DYAN – “What Fiction Is For” // Aydin Buyuktas

Stop what you are doing and dive into this brand new track from DYAN. “What Fiction Is For” is the first bit of new music we’ve had from them since their stellar debut LP Looking For Knives dropped last summer. It’s a dreamy, crunchy, and dancy jam that I’ll be spinning all week in anticipation of their set at our SXSW showcase on Saturday!

Plus, DYAN recently dropped a video for the smash title track from Looking For Knives. Its shot in an abandoned hotel and is a total visual treat.

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Aidan & the Wild – “Up From The Ashes” // Song Kang

Having “Up From The Ashes” on repeat has already made today’s bit of work a breeze. Aidan & The Wild singe of building a house and someday when I get to do that myself I will revisit  and make all that hard won sweat go over a bit smoother.

Dive into the whole Iliad EP.

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Adam Jensen – “Tombstone” // John Kviar

Adam Jensen kicks up his swagger and some back-country dust on “Tombstone”. The perfect jam to have on blast as I roll into Austin, TX, for SXSW this week!

Catch Adam’s killer track “Numb” on VINYL MOON V015: Taking Shapes

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GIUNGLA – “Cold” // Kazuhiro Hori [LIVE @ SXSW]

Don’t let Giungla’s shy look fool you. 5 seconds into “Cold” and I know the Italian has a fierce side just under the surface. I’m so excited to see it live on Saturday when she plays our SXSW showcase! In the meantime I’ll be listening to “Cold” on repeat.

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DOUBLE DUTCH SXSW Showcase on Sat 3/18: Presented by The Burning Ear, Vinyl Moon, and Fancy PR

SXSW starts next week and we are back with another HUGE Official Showcase on Saturday March, 18th at The Sidewinder! DOUBLE DUTCH year two!


Lineup includes old TBE favorites like DYAN, St. Tropez, Magic Bronson, Klyne, Coucheron, Linying, Phoria, and Salt Cathedral, as well as some new faves like Yoke Lore, Giungla, Charlotte Cardin, The Shelters, and Chain Wallet.

I’m honored to be presenting the showcase in partnership with VINYL MOON and the awesome Fancy PR. Be sure to follow all the fun on Instagram and if you are in Austin come say Hi!

Until then, enjoy a playlist of all the bands!

Full Line Up:
7:45PM // Magic Bronson*
8PM // St. Tropez^
8:30PM // GIUNGLA*
8:55PM // Chain Wallet^
9:15PM // Linying*
9:55PM // YOKE LORE^
10:15PM // DYAN*
10:55PM // The Shelters^
11:15PM // Charlotte Cardin*
11:55PM // Coucheron^
12:15AM // Phoria*
12:55AM // Salt Cathedral^
1:15AM // Klyne*

* Inside Stage
^ Outside stage

Thalab – “Morning, Before My Plant Dies” // Mark Mawson

A sincere thanks to Thalab and their tender grooves for gently pulling pulling me out of a stress hole and into the warm embrace of “Morning, Before My Pant Dies”.

Get it on Spotify.

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CRUELS – “Easy” Ft. Rush Davis // Stella Im Hultberg

Goodness knows that I’ll be doing my best to take it easy this weekend. And Cruels here will certainly help.

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Lunch Ladies – “Love Is Overrated” // Craig Kucia

This one goes out to anyone staying in this weekend and the damn fine time they will have listening to Lunch Ladies and watching 80s movies.

DYAN completes a video triptych with clips for “Reality” & “The Push”

So here is a treat. It turns out that DYAN’s video for “Of Love” which I posted a while back was just the first of a trio. The triptych completed today with similarly stunning and minimal videos for “Reality” and “The Push”. These songs  are perfectly fitting for the slow and haunting video series directed by Sinziana Velicescu. While each song and video is a special thing by itself, when presented together like this they offer an otherworldly trip to lose yourself in for a beautiful 10 minutes.

And here is “Of Love”, the first of the triptych. Absolutely worth watching again.

Now, with 3 videos out for these songs from the mellower end of the album Looking For Knives, I hear we actually get a video for the album’s title track soon. Anyone in Austin for SXSW can also catch DYAN live at the shows below, including at our very own VINYL MOON and The Burning Ear official showcase!  Read more

BAYA – “Loon” // Marcos Navarro

When the sun finally sets today, I’m gonna need a stiff drink and some dark and funky beats to pull me into the weekend. Time to cue up BAYA’s jam “Loon”!

His debut album Oslo-Harlem just came out and you can bet I’ll be digging into it this weekend…

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[DEBUT] Only The Poets – “Ceasefire” // Daniel Stolle

May you take a dive off the edge of the week and let the uplifting swell of Ceasefire carry you into a calmer weekend. I know I will.

Everett Orr – “Can’t Let You Go” // Jake Grewal

Get out of your head and into the lush escape that is “Can’t Let You Go”.

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Christian Scott – “The Reckoning” // Maggie West

Fall down a rabbit hole of intrigue with Christian Scott’s suspenseful trumpet jam “The Reckoning”. Just don’t expect to come back out the same person… Carrie never did…

Lily and Beauty – “A Song to My Last Love 3 (Oh My Love)” // Lauren Matsumoto

Time to un-tense those shoulders and wipe away the rest of your mid-week stress while we are at it. Lily and Beauty have a 16 minute journey full of calming guitar plucking and soothing vocals that leaves me a million times more relaxed after each listen. Join me! I’m laying here on the floor!

Get into the full album here.

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DAUNT – “Drive” // Huang Po-Hsun

Don’t let Daunt’s monochrome single art for “Drive” fool you, their is a tender burst of color under the surface on this fantastic jam. I could certainly blast this over and over on a long drive. On here on Spotify.
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