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Listen: Sinkane’s DFA debut “Mars” streaming at NPR

NPR wisely latched onto Sinkane’s new record, Mars, for its ongoing First Listen feature. Head over to spin this great album from Columbus/Kent ex-pat (and Donewaiting contributor) Ahmed Gallab.

Mars is out Oct. 23 on James Murphy’s DFA Records. Preorder a signed LP here.

Video: Ty Segall – “The Hill”

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Ty Segall’s new video for the “The Hill” looks like a VHS tape getting eaten while a child plays with somewhat scary toys on the ground. Well, not exactly.  “The Hill” is off Ty Segall’s upcoming album Twins which will be released on Drag City on October 9th. “The Hill” features Thee Oh Sees’ Brigid Dawson if you were wondering.

Ty Segall is touring with The Oh Sees and the dates are after the jump.
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Mount Carmel’s Real Women

MP3: Mount Carmel – Real Women

Upon first listen of Mount Carmel’s second full length release Real Women, one cannot deny how far these dudes have come since their debut. While the subject matter is less diverse, the songwriting is stronger, the musicianship is tighter and I’m willing to bet this progression alone makes for a pretty badass live show at the moment.

Upon second, third and twentieth listen, I LOVE Real Women and the instant nostalgia it makes me feel for Ohio rock music. Whilst The Black Keys have set the pace for born-and-bred Buckeye rock globally now, Mount Carmel visits the more visceral jazz and blues side of our homeland. This record came to me at the perfect moment during a winter funk where I had just finished re-watching Freaks and Geeks. There’s no doubt in my mind that Judd Apatow would have spent his impressionable teen years wearing out the grooves of Real Women had it been released 35 years ago.

Brilliantly recorded by Adam Smith at CDR and Musicol, this record is bound to be an asset to Siltbreeze and hopefully ensure some heavy touring for Matt, Pat and Kevin for the rest of 2012. Be sure to pick up a copy at your favorite local record store.

Check out the band’s recent spotlight on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” for their title track off of Real Women.

Video: Times New Viking in small-town Ohio

TNV’s new video provides a quick tour of small-town Ohio, and it’s also a preview of sorts for the Columbus band’s upcoming album, Dancer Equired. You’ll hear pieces of “It’s a Culture” and “Somebody’s Slave,” wrapping up in Musicol’s Studio A with Beth Murphy doing an acoustic rendition of “Try Harder.” Adam Elliott described the video to NPR’s All Songs Considered this way:

“hello, we are times new viking from columbus ohio” was shot by jo mccaughey in and around the small hometowns of the band. adam is from troy, ohio. jared is from new lebanon, ohio, and beth is from gahanna, ohio. intended to be a snapshot/vignette of where we came from before we moved to the big college town of columbus, ohio. the “roots” of our upbringing. our music somehow fits perfectly, no need for voiceovers. highlights include the landmark k’s hamburgers in troy and snicker’s bar in new lebanon, home to the karaoke in dixie county. please visit small town ohio. shot on a beautiful and very cold winter day.

Dancer Equired is out on Merge Records April 26 in the US, Wichita in the UK. (ht: Wumme)

Two Cow Garage on NPR

MP3: Two Cow Garage – Sally I’ve Been Shot

NPR’s “World Cafe: Next” (out of Philadelphia’s WXPN) featured a couple of Two Cow Garage tracks — “Sally, I’ve Been Shot” and “Jackson, Don’t You Worry” — off the band’s new record, Sweet Saint Me, out now on Suburban Home Records.

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