Angel Olsen announces Phases rarities collection, shares new song 'Special'

The never-before-heard track was recorded during the My Woman sessions. Angel Olsen has announced a new collection rarities, titled Phases. Out November 10 on Jagjaguwar, the album comprises demos spanning the US star’s career to date – from her 2010 minimal folk EP Strange Cacti up to last year’s triumphant My Woman album – and features a number never-before-released tracks. Phases […]

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Listen to James Holden & The Animal Spirits' new track ‘Each Moment Like The First’

The second taste the band’s forthcoming album “synth-led folk-trance standards.” James Holden & The Animal Spirits have shared another new track from forthcoming album The Animal Spirits. ‘Each Moment Like The First’ was recorded during an early session with Holden’s new band The Animal Spirits, and features improvised drumming from band member Tom Page. “What you hear is us making […]

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21 awesome tracks made with modular synths

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. Enjoy a playlist made up awesome music from 21 our favorite modular synth artists from across the past 50 years, including Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick, Caterina Barbieri and Robert Aiki […]

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Golin's futuristic, robotic pop has a human heart

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Samantha Coggin speaks to pianist and producer Rin Suemistu, who on her debut EP as Golin makes futuristic pop inspired by memories her childhood in Japan before emigrating to the United States. As a child, Golin – aka Rin Suemistu – […]

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The Necessaries' Event Horizon is Arthur Russell's forgotten power-pop album, and it's fucking great

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Arthur Russell is best known for his experiments in folk and minimal avant-garde, but in 1982 he took a more conventional pitstop. Contributing keyboard, cello and vocals to New York quartet The Necessaries, the late musician helped create a power-pop gem that’s been wrongly […]

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FACT mix 618: Tara Jane O'Neil

Former Rodan bassist and prolific solo artist Tara Jane O’Neil provides a restorative mix female voices.  As the bassist the foundational band Rodan, Tara Jane O’Neil is a post-rock pioneer. Her solo work is just as impressive. Albums like You Sound, Reflect and Where Shines New Light are languid, immersive, and unlike so much music made with guitars. A listen to […]

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Buying a drum machine: What to consider and where to find the best deals

Whether you’re starting out or you’re an an experienced producer, a drum machine is one the most important pieces gear you’ll buy. Scott Wilson picks out seven  the best, ranging from pick-up-and-play boxes to fully-featured, all-in-one production tools. If you’re starting out in production and you want to make dance music, a drum machine will likely be the first thing you buy once […]

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Life comes fast and furious at The Outfit, TX on Fuel City

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Dallas rap trio The Outfit, TX follow last year’s acclaimed Green Lights: Everythang Goin’ – one FACT’s top albums 2016 – with a lean full-length dripping with dedications to their city’s most valuable resource. John Twells puts $20 in the […]

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