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Discovering the Theremin’s Mystery & Stylish Appeal

While poking through the history of synthesizer music, I stumbled upon charming vintage videos like the one above, in which you learn a little about the enthralling, ethereal-sounding theremin. Sounding like a marriage of the violin and a humming …

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Listen, Share, & Explore Music with Us — ModCloth is Now on Rdio!

Hear ye, hear ye! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finally found a virtual venue to host all our musical musings: digital music platform Rdio

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Cozy Up to the Indie-Folk Tunes of Big Tree

Big Tree band

Big Tree band
Image courtesy of Big Tree

It’s that time again — time to revel in the glory of layering up in fab fashions to stay warm and take on the season. And while scarves and sweaters are great, sometimes lovely layers …

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Video of the Day: The Best of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show

Sure, it’s a montage of music, but this thowback vid’ is jam-packed with clothing so awe-inducing, we owe eras of head nods to these daring divas. Adorned in sequins, shifts, and bling so bright you’ll need shades, The Supremes will …

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We’re Listening to The Luyas!


Image via The Luyas at Dead Oceans.

I’ve been checking and waiting for The Luyas to come out with a new album since Too Beautiful To Work, and today my diligence has paid off. The Luyas’ newest musical …

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Listen Up: Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rockettes

Big hair, bluesy beats, and retro bling — these are a few of our favorite things, and nobody rocks them harder than up-and-coming band Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. Led by self-described “power diva” Clairy Browne, this soul-slinging, doo-wop singing Aussie group takes major aesthetic cues from the past, but its love for nineties dance videos and its tough-as-nails sensibility keeps the band feeling modern.

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Help! I Can’t Stop Singing A.Human’s “Take Me Home”

You’re about to hear one of those songs. You know, the kind that walks into your mind and slips out your lips without conscious thought, the kind that you just can’t. stop. singing.

A.Human’s “Take Me Home” might very …

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Lauren Moffatt’s Meet & Match Playlist

With all of the New York Fashion Week coverage swirling around the net, one aspect of these fun fashion shows that’s often overlooked is the musical selection that accompanies these awesome collections. So when Lauren Moffatt posted her presentation playlist, we knew we had to share.

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Magic Moments Delivered by Brooklyn Band Time Travelers

Time Travelers band

Time Travelers band
Photo courtesy of BuzzChips

Looking for something folky and upbeat, laced with sweet and exquisite harmonies, to ease your transition into fall? Well, prepare your eardrums for total bliss: the Brooklyn-based band Time Travelers are about to serenade you straight …

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Shining Some Light on Deidre & the Dark

We love the new music video by indie up-and-comer Deidre & the Dark for her single “Classic Girl,” and  just had to share it! The Brooklyn-based leading lady and her delightful backup gals bring us back to another era with …

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The Name of the Game: The Monikers’ Charming Sound

The Monikers by Lauren Desberg

The Monikers by Lauren Desberg
Photo by Lauren Desberg

If you’re looking for tracks to liven up your summer playlist, look no further than the refreshingly captivating band The Monikers. Within the first thirty seconds of listening to their EP, Taliesin West, you’ll …

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Geek Icon: Delia Derbyshire, Electronic Music Extraordinaire

In celebration of all things geek this week, we’re profiling the effortless style and technical talent of Delia Derbyshire, best known as one of the masterminds behind the theme song for the BBC cult favorite Doctor Who.

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Shake Up Your Playlist With My First Earthquake


Photo via My First Earthquake

If your summer playlist is lacking fierce female vocals, then Bay Area indie group My First Earthquake is your fix. The beginning of their latest album, Friction, starts off strong, with catchy, summer jam goodness. …

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Usher an Oasis of Charm into Your Afternoon with this Otherworldly Video

I nearly had to drumroll my hands on my cheeks when I first saw this video, Østersøen, just to make sure I wasn’t lost in a dream. Happy for all of us, this digital reel is reality, because its ethereal, …

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