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From Absolute Zeros to Bonafide Heroes.

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French dream pop duo, Hologram, recently released their debut single, “Absolute Zero“. A synthy jubilee accompanied by ethereally detached vocals, “Absolute Zero” gets a 10 in our book. The duo, Maxime Sokolinski and Clara Luciani, said their debut EP should be on its way this Spring. For now, feel free to rifle through their Soundcloud. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Strictly for My Ninjas.

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When you first hear the name Shinobi Ninja, you assume that it’s a title of a Sega Genesis video game or a classic Kung-Fu flick. But after you learn that Shinobi Ninja is indeed a band, an awesome one at that, the name becomes a clear nod to their swift and lethal style. A metaphorical UN of music, you easily …

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Art in FLUX Harlem presents HARLEM BEAT at Scratch DJ Academy.

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Art in FLUX Harlem and the Scratch DJ Academy recently collaborated for HARLEM BEAT, a pop-up gallery showcasing the work of some talented Harlem based artists like Tyson Hall, Makeba Rainey, Anya Roz and Ibou Ndoye. HARLEM BEAT was an integrative experience, combining musical artistry with that of visual artistry. After taking in some of the groovy tunes being spun …

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Moving On Can Be Emotional.

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DJ Sad Kanye remixed Giraffage x Jhameel x DWNTWN‘s “Move Me”. A slow grind, the emotional remix doesn’t differ much from Giraffage’s version, a contribution to the Kitsuné America 2 compilation. However Sad Kanye’s version is a little dreamier and a bit more brooding, turning “Move On” into a beautiful nightmare. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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Fool Me Twice.

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Thumping and ghostly, “Fool Of Me” by Say Lou Lou is one of those song that make us yearn for those lazy summer days. Featuring Chet Faker, “Fool of Me” is a scornful track despite its ethereally breathy stylings. The duo also has another single out titled, “Julian“. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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On the Road Again.

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H1987 just released a new tune. Titled, “Road”, the track is in fact a winding path of musical hypnosis. He also released a new a video to go along with it, wrapping the entire package in a nice neat bow. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Album Premiere: Native Bells x Falling Into You.

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The exceptionally talented Native Bells releases his new album, “Falling Into You” today. I have listened to this epic collection of 18 unique and meticulously composed tracks nearly 10 times in the past 15 hours. Unique does not even begin to describe the sounds Sean has created on this album. Ahead of the curve, before its time–these are the terms …

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Chasing Amy.

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National Poetry Month came and went, but during the month we sought out one of our favorite poets to ever construct a prose, Amy Lawless. Armed with her trusty voice recorder and genuine intrigue, our Editor at Large, Matia Guardabascio, met up with Lawless at Select Cafe in Roslindale where they discussed her origins, her writing process, and her new …

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Come Through Anytime.

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We spent much of the weekend listening to Yuna’s new tune, “Let Love Come Through” with Kyle. It’s a steady boom bap made ethereal by Yuna’s sweet, dainty vocals. The song can be found on her forthcoming EP, Sixth Street. Yuna says of the upcoming project: “‘Sixth Street’ is probably a new chapter for me. All of the songs were written in …

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GZA & Devo Make History.

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GZA will be performing at the Natural History Museum‘s (Los Angeles) 100th birthday bash. Headlining the Centennial Celebration with new wavers Devo, the Wu-Tang general will be part of a musical performance that will accompany the grand unveiling of the Otis Booth Pavilion. Celebrators will be treated to a cocktail reception and an exclusive menu designed by celebrity chefs, Vinny Dotolo and …

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Dusting Off the Tambourine.

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We stumbled across a moderately dusty gem by Allen Laseter. Created for Dave Armstrong‘s single, “Tambourine,” off of his album Your Voice; A Violin. Your Tongue; A Tambourine, the year-old video follows a homesick astronaut on journey to reunite with his family. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Baths & Ironworks.

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Will Wiesenfeld, better known as Baths, just recently a new track from the forthcoming Obsidian. “Ironworks”, the third track off the album, is said to be the best both of creative worlds, containing some staple traces of Baths’ sound and revealing some expansion. Obsidian is set to be released on 5/28. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Feel Me?

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Bleeding Knees Club just released a thumping stand alone single titled, “Feel”. The track was produced, mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland in Melbourne. The duo will be playing at The Zoo in Brisbane this Saturday and will embark on a headline tour later this year. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Piece of Cake.

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Rap, and hip-hop in general, has undergone a series of makeovers throughout its young life span. It is an antsy genre, never quite comfortable with being complacent or staying still. It often gets an itch that can only be scratched by reinventing itself or taking on a new meaning–sometimes to the detriment of its audience. For the earlier part of the …

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In The Clouds.

