Robin Hilton

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'Ultra LP' Version Of Jack White's New Album Has Some Crazy Surprises

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Jack White has announced plans to release a version of his upcoming Lazaretto album on vinyl, with a whole bunch of special features that'll make you rethink the possibilities of the enduring format.

As White and Ben Blackwell of Third Man Records explain in this short video, the Lazaretto Ultra ...

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Drum Fill Friday With The War On Drugs Drummer Charlie Hall

Friday, May 02, 2014

If you think my picks for these weekly puzzlers were hard, try guessing the ones selected by an actual drummer. Charlie Hall, who anchors the Philadelphia-based rock group The War On Drugs, is this week's guest quizmaster. He offers an eclectic, surprising and (for me anyway) challenging batch ...

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Drum Fill Friday, From The Antlers' Michael Lerner

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's puzzler comes courtesy Michael Lerner, drummer for the band The Antlers. Lerner is on the short list of current favorite drummers. His work is always melodic, never too busy or indulgent. But he also never settles for the straight up four on the floor. I found the fills ...

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Neil Young Covers Bert Jansch's 'Needle Of Death'

Thursday, April 24, 2014

This video shows Neil Young cramped with his guitar in a small space about the size of a phone booth. It's actually a refurbished 1947 "Voice-O-Graph," a sort of self-contained studio that records and presses vinyl records. Guitarist and producer Jack White acquired the booth for his Third Man Records ...

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Melaena Cadiz, 'Needles River'

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Needles River" is the first single from Melaena Cadiz's upcoming album Deep Below Heaven. She wrote and recorded the song with her husband, Mikael Kennedy. Kennedy also conceived and directed the video.

"I was thinking about that idea of fleeing, of a community exodus towards a hopefully better life," Cadiz ...

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Better (?) Living Through Chemistry In 'Afterparty'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The question you have to ask yourself is, how juicy do you like your science fiction?

And I mean that in terms of a spectrum. To me, classic space operas are saltines — dusty and dry and fit only as a calmative after a long binge of weirder, more foreign ...

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Cloud Boat, 'Carmine'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The new video from London-based duo Cloud Boat, for their new single "Carmine," unfolds in an eerie laundromat, where customers channel the hauntingly beautiful voice of singer Tom Clarke.

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The Milk Carton Kids, Live From Lincoln Theatre

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan formed The Milk Carton Kids in Los Angeles in early 2011, quickly drawing well-earned comparisons to The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel. Their performance at Columbus, Ohio's Lincoln Theatre was filmed as part of the tour for their ...

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Lakker, 'Thermohaline'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ian McDonnell and Dara Smith are the creative force behind Lakker. They've been recording together for the past decade. Smith, who's also a motion graphics designer and art director for a Dublin design company, produced the breathtaking visuals for "Thermohaline."

"Thermohaline" is from the band's new EP, Containing A Thousand. ...

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Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster S. Carey

Friday, April 18, 2014

This week's drum fills (and intros) were hand-selected, using only the finest ingredients, by Sean Carey. The Bon Iver drummer, who writes and records as S. Carey, just released his second solo album, Range Of Light. I thought some of his picks for this week's puzzler ...

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The video for "The Messenger" was shot at Rodrigo y Gabriela's home studio in Zihuatanejo, in southern Mexico, shortly after they completed their upcoming album 9 Dead Alive. It's meant to depict what it was like making the album, with Rodrigo and Gabriela, eye-to-eye in a studio and limited production. ...

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Sebastien Grainger, 'The Streets Are Still A Mess'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The video for Sebastian Grainger's "The Streets Are Still A Mess," directed by Eva Michon, was shot on 35mm film, taking visual cues from classic gang stories such as Rumble Fish and Warriors, crossed with the dance staples West Side Story and Beat It.

"The Streets Are Still A Mess" ...

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Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tom Brosseau possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today. Many people who hear him sing, without knowing his name or face, assume the voice belongs to a woman, as he hovers somewhere around the countertenor range, with an unusually pure tone.

The beauty of Brosseau's ...

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Question Of The Week: The Last Song You'll Ever Hear?

Friday, April 11, 2014

This week, we asked you to think about the end of your life. If you could pick it, what would you like the last song you ever hear to be? For me, it was easy. Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky," from Dark Side of the Moon would send ...

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Drum Fill Friday: Bride Of Drum Fill

Friday, April 11, 2014

People often stop me on the street and ask, "Dude, what's with Drum Fill Friday? How are you picking that stuff?" Most of the fills come to me in peyote-induced fever dreams. Otherwise, I mostly just pick songs that have moments in them - fills and intros - that make ...

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Name That Drum Fill: Revenge Of Drum Fill

Friday, April 04, 2014

This week's batch of drum fills comes from a mix of classic rock and pop, and more recent cuts. As always, I was drawn to them simply because I love the songs themselves and was captivated at some point by the percussion. Pro tip: If you don't recognize a fill, ...

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Drum Fill Friday: March 28

Friday, March 28, 2014

You know what's awesome? Drum fills. A killer bass line is pretty great, too. And guitar solos. And melodies and chord progressions. But a really great drum fill is often the one thing that makes a song truly take off. Think of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and try ...

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First Watch: Mr Little Jeans, 'Good Mistake'

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Don't let the precious name fool you. Mr Little Jeans, a.k.a. Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes, makes propulsive, sometimes epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures. In this brand new Mr Little Jeans video, for the moody song "Good Mistake," a trucker hopped up on meds finds himself ...

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Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Few things make us cringe quite like hearing about the untimely death of a musical instrument. A table or an appliance may be swept away by a hurricane, or a set of golf clubs may be mangled by baggage handlers, but they don't hold quite the emotional pull of seeing ...

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