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An Interview With Cut Copy

By Will Oliver, August 20th 2020

Tomorrow Cut Copy return with their sixth studio album Freeze, Melt, (via Cutters Records/The Orchard.). It’s a record that provides a well-needed chill out after a never-ending summer that most of us would like to forget.

While the Australian band is typically known for their big-time displays of dance rock, they continue to shift gears on the new record, offering a much more retro-themed electronic soundscapes that continue to move the goalposts on what a new a Cut Copy album can be.

We had the honor to chat with the band’s lead singer and frontman Dan Whitford a little while ago about how the band is coping with this crazy year, how the new record came to be, what has surprised him from when the band first begun, and so much more.

Find our full discussion below.
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2020 Music Releases You May Have Missed – Part 5

By Bryan Lasky, August 20th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Editor’s Note: Our very own Bryan Lasky is giving us a rundown of albums and EPs that caught his attention – some of which you probably equally adore and others which may be new to you.

Well, this is it. I hope you’ve discovered some new tunes through these five articles. If not, then I hope you somehow knew about all of these albums and EPs already. I will be doing this again for the second half of the year, but this one is going to be on time dammit because I am going to hold myself to that. See you in December.

(You can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 if you missed them.)
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2020 Music Releases You May Have Missed – Part 4

By Bryan Lasky, August 18th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Editor’s Note: Our very own Bryan Lasky is giving us a rundown of albums and EPs that caught his attention – some of which you probably equally adore and others which may be new to you.

Officially in the back half of these articles and unlike many of the albums you listen to, I don’t think we have any filler here. Hope you enjoy part four of 2020 releases you might have missed. (You can find Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you missed them.)
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Introducing: The Slim Kings

By Will Oliver, August 17th 2020

The Slim Kings are a Brooklyn-based trio of Michael Sackler-Berner, Andy Attanasio, and iconic drummer Liberty Devitto.

They’ve released a handful of singles to date, showcasing a sound that has a free-flowing spirit and summer-made rock influence that channels elements from a wide variety of genres.
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2020 Music Releases You May Have Missed – Part 2

By Bryan Lasky, August 16th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Editor’s Note: Our very own Bryan Lasky is giving us a rundown of albums and EPs that caught his attention. Some which you probably equally adore. Others which may be new.

Here is part two of the albums and EPs you may have missed – Find Part 1 available here. Again like the first part nothing is in any order at all, just things I’ve enjoyed and I hope you do too.
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2020 Music Releases You May Have Missed – Part 1

By Bryan Lasky, August 12th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Those of us in the music industry aren’t in it to make money. Especially this year, 2020, where everything is terrible and live music is dead. I’m a photographer and there isn’t much to photograph these days since live music is dead. What I will always truly be first though is a music fan. Anyone in the industry is always a fan first and then we get into this to be closer to our musical heroes. It could be working for, touring with, interviewing, photographing, or just turning new folks on to them because we believe in the music they are making.
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An Interview with Silverbacks

By Will Oliver, August 7th 2020

Dublin-based band Silverbacks have been around for a few years, emerging as the project of brothers Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly. They have really come into their own over the past few years, which has led to their debut album Fad, which was released on July 17th via Central Tones Records.

Earlier this month we spoke with Daniel about the process of getting to this point, their ability to juggle a wide array of sounds, and how his relationship with his brother impacted the band.

Enjoy our conversation with Silverbacks below.
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An Interview With Fontaines D.C.

By Will Oliver, July 30th 2020

Last year Fontaines D.C. released their debut album Dogrel, which went on to be our favorite album of the year. Here we are, barely a year later, and the band has already returned with their sophomore album A Hero’s Death. It’s a triumphant return that slaps the idea of the sophomore slump right in the face. The band returned with an effort that is not only as good as what came before (if not even better) but sees them re-shape their sound in ways fans may not be expecting.
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Introducing: McCall

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2020

McCall is a rising Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who is most certainly one to to watch. She gained attention earlier in the year with her attention-grabbing single “Disaster.”

She’s recently returned with her new track “One Eye Open,” taken from her forthcoming EP On Self Loathing. It’s a soaring and expansive pop song, one with a lovely melody that beautifully captures a painful topic, part postmortem of a physically and mentally abusive relationship.
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Best Films Of 2020…So Far

By Will Oliver, July 28th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

2020 has been anything but normal. It’s changed every aspect of our life, including the way we watch movies. While many of the year’s big blockbusters seem to be endlessly delayed or just moved to 2021, a lot of smaller indie films have gone straight to our homes as hopefully found a bigger audience than they may have upon initial release. We have no idea what the rest of the year will look like with film festivals and Award Season. But if smaller films get highlighted as a result, maybe it’s one of the few silver linings this year.

With that said, here are 25 films that I enjoyed so far during the first half of 2020. This includes only films that received some sort of limited theatrical release or release on VOD during the first six months of the year. So please note that any films released after June 30th are not included in this list.

With that said, here are our favorite films of 2020…so far:
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