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Local Natives’ New Release, Gorilla Manor

December 29th, 2009 No Comments

It was like falling in love. Correction: it was falling in love with swirling three part harmonies, meditative percussion, dreamy, thoughtful guitar riffs that echo sirens’ calls, and sparkling lyrics recalling a fleeting, enchanted youth that clings to the collective consciousness of 20-somethings everywhere. Just one listen to Local Natives’ “Cards and Quarters” off of […]

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A Night of Danger with the Virgins

May 19th, 2009 No Comments

The Virgins recently released the video for their single, “One Week of Danger.” The vibe of the video recalls frontman Donald Cumming’s teenage years growing up on the Lower East Side, complete with tooling around in pimp rides and the *cough* ubiquitous hot dog fight. “The idea for the video, we came up with in, […]

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“Beirut & Realpeople’s new EP Made Me Dance Like a Good, Gangly White Girl! “

February 19th, 2009 2 Comments

In this shocking Retrospective exclusive, contributing writer, Caitlin Schiller, recounts a torrid aural love affair with the crooning Zach Condon and her exciting afternoon encounter (in her ears) with his collaborative new EP, March of the Zapotec/Realpeople, from Beirut and their dreamy frontman’s pre-Beirut electronic endeavor, Realpeople!!!!

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