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Luna Music 2014 Flexi Picks [Mixtape]

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Todd Robinson of LUNA music sent us a list of artists he’d like to see on our 2014 Flexi Series, so we went ahead and made a mixtape* of what that lineup might sound like. Give that a listen below, and while you’re at it, let us know who you’d like to hear on our flexi disks in 2014.

*Sadly, this mix is missing a track from Assateague, whose music is not available on Spotify. Don’t worry though, you can check out their music here: http://assateague.bandcamp.com/.

Son Lux European Tour Dates Announced [Staff Posts]

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Links to ticket vendors will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, January 14 @ Introducing Night /Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
Wednesday, January 15 @ Arttheatre – Cologne, DE
Thursday, January 16 @ Palace – St. Gallen, CH
Friday, Janaury 17 @ Rotonde – Luxembourg, LU
Saturday, January 18 @ AB Club – Brussels, BE
Sunday, January 19 @ Rotown – Rotterdam, NL
Tuesday, January 21 @ Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
Wednesday, January 22 @ MC Theatre – Amsterdam, NL
Thursday, January 23 @ The Lexington – London, UK
Friday, January 24 @ Workmans Club – Dublin, IE
Saturday, January 25 @ Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR
Sunday, January 26 @ MOFO Festival – Paris, FR
Tuesday, January 28 @ Voorvuit – Ghent, BE
Wednesday, January 29 @Debaser-Strand – Stockholm, SE
Thursday, January 30 @ Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI
Friday, January 31 @ Stengade – Copenhagen, DK

SON LUX SPOTLIGHT [Artist Spotlight]

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Here’s what folks have got to say about Son Lux’s new albumc

 

“There’s no question Lott is a gifted composer and Lanterns is his most arresting album to date.”
NPR

“Son Lux’s Lanterns is looking like one of fall’s most fascinating new releases.”
Stereogum

“Lanterns isn’t piecemeal beats or hastily assembled clutter, rather it begs to be heard as the lingua franca of the past and the future, something spoken on a pseudo-spiritual plane that connects the analog and digital realms.”
Pitchfork

“In giving his compositions a little more leeway to spin and pirouette with maximum emotional force, Son Lux has made his best album to date and proven the wisdom of waving goodbye to restraint once in a while.”
The Line of Best Fit

“With its dense layering, the album always feels like it’s in motion, constantly shifting and changing in a way that makes its deliberate construction feel like nothing short of a miracle as the album effortlessly drifts along.”
All Music

“Son Lux has created a brilliant piece of work with Lanterns, there’s never a dull moment on this record.’
Grimy Goods

“Lanterns features an almost mind-bending collage of strings, wind instruments and synths, layered over top of insistent electronic beats and paired with haunting vocals. It’s a delicate balancing act that would probably implode if left to a less skilled hand.”
CBC

“By exploring and flipping the textures of seemingly commonplace elements, Lott delivers multi-layered songs filled with fresh air…”
Consequence Of Sound

“[Lanterns] carves out a space located snugly between body and brain, where warm instrumentation smacks into chilly waves of sub-bass, and choral vocals are recast in futuristic soundscapes.”
SPIN

“His palette is impossibly wide, but he’s not simply mashing everything together. Instead, classical and rock and dance and hip hop and ambient talk to each other furiously, often all at once.”
PASTE

yMusic Mix [Mixtape]

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yMusic is classical chamber music sextet best known for their collaborations with pop groups such as Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver and The National. Members of yMusic appear on the tracks “Lost It to Trying,” “Ransom,” “No Crimes” and “Enough of Our Machines” of Son Lux’s “Lanterns.”

Pick up a copy of Lanterns here.
Check out an assortment of yMusic’s records right here.

Chris Thile Mix [Mixtape]

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Chris Thile is best known as the mandolinist and singer of the progressive bluegrass bands Punch Brothers and engaging various musical heavyweights like Yo-Yo Ma in interesting collaborations. He’s also generally considered the greatest mandolinist on the planet.. He appears playing mandolin on “Alternate World,” the opening of track of Lanterns.

Pre-order a copy of Lanterns HERE, or pick up a Punch Brothers record at their store HERE.