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This Easter, we will all get to enjoy a little vacation from the doldrums of work life. While I am not excited about the over marketing of peeps marshmallows and adults in creepy bunny suits, it is a much needed break from the grind. Speaking of the grind, it often makes you yearn for freedom, something that would allow your …

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Walking on a Highwire.

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Tall Tall Trees, a.k.a. Mike Savino, has great taste in bow ties, as evidenced by his smiley new music video, “Highwire”. The talent and spirited nature of this young folk artist is on full display in this video, and we cannot wait to see what more he has to offer. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Champion God Flow.

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Yet again, we have been found guilty being selfish with our spoils. We got our hands on this track from MeLo-X a few days ago, but between palancing to it on a Friday and getting jiggy with it over the weekend, we just didn’t find time to post it. Off his forth coming EP GOD:LoFi, “GOD MAGIC” features MeLo’s signature …

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We See Now.

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Have you listened to the Shout Out Louds‘ latest album, Optica? Being that the album was released at the tail end of February, we aren’t going to deny that we were caught sleeping.  But now that we’re awake, you can’t get us to turn this album off–no way, no how. The Swedish band’s fourth album, Optica is gloriously feel good float into a …

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Floating On Air.

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Wrapping up their run with Ra Ra Riot, Pacific Air recently announced that they will be playing at The Governor’s Ball in June. We’re still digging “Float“. Directed by Anders Rostad, the visuals for the song are as cool the duo’s namesake. But enough about cool videos, if you can’t wait to see Pacific Air at The Governor’s Ball, catch them …

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May the Gigs Be with You.

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Believe it or not, when Darth Vader is isn’t using the Force for evil, he’s using it to help fans save 8 GBs worth of pictures, music, and Word documents. Made by Tribe, this adorable Darth Vader USB stands at just 3″, and, as we mentioned earlier, holds up to 8 GBs of memory. Darth Vader is apart of a …

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The First Act: Native Bells.

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Have you ever listened to a song that made you feel like you could be either raging it, or sitting quietly pondering life, the universe and everything? “Lost in the Sky” by Native Bells is such a song. It’s the kind of song I blast in my headphones without regard for the health of my ears or the musical taste …

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Cruz Control.

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Anthony Cruz is quite the character–the Puerto Rican Larry David to be exact. Stopping short of having his own show on HBO, Cruz is certainly the odd man out. Growing up in Manhattan, the rhyme slinger is nothing like his counterparts. A beloved concoction of boom-bap and abstract progressivism, Cruz is more than willing to take his craft outside of …

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Middle Class Citizen.

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Kane Mayfield is scorching the web with his latest single, “Middle Class”. “A eulogy for hope,” the song is perhaps Mayfield’s most hard hitting tune to date. Mayfield spends his time on the song reopening barely healed wounds, leaving his art to gracefully bleed out on life’s stage. From the chilling Glengarry Glen Ross sample to Mayfield’s severely candid wordplay, …

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Katachi x Tokumaru.

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Take a look at this beautiful music video for “Katachi” by Shugo Tokumaru. It uses stop motion animation with colored cutouts, but unlike most animations that use the technique, the cutout used in the previous frame isn’t removed. Instead, each cutout is placed against the last to form what looks like a shockingly long row of dominoes.   Watching the …

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Like Clockwork.

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Rapper YONAS recently released visuals for his single, “Clockwork”. Directed by Jakob Owens, the video is gritty, breakneck tour through New York, New York. You can’t help but feel a little amped after watching it. “Clockwork” can be found on YONAS’ latest effort, The Black Canvas. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Ocular Depression.

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Crystal Castles recently released visuals for their single, “Sad Eyes”. Directed by Rob Hawkins and Marc Pannozzo, the video features a glitchy motif that is accompanied by a creepy vibe that is damn near unshakable. “Sad Eyes” can be found on their latest album, (III). Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Dymes by the Dozens.

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DyMe-A-DuZiN is one of those kids you would see on the block in Brooklyn, NY–except DyMe is a little different. At first glance he may seem coy, but when he begins to rap, his moxy blows through the speakers like all the greats before him. This Phony Ppl lyricist is about to make his mark in the music industry. Don’t …

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In the Diver’s Seat.

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We can’t stop listening AlunaGeorge’s new single, “Diver”. It is a rhythmic melody that is simultaneously intimate and distant. The song will be included on their forthcoming album, Body Music. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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The First Act: Midnight Poncho.

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On the night of December 21st, while most were preparing for the end of time, I was driving to rural Connecticut for a solstice gathering at the home of Midnight Poncho. After a long journey on various obscure county roads, I arrived at the home base of Luke Benjamin, the main man behind Midnight Poncho.   Photo by Matia Gaurdabascio. …

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Surviving the aPROcalypse.

