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Lydia Loveless & Mission of Burma and Passion Pit Opinions

Music News

Jim and Greg kick off the show by talking to Dr. Bob MacCallum, a bioinformaticist at Imperial College London (don‘t worry - we don’t know what bioinformaticist means either). Dr. Bob studies mosquito DNA during the day, but by night, he's the guru behind Darwin Tunes, a site that explores how music might evolve if exposed to the pressures of Darwinian natural selection. At, users decide which randomly generated musical loops are melodious and“fit”enough to survive and mingle their musical DNA with other loops.“Musical sex”(Bob's words - not ours) results in baby loops, which can be surprisingly catchy. No, chances are the next Skrillex record won‘t be made this way, but as elevator music, it’s not bad.