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12 items by Julian Ring

  • Made Up Mind

    Made Up Mind | ALBUM REVIEW

    On 2011's Revelator, slide-guitar prodigy Derek Trucks stepped into the role of family man: placing the jammy Derek Trucks Band on hiatus to team up with his wife, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi. The duo now co-front this...

    August 20, 2013 12:20 AM ET
  • "Ain't That the Way"

    "Ain't That the Way" | SONG REVIEW

    One half of a double-A-sided single from indie supergroup Divine Fits (featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade), "Ain't That the Way" jolts between classic-rock-y verses and an upbeat jangle-spastic chorus. "You got...

    August 1, 2013 11:15 AM ET
  • The Polyphonic Spree Raise Their Spirits on 'Hold Yourself Up' - Song Premiere

    The Polyphonic Spree Raise Their Spirits on 'Hold Yourself Up' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    When lead singer Tim DeLaughter croons about "Anticipation, all this frustration" on the Polyphonic Spree's newest track, "Hold Yourself Up," he probably isn't referring to the process of making its accompanying album, Yes, It's True. The way...

    July 29, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Bishop Nehru and Aaron LaCrate Talk Hip-Hop Violence in 'Appalled' - Song Premiere

    Bishop Nehru and Aaron LaCrate Talk Hip-Hop Violence in 'Appalled' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Bishop Nehru ft Aaron LaCrate's "Appalled" At just 16, New York rapper Bishop Nehru is an impressive package: the young MC...

    July 24, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • The Best Moments From 'The Newsroom' Season One

    The Best Moments From 'The Newsroom' Season One | ARTICLE

    HBO's journalism drama The Newsroom begins its second season tonight, promising more scandal and incisive political commentary from Aaron Sorkin's cable news station. As the series heads into its new chapter, take a look back at the best...

    July 14, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • A-Trak Remixes Phoenix on 'Trying to be Cool' - Song Premiere

    A-Trak Remixes Phoenix on 'Trying to be Cool' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Phoenix's 2009 breakthrough Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix was so packed with catchy synth-rock nuggets, the band released a remix collection of the entire album. To reimagine a song from their latest effort, Bankrupt!, prolific Canadian DJ A-Trak — who's worked...

    July 10, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Devo Assemble Synthetic Blues in 'Auto Modown' - Song Premiere

    Devo Assemble Synthetic Blues in 'Auto Modown' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Before they were men, they were still Devo: five oddballs tinkering with fragments of New Wave and post-punk in a basement in Akron, Ohio. "Auto Modown" comes from the upcoming reissue of Hardcore Vol. 1 and...

    June 24, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Jordan Galland, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon Unite on 'AKA Love' - Song Premiere

    Jordan Galland, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon Unite on 'AKA Love' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Inspired by a year spent working on independent film scores, New York singer-songwriter Jordan Galland approached his fourth solo release, Wind-Up Rabbit, with a cinematic mindset. He was determined to include "AKA Love," a nostalgic male-female duet,...

    June 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • About Group Ditch the Script on 'Words' – Song Premiere

    About Group Ditch the Script on 'Words' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Indie experimenters About Group offer a first taste of their upcoming third album, Between the Walls, with "Words," a lethargic track that plods through a smokescreen of hazy keyboards and sitar. Synth bass juts through squeals of...

    June 13, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • New World Punx Take a Dark Path on 'Romper' - Song Premiere

    New World Punx Take a Dark Path on 'Romper' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to New World Punx's "Romper" There was no way the alliance of European EDM giants Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz would be...

    June 6, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Rusko Aims High and Samples Jay-Z on 'Takeoff' – Song Premiere

    Rusko Aims High and Samples Jay-Z on 'Takeoff' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Rusko's "Takeoff" After self-releasing his Kapow EP last year, British dubstepper Rusko has become the latest artist to sign to Skrillex's OWSLA label. To celebrate,...

    May 31, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • L.P. Goes 'Into The Wild'

    L.P. Goes 'Into The Wild' | ARTICLE

    Ed. Note – Bay Area high school student Julian Ring is an alumnus of the Grammy Camp program who attended the Grammy Awards and several other Grammy week events this year. During that time, he had a...

    April 7, 2012 4:50 PM ET
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