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Sound Unheard: He Could Strike a Match, and Your World Goes Up In Flames

M. Ward conjures long stretches of highway, milk in glass bottles, soft plaid shirtcuffs.

The problem with playing guitar behind a pretty girl (especially when that pretty girl is wily temptress Zooey Deschanel) is sometimes people forget you’re there. But when it comes to getting noticed, instead of cutting some man-bangs and competing for hearts, you should just craft a jaunty and complex (that’s right) folk album that softly sways votes your way. From For Beginners, the first track on M. Ward’s Hold Time, his classic style and layered lyrics capture your attention and don’t let go. Read more on Sound Unheard…

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Sound Unheard: Get High/Get Hyphie

UrbanDictionary.com:

Hyphie-West Coast/Bay Area’s way of being crunk

usage: “this party is hyphie.”

There are certain places where music just sounds different. It’s intangible, but there’s something in the air that sound and light travel through better. After spending a week in the highest of places (that would be California), you can’t help but think about the interaction between music and illicit substances, music and nature, and music and your brain. Read more on Sound Unheard…

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Sound Unheard: Good Things in American Packages

Baltimore:

18-year-old tiny rap spitfire Rye Rye dances like a maniac and rhymes just as fast. M.I.A. protegee and tour-mate, she’s garnered as much attention for a Youtube video of her schooling a crowd at a Harlem dance party as for her collab with DJ Blaqstarr, Shake It To The Ground. Her album is set to be released on M.I.A’s N.E.E.T label (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) this March. Read more on Sound Unheard…

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Sound Unheard: Exploding, Plastic, Inevitable

Last Sunday marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of Andy Warhol, the iconic pop artist who, by bringing The Velvet Underground and Nico into his New York Factory scene, ensured you would never cry alone. The soundtrack to one thousand hearts splintering into ice, there are few bands who have directly influenced modern music as strongly, and some would say as surreptitiously, as The Velvet Underground and Nico. Read more on Sound Unheard…

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