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The Scene In Six Sounds: The Blogosphere

Animal Collective

From the vicious spiel of celebrity blogging stars like Perez Hilton to the underground waves produced by those touting the latest in lovable indie starlets, there’s no doubting that these days, popular blogs and their musical tastes can be considered a scene. Not only are record labels happily shipping album after album to the more popular pontificators in the hope ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Baltimore

Dan Deacon

In honor of the release of what’s widely tipped to be one of the albums of the year, Beach House‘s third effort Teen Dream, this years Scene In Six Sounds will be taking us to where it all started for the dreamy twosome, Baltimore. A scene known for its affordability and slightly eccentric outlook, there’s no doubt that the Maryland ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Gainesville, Florida

Less Than Jake

With a population of just a touch over 100,000, you might not expect Gainesville to be hiding a particularly prolific music scene. You’d be wrong. This small corner of Florida has produced members of the Eagles, featured as “Rock City” in a number of tracks by hometown heroes Less Than Jake and been voted by Blender Magazine as the best ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Canada

The Stills

Despite being the butt of many musical jokes (see Bryan Adams, Nickelback and Celine Dion), Canada is something of a musical hub right now. In fact, you’ll find many of the world’s most fashionable bands in residence, wowing critics more and more by the day. While Canada’s superstars might not have taken the world by storm in terms of sheer ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Ones To Watch

The Freelance Whales

So you truly love music? If you’re like our own James Hendicott, you’ll want to be their first, experiencing that truly special performance in a venue so intimate you can have a pint at the bar and still spot the graffiti on the lead singer’s guitar. Discovering that true gem and then watching them rise through the ranks is a ... Read More »

The Year Ahead: Music Edition

2010 music preview

Wonder what 2010 is going to sound like? The sonic savants over at Pitchfork have kicked off the year with their guide to this winter’s upcoming releases, so get your iPod ready for new jams from the likes of Kanye West, Yeasayer, Xiu Xiu and more. Our early favorite? The latest from Baltimore’s Beach House — we’ve been digging the ... Read More »

The Season in Six Sounds: Christmas

SketchySantas

It is the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season to sit through hours of painfully awful music. Christmas music is as divisive as the season is unifying, with the endless stream of ditties keeping the happy-go-lucky in the spirit, but sending musical purists bounding for the hills. Usually our Six Sounds column is an exercise in reduction; ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: France

DaftPunk

As arguably the most artistic country in Europe (calm down, Italians…), France has plenty to say when it comes to music, too. Of course, the language barrier limits many French artist’s international impact, but -– as Museyon’s Music + Travel Worldwide found out –- rap rules the roost in Paris, and the arty side of hip-hop and some of the ... Read More »

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