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In wake of all the hoopla and yellow bellied antics, the world did not end on December 21st, and those who decided to forgo Christmas shopping were forced to face their friends and families empty-handed. I, for one, am especially glad that the Mother Earth didn’t meet her demise, because I would have had little time to listen to Peep …

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Fool’s Gold for Christmas.

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Fool’s Gold, along with LTD, had a holiday party this week and Quiet Lunch was in there like swimwear. Held in a secret location in Manhattan, the soiree was jam packed with party-goers swigging on holiday cheer. The debauchery was for a good cause as donation were being collection throughout the night for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, …

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The First Act with Cotton.

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I have a particular fondness for New Jersey because I lived there for five years while I attended college at Rutgers. Not even the stench of industry or the obnoxious presence of Yankees and (especially) Giants fans could stop my heart from keeping a special little corner for the Dirty. One of the things I love most about New Jersey …

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Make Life Good.

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Our talented friend of ours needs our help, and yours too! Graphik(H), one of our favorite illustrator around, has created a poster paying homage to Nas’ recent offering, Life Is Good. The poster is also being considered for Nas’ upcoming concert at Radio Music Hall, but needs your vote! So, if you think this poster is worth the spotlight, → …

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And Then There Was Lamp.

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Every night at 10pm, the Eiffel tower lights up in a flash disco-like white lights for 10 minutes, adding even more luminescence to the famed city of lights. It is truly a sight to behold. Now you can bring some of that famous light into your own home with the Tour Eiffel lamp. Bent to the will of man-made ease, …

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Now I’m Just Somebody That I Used to Know.

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Life is a journey that can be both intricate and simple; both idiosyncratic and uniform. As much as we attempt to define life–as much as we attempt to bring it down to an exact science–we have yet to come to the realization that life is a glittery grey nebula of ifs, ands, and buts. How can we seek to define something …

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The First Act with Dana Falconberry.

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Welcome back, everyone, to The First Act. I hope you are all in good spirits! But if you’re not, and you need to be reminded of what it feels like to be uplifted, then listen to Dana Falconberry, and good spirits will be restored to you. I have found Dana’s music to be tremendously calming and ever so pleasant. The …

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A Q&A with J. Pinder.

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Upon hearing the name of the Northwest city of Seattle, one may think of coffee, the space needle, the sitcom Frasier, Sir Mix-a-lot and his infamous song “Baby Got Back”–or better yet the whole grunge rock scene, specifically, Nirvana. Most of the time, one will not associate good rap music with Seattle. But lo and behold, a new day has come! For we must …

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Return of the Ratkings.

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New York City collective, RATKING, recently dropped visuals for the single “Comic”. Featuring one of our favorite new school rappers, Wiki, the group  consists of three other members who go by the name of Ramon, Hak, and Sporting Life. Ratking was relatively quiet over the summer, but with their recent signing to XL Recordings, it looks as if there will be …

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A Journey Through CMJ: Adrienne Mack Davis x New Villager x Project E.A.R. x P.P.S. the Writah x Krissy Krissy.

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During the CMJ marathon we made our way to Drom, a great underground haunt located just outside of Alphabet City. The night looked promising, featuring acts like Project E.A.R., P.P.S. the Writah, Adrienne Mack-Davis, Krissy Krissy, and the dynamic art collective, New Villager. Hosted by the charming, Cathleen Angelo, the evening started out with a performance by New Villager which …

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A Journey Through CMJ: Joey Bada$$.

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As mentioned we last weekend, we had quite a few gems from our busy week at CMJ. After patiently waiting for this new issue to come around, we are more than happy to present our readers with some dope live performances. Continuing from where we left off, Brooklynite Joey Bada$$ performed at the CMJ Marathon related event Remember When Rappers Could …

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The First Act with Peter and the Wolf.

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For the better part of two years I have been on a bit of a folk music binge. I usually feed my various music binges on recommendations from friends, as well as my own combing research. So when earlier this year a good friend of mine living in New York recommended a band to me, I listened. The band my …

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From the Frontline: Heartless Bastards & Company.

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On Friday I went to Royale Night Club in Boston to interview Dana Falconberry for my column, The First Act. After watching her perform her majestic and harmonious music, we met up backstage and had a splendid interview. You will get the full interview and more in the next installment of The First Act column. After our interview, the band …

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Life with Derrick B. Harden.

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Rarely does one encounter a soul like Derrick B. Harden. Raised on the streets of Brooklyn, he is truly a master of his own destiny. He needs no wind in his sails for he is fueled by an innate drive that is unfounded in most. Currently the star curator at Lyons Weir Gallery, Harden is a modern day renaissance man. …

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A Review of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.

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Nowadays Hip-Hop has been conveyed in the form of an audio commercial that is constantly talking about material non-sense or items that are way out of most Americans’ financial status purchase capabilities. Bentleys and bitches, hoes and clothes, but is that all we truly know? Guess that is what happens to a music genre that chases the dollar; it tends …