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All content by Mason McGough

Daily Discovery: Moonstone Continuum – Salon Edition

August 29, 2013

The first thing that should come to mind when listening to Salon Edition should be something like "What in the hell am I listening to?" Their sound is a guiltless reinterpretation of the kitsch you hear...

Daily Discovery: Volcano Choir – Repave

August 28, 2013

It's clear that Justin Vernon is done with making anything but the grandest of gestures. In 2013, when musical bombast is the key to success, Volcano Choir show how a little restraint can make their...

Daily Discovery: Dent May – Warm Blanket

August 27, 2013

Summer is just about to wrap up, which is why it's unfortunate Warm Blanket didn't arrive in our laps about two months ago. The Paw Tracks artist (a record label run by members of Animal Collective and...

Daily Discovery: Julia Holter – Loud City Song

August 26, 2013

One mark of a truly unforgettable artist, whether you like them or not, is the ability to craft an entire environment around a meager supply of instruments and lyrics. Loud City Song accomplishes this...

Leftover Cuties (with Real Job) – August 10th Underbelly

August 9, 2013

Earnest sentiments in music are certainly something worth appreciating. For an artist that chooses to forgo guileful pessimism and cryptic symbology, self-reflective statements of positivity are perhaps...

Daily Discovery To Continue in The Fall [Some More Listening]

August 7, 2013

Thank you to all who have been following our new Daily Discovery series here at Spinnaker Radio. Music is our passion and we strive to make it easy to acquaint you with the newest and most interesting...

Daily Discovery: Jagwar Ma – Howlin’

August 5, 2013

Honestly, there's not a whole lot to say about Jagwar Ma. They're a duo from Sydney who only this year rode an unexpected train to popularity. Even Noel Gallagher said he's too busy talking about Jagwar...

Daily Discovery: Moderat – II

August 1, 2013

The complaint you will always hear from haters of electronic music is that they would prefer something with more of a human element. It's not totally unfounded; most EDM we've come to know is emotionally...

Daily Discovery: Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides

July 31, 2013

Corny new-age spirituality is an all-too-prevalent musical inspiration now, but its resurgence in interest underscores a poignant observation about our culture: It's growing colder. Forests between...

Daily Discovery: Arca – &&&&& (with Free Download)

July 30, 2013

From having one of the most memorable albums (and most memorable album covers) of 2012 to producing three tracks on Kanye West's Yeezus, Alejandro Ghersi, a.k.a. Arca, is on track to be one of the...

Daily Discovery: Superhumanoids – Exhibitionists

July 29, 2013

Characterized as "the soundtrack to the last moments of dusk in LA" by Advanced Alternative Media, it's hard to argue with the aesthetic appeal of Exhibitionist's sound. The debut record from LA Trio...

My Little Pony Club Brings Brony Music to UNF

July 26, 2013

You may not have known this, but UNF has its own club for fans of the television show My Little Pony. It may be a well-kept secret, but tomorrow (July 27th) the small organization will be welcoming...

Daily Discovery: F&!k Buttons

July 26, 2013

The electronic duo from Bristol with the name that is impossible to say over the radio (and who wrote the song that played at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics) have just released a new album...

Daily Discovery: Mean Lady – Love Now

July 25, 2013

It's like if Animal Collective and that girl from Camera Obscura came together to make a soundtrack for the new Wes Anderson film. For whatever reason, this is the first descriptor that came to...

Spinnaker Radio Presents: Our Top 10 Albums of 2013 (So Far)

July 17, 2013

          After much deliberation, Spinnaker Radio is proud to present the Top 10 Albums of 2013 (as of July) that have most impressed us this year. It wasn’t an easy decision...

Take One with Shining: The Mavericks of Extreme Jazz

June 14, 2013

The Norwegian metal group Shining has been the flagship of experimental metal's recent foray into jazz territory. With a surgical appearance somewhere between cosmonauts and hitmen, the group performs...

Five(ish) Surprising Albums of 2013

May 21, 2013

It's been almost six months into 2013 and we've already seen our fair share of fantastic records. Whether it was high-profile surprises or under-the-radar classics, this list includes some of the records...

Osprey Radio’s Top 20 Albums of the Year

December 14, 2012

Written by Mason McGough, featuring Trevor Johnson where marked. 2012, along with 2000 and technically every other year ever, will henceforth be known as the year the world didn’t end. Probably....

SORNE Interview

October 17, 2012

SORNE are a multimedia art collective from Austin, Texas. Considering his work a "tapestry of humanism," Morgan Sorne's elaborate tale of five siblings is concerned with the villainous extremities of...

Hear Hums and Personnes Q&A

October 11, 2012

  Hear Hums  Hear Hums are a Gainesville group that charge their way through watery psychedelic folk with energetic drumming. Their adventurous sound, not unlike that of Prince Rama or Animal...

Here We Go Magic Q&A

October 10, 2012

Here We Go Magic is a Brooklyn-based project that crafts a clever blend of ambient hypnotica and melodic indie rock." Starting as the lo-fi bedroom psychedelia of singer Luke Temple, it quickly grew...

Album Review: Centipede Hz by Animal Collective

August 28, 2012

Animal Collective is not the band people think it is. Their tunes aren’t all that deep; for example, the song “On a Highway” from Fall Be Kind merely illustrates the chains of thought...

Album Review: America by Dan Deacon

August 28, 2012

America, electronic composer Dan Deacon’s newest album, is a consistently engaging album of many layers. America scarcely relents in its charge, building steadily upon psychedelic jams that...

Album Review: NO by Old Man Gloom

August 28, 2012

NO is an awfully disheartening name for an album that should not be ignored. Metal super-group Old Man Gloom, consisting of pivotal members of the highly innovative groups Isis, Converge, and...

Concert Review: Dirty Projectors and POP ETC August 6 at The Beacham

August 9, 2012

POP ETC, wearing all white except for the drummer’s fluorescent orange jacket, stepped over the clutter of instruments sprawled across The Beacham’s stage a few minutes before 9 p.m. last Monday...

Concert Review: SORNE with Milo, Maugli and Wavefunctions July 19 at Jackrabbits

July 23, 2012

“A tapestry of humanism,” as professed by Morgan Sorne himself, SORNE’s album House of Stone encapsulates the most primal facets of mankind: envy, hatred, frustration, disgrace, passion,...

The top 10 albums of the year so far

July 17, 2012

By Michael Radcliffe and Mason McGough, Osprey Radio Station Manager and Music Director 10) Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship Here We Go Magic is truly an everyman’s band. A Different Ship...

Album Review: Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors

July 13, 2012

“There’s an answer/ I haven’t found it/ But I will keep dancing ‘til I do,” sings Dave Longstreth on Dirty Projectors' single “Dance for You.” It’s clear from Swing Lo Magellan and...

Album Review: The Nature of Things by The Daredevil Christopher Wright

July 6, 2012

Similar in cosmetics to the also fancifully named Father John Misty, The Daredevil Christopher Wright returns with a sophomore LP that pairs baroque arrangements with dire sentiment. Maps and Atlases-reminiscent...

Mason’s Pick: Lost in the Trees – A Church that fits our needs

March 23, 2012

By Mason McGough, Osprey Radio Music Director Often times, tragedy can be the greatest motivator. This is the unfortunate story of Ari Picker, songwriter of Lost in The Trees. While writing the...

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