending on whether you’re the one who overhears or delivers the jumbled verse. We recently asked our Facebook followers for the best mistaken lyrics they’ve overheard. The response did not disappoint. There were the old favourites: […]

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Staff Picks: Most Anticipated New Albums of 2017

Group photo of disco band, Chic

2016 is done and dusted, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. If January is any indication, 2017 is going to be just as mental. New albums to the rescue! 2017 is set to be another great year for new album releases, with plenty of old favorites coming back into the fold. Who even cares if the […]

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Cassette Sales Continue to Grow… How?!

stack of second-hand cassette tapes

Could it be time to dust off your old tape deck? If these are words you thought you’d never hear, you’re not alone. But trends in cassette sales seem to be on the upswing. A recently published Nielsen music study showed that cassette sales were up 74% in 2016 compared to the previous year, with […]

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Forget Lathe; These Students Just Produced Their Own Laser Cut Record

grooves in acrylic laser cut record

If you’re into a bit of DIY music production, you might have tried lathe cutting, but have you thought about a 3D printed or laser cut record? A couple of interaction design students in Norway have done just that as part of their final project for a course on digital fabrication, technologies and processes. Ole-Birger Neergård […]

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