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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:

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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Buck 65 Crafts A Sonically Opulent Breakup Album

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."
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U2 Surprises With Free 'Songs' On iTunes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and brand new Apple Watch yesterday. But the biggest surprise of the day was U2's first new LP in five years, given away for free exclusively on iTunes.
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Heaven's Jail Conjures An Ominous Ritual With 'Long Island Sound'

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Brooklyn band makes dark and blustery folk rockers that channel Laurel Canyon cult psychedelia and the distinctive eerie visuals of Twin Peaks.
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Elephant Stone: A Soulful Melding Of Sitar And Psychedelia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Watch a live in-the-studio video of "Knock You From Yr Mountain," from the Indian-infused psychedelic pop band's latest album The Three Poisons.
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Check Ahead: Dry The River, 'Alarms In The Heart'

Monday, August 18, 2014

Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band's new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the Iceland's grandiose landscapes.
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Agnes Obel: Stark And Seductive Chamber Pop

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hear the Danish pianist and composer perform songs from her ornate and  album, Aventine, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Lera Lynn's Sophisticated And Shimmering Country

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter's new album, The Avenues, signals an evolution in sound and lyrical maturity. Download a brand new track from the album, "Out To Sea." 

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Weezer's Going 'Back To The Shack' Like It's '94

Monday, July 21, 2014

For longtime fans who felt a little burned by a string of not-so-good efforts, news of a new Weezer record always comes attached with some trepidation. But the band's new single "Back To The Shack" from the forthcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, seems to point towards a return to its beloved early years.

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Go Behind The Scenes With Marco Benevento's New Song

Thursday, July 17, 2014

For those familiar with he longtime keyboardist's instrumentals, one thing will immediately jump out with his new song, "At The Show": For the first time, he's singing. 
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Tiny Victories: Haunting Memories And Irresistible Peaks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Brooklyn duo wowed us two years ago with an EP full of ghost stories and live electronic layering. Hear Tiny Victories perform songs from their latest record, Haunts.

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Watch: Nickel Creek, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's been eight years since the phenomenal folk and bluegrass trio Nickel Creek released an album. In that time Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins each pursued myriad individual projects. But now they've finally regrouped with a new album, A Dotted Line. Watch the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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