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Past and Present Tuesday May 13


Sung by Bridgette Bardot and written by Serge Gainsbourg, “Contact”, upon its release, was considered extremely outlandish, and used abnormal instrumentation and vocal methods. Contemporary psychedelic group Wooden Shjips reinterpreted this 1968 retro-futuristic song over 40 years later, turning a 2 minute tune into an 8 minute jam. Listen to each version below on today’s Past and Present.

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Thursday Afternoon 4-24-2104


Stereolab have ventured through an array of musical styles, and most notably have been labeled as one of the first “post-rock” groups. The epitome of their sound featured guitar driven melodies, heavily synthetic textures, and an abnormal approach to percussion and rhythm. On this Thursday afternoon, listen to “Diagonals” off of their 1997 album Dots and Loops.

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The Tavik Crew Heads to Coachella


We survived Coachella. We made it through waking up in the back of the car, taking dips in the pool that doubled as showers, and consistently consuming a breakfast of Snickers and Gatorade for three days in a row. And it was glorious.

The highlight of our desert rager, other than the giant astronaut that graced the pages of everybody’s social media? Possibly hearing Arcade Fire frontman, Win Butler confirm what we felt about the overhyped VIP area.

“Alright guys, we’re gonna give you every ounce of what we’ve got if you give it back to us,” said Butler. “I just want to say that there’s a lot of fake VIP room bullshit happening at this festival. Sometimes people dream of being there, but it sucks in there so don’t worry about it.”

And we didn’t.

On top of an amazingly unbelievable set by Arcade Fire were the unannounced appearances by a smattering of A-list names: Jay Z, who rapped with his former rival Nas; Beyoncé, who danced (but didn’t sing) with her sister Solange; and Justin Bieber, who presumably turned up to get his picture on Instagram.

There is just too much to report on, to be honest. So you wanna see pics? Well, here they are. Enjoy!

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PAST AND PRESENT APRIL 15


Formed in 1988, The Brian Jonestown Massacre are widely respected as the greatest 60′s revivalist group. From instrumentation to songwriting techniques, the group constantly paid homage to early psychedelic groups. Their name was no exception, referencing The Rolling Stones founding member, Brian Jones. As a Past and Present recommendation, listen to “Feelers” by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and “Sing This All Together” by The Rolling Stones, and be sure to catch The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Observatory on May 7th.

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Thursday Afternoon 4-10-2014


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MGMT

Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

MGMT have created some of the greatest contemporary psychedelic music, but are more commonly recognized for their role as a pop group. The songs that brought them stardom were written as a joke, a sort of parody of the mentality and lifestyle that goes along with pop music. Their second and third albums showed a severe loss in the typical pop structure, leaning toward irregular song structures, and abnormal instrumentation. This Thursday afternoon, listen to “Plenty of Girls in the Sea” off of their third, self-titled album, and catch them at Coachella this weekend.

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON 3-20-2014



Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Made up of producer/artist Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and The Shins frontman James Mercer, Broken Bells are a unique mix of musical tastes. Blending hip-hop oriented beats with orchestral yet vibey melodies, they created a sound that is new yet familiar. Listen to “The High Road” off of their self-titled album, and be sure to catch them at Coachella this April.

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PAST AND PRESENT WEDNESDAY MARCH 19


Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Roxy Music is one of the greats in the world of art rock, and are well known for their abnormal song structures and overall approach. Contemporary artist Youth Lagoon showed a similar approach in his 2013 album Wondrous Bughouse, experimenting with unusual rhythms and sonic landscapes. Listen to the title track off of Roxy Music’s 1973 album For Your Pleasure, and Youth Lagoon’s “Attic Doctor”.

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Past and Present Tuesday Feburary 11


Past and Present

Syd Barrett- Jacco Gardner

Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.

Syd Barrett began as a founding member of Pink Floyd, and due to his progressive use of psychedelic drugs, departed from the group after the first album (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967). In 1970, he released two solo albums, both providing an intimate look at his increasing insanity. Dutch artist Jacco Gardner may not be suffering from an LSD binge, but produces music of similar style, reminiscent of early Floyd. Listen to Syd Barrett’s “Terrapin” and Jacco Gardner’s “Lullaby”.

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Thursday Afternoon -2-6-2014


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Thursday Afternoon artist My Bloody Valentine

Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

My Bloody Valentine is your favorite bands favorite band, and you probably didn’t even know it. Formed 1983, their first few releases led to the birth of Shoegaze, paving the way for groups like Slowdive, and Ride. Listen to “Soon” off of their 1991 album Loveless.

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Thursday Afternoon – 1-30-2014


Thursday Afternoon is TAVIK’s song choice to help get your weekend started early and “beat” the crowds…

Ducktails began as the lo-fi, experimental solo project of Matt Mondanile, better known as guitarist in Real Estate. Over time, the music has come closer and closer to resembling a full band, and his most recent releases have shown an evolution towards a sort of jazz-infused synth pop. Listen to Jazz off of his latest EP, Wish Hotel.

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