Moogfest 2017: T0W3RS picks Animal Collective

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Moogfest returns to Durham in a few weeks, and we're giving away two tickets! In that spirit, Derek Torres aka T0W3RS made this playlist of his favorite tunes by Animal Collective, one of Moogfest's headliners. Follow the playlist on Spotify for the chance to win two tickets!

Derek has this to say about the playlist:
"Dear Moogfest and Friends,

Animal Collective and its members, were at one time, making the most important music in my little adolescent world. I still love them. Their music is apart of mine.

I made this playlist the exact way I once listened. I smoked a lot of weed and wore headphones. DONT STARE AT SCREENS, LIKE A BOZO, WHEN YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC. Hope you enjoy!

xoxo,
El Torre"

You can also follow the contest on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to see more ways you could win.

T0W3RS by Robbie Bennett / Feedback

T0W3RS by Robbie Bennett / Feedback

Happy Valentine's Day from The Tills!

Ever the romantics, The Tills send you all their love with this special Valentine's Day mixtape. You'll laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again, all you have to do is take a chance...

Track List:
1. "Meeting In My Bedroom" by Silk
2. "Love Don't Cost a Thing" by Jennifer Lopez
3. "Je t'aime moi non plus" by Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
4. "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart" by The Puppets
5. "My Happiness" by Elvis Presley
6. "Our Love" by The Edge of Daybreak
7. "Générique" by François de Roubaix
8. "Search for Jenny" by Francis Lai
9. "Love Lies" by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
10. "Wild Thing (Live at Monterey)" by Jimi Hendrix
11. "It's My Feeling" by Holy Sons
12. "Long, Long, Long" by The Beatles

New Estrangers Single Streaming at PopMatters!

Artwork by Matias Santa Maria

Artwork by Matias Santa Maria

Estrangers are back with a new single, streaming now at PopMatters! Take 'Croc Rock' for a spin here.

Matt Fiander writes about the track: "North Carolina’s Estrangers’ last record was a bittersweet sunburst of power pop released back in 2013... Now, the band is prepping their sophomore record, and the first single from that release is “Croc Rock”... The song isn’t afraid to murk up and complicate the band’s shimmering pop sensibilities, to leave a bit of coal dust on the diamond. Jangling guitars clash nicely with airy keys over a lean rhythm section that gives the song a pulse while giving its parts space to echo outward... There’s a lucid-dreamy feel to the track, as if it’s stuck somewhere between the physical and ethereal, between the grit of the earth and some rare shine mined from it. And if the textures of the song weren’t sweet enough, the chorus is stick-in-your-ear catchy and the song bursts with infectious energy."