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Michael Katzif

Michael Katzif appears in the following:

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Enigmatic And Elastic As Ever

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wig Out at Jagbags is the Jicks' first album recorded since the Pavement reunion a few years back. Hear the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Check Ahead: Sharon Van Etten, 'Are We There'

Sunday, May 18, 2014

While Sharon Van Etten's sonic scope may have widened, on her latest album, Are We There, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing. Stream Are We There, in its entirety before its release on May 27.

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Watch: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, May 16, 2014

On her latest album, Make My Head Sing..., the longtime alt-country singer-songwriter reveals her explosive side with songs full of gnarled distortion and seething emotion. Watch her perform songs from the album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Reuben And The Dark Finds Solace In 'Black Water'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Calgary band's new music video for its short and stirring song "Black Water" highlights the song’s restless, world-weary mood and emotionally-searching spirit. 

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Check Ahead: Conor Oberst, 'Upside Down Mountain'

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The prolific Bright Eyes mastermind goes solo once again on his latest album, Upside Down Mountain. Hear the country-infused record in its entirety. 

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Les Jupes: An Off-Kilter And Dreamlike Day In The Life

Friday, May 09, 2014

Even before you watch the music video, Les Jupes' single “Introversion” already evokes an eerie and hair-raising feeling. But the video's dreamlike point-of-view really teases out and heightens the song’s anxiety and isolation.

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Watch: Gabriel Kahane, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, May 09, 2014

Watch the prolific songwriter and composer perform selections from his ambitious Los Angeles-centric, The Ambassador, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Wye Oak, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Known for its cyclone of guitar riffs and screaming feedback, the Baltimore duo turned to synths, bass and electronics and completely overhauled its sound. Watch Wye Oak perform songs from its the transportive, meditative new record, Shriek, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Sylvan Esso, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, May 05, 2014

Watch electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso perform songs from its self-titled debut album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Frances Cone Finds Bittersweet Reflection In Home Movies

Monday, April 28, 2014

Watch the new music video for "Better Man," a track from Brooklyn based trio Frances Cone's self-titled EP.

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Watch: Tori Amos, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, April 28, 2014

Watch the iconic pop songwriter perform a pair of brand new songs from her upcoming album, Unrepentant Geraldines, as well as an older favorite track, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Kelis: From 'Milkshake' To 'Food,' A Soulful Reinvention

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kelis Rogers is nothing if not versatile. A trained chef and singer best known for her 2003 hit, "Milkshake," Kelis combines her two loves in a new album called "Food". Hear her perform in the studio and talk jerk ribs with Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast. 

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Tropic Of Pisces: Swooping Synths And Chirping Circuits

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tropic Of Pisces is the project of Matt Scheiner, a diverse musician who's played with bands like Oberhofer. Hear "They Count," a track from the native New York musician's upcoming EP, Symmetry.

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Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

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Timber Timbre And Fiver: Two Takes On An Unsettling And Alluring Tale

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Timber Timbre's song "Curtains?!" embodies both the unsettling and the alluring as frontman Taylor Kirk sings a tale about a man's secrets exposed. But in an alternate version sung by Fiver (a.k.a. Simone Schmidt), the song takes on a new identity.

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Eternal Summers' Swooning And Distorted Record Store Day Track

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hear "Goodnight Goodbye," a track by Eternal Summers from Kanine Records' upcoming official Record Store Day compilation, Non-Violent Femmes.

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Watch: Perfect Pussy, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hear the rising Syracuse punk band perform songs from its explosive debut album, Say Yes To Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck's 10 Favorite Musical Moments From Letterman's 'Late Show'

Friday, April 04, 2014

The legendary late-night host is retiring next year, and with him goes a stage that has hosted the biggest bands of the past two decades.

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Dum Dum Girls: A 'Vivid' And Sparkling Sound

Thursday, April 03, 2014

On the arresting and catchy new record, Too True, Dum Dum Girls sands down the band's trademark primitive grit, revealing a new sleeker side to Dee Dee Penny's charismatic vocals. Hear the band perform songs from the album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Sharon Van Etten Seeks Her Fortune In 'Taking Chances' Video

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The music video for Sharon Van Etten's song "Taking Chances," from her upcoming album, Are We There, finds Van Etten reading Tarot cards and getting her palm read, while nodding to a classic French film.

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