Maud Deitch

writer

Biography
New York, NY

  • MS MR Talk Public Access TV, the Apocalypse, and Other Dark Influences

    MS MR Talk Public Access TV, the Apocalypse, and Other Dark Influences

    A little bit of darkness swirls around MS MR — singer Lizzy Plapinger's perpetually neon hair notwithstanding. The Brooklyn synth-pop duo released a Revelations-referencing debut album Secondhand Rapture with Columbia Records in May. We caught up with Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow before their set at the 2013 ACL Music Festival to talk about the dark ideas that inform their sound, including the real inspiration for their album's stormy lead single "Hurricane," which is far more literal than you might think.

  • Widowspeak Swamps ACL 2013

    Watch Widowspeak Play 'Swamps' in a Garden at ACL Music Festival 2013

    Swooning crooners Widowspeak may have gotten their start in the first wave of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Tacoma '90s revival, but they’ve proven their staying power with a much darker sound. That's why we took to the woodsy Umlauf Sculpture Garden during this year's ACL Music Festival with singer Molly Hamilton, co-writer and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas, and their traveling band for an intimate performance of "Swamps." The song is the near-titular track from the duo's October 29 album The Swamps, out via Captured Tracks.

  • David Byrne and St. Vincent at the Capitol Theatre, June 29, 2013

    David Byrne and St. Vincent Bring Tight Chemistry to New York's Capitol Theatre

    David Byrne and St. Vincent have been touring their collaborative 2012 LP Love This Giant for close to a year now, so it stands to reason the duo has developed both a super-tight live show and a compelling personal rapport. Saturday night, they invaded Port Chester, New York's historic Capitol Theater with a 10-piece, mostly brass band, placing their new joint material alongside some of the biggest hits from their own respective careers.

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  • 1 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 2 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 3 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 4 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 5 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54
  • 6 The Julie Ruin — Brightside " 03:04
  • 7 Mirel Wagner — What Love Looks Like " 03:07

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