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5 Vinyls Marc Maron Is Listening to Right Now


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This Saturday is Record Store Day, the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and pick up some new music. For some suggestions, we turned to noted vinyl enthusiast Marc Maron, who shot us back a list – and descriptions – of records he’s listening to right now. Check them out below.

5. Mothers of Invention – Cruising with Ruben and the Jets

This is really early Zappa. I have been trying to understand the whole Zappa thing on and off since I was in high school. I figure the best way to get into to someone’s work is start at the beginning. This the fourth album. It sounds like a fuck you to Phil Spector to me. Love it.

4. Tony McPhee – The Two Sides of Tony (T.J.) McPhee

This is the guitar player of The Groundhogs who are a British hard rock band that have been around forever. This is a record nerd record. The guy at the record store turned me on to the band and then to this. This album is a trip. Straight up blues on one side and weird pre-synth synth music on the other. Pretty groovy record if you can find it.

3. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating Through Space

I love the band Spaceman 3 and this is that guy’s other thing. Brendon Walsh turned me on to them. He actually bought me the vinyl for which I am eternally grateful. Great psychedelic vibe and groove. Unique. You can go places listening to this.

2. Tommy Tedesco – When Do We Start

I recently interviewed Denny Tedesco about his documentary The Wrecking Crew< about the studio musicians that drove the record industry from the 50s through the late 60s. His father was a seminal studio guitar player with that bunch and this is his self produced record that Denny sent me. I love it. Jazzy.

1. Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy

This guy sent me his record and it is one of the best records I’ve listened to all year. He’s a songwriter guy but he means it and the stuff is tight. Great musicians on the album as well. Good shit.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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