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Yours Truly : Sampha – Live – “Indecision”

The team at Yours Truly captured this amazing and candid performance of Sampha’s “Indecision” in his home studio, just a man, his voice and his piano. Sampha’s debut “Dual” EP is out today care of Young Turks. Buy here now.

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Bibio : You Won’t Remember… + Raincoat (Session)

Bibio with the help of two of his mates cram into a shed to perform this trio rendition of the closing track off of “Silver Wilkinson” entitled “You Won’t Remember…”. A biter sweet and truthfully honest song that comes to life in this intimate and unassuming location.

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The Rapture : Live @ SPINHouse, NYC – 9.20.2011

It was October 24, 2003 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC where I first witnessed this band opening for The Mars Volta who had the most enthusiastic cowbell player ever. Fast forward to the Summer of 2007 (The Bloghaus Summer of 69) at Coney Island, the cowbell strikes back – this time opening for Daft Punk, which brings us to 2011. The cowbell is still going strong, this time armed with 3 cowbells, The Rapture are back and stronger than ever. I had the pleasure of being invited to SPIN Magazine HQ to witness an intimate set from The Rapture as part of the SPINHouse music series. It was a short but super energetic set from the trio featuring all the hits. “How Deep Is Your Love?” sounded quite epic live and definitely a highlight, but to hear that classic tune “House of Jealous Lovers” brought me back. I will let these .gifs I made of the show speak for themselves, be prepared for excessive cowbell and guitar tapping.

The Rapture : Live @ SPINHouse, NYC – 9.20.2011 Setlist:
In The Grace of Your Love
Get Myself Into It
House Of Jealous Lovers
How Deep Is Your Love?

Special thanks to SPIN, Lacoste Live, and Reyka Vodka.

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The Stepkids + Emil & Friends @ Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY – 4.2.2011

I know that April 2, 2011 in NYC is a big day for indie music, for it is the final farewell to the indie synth gods LCD Soundsystem. But for those of you who did not get tickets (duh) or don’t care for James Murphy and co, make your way over to Littlefield in Brooklyn to witness a great pairing of acts, The Stepkids and Emil & Friends. There will be lasers, guitar solos, synths and dancing. So please join us.

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The Stepkids – Legend in My Own Mind

Brought to you by Sweet Touch Records, Littlefield, and Asian Dan.

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Mount Kimbie : Live@10 Days Off – 7.22.2010

Mount Kimbie recently played at the Belgian festival, 10 Days Off showcasing new tracks from their fantastic album, “Crooks & Lovers”. This live performance is part DJ set meets live electronics with guitar- a very tasteful and delicate way of bringing their gorgeous music to a live environment. I will definitely be at their Brooklyn show, check out their North American tour dates here.

Download “Field” here.

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A-Trak + Surkin: Live @ I Love Techno 2009

A-Trak, DJ of the Year.

Download: A-Trak Live @ I Love Techno 2009 *Removed by Request*


Surkin is my fav Ableton DJ, hands down – Now when is his album coming out?!

Download: Surkin Live @ I Love Techno 2009

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Unreleased: Phoenix – Jetplane (Live)

Here is a live unreleased track from Phoenix that they played at the Southside festival in 2005, Jetplane. It was slated to be on It’s Never Been Like That but didn’t make the cut. It is definitely a different vibe for them and a b-side sounding track. Thomas Hedlund (drums) channels his Steward Copeland at some points in the tune to give it a very Police-y sound. Thoughts?

Phoenix – Jetplane (Unreleased – Live @ Southside 2005)

Cheers, Nightmagnets

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2MANYDJS Live @ Werchter 2009

Download: 2ManyDJs Live @ Werchter 2009 (fixed)


Help with the tracklist would be apprecaited 🙂

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Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic: Phoenix

Rate this post: Phoenix – 1901 (Live Acoustic @ Eiffel Tower)

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