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May Spotify Playlist of the Month

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With temperatures up over 70 degrees here in Brooklyn today, it’s fair to say that spring has arrived. Maybe it’s because we’re so excited about the weather, but once again we’ve got a playlist loaded with bonus tracks this month. Instead of our normal 20 songs we’ve created our longest playlist to date with 50 fresh jams for you to check out during the month of May. Highlights include new tunes from Blur, Titus Andronicus, The Barr Brothers, The Ballroom …

Tall Heights Ready New Tracks, Set To Play Boston and NYC

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Boston’s Tall Heights have come quite a long way from their humble beginnings busking at Faneuil Hall. Since the release of their first EP, Rafters, back in 2011 the duo of Paul Wright and Tim Harrington have performed alongside acts like Laura Marling and Wild Child, released their full-length debut, a second EP, and a 2-song collaboration with another local hero, Ryan Montbleau. Though they made a name for themselves on cello and acoustic guitar, Harrington and Wright will be making a departure from …

April Spotify Playlist of the Month

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To say that March was a big month for new releases would be quite the understatement. Over the past month we saw full-length releases from bands in the upper echelon of indie rock like Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs, along with M&T favorites such as Houndmouth, Lady Lamb (no longer a beekeeper I guess…), Twin Shadow and more. Not to mention fresh singles from our favorite new band, Great Caesar, and our favorite band of all-time, My …

March Spotify Playlist of the Month

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March means the flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are starting to sing, and there’s still 6 feet of snow on the ground…Can’t win ’em all right? Good thing for you though is that we here at Maimed & Tamed aren’t going to let a little snow keep us from delivering you some brand new jams this month. We’ve even added an additional 10 bonus tracks to our normal 20 song playlist because we love you all that much. …

February Spotify Playlist of the Month

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For us native New Englanders February feels best directly following a Patriots Super Bowl victory, especially when our resident photographer Andrew got to snap the photo above of Julian Edelman in all of his Duck Boat glory. Lucky for the rest of you though that February also means a brand new playlist from all of us here at M&T. This month’s playlist features a former M&T album of the year winner in Lady Lamb the Beekeper, along with an early contender …

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Predictions/Wishlist

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Now that tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Newport Folk Festival (get yours here before they sell out because they most definitely will) the lineup rumor mill has inevitably started turning. In years past our predictions/wishlist have been both hits and misses, but that’s not going to stop us from making another list this year. Here’s to hoping we get ’em all right in 2015. My Morning Jacket This one just makes too much sense. Jim James and …

January Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Somehow it’s 2015, and though were sorely disappointed that many of the predictions made in Back to the Future Part II have yet to come true (most importantly the hoverboard part), we are very much looking forward to all of the new music that will be released. To kick off the new year we have a playlist full of fresh jams for your listening pleasure. This month’s playlist features new tracks from familiar artists like Father John Misty, San Fermin, and …

M&T Best Albums of 2014

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We’ve compiled our 30 favorite albums from 2014 and you can check out the full list below and take a listen to each album via Spotify. We’re such nice people that we also put together a playlist featuring one song from each album, which you can check out on Spotify by clicking the link below. Here’s to more great music in 2015! Full Spotify Playlist 30. Jessie Ware- Tough Love The Sade of our time turns out a sophomore album thats …

M&T Best Songs of 2014

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2014 blew by, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of good music to soundtrack the year that was. We’ve compiled our 50 favorite songs from this year and even created a handy Spotify playlist that includes each track listed below. It was a tough decision at the top, but in the end family is all that really matters right? Full Spotify Playlist 50. Yeah Boy- “Can’t Get Enough” 49. Slow Club- “Suffering You, Suffering Me” 48. The Hotelier- “Housebroken” …

December Spotify Playlist of the Month

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The Santa Pig is back and that can only mean one thing…it’s December once again folks. Don’t ask us how we got here, but we’ve nearly made it through another year. To get you through the final days of 2014 we’ve compiled a playlist of only the freshest of jams to bring us into 2015. This month features new tunes from Diarrhea Planet, Júniús Meyvant (who are going to have a HUGE 2015, heard it here first people), Rah Rah, Misun, …