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Michael Katzif

Michael Katzif is Soundcheck's Digital Producer, where he serves as writer and site copy editor, photographer-videographer-editor, social media dude, and so on. He previously worked as an audio producer, video editor, and writer at NPR and NPR Music on All Songs Considered, the Tiny Desk Concerts series, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and a boatload of other things. He likes loud music.

Michael Katzif appears in the following:

All Boy/All Girl: Timeless And Charming Orchestral Pop

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hear "OK Poncho," a bonus track from the Philadelphia-turned-Brooklyn band's EP, Trophy.
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Speedy Ortiz: Empowering Lyrics, Barreling Energy

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hear the Massachussetts rock band perform songs from its excellent new album, Foil Deer, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hop Along: 'It's Fun To Freak Out'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Philadelphia band performs selections from its new album, Painted Shut, in the Soundcheck studio and singer Frances Quinlan reflects on her songs' themes.
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Governors Ball: Three Days Of Music, Day Drinking And Summer Camp

Monday, June 08, 2015

New York's very own big music festival on Randall's Island presented show-stoppers like Drake, St. Vincent, The Black Keys, and even "Weird Al." See photos from the weekend.
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Governors Ball Is Here! Now Who Should I See?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This weekend thousands of DayGlo-wearing concert-goers will brave the weather and make the unwieldy trek up to Randall's Island. Here's a few artists you should check out.
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Sea Cycles: A Dreamy Score For Becoming Lost In Thought

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hear "Diving Bell," a cinematic new song from the Jacksonville, Florida band's forthcoming album, Ground & Air.
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Mac McCaughan: Superchunk's Frontman Goes Solo On 'Non-Believers'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.

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Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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Downtown Boys: Empowering A 'Wave Of History'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement
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Public Service Broadcasting: A Space Age Electronic Dance Party

Friday, April 10, 2015

The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.

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Dan Deacon: Riffing With A New Voice

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Lower Dens: Confidently Embracing Hypnotic Pop On 'To Die In L.A.'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."
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Bjork Releases Her 'Complete Heartbreak' Album, 'Vulnicura'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just in time for her MoMA retrospective and a series of intimate New York performances, the innovative Icelandic artist has released her latest, Vulnicura, early. But how is it?
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My 10 Favorite Unsung Records Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.
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Avoid Black Friday's Mad Rush, Go Visit Your Local Record Store Instead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

If you're unwilling to line up with the mobs in the bitter cold, or get clawed in the face over a giant TV on Black Friday, maybe it’s a good time to visit your local record store.
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High Ends' Woozy And 'Intoxicated' Animated World

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.
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Electric Youth's 'Runaway' Captures The Cinematic Feeling Of Young Love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.
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First Listen: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.

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Check Ahead: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
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Watch: Ex Hex, In The Studio

Monday, November 03, 2014

On its debut album, Rips, the D.C. punk band fronted by guitarist Mary Timony plays gleefully fast three-chord rockers with an unrelenting and refreshing enthusiasm.

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