James Murphy’s been making rounds as a DJ for a decent while now (this reporter caught him doing just that at last year’s Moogfest), and he continues to catch press for doing so. Head over to the Boiler Room for the video. If nothing else, it’s cool to hear the records that rank among a guy like Murphy’s favorites.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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