Pic of the Day: Pencil vs. Camera

Ben Heine is a Belgian artist/photographer hybrid who puts himself front and center in his ongoing experimental series, Pencil Vs. Camera. Heine combines the a mixture of camerawork and illustration, held by his own hand, in his pan-European adventures spanning France, Belgium, and Portugal at current tally. A few notable additions from the set after the jump; click through to see the entire series.… Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XL: Two Door Cinema Club Edition

This week’s mix is a little different. Specially curated by a North Ireland-based trio named after the mispronunciation of a local Tudor Cinema, this collection of ten songs showcases the eclectic influences that inspire their brand of catchy indie pop.

Two Door Cinema Club has already been featured as one of BBC’s Sounds of 2010 and opened for Phoenix. Their selections range from notables like Sufjan Stevens and Ben Gibbard to up and comers like Wild Nothing and Fool’s Gold. Click through the links to download the songs individually or all at once, after the jump, and read what Two Door Cinema Club has to say about each band. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXIX: of Montreal, Naked and Famous, Ting Tings

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the steady stream of delectably seasonable jams will be drying up any time soon. In addition to impressive Interpol and Neon Indian covers, this week’s mixtape features fresh cuts from of Montreal, The Ting Tings, and up-and-comers like White Arrows and Egyptian Hip Hop. Don’t forget to Right Click + Save As. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXVIII: Mark Ronson, Röyksopp, Wild Beasts

This week’s mixtape brings genre-defying cuts from Mark Ronson and Wild Beasts, in addition to a boatload of fresh new faces (Winter Gloves, Strange Talk, Oh Land) that are about to make some waves in your ocean of noise. As per usual, Right Click + Save As your next ten after the jump and prepare to add to your list of favorite summer jams. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXVII: Beck, Florence + the Machine, Azure Ray

This week’s installment of the Flavorpill Mixtape showcases the union of Bat for Lashes and Beck and the reunion of Azure Ray. We’re also introducing you to some lesser-known names that will surely make it into your regular rotation (Yadi, Miniature Tigers, Everything Everything). Be sure to Right Click (Control + Click) + Save As after the jump for your next 10 replayables. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXVI: Deerhunter, Best Coast, Arcade Fire

This week brings fresh tracks from bigwigs like the Arcade Fire and Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, as well as familiar indie favorites such as Deerhunter and Best Coast.  And, as per usual, we’ve also showcased a slew of great, new bands that are impatiently waiting to top your summer queue (Active Child, First Rate People). The bounty abounds! Be sure to Right Click + Save As your next ten after the cut. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXV: M.I.A., Cut Copy, Ra Ra Riot

This week’s installment of our regular mixtape series brings brilliant tidings from established artists experimenting with new sounds (Cut Copy, M.I.A.) or returning with their signature masterwork (Ra Ra Riot, Jenny Lewis) and new bands we’re falling deeply in love with (The Naked and Famous, Rai Knight). There’s also a Drake cover. Right Click + Save As to find the one you love (or download the entire collection) after the jump. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXIV: Panda Bear, Interpol, The Walkmen

It’s been an especially great few days for new music. This week’s mix features eagerly awaited releases (Panda Bear, Interpol) and singles that are dying to be heard (The Knocks, Fitz & the Tantrums) and then heard some more. So, without further ado, Right Click + Save As your next 10 fresh cuts after the jump. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXIII: The Drums, Cults, The Concretes

You’ve already had a topical heatwave mix, so this week’s download is a slightly airier, tropical one you can listen to while you’re outside getting color or cooling off in front of the AC. We have some sounds from new bands (Jump Jump Dance Dance, Caged Animals), new sounds from familiar bands (The Drums, Au Revoir Simone), and just some  cheeky remixes that go with any summer locale. Be sure to Right Click + Save As after the cut. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Mixtape XXXII: of Montreal, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing

This week, we globe-trot to Italy and France and lend an ear to genre-bending new material from acts big (of Montreal) and small (Wild Nothing). We also have Passion Pit covering the Smashing Pumpkins, Mates of State covering Belle & Sebastian, and six more songs you really need to hear. Don’t forget to Right Click + Save As after the cut. … Read More

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