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Bow Down: 6 New J-pop Idol Groups to Worship
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Bow Down: 6 New J-pop Idol Groups to Worship

August 14, 2014
Last weekend, Japanese-group-gone-viral BABYMETAL played a sold-out show in Los Angeles, their first North American appearance ever and a chance for Stateside fans to catch the spectacle that is Japanese...
12 Artists Keeping Us Obsessed with Iceland
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12 Artists Keeping Us Obsessed with Iceland

Sigur Rós. Björk. Ólafur Arnalds. Sin Fang. Pascal Pinon. The list goes on and on. You'd think by now we’d be used to Iceland’s habit of producing top-notch musicians. But every time a new act hits the...
Reykjavík, IcelandKiasmos Sends Ghost Techno from Iceland
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Kiasmos Sends Ghost Techno from Iceland

Kiasmos’ debut album effortlessly unspools. A swelling synth. A light wash of strings. A glitchy beat fading in and out as if their haunting compositions were blessed by the ghosts of techno past. It’s almost hard to believe that the hectic schedules of...
Kingston, JamaicaTessanne Chin Will Not Be Boxed In
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Tessanne Chin Will Not Be Boxed In

The past year for Jamaican-born singer Tessanne Chin has been an absolute whirlwind as she’ll be quick to tell you. Early last year, she was a little-known singer from the Caribbean. Since then she’s gone on to win season five on The Voice, dropped a...
Tokyo, JapanTokyo’s FEMM is Poised for an Electro Takeover
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Tokyo’s FEMM is Poised for an Electro Takeover

If mannequins had feelings, what would they sing to us? “Kill the DJ,” “Let's party all night,” and “I’m sick and tired of human boys,” apparently. Japan’s semi-animate dance duo FEMM (Far East Mention...