Posts byAndrew Tobia

Apothek Release Long-Teased Debut LP

The sounds of Apothek have been floating around the IBG staff for quite a while. I stumbled across a single, “Waiting for the Thunder,” back in February (having missed last October’s release of “Family”). I fell instantly in love, the way only a first kiss can make you do. Then, in June, my erstwhile colleague
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Noon Pacific // 210 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 210 “Something Special” by Slowes — A slow electropop tune. The vocals —
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Noon Pacific // 209 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 209 “Who’s Got You Singing Again” by PREP — Within four seconds, this
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Noon Pacific // 208 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 208 “Turn” by TEN FÉ — A little jazzy, a little funky, this
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Noon Pacific // 207 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 207 “Only” by Sunday — Despite a nice guitar part (fully modern but
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Noon Pacific // 206 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 206 “Solid Gold” by WILLS — Bumping bass line underscores this track, which
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Noon Pacific // 205 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 205 “Better Off Lonely” by FROST — Atmospheric synth… hi-hat… bass (could be
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Noon Pacific // 204 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 204 “Some Places” by Grapell — Atmospheric synth pop meets… muzak? The very
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Noon Pacific // 203 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 203 “Outside” by TENDER — Sustained piano. Background noise. Synth. Bass that’s simple
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Noon Pacific // 202 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 202 “Leo Islo” by Golden Grave — Big squelchy synths, a smooth, bumpin’
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Noon Pacific // 201 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 201 “Stop Us” by SIYYU — This track is basically a distillation of
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Noon Pacific // 200 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 200 “Fever” by Roosevelt — Bright chirping keys are often a good sign.
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Noon Pacific // 199 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 199 “South Seas” by Ménage À Trois — A pretty bog standard modern
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4Knots Music Festival Returns to South St

Since 1955, The Village Voice has been New York City’s go-to alternative weekly newspaper, providing those in the know with refreshing takes on politics, current events, arts, culture, and events. For the past 15 years, they’ve also been holding live music festivals, most recently 4Knots Music Festival, begun in 2011. 4Knots is back this year
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Noon Pacific // 198 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 198 “Beast of Burden” by argonaut&wasp — Opening with very sustained organ, synth
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Noon Pacific // 197 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 197 “Back Pocket” by Vulfpeck — This song is stunning. Deep, big funky bass,
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Noon Pacific // 196 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 196 “Another Century” by Lawrence Arabia — My first thought listening to this
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Noon Pacific // 195 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 195 “Burnin’” by Steve Void & Alex Adair — This brings me right
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Noon Pacific // 194 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 194 “Palms” by Rationale — Really pleasant bouncy vibraphone-esque synth opens this track.
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Noon Pacific 193 // Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 193 “Memory Lane” by Kolidescopes — Ten weeks after they last appeared on
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Wild Beasts Debut “Get My Bang,” Announce Album

I’ve been a big fan of Wild Beasts for a while, since the second I laid ears on “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants,” the quirky second single from their 2008 debut Limbo, Panto. The intricate, gorgeous, nigh indescribable layering of sound, Hayden Thorpe’s mind-blowing falsetto, Tom Fleming’s deep, throaty counterpoint to Thorpe… the whole package had
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Noon Pacific // 192 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 192 “Someday” by Falqo feat. Wild & Free — Guitar and a cowbell-featuring
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Noon Pacific // 191 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 191 “American C.R.E.A.M.” by Mons Vi — Jazzy guitar, down-tempo alt rock vocals,
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Noon Pacific // 190 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 190 “Summertime” by Latir (Aaron London remix) — This song fades in over
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Noon Pacific // 189 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 189 “Shouldn’t Have Done That” by Two Another — A slow fade in
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Noon Pacific // 188 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 188 “LIWY” by Saux — Marimba-sounding synth that are at once bouncy and
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Noon Pacific // 187 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 187 “I Insist” by Von Sell — What sounds like a very old
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Noon Pacific // 186 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 186 “Episode” by Gallant — An ‘80s minded soul/pop kind of song. The
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Noon Pacific // 185 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 185 “Baby” by KINGDM feat. Kevin Garrett — Smooth electropop with touches of
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Noon Pacific // 184 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 184 “Carpet” by Frenship — A real late ‘80s-early ‘90s Michael Jackson vibe
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Side Saddle Takes to Kickstarter

Side Saddle has been knocking around the greater New York City metropolitan area, gigging consistently and putting out albums, since 2014. Based in Astoria, Queens, the contemplative indie rockers have their hearts in simpler times and quieter places — an earnest love of country, folk, and Americana, without irony or pretension, help define their sound.
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Noon Pacific // 183 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 183 “Across The Sea” by Falqo — You can’t help but be on
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Noon Pacific // 182 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 182 “Young You” by kakkmaddafakka — Not their first appearance on Noon Pacific, kakkmaddafakka’s
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Noon Pacific // 181 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 181 “Just Tell Me” by Nico Yaryan — A jazzy, smooth R&B track
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Noon Pacific // 180 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 180 “Waiting” by HELO — Real groovy funk with a dash of modern
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Noon Pacific // 179 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 178 “Your Call” by Duck House — With clear, bright guitar, a calm
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Apothek Wows with New Track

There’s just something about Nordic countries. They have an uncanny — though undoubtedly beautiful — habit of giving the world some truly great music, often of an electronic bent. Sigur Ros, perhaps predictably, is the first group that comes to my mind. Probably yours, as well. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that
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Noon Pacific // 178 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 178 “Never Ever” by STRFKR — An eclectic track, “Never Ever” mixes a
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Noon Pacific // 177 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 177 • “So Much It Hurts” by Niki & The Dove — This
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Noon Pacific // 176 Reviewed

Once a week at roughly 12pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, a gentleman by the name of Clark Dinnison releases a mixtape of 10 carefully curated songs that are making big waves on his radar. This is Noon Pacific. Noon Pacific // 176   “Falling” by Opia — Opia weaves a groovy bassline and sparse
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