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20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY JAN 21st ON AUDIOCANDY by Irina Dvalidze

20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY Jan 28th ON AUDIOCANDY

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So it’s Thursday night once again and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. So we are finally back on campus and we bringing you all the best of local music scene. So before you dig into those books, sit back and salvage the last few seconds you winter break.  Today is our last light mode show before we swing back into gear and start fresh with the new semester. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on two solid hours of awesome music. Show starts at 10pm sharp: OUR BRAND NEW AND AWESOME TIME SLOT ON AUDIOCANDY. To tune in Click Here.

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Editor’s Pick #248: Novels-Modern Classics Free For All by Irina Dvalidze

Tokyo Police Club, Will Currie and The Country French, Born Ruffian, Tin Star Orphan and Chemical Sound collaboration

PREVIEW: Free Download from the Artist HERE

So seems like awesome indie artists will never run out of out cool side project ideas. At least this time around it’s free. Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright, Will Currie of Will Currie and The Country FrenchLuke Lalonde of Born RuffiansDean Marino of Tin Star Orphans and Jason Sadlowski of Chemical Sound got together one night and pulled a 24 hour non-stop recording session, which resulted in a project titled Novels, a 5 song EP. The entire process was captured by the film maker Wade Vroom in a 35-minute documentary, screened at this year’s Pop Montreal festival. But here is the most interesting part: the EP is not for sale. It is offered to the public as a free download–well, sort of. The authors do ask for something…

Here are the steps:

Step 1:Click to download the whole Novels album.
Step 2: Listen to all the songs.
Step 3: Give this link to your friends.
Step 4: Burn the Novels songs to some CDs.
Step 5: Share those CDs with strangers: hide them at the supermarket! Leave them at your doctor’s office! Have fun with it!
Step 6: Send an email with a photo and the city of where you hid the CDs. Send a photo of the random person you shared a disc with!

Talk about worldwide music connection.

–Irina Dvalidze, Multimedia Editor



Tokyo Police Club’s Little Secret: Graham Wright by tjwell01
July 3, 2009, 12:58 am
Filed under: Editor Picks, Emerging Artists | Tags: ,
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Tokyo Police Club's Graham Wright may have a promising solo career

Every once in a while you stumble upon a gem where you’d least expect it. I love Tokyo Police Club, but I didn’t know anything about their keyboardist, Graham Wright, and his serious skills.

On Twitter, Wright’s name popped up on TPC’s feed, and I checked out his MySpace. Apparently, Wright does work on the side, mixing music and playing acoustic guitar as well. Check out his new song, “Heavens Just for Moviemakers.” It’s vintage TPC music, except it’s got a little edge to it. It’s bubble-gum music, sure, but it rocks pretty hard.

Just goes to show you that there’s a lot more talent in a band than you think.

–Jett Wells

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Happy Canada Day! by tjwell01

You wouldn’t know it, but it’s Canada’s birthday! Not that I’m Canadian or particularly like Canadians, but I just thought why not mention some awesome Canadian bands just in tribute? While we’re at it, I’ll countdown some of the worst Canadian musicians.

The Awesome:

Tokyo Police Club (who are currently recording a new album)

Metric (fresh off their more-than-solid album, Fantasies)

Handsome Furs (who’ll also be recording again this Fall)

The Not-So-Awesome below the break…

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Phoenix: Remix of “1901” and Free Download! by kayzimbo

wap_myspacePhoenix has been all over the media the past few weeks. These indie heartthrobs have earned themselves a stellar reputation since 2000 when they released their first album United. They created a melting pot of funk, electronica, and indie rock that had original and fresh smells to it when it first came out. They are releasing a new album titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (V2 Records) on May 25, 2009, although the tracks were leaked in March and have already gained a widespread fan base. 

Andrew Maury, a Syracuse University graduate, remixed the song “1901” under the DJ collaboration Remix Artist Collective (RAC). Maury has remixed countless other bands such as Tokyo Police Club, Radiohead and Bear Hands, and has created a distinctive remix sound for himself. Be sure to check out his other remixes as well, especially the Nintendo vs. Sega EP which is both fun and nostalgic to listen to.

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Editor’s Pick #135: “Hit That” Review by tjwell01
April 16, 2009, 4:05 pm
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mia1Yuck! Glad that’s over. Lots of homework.

Anyway, back to M.I.A.’s new hit “Hit That” (Feat. KOVA). I found this track off of Pretty Much Amazing, and according to the post, this track is a part of nasty KOVA mixtape coming out soon, called the Stimulus Package. Wow, an Obama reference?

I’ll keep you posted.

This song is really punchy, but I just wish it was longer than 1:51. I wanted a least another minute. (Tokyo Police Club, anyone?) I mean, it’s just one big tease.  M.I.A. pairs really well with KOVA, just based on the pitch of their voices.

I love the beat in this song, because it sounds a lot like that cash-register sound bite from “Paper Planes.” It’s loud and powerful. M.I.A. mixes her back-up voice with her lead vocals, and I love that she can pull it off.

I’m excited for the rest of the mix. Hopefully, there’s more M.I.A.

–Jett Wells, Co-Reviews Editor

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