A couple of bands you may or may not have discovered but well worth a few minutes of your auditory attention. First up and now defunct, The Pulsars, a Chicago based sibling duo, Dave and Harry Trumfio have a sound that appeals to our upbeat robot sensibilities. Next up, is Brooklyn, NY’s Black Marble. Their sound sets squarely at the nexus of Joy Division, OMD and early Depeche Mode. Perfect for those darker days heading into the winter months. Listen up after the turn. EPM Tuning In….
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First post of 2015 and it’s a YouTube Tuesday on a Monday. Punk rock all the way. Check out the Smart Cops and their musical offering after the turn.
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It’s the last Tuesday of 2014 and that’s the perfect reason to make it a YouTube Tuesday! Closing out the year that is/was 2014, checkout Tacocat, Deap Vally, Ex-Hex, Alvvays, Good Throb, and The Saints. Visual and sonic treats after the turn. Happy New Years everyone!
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Pub it up with this week’s YouTube Tuesday selections, Sham 69 and Giuda. Two bands dislocated in time by about 35 years but the sound is solid. Grab your denim vests, pour yourself a pint and grouse about the living room after the turn. EPM “telling you the truth” Out!
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Hopefully everyone has been getting their “skate on” over the last few months. Here at EPM, we’ve been busy working on some cool side projects. One of those just happens to be featured on this week’s YouTube Tuesday. We took a trip over to London to provide some Peace Drone support for M.I.A.’s just released Double Bubble Trouble video. Check it out along with some videos from another one of our favorite artists, Elastica, after the turn. EPM “what’s the connection” Out!
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It’s unseasonably cold in Portland and what better reason to free associate a few music videos. It’s all about “Big Heads” on this week’s YouTube Tuesday installment. It’s also an opportunity to post some rad Devo footage. Check out all the big heads after the turn. EPM “yeah x 12” Out!
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Time changes and jet stream fluctuations have led to more time spent surfing the interwebs. As a result, we stumbled across a sweet little skate related music video featuring Jan and Dean shredding it up on American Bandstand. Check it out, along with a few other period music videos, after the turn. EPM “three hundred and sixty” Out!
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Two bands. Two different sounds. Both cool as fornication under consent of the king. Girls Names out of Belfast and FIDLAR from the alley behind your house. Cochlear titillations after the turn.
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A nice parlay with respect to skateboarding and music, is this week’s YouTube Tuesday featured artist, Boards of Canada. Sometimes you need a bit of space and time to expand your thoughts. BoC provides the perfect foundation for those pre/post skate meditation sessions. So when your done rocking your Canadian maple, roll out the BoC for some R-n-R. Check out the video tunes after the turn.
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Talk about your amazing class photos, check out Mr. Katen’s punks. Not too shabby huh? Wait, there’s more…. You can hear Mr. Katen speak with each and everyone of these punks on Generation X – The Interviews. So what are you waiting for? Click on the banner to head on over to the archives.