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Michael Katzif

Michael Katzif is Soundcheck's Digital Producer, where he serves as writer and site copy editor, photographer-videographer-editor, social media dude, and so on. He previously worked as an audio producer, video editor, and writer at NPR and NPR Music on All Songs Considered, the Tiny Desk Concerts series, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and a boatload of other things. He likes loud music.

Michael Katzif appears in the following:

Downtown Boys: Empowering A 'Wave Of History'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement
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Public Service Broadcasting: A Space Age Electronic Dance Party

Friday, April 10, 2015

The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.

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Dan Deacon: Riffing With A New Voice

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Lower Dens: Confidently Embracing Hypnotic Pop On 'To Die In L.A.'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."
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Bjork Releases Her 'Complete Heartbreak' Album, 'Vulnicura'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just in time for her MoMA retrospective and a series of intimate New York performances, the innovative Icelandic artist has released her latest, Vulnicura, early. But how is it?
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My 10 Favorite Unsung Records Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.
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Avoid Black Friday's Mad Rush, Go Visit Your Local Record Store Instead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

If you're unwilling to line up with the mobs in the bitter cold, or get clawed in the face over a giant TV on Black Friday, maybe it’s a good time to visit your local record store.
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High Ends' Woozy And 'Intoxicated' Animated World

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.
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Electric Youth's 'Runaway' Captures The Cinematic Feeling Of Young Love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.
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Check Ahead: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
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Watch: Ex Hex, In The Studio

Monday, November 03, 2014

On its debut album, Rips, the D.C. punk band fronted by guitarist Mary Timony plays gleefully fast three-chord rockers with an unrelenting and refreshing enthusiasm.

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Wedding Dress: A Minimal Yet Elegant Pop Side Project

Monday, October 27, 2014

Erin Elders, the guitarist of "math rock" band Maps & Atlases, debuts a new side with his side project Wedding Dress. Hear a brand new cut from the upcoming album.
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CMJ 2014 Is Here! Now Who Should I See?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.
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Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Nude Beach's Kid-Crafted Video Will Make You Smile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's playful new music video was created as a summer camp project by Children's Museum of the Arts.
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Get Swept Away Inside Radical Dads' 'Cassette Brain'

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's latest release is a four-song cassette-only EP, full of scorching distortion and singable melodies that would be a perfect fit on one of those old '90s mixtapes.
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Field Report: Elegant And Minimal Folk Songs

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hear the guitarist and singer Chris Porterfield and his band Field Report perform songs from Marigolden in the Soundcheck studio.

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Check Ahead: Foxygen, '...And Star Power'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The retro-leaning Los Angeles band returns with a wildly ambitious 24-song double album.
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Watch: Shakey Graves, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Watch the Austin, Texas rocker perform songs from his upcoming album, And The War Came, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Those Darlins: Magnetic Nashville Rockers

Friday, September 19, 2014

The ferocious Nashville rock band performs songs from its 2013 album, Blur The Line, in the Soundcheck studio.

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